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Lorenzo Tomassini


Email: Öffnet ein Fenster zum Versenden einer E-Maillorenzo.tomassini@mpimet.mpg.de

Phone: +49-40-41173-266

Room no. Z306


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




Atmosphere in the Earth System


Research Group

Clouds and Convection

Research Interests
  • Interplay of large-scale dynamics and regional climate
  • Moisture dynamics and rainfall
  • Radiative climate feedbacks
  • Clouds and convection parameterization
  • Scale-interactions in the climate system
Projects and Co-workers
  • Chen R. and L. Tomassini (2015), The role of moisture in summertime low-level jet formation and associated rainfall over the East Asian Monsoon region, submitted
  • Tomassini L., A. Voigt, and B. Stevens (2014), On the connection between tropical circulation, convective mixing, and climate sensitivity, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., doi: 10.1002/qj.2450
  • Tomassini L., O. Geoffroy, J.-L. Dufresne, A. Idelkadi, C. Cagnazzo, K. Block, T. Mauritsen, M. Giorgetta, and J. Quaas (2013), The respective roles of surface temperature driven feedbacks and tropospheric adjustment to CO2 in CMIP5 transient climate simulations, Climate Dynamics, 41, 3103-3126
  • Mauritsen T., R. G. Graversen, D. Klocke, P. L. Langen, B. Stevens, and L. Tomassini (2013), Climate feedback efficiency and synergy, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1808-7
  • Schmidt H., S. Rast, F. Bunzel, M. Esch, M. Giorgetta, S. Kinne, T. Krismer, G. Stenchikov, C. Timmreck, L. Tomassini, M. Walz (2013), The response of the middle atmosphere to anthropogenic and natural forcing in the CMIP5 simulations with the MPI-ESM, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5, 98-116
  • Tomassini L., E. P. Gerber, M. P. Baldwin, F. Bunzel, and M. Giorgetta (2013), The role of stratosphere-troposphere coupling in the occurrence of extreme winter cold spells over Northern Europe, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 4, doi: 10.1029/2012MS000177
  • Mauritsen T., B. Stevens, E. Roeckner, T. Crueger, M. Esch, M. Giorgetta, H. Haak, J. Jungclaus, D. Klocke, D. Matei, U. Mikolajewicz, D. Notz, R. Pincus, H. Schmidt, and L. Tomassini (2013), Tuning the climate of a global model, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 4, doi:10.1029/2012MS000154
  • Radermacher Ch., and L. Tomassini (2012), Thermodynamic causes for future trends in heavy precipitation over Europe based on an ensemble of regional climate model simulations, J. Climate, 25, 7669-7689
  • Tomassini L. and A. Elizalde (2012), Does the Mediterranean Sea influence the European summer climate? The anomalous summer 2003 as a testbed, J. Climate, 25, 7028-7045
  • Tomassini L., S. Hagemann, Ch. Moseley, A. Haumann, R. Podzun, and D. Jacob (2011), Extremes and predictability in the European preindustrial climate of a regional climate model, Climate Dynamics, 36, 2371-2397
  • Tomassini L., R. Knutti, G.-K. Plattner, D. van Vuuren, T.F. Stocker, R.B.  Howarth, and M.E. Borsuk (2010), Risk and uncertainty in climate projections for the 21st century: comparing mitigation to non-intervention scenarios, Climatic Change, 103, 399-422, doi: 10.1007/s10584-009-9763-3
  • Härter J.O., E. Röckner, L. Tomassini, and J.S. von Storch (2009), Parametric uncertainty effects on aerosol radiative forcing, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L15707. doi: 10.1029/2009GL039050
  • Tomassini L. and D. Jacob (2009), Spatial analysis of trends in extreme precipitation events in high-resolution climate model results and observations for Germany, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D12113, doi:10.1029/2008JD010652
  • Tomassini L., P. Reichert, Ch. Buser, H.-R. Künsch, R. Knutti, and M. E. Borsuk (2009), A smoothing algorithm for estimating stochastic continuous-time model parameters and its application to a simple climate model, J. Royal Stat. Soc. (Series C), 58, 679-704
  • Knutti R. and L. Tomassini (2008), Constraints on the transient climate response from observed global temperature and ocean heat uptake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L09701, doi:10.1029/2007GL032904
  • Tomassini L., Case studies in estimation and representation of uncertainty in climate modeling, ETH Diss. No. 17109, Zurich 2007
  • Tomassini L., P. Reichert, R. Knutti, Th. F. Stocker, and M. E. Borsuk (2007), Robust Bayesian uncertainty analysis of climate system properties using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, J. Climate, 20, 1239-1254
  • Cattaneo A. S., G. Felder, and L. Tomassini (2002), From local to global deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds, Duke Math. Journal, 115, 329-352
  • Cattaneo A. S., G. Felder, and L. Tomassini, Fedosov connections on jet bundles and deformation quantization, in: Deformation Quantization, IRMA Lectures in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, de Gruyter, Berlin 2002
  • Tomassini L., Global star products on Poisson manifolds, ETH Diss. No. 14792, Zurich 2002