Dr. Urs Beyerle

Dr.  Urs Beyerle


ETH Zürich

Knutti, Reto

CHN N 16.2

Universitätstrasse 16

8092 Zürich


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Research area

I'm a member of the Climate Physics group at IAC. I'm responsible for porting and running the CESM climate model, maintaining locally installed scientific software and acquiring climate data (e.g. CMIP5, CORDEX).


  • I'm the head of IT at IAC
  • I'm responsible for Linux, Storage, Web/Wiki/Versioning and IT Security
  • I'm taking part in the openSUSE community
  • I'm a developer of Scientific Linux a RedHat based Linux distribution

Additional information

Selected Publications

  • Fischer E. M., U. Beyerle, C.F. Schleussner, A.D. King, R Knutti, Biased estimates of changes in climate extremes from prescribed SST simulations, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 45, 16, 8500-8509, doi:10.1029/2018GL079176, 2018
  • Baker, H.S. , R.J. Millar, D.J. Karoly, U. Beyerle, B.P. Guillod, D. Mitchell, H. Shiogama, S. Sparrow, T. Woollings, M.R. Allen, Higher CO2 concentrations increase extreme event risk in a 1.5 °C world, Nature Climate Change, Volume 8, 604-608, doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0190-1, 2018
  • Huber, M., U. Beyerle, and R. Knutti, Estimating climate sensitivity and future temperature in the presence of natural climate variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2086-2092, doi:10.1002/2013GL058532, 2014 [PDF]
  • Fischer, E.M., U. Beyerle, and R. Knutti, Robust spatially aggregated projections of climate extremes, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate2051, 2013 [PDF]
  • Sedlacek, J., R. Knutti, O. Martius, and U. Beyerle, Impact of a reduced Arctic sea-ice cover on ocean and atmospheric properties, Journal of Climate, 25(1), 307-319, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI3904.1, 2012 [PDF]
  • Huber C., U. Beyerle, M. Leuenberger, J. Schwander, R. Kipfer, R. Spahni, J.P. Severinghaus, K. Weiler, Evidence for molecular size dependent gas fractionation in firn air derived from noble gases, oxygen, and nitrogen measurements, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 243, 61-73, 2006 [PDF]
  • Raible, C. C., T. F. Stocker, M. Yoshimori, M. Renold, U. Beyerle, C. Casty, and J. Luterbacher, Northern Hemispheric trends of pressure indices and atmospheric circulation patterns in observations, reconstructions, and coupled GCM simulations, Journal of Climate, 18, 3968-3982, 2005 [PDF]
  • Beyerle, U., J. Rueedi, M. Leuenberger, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer, and A. Dodo, Evidence for periods of wetter and cooler climate in the Sahel between 6 and 40 kyr BP derived from groundwater, Geophys. Res. Lett. , 30(4), 1173, doi:10.1029/2002GL016310, 2003 [PDF]
  • Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur, T. Graf and R. Kipfer, A mass spectrometric system for the analysis of noble gases and tritium from water samples, Environ. Sci. Technol., 34 (10), 2042-2050, 2000 [PDF]
  • Aeschbach-Hertig, W., F. Peeters, U. Beyerle and R. Kipfer, Palaeotemperature reconstruction from noble gases in ground water taking into account equilibration with entrapped air. Nature 405: 1040-1044, 2000 [PDF-file]
  • Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur and R. Kipfer, Infiltration of river water to a shallow aquifer investigated with 3H/3He, noble gases and CFCs. J. Hydrol., 220, 169-185, 1999 [PDF]
  • Schär, Ch., D. Lüthi, U. Beyerle, E. Heise, The Soil-Precipitation Feedback: A Process Study with a Regional Climate Model. Journal of Climate, 12 (3), 722-741, 1999 [PDF]
  • Beyerle, U., R. Purtschert, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. M. Imboden, H. H. Loosli, R. Wieler and R. Kipfer, Climate and groundwater recharge during the last glaciation in an ice-covered region. Science, 282, 731-734, 1998 [PDF]

PhD and Diploma Thesis

  • Beyerle, U. (1999). Groundwater Dynamics, Paleoclimate and Noble Gases. Ph.D. thesis, ETH Zürich, Nr. 13078, ETH Zürich. [PDF-file (13.4 MB)]
  • Beyerle, U. (1995). Die sommerliche Wasserbilanz in einem regionalen Klimamodell. diploma thesis, ETH Zürich.


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