Doctoral Researcher

Peter Pfleiderer’s research is focused on the influence of global warming on weather extremes. For the EmBARK project he studies to which extend global warming makes extreme hurricane seasons more likely. Peter studied physics at the Freie Universität Berlin, wrote his master thesis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research and worked as research assistant at Climate Analytics before starting his PhD.

Research Interests

  • Extreme (weather) event attribution
  • Time scales of emergence of climate change signals
  • Atmospheric physics


EmBARK – Temporal Evolution of Barriers to Adaptation and their Relevance for Climate Related Loss and Damage

Selected Publications

Schleussner, C.-F., Pfleiderer, P., Andrijevic, M., Vogel, M. M., Otto, F. E. L. and Seneviratne, S. I.: Pathways of climate resilience over the 21st century, Environ. Res. Lett., 0–30, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abed79, 2021.

Pfleiderer, P., Jezequel, A., Legrand, J., Legrix, N., Markantonis, I., Vignotto, E. and Yiou, P.: Simulating compound weather extremes responsible for critical crop failure with stochastic weather generators, Earth Syst. Dyn., 12(1), 103–120, doi:10.5194/esd-12-103-2021, 2021.

Pfleiderer, P., Schleussner, C., Geiger, T. and Kretschmer, M.: Robust Predictors for Seasonal Atlantic Hurricane Activity Identified with Causal Effect Networks, Weather Clim. Dyn. Discuss., 1984(March), 1–16, doi:/10.5194/wcd-2020-7, 2020.

Rayer, Q., Pfleiderer, P. and Haustein, K.: Global Warming and Extreme Weather Investment Risks, pp. 39–68., 2020.

Geiges, A., Parra, P. Y., Andrijevic, M., Hare, W., Nauels, A., Pfleiderer, P., Schaeffer, M. and Schleussner, C.-F.: Incremental improvements of 2030 targets insufficient to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, Earth Syst. Dyn. Discuss., 1–18, doi:10.5194/esd-2019-54, 2019.

Pfleiderer, P., Menke, I. and Schleussner, C.-F.: Increasing risks of apple tree frost damage under climate change, Clim. Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02570-y, 2019.

Pfleiderer, P., Schleussner, C., Kornhuber, K. and Coumou, D.: Summer weather becomes more persistent in a 2 °C world, Nat. Clim. Chang., doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0555-0, 2019.

Pfleiderer, P., Schleussner, C.-F., Mengel, M. and Rogelj, J.: Global mean temperature indicators linked to warming levels avoiding climate risks, Environ. Res. Lett., 13(6), 064015, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aac319, 2018.

Schleussner, C.-F., Deryng, D., D’haen, S., Hare, W., Lissner, T., Ly, M., Nauels, A., Noblet, M., Pfleiderer, P., Pringle, P., Rokitzki, M., Saeed, F., Schaeffer, M., Serdeczny, O. and Thomas, A.: 1.5°C Hotspots: Climate Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts, Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour., 43(1), 135–163, doi:10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025835, 2018.

Pfleiderer, P. and Coumou, D.: Quantification of temperature persistence over the Northern Hemisphere land-area, Clim. Dyn., 51(1–2), 627–637, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3945-x, 2018.

Schleussner, C., Pfleiderer, P. and Fischer, E. M.: In the observational record half a degree matters, Nat. Publ. Gr., 7(7), 460–462, doi:10.1038/nclimate3320, 2017.

Social Media

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