Potsdam Institute  for Climate Impact Research                      



           arl-Friedrich Schleussner

Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner


Member of the COPAN joint Flagship of RD1 and RD4


Scientific Advisor at Climate Analytics


E-mail:    Carl-Friedrich.Schleussner [at] pik-potsdam.de

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
(Research Domain I: Earth System Analysis)

Telegrafenberg A62, 14473 Potsdam, Germany


Journal Publications


C. F. Schleussner, J.F. Donges, D.A. Engemann, and A. Levermann
Co-evolutionary behaviour selection in adaptive social networks predicts clustered marginalization of minorities,

Scientific Reports, 6:30790, 1–16, doi:10.1038/srep30790, (2016)
Preprint on: arxiv.org:1512.05013 [physics.soc-ph] (2016)


Schleussner, C.-F., Rogelj, J., Schaeffer, M., Lissner, T., Licker, R., Fischer, E. M., Knutti, R., Levermann, A., Frieler, K. and Hare, W.

Science and policy characteristics of the Paris Agreement temperature goal,

Nature Climate Change, 6, 827–835, doi:10.1038/nclimate3096, (2016)


Schleussner, C-F, Donges, JF, Donner, RV, and Schellnhuber, H-J,
Armed-conflict risks enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalized countries
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 113 (33), 9216–9221, doi:10.1073/pnas.1601611113, (2016),

Manuscript scripts and data

PIK news release.


Donges, JF, Schleussner, C-F, Siegmund, JF, and Donner, RV,
Event coincidence analysis for quantifying statistical interrelationships between event time series: on the role of flood events as triggers of epidemic outbreaks
European Physical Journal Special Topics, 225(3), 471-487 (2016),
DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2015-50233-y,
Preprint: arxiv.org:1508.03534 [physics.soc-ph],
PIK news release.

C. F. Schleussner, T. K. Lissner, E. M. Fischer, J. Wohland, M. Perrette, A. Golly, J. Rogelj, K. Childers, J. Schewe, K. Frieler, M. Mengel, W. Hare, and M. Schaeffer
Differential climate impacts for policy relevant limits to global warming: The case of 1.5 C and 2 C.
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 327-351, 2016, doi:10.5194/esd-7-327-2016,
Corrigendum to this article

Reyer CPO, IM Otto, S Adams, T Albrecht, F Baarsch, M Cartsburg, D Coumou, A Eden, E Ludi, R Marcus, M Mengel, B Mosello, A Robinson,C. F. Schleussner, O Serdeczny, J Stagl
Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development.
Regional Environmental Change, 1-12, 2015 doi: 10.1007/s10113-015-0893-z

Reyer CPO, S Adams, T Albrecht, F Baarsch, A Boit, N Canales Trujillo, M Cartsburg, D Coumou, A Eden, E Fernandes, F Langerwisch, R Marcus, M Mengel, D Mira-Salama, M Perette, P Pereznieto, A Rammig, J Reinhardt, A Robinson, M Rocha, B Sakschewski, M Schaeffer, C. F. Schleussner, O Serdeczny, K Thonicke
Climate change impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and their implications for development.
Regional Environmental Change, 1-21, 2015 doi: 10.1007/s10113-015-0854-6

C. F. Schleussner , D. V. Divine, J. F. Donges, A. Miettinen, R. V. Donner
Indications for a North Atlantic ocean circulation regime shift at the onset of the Little Ice Age
45,11,3623-3633, 2015, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2561-x

C. F. Schleussner , A. Levermann, M. Meinshausen
Probabilistic Projections of the Atlantic Overturning
Climatic Change Letters, 127,3,579-586, 2014
Supplementary information

Zemp, D. C., Schleussner C. F. , Barbosa, H. M. J., Van der Ent, R. J., Donges, J. F., Heinke, J., Sampaio, G., and Rammig, A.
On the importance of cascading moisture recycling in South America
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13337-13359, 2014

C. F. Schleussner , J. Runge, J. Lehmann, A. Levermann
The role of the North Atlantic overturning and deep-ocean for multi-decadal global-mean-temperature variability
Earth System Dynamics 5 (2014), 103-115, doi:10.5194/esd-5-103-2014.

C. F. Schleussner , G. Feulner
A volcanically triggered regime shift in the subpolar North Atlantic ocean as a possible origin of the Little Ice Age
Climate of the Past 9 (2013), 1321-1330, doi:10.5194/cp-9-1321-2013.

M.Mengel, A.Levermann, C. F. Schleussner , A. Born
Enhanced Atlantic subpolar gyre variability through baroclinic threshold in a coarse resolution model
Earth System Dynamics 3 (2012), 189-197, doi:10.5194/esd-3-189-2012.

C. F. Schleussner , K. Frieler, M. Meinshausen, J. Xin, A. Levermann
Emulating Atlantic overturning strength for low emission scenarios: consequences for sea-level rise along the North American east coast
Earth System Dynamics 2 (2011), 191-200, doi:10.5194/esd-2-191-2011.

Selig, U., Schleussner, C.F., Foerster, M., Langhojer, F., Nuernberger, P., Brixner, T.:
Coherent two-dimensional ultraviolet (2D-UV) spectroscopy in fully noncollinear geometry
Optics Letters 35 (2010), No. 24

O'Driscoll, I., Piwonski, T., Schleussner, C.F., Houlihan, J., Huyet, G. and Manning, RJ:
Electron and hole dynamics of InAs/ GaAs quantum dot semiconductor optical amplifiers
Applied Physics Letters, 91, 071111, 2007.





H.J. Schellnhuber, et al. (2013), Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience. Report commissioned by The World Bank, Washington, U.S.

H.J. Schellnhuber, et al. (2014), Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal. Report commissioned by The World Bank, Washington, U.S