Email: christopher.moseley@we dont want
Phone: +49 40 41173 144
Room number: Z329

Mailing Address:

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Bundesstr. 53
D-20146 Hamburg


Atmosphere in the Earth System


HD(CP)2: High definition clouds and precipitation for advancing climate prediction (Work Package M2: Benchmarking and Specification)

Previous projects

  • CLAVIER: Climate change impacts on Central and Eastern Europe (2007-2009)
  • KLIFF: Klimafolgenforschung in Niedersachsen (climate impact research for the German federal state Lower Saxony) (2009-2013)
  • KLIWAS: Climate impact on navigable waterways in Germany
  • CORDEX and EuroCORDEX: Coordinated regional climate downscaling experiment

 Scientific interests

  • Clouds and precipitation
  • Regional climate modelling
  • Climate impact research
  • Theoretical physics: Bose-Einstein condensation, fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics

 External links




Climate Science

Peer reviewed:

  • C. Moseley, C. Hohenegger, P. Berg, J. O. Haerter: Intensification of convective extremes driven by cloud–cloud interaction. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2789 (2016)
  • M. L. Mbaye, A. Haensler, S. Hagemann, A. T. Gaye, C. Moseley, A. Afouda: Impact of statistical bias correction on the projected climate change signals of the regional climate model REMO over the Senegal River Basin. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4478 (2015)
  • A. Dipankar, B. Stevens, R. Heinze, C. Moseley, G. Zängl, M. Giorgetta: Large eddy simulation using the general circulation model ICON. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:10.1002/2015MS000431 (2015)
  • B. Eggert, P. Berg, J. O. Haerter, D. Jacob, C. Moseley: Temporal and spatial scaling impacts on extreme precipitation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15, 5957-5971. doi:10.5194/acp-15-5957-2015 (2015)
  • J. O. Haerter, B. Eggert, C. Moseley, C. Piani, P. Berg: Statistical precipitation bias correction of gridded model data using point measurements. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 1919-1929. doi:10.1002/2015GL063188 (2015)
  • P. Kumar, S. Kotlarski, C. Moseley, K. Sieck, H. Frey, M. Stoffel, D. Jacob: Response of Karakoram-Himalayan glaciers to climate variability and climatic change: A regional climate model assessment. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 1818-1825. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063392 (2015)
  • C. Moseley, P. Berg,  and J. Haerter: Probing the precipitation life-cycle by iterative rain cell tracking: Journal of Geophysical Research 118, doi:10.1002/2013JD020868 (2013)
  • D. Jacob, J. Petersen, B. Eggert, A. Alias, O.B. Christensen, L. M. Bouwer, A. Braun, A. Colette, M. Deque, G. Georgievski, E. Georgopoulou, A. Gobiet, G. Nikulin, A. Haensler, N. Hempelmann, C. Jones, K. Keuler, S. Kovats, N. Kröner, S. Kotlarski, A. Kriegsmann, E. Martin, E. van Meijgaard, C. Moseley, S. Pfeifer, S. Preuschmann, K. Radtke, D. Rechid, M. Rounsevell, P. Samuelsson, S. Somot, J.-F. Soussana, C. Teichmann, R. Valentini, R. Vautard, and B. Weber: Euro-CORDEX: New high-resolution climate change projections for European impact research, Regional and Environmental Change, doi:10.1007/s10113-013-0499-2 (2013)
  • C. Teichmann, B. Eggert, A. Elizalde, A. Haensler, D. Jacob, P. Kumar, C. Moseley, S. Pfeifer, D. Rechid, A. R. Remedio, H. Ries, J. Petersen, S. Preuschmann, T. Raub, F. Saeed, K. Sieck, and T. Weber: How does a regional climate model modify the projected climate change signal of the driving GCM: A study over different CORDEX regions using REMO, Atmosphere, 4(2), 214-236 (2013)
  • M. H. Tölle, C. Moseley, O. Panferov, G. Busch, and A. Knohl: Water supply patterns over Germany under climate change conditions, Biogeosciences 10 (5), 2959-2972 (2013)
  • P. Berg, C. Moseley, and J. Haerter: Strong increase in convective precipitation in response to higher temperatures, Nature Geoscience 6, 181-185 (2013)
  • J. O. Haerter, S. Hagemann, C. Moseley, and C. Piani: Climate model bias correction and the role of timescales, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15 (3), 1065 (2011)
  • L. Tomassini, S. Hagemann, C. Moseley, A. Haumann, R. Podzun, and D. Jacob: Extremes and predictability in the European preindustrial climate of a regional climate model, Climate Dynamics 36, 2371-2397 (2011)
  • D. Jacob, L. Kotova, P. Lorenz, C. Moseley, and S. Pfeifer: Regional climate modelling activities in relation to the CLAVIER project, Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian meteorological society 112, 141-153 (2008)

Non peer-reviewed:

  • C. Moseley, O. Panferov, C. Döring, J. Dietrich, U. Haberlandt, V. Ebermann, D. Rechid, F. Beese, and D. Jacob: Kapitel 4: Klimaentwicklung und Klimaszenarien in: Empfehlung fur eine niedersächsische Strategie zur Anpassung an die Folgen des Klimawandels, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz, Regierungskommission Klimaschutz (in German, 2012)
  • D. Jacob, K. Bülow, L. Kotova, C. Moseley, J. Petersen, and D. Rechid: Regionale Klimaprojektionen für Europa und Deutschland, CSC-Report Nr. 6 (in German, 2012)
  • M. Mudelsee, D. Chirila, T. Deutschländer, C. Döring, J. O. Haerter, S. Hagemann, H. Hoffmann, D. Jacob, P. Krahe, G. Lohmann, C. Moseley, E. Nilson, O. Panferov, T. Rath, and B. Tinz: Climate Model Bias Correction und die Deutsche Anpassungsstrategie, Mitteilungen Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft 3, 2-7 (in German, 2010)

Theoretical physics

Peer reviewed:

  • V.P. Barros, C. Moseley, A. Gammal, and K. Ziegler: Formation of vortices in a dense Bose-Einstein condensate, Phys. Rev. A 78, 013642 (2008)
  • C. Moseley, O. Fialko, and K. Ziegler: Interacting bosons in an optical lattice, Ann. Phys. (Berlin) 17, 561-608 (2008)
  • O. Fialko, C. Moseley, and K. Ziegler: Interacting bosons in an optical lattice: BEC and Mott insulator, Phys. Rev. A 75 (5), 053616 (2007)
  • C. Moseley and K. Ziegler: A renormalized Gross-Pitaevskii theory and vortices in a strongly interacting Bose gas, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 40, 629-640 (2007)
  • C. Ates, C. Moseley, and K. Ziegler: Density fluctuations of a hard-core Bose gas in a one-dimensional lattice near the Mott insulating phase, Phys. Rev. A 71 (6), 061601 (2005)

Non peer-reviewed:

  • C. Moseley: Phases and phase transitions in an interacting Bose gas, doctoral thesis (2007)
  • C. Moseley and K. Ziegler: Correlations in systems of complex directed macromolecules, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, S1809 (2005)
  • C. Moseley and K. Ziegler: N-component Bose-Einstein Condensate in an Optical Lattice: Destruction of the Condensate and Quasiparticle Properties, Laser Physics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 469 (2005)