Central Europe

Germany and Switzerland have significantly better coverage with measuring stations compared to other regions of the world. Nevertheless, for generating spatial climate-related data for large regions – as is included, for example, in regional climate analysis maps – combining numerical modeling with satellite data of the study area is advisable.



Marco Otto

© Dieter Scherer

Climate and Water under Change

The Einstein Research Unit Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC) is a transdisciplinary research initiative of the Berlin University Alliance dedicated to investigating water-related risks of climate change in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. CliWaC aims to unite expertise from social and natural sciences, along with practical insights from stakeholders, to formulate mitigation and adaptation measures against the impacts of climate change.

Start of the project: 01.01.2022

© Chair of Climatology

The Central Europe Refined Analysis (CER)

The atmospheric data set Central Europe Refined Analysis version 2 (CER v2) covers the period 1980 - 2022 and provides gridded two-dimensional fields of many atmospheric variables.

Prof. Dr.

Dieter Ernst Scherer



Ulrich, Jana; Fauer, Felix S.; Rust, Henning W.
Modeling seasonal variations of extreme rainfall on different timescales in Germany
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25 (12) :6133–6149
December 2021
ISSN: 1607-7938


Jänicke, Britta; Meier, Fred; Fenner, Daniel; Fehrenbach, Ute; Holtmann, Achim; Scherer, Dieter
Urban-rural differences in near-surface air temperature as resolved by the Central Europe Refined analysis (CER): sensitivity to planetary boundary layer schemes and urban canopy models
International Journal of Climatology, 37 (4) :2063–2079
ISSN: 08998418


Hammerle, Albin; Meier, Fred; Heinl, Michael; Egger, Angelika; Leitinger, Georg
Implications of atmospheric conditions for analysis of surface temperature variability derived from landscape-scale thermography
International journal of biometeorology, 61 (4) :575–588


Fehrenbach, Ute; Parlow, Eberhard; Scherer, Dieter
Automated classification of planning objectives for the consideration of climate and air quality in urban and regional planning for the example of the region of Basel/Switzerland
Atmospheric Environment, 35 (32) :5605–5615
ISSN: 13522310


Scherer, Dieter; Fehrenbach, Ute; Beha, H.-D.; Parlow, Eberhard
Improved concepts and methods in analysis and evaluation of the urban climate for optimizing urban planning processes
Atmospheric Environment, 33 (24-25) :4185-4193
ISSN: 1352-2310