FORA.tv Speaker - Hans von Storch

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Biography

Dr Hans von Storch is a Director of the Institute for Coastal Research of the GKSS Research Centre and professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg. His research interests are climate diagnostics and statistical climatology, specifically detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate change, variability and change in storminess and related marine variables (storm surges, ocean waves), regional climate change and use of paleo proxy data to study climate variability and change. Hans von Storch has published eleven books, and numerous articles and is in charge of a number of projects. He is member of the advisory boards of Journal of Climate and Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Annals of Geophysics, and organizor of the GKSS School on Environmental Research. He is also a member of the steering committee of the International Meetings on Statistical Climatology and of the committee for the Eduard Brückner award. He chairs the BACC-initiative, which assessed in 2005-2007 climate and climate change in the Baltic Sea region. Hans studied mathematics, physics and Danish at the University of Hamburg, and received a diploma in mathematics in 1976. While a student he also worked as a programmer at the Department of Oceanography. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Meteorological Department of the University of Hamburg in 1979, and his “Habilitation” in 1985. From 1987 - 1995, he was Senior Scientist and leader of the “Statistical Analysis and Modelling” group at the Max Planck-Institute for Meteorology (Hasselmann division). In 1996, Hans von Storch became director of the Institute of Hydrophysics at the GKSS Research Centre and professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg. In 2001, the Institute of Hydrophysics became part of the Institute of Coastal Research. Within that institute, he heads the division “Systems Analysis and Modelling”.

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The Science and Politics of Climate Change

10.28.07 | 01:34:40 min | 5 comments