Cathy Hohenegger


Email: cathy.hohenegger[at]

Phone: +49-40-41173-302

Fax: +49-40-41173-298

Office Z411


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




Atmosphere in the Earth System


Research Group

Clouds and Convection (also a member of the Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research), group leader


My research focuses on precipitating convection, its interactions with the environment and its representation in atmospheric models across resolution. One question that particularly interests me is the question of the physical processes controlling land precipitation. My research combines models integrated at a resolution from O(100 m) to O(100 km), often using idealized approaches. Two publications highlighting my research:

Hohenegger C. and B. Stevens, 2013: Preconditioning deep convection with cumulus congestus. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 448-464.

Hohenegger C., P. Brockhaus, C. S. Bretherton, and C. Schär, 2009: The soil-moisture precipitation feedback in simulations with explicit and parameterized convection. J. Climate22, 5003-5020.

A full list of publications can be found here and more details on my research here.