Dr Nathalie Schaller
Position:Visiting research associate, Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Member:ECI Climate Research Theme
Nathalie joined the ECI in June 2013 as a visiting research associate on a Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship for prospective researchers. She is also a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.
Currently, Nathalie's research focuses on quantifying the global response of the climate system in idealised model simulations. One of her interests lies in investigating whether the climate system responds linearly to carbon dioxide forcings of different intensities. She is also working on projects to quantify how climate sensitivity evolves in time and how it might be dependent on the pattern of surface warming. She has further been involved in studies about the reversibility of the climate system's state and in particular how changes in the ocean circulation can affect the surface climate. Recently, she has become interested in identifying whether human influence increased the odds of certain extreme weather events to occur.
Nathalie holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where her research focused on quantifying the response of the Earth's hydrological cycle and energy cycle in future warming scenarios. As a part of her PhD, she also worked on methods to evaluate global climate models for precipitation. Prior to her PhD, Nathalie obtained a MSc in atmospheric and climate science with a Minor in physical glaciology and a BSc in Earth Sciences, both from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
- Schaller, N., J. Cermak, M. Wild and R. Knutti (2013): The sensitivity of the energy budget and water cycle to CO2 and solar forcing. Earth System Dynamics, 4, 253-266, .doi:10.5194/esd-4-253-2013
- Jackson, L., N. Schaller, R. S. Smith, M. D. Palmer and M. Vellinga (2013): Response of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation to a reversal of greenhouse gas increases. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1842-5.
- Wu, P., L. Jackson, A. K. Pardaens and N. Schaller (2011): Extended warming of the northern high latitudes due to an overshoot of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L24704, doi:10.1029/2011GL049998.
- Schaller, N., 2012. The global hydrological cycle and energy budget under climate change - Model evaluation and sensitivity studies. PhD thesis.
- Schaller, N., I. Mahlstein, J. Cermak and R. Knutti (2011): Analyzing precipitation projections: A comparison of different approaches to climate model evaluation, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D10118, doi:10.1029/2010JD014963.
- Schaller, N., 2009. How well do current climate models simulate the precipitation mean, trends and variability? Master's thesis.
- Schaller, N., Griesser, T., Fischer, A.M., Stickler, A. and S. Brönnimann, 2009. Climate effects of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption: Historical and present perspectives. Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich 154, 31-40.
- Schaller, N., 2007. Klimaauswirkungen des Krakatau Ausbruchs. Bachelor's thesis.