University of Innsbruck

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Public presentations

Milano - Mathias Rotach

Scene Setting: Climate Change in Mountainous Areas, Pre-COP26 Conference “Towards climate-smart Alpine forests”, Pre-COP26 House, Villa Necchi, Milan, 30 Sep. 2021
Presentation, M. Rotach: starting Min 10:40

P.M. Wissen: Wie wäre unser Klima ohne Schnee?

10. Feb. 2022 | 04:19 Min.

Servus TV Interview

Research Interests

  • Boundary Layer dynamics
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Mountain weather and climate
  • Air pollution modeling


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Publications 2023

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Dabhi, H. P.; Rotach, M. W.; Oberguggenberger, M. (2023): A gridded multi-site precipitation generator for complex terrain: an evaluation in the Austrian Alps.
    In: Hydrology And Earth System Sciences 27/11, pp. 2123 - 2147. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Göbel, M.; Serafin, S.; Rotach, M. W. (2023): Adverse impact of terrain steepness on thermally driven initiation of orographic convection.
    In: Weather and Climate Dynamics 4/3, pp. 725 - 745. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lehner, M.; Rotach, M. W. (2023): The Performance of a Time-Varying Filter Time Under Stable Conditions over Mountainous Terrain.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 188, pp. 523 - 551. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Correction: Self-Correction)
  • Goger, B.; Rotach, M. W.; Gohm, A.; Fuhrer, O.; Stiperski, I.; Holtslag, A. A.M. (2023): Correction to: The Impact of Three-Dimensional Effects on the Simulation of Turbulence Kinetic Energy in a Major Alpine Valley. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (2018) 168:1–27.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 186, No. 423. (DOI) (Web link)

Publications 2022

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Göbel, M.; Serafin, S.; Rotach, M. W. (2022): Numerically consistent budgets of potential temperature, momentum, and moisture in Cartesian coordinates: application to the WRF model.
    In: Geoscientific Model Development 15, pp. 669 - 681. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Haid, M.; Gohm, A.; Umek, L.; Ward, H.; Rotach, M. (2022): Cold-Air Pool Processes in the Inn Valley During Föhn: A Comparison of Four Cases During the PIANO Campaign.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 182, pp. 335 - 362. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Rotach, M. W.; Serafin, S.; Ward, H. C.; Arpagaus, M.; Colfescu, I.; Cuxart, J.; De Wekker, S. F. J.; Grubišić, V.; Kalthoff, N.; Karl, T. G.; Kirshbaum, D. J.; Lehner, M.; Mobbs, S.; Paci, A.; Palazzi, E.; Bailey, A.; Schmidli, J.; Wittmann, C.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Zardi, D. (2022): A collaborative effort to better understand, measure and model atmospheric exchange processes over mountains.
    In: Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society 103/5, pp. E1282 - E1295. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Stöckl, S.; Rotach, M. W.; Kljun, N. (2022): Including the Urban Canopy Layer in a Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model.
    In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology 185, pp. 1 - 34. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Umek, L.; Gohm, A.; Haid, M.; Ward, H.; Rotach, M. W. (2022): Influence of grid resolution of large-eddy simulations on foehn-cold pool interaction.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 148/745, pp. 1840 - 1863. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Ward, H. C.; Rotach, M.; Gohm, A.; Graus, M.; Karl, T.; Haid, M.; Umek, L.; Muschinski, T. (2022): Energy and mass exchange at an urban site in mountainous terrain – the Alpine city of Innsbruck.
    In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 22/10, pp. 6559 - 6593. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Weiß, Cornelius; Gohm, Alexander; Rotach, Mathias Walter; Minda, Thomas Torora (2022): Dynamics of gap winds in the Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia: emphasis on strong winds at Lake Abaya.
    In: Weather and Climate Dynamics 3/3, pp. 1003 - 1019. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Other)
  • Price, Martin F.; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Juen, Irmgard; Adler, Carolina; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Kaser, Georg; Mayr, Stefan; Bahn, Michael; Björnsen Gurung, Astrid; Dax, Thomas; Duglio, Stefano; Fischer, Jan-Thomas; Füreder, Leopold; Kurmayer, Rainer; Machold, Ingrid; Mailer, Markus; Marke, Thomas; Marzeion, Ben; McDowell, Graham Matthew; Meyer, Michael; Neuburger, Martina; Nicholson, Lindsey; Nicolussi, Kurt; Oedl-Wieser, Theresia; Peters, Mike; Richter, Kristin; Rotach, Mathias; Rüdisser, Johannes; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando; Rutzinger, Martin; Schermer, Markus; Schirpke, Ute; Schneiderbauer, Stefan; Steiger, Robert; Stotten, Rike; Szarzynski, Joerg; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Ueno, Kenichi; Wohlfahrt, Georg (2022): The International Mountain Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2019 (IMC2019): A Synthesis with Recommendations for Research.
    In: Mountain Research And Development 42/1, pp. A1 - A16. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Jones, S.; Rotach, M. W.; Simmer, C.; et al. (2022): The German “Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research” (HErZ).
    In: EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts 19, No. EMS2022-647. (DOI) (Web link)

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