Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
Dr.  Nicole Albern

Dr. Nicole Albern

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

Research Interests

  • Cloud-radiative interactions and their coupling with the extratropical circulation

  • Global and regional climate change

  • Climate modeling


  • High definition clouds and precipitation for advancing climate prediction, HD(CP)²

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 11/2020: Research Associate, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany

  • 04/2017-10/2020: Research Associate and PhD student, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany

  • 10/2014-02/2017: M.Sc. in Meteorology, Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 10/2011-09/2014: B.Sc. in Meteorology, Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany


  • WS 2018/2019: tutorial for “Climate Modeling and Dynamics with ICON”

  • WS 2017/2018: tutorial for “Atmosphere and Climate Dynamics with ICON”


  • Albern, N., A. Voigt and J. G. Pinto: Tropical cloud-radiative changes contribute to robust North Atlantic jet exit strengthening over Europe during winter (in preparation)

  • Voigt, A., N. Albern, P. Ceppi, K. Grise, Y. Li, and B. Medeiros (2021): Clouds, radiation, and atmospheric circulation in the present‐day climate and under climate change. WIREs Clim Change, 12:e694.

  • Albern, N., A. Voigt, D. W. J. Thompson, and J. G. Pinto (2020): The Role of Tropical, Midlatitude,and Polar Cloud-Radiative Changes for the Midlatitude Circulation Response to Global Warming. J. Climate, 33 (18), 7927-7943.

  • Voigt, A., and N. Albern (2019): No Cookie for Climate Change. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 14751-14761.

  • Albern, N., A. Voigt, and J. G. Pinto (2019): Cloud‐radiative impact on the regional responses of the midlatitude jet streams and storm tracks to global warming. J. Adv. Model. Earth Sy., 11, 1940– 1958.

  • Voigt, A., N. Albern, and G. Papavasileiou (2019): The Atmospheric Pathway of the Cloud-Radiative Impact on the Circulation Response to Global Warming: Important and Uncertain. J. Climate, 32, 3051–3067.

  • Albern, N., A. Voigt, S. A. Buehler, and V. Grützun (2018). Robust and nonrobust impacts of atmospheric cloud-radiative interactions on the tropical circulation and its response to surface warming. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 8577–8585.

  • Klepp, C., S. Michel, A. Protat, J. Burdanowitz, N. Albern, A. Dahl, M. Kähnert, V. Louf, S. Bakan, and, S.A. Buehler (2018): OceanRAIN, a new in-situ shipboard global ocean surface-reference dataset of all water cycle components. Sci. Data, 5:180122.