Research Interests

  • paleoclimate (regional modeling, large scale circulation)
  • (modeling of) high impact weather (e.g. winter storms, convective systems, floods)
  • climate variability in Europe

Projects

  • Extreme weather events under recent climate conditions. Aon-Benfield IF, London, UK.
  • PALEOLINK link

Teaching

  • Climatology (BSc), lecture and exercises, since 2018
  • Synoptic Meteorology (BSs), lecture, since 2018
  • Seminar on IPCC Report (MSc), lecture, since 2017
  • Climate Modeling & Dynamics with ICON (MSc), lecture, since 2020

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2017: Research Associate, IMK-TRO, KIT
  • 2013-2017: Research Associate, IGMK, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2009-2014: PhD student, IGMK, University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2001-2008: Diploma in Meteorology, IGMK, University of Cologne, Germany

Publications


2021
A review of past changes in extratropical cyclones in the northern hemisphere and what can be learned for the future.
Raible, C. C.; Pinto, J. G.; Ludwig, P.; Messmer, M.
2021. Wiley interdisciplinary reviews / Climate change, 12 (1), Art.Nr. e680. doi:10.1002/wcc.680
The role of land cover in the climate of glacial Europe.
Velasquez, P.; Kaplan, J. O.; Messmer, M.; Ludwig, P.; Raible, C. C.
2021. Climate of the past, 17 (3), 1161–1180. doi:10.5194/cp-17-1161-2021
Malaco temperature reconstructions and numerical simulation of environmental conditions in the southeastern Carpathian Basin during the Last Glacial Maximum.
Ludwig, P.; Gavrilov, M. B.; Radaković, M. G.; Marković, S. B.
2021. Journal of quaternary science, Art.-Nr. jqs.3318. doi:10.1002/jqs.3318
2020
Cultural evolution and environmental change in Central Europe between 40 and 15 ka.
Maier, A.; Stojakowits, P.; Mayr, C.; Pfeifer, S.; Preusser, F.; Zolitschka, B.; Anghelinu, M.; Bobak, D.; Duprat-Oualid, F.; Einwögerer, T.; Hambach, U.; Händel, M.; Kaminská, L.; Kämpf, L.; Łanczont, M.; Lehmkuhl, F.; Ludwig, P.; Magyari, E.; Mroczek, P.; Nemergut, A.; Nerudová, Z.; Niţă, L.; Polanská, M.; Połtowicz-Bobak, M.; Rius, D.; Römer, W.; Simon, U.; Škrdla, P.; Újvári, G.; Veres, D.
2020. Quaternary international. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.09.049
Simulated regional dust cycle in the Carpathian Basin and the Adriatic Sea region during the Last Glacial Maximum.
Ludwig, P.; Gavrilov, M. B.; Markovic, S. B.; Ujvari, G.; Lehmkuhl, F.
2020. Quaternary international. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.09.048
Human existence potential in Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum.
Klein, K.; Wegener, C.; Schmidt, I.; Rostami, M.; Ludwig, P.; Ulbrich, S.; Richter, J.; Weniger, G.-C.; Shao, Y.
2020. Quaternary international. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.07.046
Linkage between dust cycle and loess of the Last Glacial Maximum in Europe.
Schaffernicht, E. J.; Ludwig, P.; Shao, Y.
2020. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 20 (8), 4969–4986. doi:10.5194/acp-20-4969-2020
2019
A joint effort to bring together global, regional modeling and proxy communities.
Gómez-Navarro, J. J.; Ludwig, P.; Zeiher, N.; Talento, S.; Parveen, U.; Wagner, S.
2019. Past global changes magazine, 27 (1), 41. doi:10.22498/pages.27.1.41
Vortex Identification across Different Scales.
Schielicke, L.; Gatzen, C. P.; Ludwig, P.
2019. Atmosphere, 10 (9), 518–543. doi:10.3390/atmos10090518
Synoptic-scale conditions and convection-resolving hindcast experiments of a cold-season derecho on 3 January 2014 in western Europe.
Mathias, L.; Ludwig, P.; Pinto, J. G.
2019. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 19 (5), 1023–1040. doi:10.5194/nhess-19-1023-2019
From Atmospheric Dynamics to Insurance Losses – an Interdisciplinary Workshop on European Storms.
Pinto, J. G.; Pantillon, F.; Ludwig, P.; Déroche, M.-S.; Leoncini, G.; Raible, C. C.; Shaffrey, L. C.; Stephenson, D. B.
2019. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, ES175-ES178. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0026.1
Diving into the past – A paleo data-model comparison workshop on the Late Glacial and Holocene.
Weitzel, N.; Wagner, S.; Sjolte, J.; Klockmann, M.; Bothe, O.; Andres, H.; Tarasov, L.; Rehfeld, K.; Zorita, E.; Widmann, M.; Sommer, P.; Schädler, G.; Ludwig, P.; Kapp, F.; Jonkers, L.; García-Pintado, J.; Fuhrmann, F.; Dolman, A.; Dallmeyer, A.; Brücher, T.
2019. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100 (1), ES1-ES4. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0169.1
Perspectives of regional paleoclimate modeling.
Ludwig, P.; Gómez-Navarro, J. J.; Pinto, J. G.; Raible, C. C.; Wagner, S.; Zorita, E.
2019. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1436 (1), 54–69. doi:10.1111/nyas.13865
2018
Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion.
Viehberg, F. A.; Just, J.; Dean, J. R.; Wagner, B.; Franz, S. O.; Klasen, N.; Kleinen, T.; Ludwig, P.; Asrat, A.; Lamb, H. F.; Leng, M. J.; Rethemeyer, J.; Milodowski, A. E.; Claussen, M.; Schäbitz, F.
2018. Quaternary science reviews, 202, 139–153. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.008
2017
Impacts of Surface Boundary Conditions on Regional Climate Model Simulations of European Climate during the Last Glacial Maximum.
Ludwig, P.; Pinto, J. G.; Raible, C. C.; Shao, Y.
2017. Geophysical research letters, 44, 5086–5095. doi:10.1002/2017GL073622
Synoptic analysis and hindcast of an intense bow echo in Western Europe: The 09 June 2014 storm.
Mathias, L.; Ermert, V.; Kelemen, F. D.; Ludwig, P.; Pinto, J. G.
2017. Weather and forecasting, 32 (3), 1121–1141. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-16-0192.1

Earlier / other Publication

  1. Shao Y, Anhäuser A, Ludwig P, Schlüter P, Williams E (2018) Statistic Reconstruction of Global Vegetation for the Last Glacial Maximum. Global and Planetary Change, Volume 168, Pages 67-77 doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2018.06.002 link
  2. Maier A, Lehmkuhl F, Ludwig P, Melles M, Schmidt I, Shao Y, Zeeden C, Zimmermann A (2016) Demographic estimates of hunter–gatherers during the Last Glacial Maximum in Europe against the background of palaeoenvironmental data. Quaternary International, 425, 49-61. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.04.009, link
  3. Dangendorf S, Arns A, Pinto JG, Ludwig P, Jensen J (2016) The exceptional influence of storm “Xaver” on design water levels in the German Bight. Environ Res Lett 11:054001. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054001, link
  4. Ludwig P, Schaffernicht EJ, Shao Y, Pinto JG (2016) Regional atmospheric circulation over Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum and its links to precipitation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 2130–2145. doi:10.1002/2015JD024444, link
  5. Kelemen FD, Ludwig P, Reyers M, Ulbrich S, Pinto JG (2016) Evaluation of moisture sources of the Central European summer flood of May/June 2013 based on regional climate model simulations. Tellus A 68:29288. doi:10.3402/tellusa.v68.29288, link
  6. Ludwig P, Pinto JG, Reyers M, Gray SL (2014) The role of anomalous SST over the Southeastern North Atlantic in the explosive development of winter storm Xynthia. Quart J R Meteorol Soc 140, 1729–1741. doi:10.1002/qj.2253
  7. Held H, Gerstengarbe FW, Pardowitz T, Pinto JG, Ulbrich U, Böhm U, Born K, Büchner M, Donat MG, Karremann MK, Leckebusch GC, Ludwig P, Nissen KM, Nocke T, Osterle H, Prahl BF, Werner PC, Befort BJ, Burghoff O (2013) Projections of global warming-induced impacts on winter storm losses in the German private household sector. Clim Change Clim Change, 121, 195-207. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0872-7
  8. Liberato MLR, Pinto JG, Trigo RM, Ludwig P, Ordóñez P, Yuen D, Trigo IF (2013) Explosive development of winter storm Xynthia over the southeastern North Atlantic. Nat Hazards Earth Syst Sci 13, 2239-2251. doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2239-2013
  9. Born K, Ludwig P, Pinto JG (2012) Wind Gust Estimation for Mid-European Winter Storms: Towards a Probabilistic View. Tellus A 64:17471. doi:10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.17471

Doctoral Thesis

Ludwig P (2014):  European Winter Storms: Dynamical Aspects and Wind Gust Estimation based on results of Regional Climate Model simulations. IGMK, University of Cologne.

Diploma Thesis

Ludwig P (2009): Statistical postprocessing of precipitation generated with FOOT3DK for the rainy season 2002 in Benin (West Africa). IGMK, University of Cologne.