Kristin Richter, PhD

Post Doc
Ice and Climate


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Curriculum Vitae 

Research Interests:

    • Sea level rise and variability along the Northern European coast and global sea level rise projections
    • North Atlantic climate variability
    • Influence of large-scale atmospheric forcing on North Atlantic-Nordic Seas ocean circulation
    • Statistical methods in climate Sciences


Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Richter, K; Meyssignac, B; Slangen, ABA; Melet, A; Church, JA; Fettweis, X; Marzeion, B; Agosta, C; Ligtenberg, SRM; Spada, G; Palmer, MD; Roberts, CD; Champollion, N (2020): Detecting a forced signal in satellite-era sea-level change.
    In: Environmental Research Letters 15, No. 094079. (DOI) (Web link)

  • van de Wal, R.S.W.; Zhang, X.; Minobe, S.; Jevrejeva, S.; Riva, R.E.M.; Little, C.; Richter, K.; Palmer, M.D. (2019): Uncertainties in long-term twenty-first century process-based coastal sea-level projections.
    In: Surveys in Geophysics 40/6, pp. 1655 - 1671. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Meyssignac, B.; Slangen, A.B.A.; Melet, A.; Church, J.A.; Fettweis, X.; Marzeion, B.; Agosta, C.; Ligtenberg, S.R.M.; Spada, G.; Richter, K.; Palmer, M.D.; Roberts, C.D.; Champollion, N. (2017): Evaluating Model Simulations of Twentieth-Century Sea-Level Rise. Part II: Regional Sea-Level Changes.
    In: Journal Of Climate 30, pp. 8565 - 8593. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Richter, K.; Nilsen, J.E.Ø.; Raj, R. P.; Bethke, I.; Johannessen, J. A.; Slangen, A.B.A; Marzeion, B. (2017): Northern North Atlantic Sea Level in CMIP5 Climate Models: Evaluation of Mean State, Variability, and Trends against Altimetric Observations.
    In: Journal Of Climate 30, pp. 9383 - 9398. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Richter, Kristin; Marzeion, Ben; Riva, Riccardo (2017): The effect of spatial averaging and glacier melt on detecting a forced signal in regional sea level.
    In: Environmental Research Letters 12/3, No. 034004. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Slangen, A.B.A.; Meyssignac, B.; Agosta, C.; Champollion, N.; Church, J.A.; Fettweis, X.; Ligtenberg, S.R.M.; Marzeion, B.; Melet, A.; Palmer, M.D.; Richter, K.; Roberts, C.D.; Spada, G. (2017): Evaluating Model Simulations of Twentieth-Century Sea Level Rise. Part I: Global Mean Sea Level Change.
    In: Journal Of Climate 30, pp. 8539 - 8563. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Aimée B. A., Slangen; Church, John A.; Agosta, Cecile; Fettweis, Xavier; Marzeion, Ben; Richter, Kristin (2016): Anthropogenic forcing dominates global mean sea-level rise since 1970.
    In: Nature Climate Change 6, pp. 701 - 705. (DOI)

  • Eldevik, Tor; Risebrobakken, Bjorg; Bjune, Anne E.; Andersson, Carin; Birks, H. John B.; Dokken, Trond M.; Drange, Helge; Glessmer, Mirjam S.; Li, Camille; Nilsen, Jan Even O.; Ottera, Odd Helge; Richter, Kristin; Skagseth, Oystein (2014): A brief history of climate - the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming.
    In: Quaternary Science Reviews 106/SI, pp. 225 - 246.

  • Marzeion, Ben; Cogley, Graham J.; Richter, Kristin; Parkes, David (2014): Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes.
    In: Science 345/6199, pp. 919 - 921. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Richter, Kristin; Marzeion, Ben (2014): Earliest local emergence of forced dynamic and steric sea-level trends in climate models.
    In: Environmental Research Letters 9/11, No. 114009. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Richter, K.; Riva, R.E.M.; Drange, H. (2013): Steric height, shelf mass loading and self attraction and loading in future sea level projections.
    In: CLIVAR Exchanges Newsletter 18/2, pp. 27 - 30.

Journal Article (Review)
  • Carson, M.; Lyu, K.; Richter, K.; Becker, M.; Domingues, C. M.; Han, W.; Zanna, L. (2019): Climate model uncertainty and trend detection in regional sea level projections: a review.
    In: Surveys in Geophysics 40/6, pp. 1631 - 1653. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Richter, K.; Meyssignac, B.; Slangen, A.; Melet, A.; Church, J.; Fettweis, X.; Marzeion, B.; Agosta, C.; Ligtenberg, S.; Spada, G.; Palmer, M.; Roberts, C.; Champollion, N. (2018): Comparing regional sea level changes simulated by climate models with observations from satellite altimetry over the period 1993-2015.
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 20, EGU2018-12660. (Web link)

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Marzeion, B.; Jarosch, A.H.; Hofer, M.; Richter, K. (2013): Global scale glaciology.
    In: Barden, Marco; Ostermann, Alexander: Scientific Computing @ uibk. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP) (= SC SERIES, 1)., ISBN 978-3-902936-19-6, pp. 107 - 110.

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