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 (Project S4: Land Surface Heterogeneity)

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, O. Henneberg, and J. O. Haerter: A statistical model for isolated convective precipitation events. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 360-375, doi:10.1029/2018MS001383 (2019)
  • J. O. Haerter, P. Berg, and C. Moseley: Precipitation onset as the temporal reference in convective self-organization, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6450-6459, doi:10.1002/2017GL073342 (2017)
  • R. Heinze, C. Moseley, L. Böske, S. K. Muppa, V. Maurer, S. Raasch and B. Stevens: Evaluation of large eddy simulations forced with mesoscale model output for a multi-week period during a measurement campaign. Atmos. Chem. Phys.,17, 7083-7109, doi:10.5194/acp-17-7083-2017 (2017)
  • R. Heinze, A. Dipankar, C. C. Henken, C. Moseley, O. Sourdeval, S. Trömel, X. Xie, P. Adamidis, F. Ament, H. Baars, C. Barthlott, A. Behrendt, U. Blahak, S. Bley, S. Brdar, M. Brueck, S. Crewell, H. Deneke, P. Di Girolamo, R. Evaristo, J. Fischer, C. Frank, P. Friederichs, T. Göcke, K. Gorges, L. Hande, M. Hanke, A. Hansen, H.-C. Hege, C. Hoose, T. Jahns, N. Kalthoff, D. Klocke, S. Kneifel, P Knippertz, A. Kuhn, T. van Laar, A. Macke, V. Maurer, B. Mayer, C. I. Meyer, S. K. Muppa, R. A. J. Neggers, E. Orlandi, F. Pantillon, B. Pospichal, N. Röber, L. Scheck, A. Seifert, P. Seifert, F. Senf, P. Siligam, C. Simmer, S. Steinke, B. Stevens, K. Wapler, M. Weniger, V. Wulfmeyer, G. Zängl, D. Zhang, and J. Quaas (2016): Large-eddy simulations over Germany using ICON: A comprehensive evaluation. Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc. 143, Issue 702, 69-100, doi:10.1002/qj.2947 (2017)
  • C. Moseley, C. Hohenegger, P. Berg, J. O. Haerter: Intensification of convective extremes driven by cloud–cloud interaction. Nature Geoscience, 9, 748-752, 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, 36, 2035-2049, 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,7, 963–986, 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, 13361–13370, 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, 14, 563–578, 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), 1065-1079, doi:10.5194/hess-15-1065-2011 (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: Simpler proof of the theorem by Pusey, Barrett, and Rudolph on the reality of the quantum state, arxiv:1401.0026 (2014).
  • 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)