Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
Dr.  Susanna Mohr

Dr. Susanna Mohr

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

Main Research Areas

  • Meteorological extreme events associated with deep moist convection (lightning, hail, convective gusts)
  • Hazard assessment and statistical analysis of meteorological extremes
  • Influence of climate change and various mechanisms of natural climate variability on deep moist convection
  • Scale interaction between the large-scale atmospheric processes and local-scale thunderstorm events
  • Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology



Peer-reviewed journals

Severe thunderstorms with large hail across Germany in June 2019.
Wilhelm, J.; Mohr, S.; Punge, H. J.; Mühr, B.; Schmidberger, M.; Daniell, J. E.; Bedka, K. M.; Kunz, M.
2020. Weather, wea.3886. doi:10.1002/wea.3886
Ambient conditions prevailing during hail events in central Europe.
Kunz, M.; Wandel, J.; Fluck, E.; Baumstark, S.; Mohr, S.; Schemm, S.
2020. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 20 (6), 1867–1887. doi:10.5194/nhess-20-1867-2020
Natural hazard risk assessments at the global scale.
Ward, P. J.; Blauhut, V.; Bloemendaal, N.; Daniell, J. E.; de Ruiter, M. C.; Duncan, M. J.; Emberson, R.; Jenkins, S. F.; Kirschbaum, D.; Kunz, M.; Mohr, S.; Muis, S.; Riddell, G. A.; Schäfer, A.; Stanley, T.; Veldkamp, T. I. E.; Winsemius, H. C.
2020. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 20 (4), 1069–1096. doi:10.5194/nhess-20-1069-2020
Investigation of the temporal variability of thunderstorms in Central and Western Europe and the relation to large‐scale flow and teleconnection patterns.
Piper, D. A.; Kunz, M.; Allen, J. T.; Mohr, S.
2019. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 145 (725B), 3644–3666. doi:10.1002/qj.3647
Relationship between atmospheric blocking and warm season thunderstorms over western and central Europe.
Mohr, S.; Wandel, J.; Lenggenhager, S.; Martius, O.
2019. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 145 (724), 3040–3056. doi:10.1002/qj.3603
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
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
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
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
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
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

Other publications

The effects of climate change on hailstorms.
Raupach, T. H.; Martius, O.; Allen, J. T.; Kunz, M.; Lasher-Trapp, S.; Mohr, S.; Rasmussen, K. L.; Trapp, R. J.; Zhang, Q.
2021. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment. doi:10.1038/s43017-020-00133-9
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
Kunz, M.; Mohr, S.; Werner, P. C.
2017. Klimawandel in Deutschland : Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven. Hrsg.: G. Brasseur, 57–66, Springer Spektrum. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3_7
Änderung des Gewitter- und Hagelpotentials im Klimawandel. PhD dissertation.
Mohr, S.
2013. KIT Scientific Publishing. doi:10.5445/KSP/1000033828

Poster presentations