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Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Met. Michael Kunz

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Met. Michael Kunz

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Working Group

Title Contact

Dr. S. Mohr, Prof. Dr. M. Kunz, Dr. M. Döring (Uni Hamburg)

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Dipl.-Met. M. Schmidberger, Prof. Dr. M. Kunz

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Dr. H. J. Punge, Prof. Dr. M. Kunz

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Dr. S. Mohr, Dr. M. Kunz, Prof. Dr. B. Ruck (IfH)

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Prof. Dr. Ch. Kottmeier, Dr. M. Kunz

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Dr. H. Schipper, Dr. M. Kunz
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Peer-reviewed journals

Using Emulators to Understand the Sensitivity of Deep Convective Clouds and Hail to Environmental Conditions.
Wellmann, C.; Barrett, A. I.; Johnson, J. S.; Kunz, M.; Vogel, B.; Carslaw, K. S.; Hoose, C.
2018. Journal of advances in modeling earth systems, 10 (12), 3103–3122. doi:10.1029/2018MS001465
A Long-Term Overshooting Convective Cloud-Top Detection Database over Australia Derived from MTSAT Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager Observations.
Bedka, K. M.; Allen, J. T.; Punge, H. J.; Kunz, M.; Simanovic, D.
2018. Journal of applied meteorology and climatology, 57 (4), 937–951. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0056.1
Preface: Natural hazard event analysis for risk reduction and adaptation.
Schroeter, K.; Molinari, D.; Kunz, M.; Kreibich, H.
2018. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 18 (3), 963–968. doi:10.5194/nhess-18-963-2018
The Severe Hailstorm in SW Germany on 28 July 2013 : Characteristics, Impacts, and Meteorological Conditions.
Kunz, M.; Blahak, U.; Handwerker, J.; Schmidberger, M.; Punge, H. J.; Mohr, S.; Fluck, E.; Bedka, K. M.
2018. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (710), 231–250. doi:10.1002/qj.3197
Challenges and recent Advances in Hail Research - A report from the 2nd European Hail Workshop.
Martius, O.; Hering, A.; Kunz, M.; Manzato, A.; Mohr, S.; Nisi, L.; Trefalt, S.
2018. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (3), ES51-ES54. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0207.1
Interaction of severe convective gusts with a street canyon.
Richter, A.; Ruck, B.; Mohr, S.; Kunz, M.
2018. Urban Climate, 23, 71–90. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2016.11.003
Statistical characteristics of convective wind gusts in Germany.
Mohr, S.; Kunz, M.; Richter, A.; Ruck, B.
2017. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 17 (6), 957–969. doi:10.5194/nhess-17-957-2017
Exceptional sequence of severe thunderstorms and related flash floods in May and June 2016 in Germany – Part 1: Meteorological background.
Piper, D.; Kunz, M.; Ehmele, F.; Mohr, S.; Mühr, B.; Kron, A.; Daniell, J.
2016. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 16 (12), 2835–2850. doi:10.5194/nhess-16-2835-2016
The Helmholtz regional climate initiative REKLIM from a polar perspective - A preface.
Grosfeld, K.; Lemke, P.; Braesicke, P.; Brauer, A.; Dethloff, K.; Kunz, M.; Latif, M.; Ratter, B.; Sachs, T.; Schmid, H. P.; Treffeisen, R.; Schwarze, R.
2016. Polarforschung, 85 (2), 65–68. doi:10.2312/polfor.2016.001
Review of the flood risk management system in Germany after the major flood in 2013.
Thieken, A. H.; Kienzler, S.; Kreibich, H.; Kuhlicke, C.; Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Müller, M.; Otto, A.; Petrow, T.; Pisi, S.; Schröter, K.
2016. Ecology and society, 21 (2), 51. doi:10.5751/ES-08547-210251
Spatial and temporal distribution of hailstorms in the Alpine region: A long-term, high resolution, radar-based analysis.
Nisi, L.; Martius, O.; Hering, A.; Kunz, M.; Germann, U.
2016. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (697), 1590–1604. doi:10.1002/qj.2771
Hail statistics for Germany derived from single-polarization radar data.
Puskeiler, M.; Kunz, M.; Schmidberger, M.
2016. Atmospheric research, 178-179, 459–470. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.04.014
Hail observations and hailstorm characteristics in Europe: A review.
Punge, H. J.; Kunz, M.
2016. Atmospheric research, 176-177, 159–184. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.02.012
Hail potential in Europe based on a regional climate model hindcast.
Mohr, S.; Kunz, M.; Geyer, B.
2015. Geophysical research letters, 42 (24), 10904–10912. doi:10.1002/2015GL067118
Conference report 1st European Hail workshop.
Martius, O.; Kunz, M.; Nisi, L.; Hering, A.
2015. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 24 (4), 441–442. doi:10.1127/metz/2015/0667
A collection of sub-daily pressure and temperature observations for the early instrumental period with a focus on the ’year without a summer’ 1816.
Brugnara, Y.; Auchmann, R.; Brönnimann, S.; Allan, R. J.; Auer, I.; Barriendos, M.; Bergström, H.; Bhend, J.; Brazdil, R.; Compo, G. P.; Cornes, R. C.; Dominguez-Castro, F.; van Engelen, A. F. V.; Filipiak, J.; Holopainen, J.; Jourdain, S.; Kunz, M.; Luterbacher, J.; Maugeri, M.; Mercalli, L.; Moberg, A.; Mock, C. J.; Pichard, G.; Reznickova, L.; van der Schrier, G.; Slonosky, V.; Ustrnul, Z.; Valente, M. A.; Wypych, A.; Yin, X.
2015. Climate of the past, 11 (8), 1027–1047. doi:10.5194/cp-11-1027-2015
Development and application of a logistic model to estimate the past and future hail potential in Germany.
Mohr, S.; Kunz, M.; Keuler, K.
2015. Journal of geophysical research / Solid earth, 120 (9), 3939–3956. doi:10.1002/2014JD022959
What made the June 2013 flood in Germany an exceptional event? A hydro-meteorological evaluation.
Schröter, K.; Kunz, M.; Elmer, F.; Mühr, B.; Merz, B.
2015. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 19, 309–327. doi:10.5194/hess-19-309-2015
A review of multiple natural hazards and risks in Germany.
Kreibich, H.; Bubeck, P.; Kunz, M.; Mahlke, H.; Parolai, S.; Khazai, B.; Daniell, J.; Lakes, T.; Schröter, K.
2014. Natural hazards, 74, 2279–2304. doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1265-6
A new physically based stochastic event catalog for hail in Europe.
Punge, H. J.; Bedka, K. M.; Kunz, M.; Werner, A.
2014. Natural hazards, 73, 1625–1645. doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1161-0
The extreme flood in June 2013 in Germany.
Merz, B.; Elmer, F.; Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Schröter, K.; Uhlemann-Elmer, S.
2014. La Houille Blanche, (1), 5–10. doi:10.1051/lhb/2014001
Investigation of superstorm Sandy 2012 in a multi-disciplinary approach.
Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Daniell, J. E.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Vannieuwenhuyse, M.; Comes, T.; Elmer, F.; Schröter, K.; Fohringer, J.; Münzberg, T.; Lucas, C.; Zschau, J.
2013. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 13 (10), 2579–2598. doi:10.5194/nhessd-1-625-2013
Long-term trends of hail-related weather types in an ensemble of regional climate models using a Bayesian approach.
Kapsch, M.-L.; Kunz, M.; Vitolo, R.; Economou, T.
2012. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 117 (15), D15107/1–16. doi:10.1029/2011JD017185
Extreme wind climatology of winter storms in Germany.
Hofherr, T.; Kunz, M.
2010. Climate research, 41 (2), 105–123. doi:10.3354/cr00844
Assessment of extreme wind speeds from Regional Climate Models - Part 1: Estimation of return values and their evaluation.
Kunz, M.; Mohr, S.; Kottmeier, C.; Rauthe, M.; Lux, R.
2010. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10 (4), 907–922
Recent trends of thunderstorm and hailstorm frequency and their relation to atmospheric characteristics in southwest Germany.
Kunz, M.; Sander, J.; Kottmeier, C.
2009. International Journal of Climatology, 29 (15), 2283–2297. doi:10.1002/joc.1865
Mechanisms initiating deep convection over complex terrain during COPS.
Kottmeier, C.; Kalthoff, N.; Barthlott, C.; Corsmeier, U.; Baelen, J. van; Behrendt, A.; Behrendt, R.; Blyth, A.; Coulter, R.; Crewell, S.; Girolamo, P. di; Dorninger, M.; Flamant, C.; Foken, T.; Hagen, M.; Hauck, C.; Höller, H.; Konow, H.; Kunz, M.; Mahlke, H.; Mobbs, S.; Richard, E.; Steinacker, R.; Weckwerth, T.; Wieser, A.; Wulfmeyer, V.
2008. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 17 (6), 931–948. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2008/0348
The convective storm initiation project.
Browning, K. A.; Blyth, A. M.; Clark, P. A.; Corsmeier, U.; Morcrette, C. J.; Agnew, J. L.; Ballard, S. P.; Bamber, D.; Barthlott, C.; Bennett, L. J.; Beswick, K. M.; Bitter, M.; Bozier, K. E.; Brooks, B. J.; Collier, C. G.; Davies, F.; Deny, B.; Dixon, M. A.; Feuerle, T.; Forbes, R. M.; Gaffard, C.; Gray, M. D.; Hankers, R.; Hewison, T. J.; Kalthoff, N.; Khodayar, S.; Kohler, M.; Kottmeier, C.; Kraut, S.; Kunz, M.; Ladd, D. N.; Lean, H. W.; Lenfant, J.; Li, Z.; Marsham, J.; McGregor, J.; Mobbs, S. D.; Nicol, J.; Norton, E.; Parker, D. J.; Perry, F.; Ramatschi, M.; Ricketts, H. M. A.; Roberts, N. M.; Russel, A.; Schulz, H.; Slack, E. C.; Vaughan, G.; Waight, J.; Wareing, D. P.; Watson, R. J.; Webb, A. R.; Wieser, A.
2007. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88, 1939–55. doi:10.1175/BAMS-88-12-1939
Initiation of shallow convection in the Black Forest mountains.
Meißner, C.; Kalthoff, N.; Kunz, M.; Adrian, G.
2007. Atmospheric Research, 86 (1), 42–60. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2007.03.003
The skill of convective parameters and indices to predict isolated and severe thunderstorms.
Kunz, M.
2007. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 7, 327–342

Other publications

Temporal variability of severe convective storms connected with hail events across Europe and their relevant drivers.
Mohr, S.; Piper, D. A.; Wandel, J.; Martius, O.; Kunz, M.
2018. 1st North American Workshop on Hail & Hailstorms, 14.-16. August 2018, Boulder, Colorado, USA
The regional risk perception of extreme weather events: The example hail in Germany.
Mohr, S.; Döring, M.; Feser, F.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Ratter, B.; Schwarze, R.; Kunz, M.
2018. North American Workshop on Hail & Hailstorms, Boulder, CO, August 14-16, 2018
Schwere Hagelstürme in Deutschland und Europa.
Kunz, M.; Mohr, S.; Punge, H. J.
2018. Warnsignal Klima : Extremereignisse. Hrsg.: J.L. Lozan, 236–242, Wissenschaftliche Auswertungen, Hamburg
Life cycle analysis of convective cells for nowcasting purposes considering atmospheric environment conditions.
Wilhelm, J.; Blahak, U.; Wapler, K.; Potthast, R.; Kunz, M.
2018. North American Workshop on Hail and Hailstorms, Boulder, COL, August, 14-16, 2018
Stochastic modelling of flood-related extreme precipitation in recent and future climates.
Ehmele, F.; Kunz, M.
2018. REKLIM Workshop 2018, Boppard, 15.-17.Mai 2018
Severe convective storms.
Kunz, M.; Geissbuehler, P.
2017. Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling : A Practitioner’s Guide. Ed.: K. Mitchell-Wallace, 209–217, John Wiley & Sons, New York (NY)
Kunz, M.; Mohr, S.; Werner, P. C.
2017. Klimawandel in Deutschland : Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven. Hrsg.: G. Brasseur, 57–66, Springer Spektrum, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3_7
Häufiger heftige Unwetter.
Kunz, M.; Kottmeier, C.
2005. Umweltforschung-Journal 2005, 12–13
Meteorologische Ereignisse mit grossem Schadenspotenzial.
Kottmeier, C.; Kunz, M.; Hofherr, T.; Lichtenberger, N.; Sander, J.
2005. Verbundvorhaben Klimawandel - Auswirkungen, Risiken, Anpassung (KLARA) : Analyse spezifischer Verwundbarkeiten und Handlungsoptionen Abschlussbericht zum Werkvertrag B.-Nr.:50047467/23 Potsdam : Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung, 2005 PIK Report Nr.99 (2005)