Anja Katzenberger

Doctoral Researcher



Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


I am a PhD student in climate physics working on monsoon systems under changing conditions and the potential abruptness of these changes with Prof. Dr. Anders Levermann and Dr. Jacob Schewe. For this purpose, I work with a Monsoon Planet configuration of an atmosphere model (GFDL-AM2) that by its idealization allows to access elementary monsoon dynamics. Besides, I analyze how monsoon systems (Indian Monsoon, East Asian Monsoon) react to climate change using the latest generation of climate models (CMIP6). I am also interested in the socioeconomic impact of these projected changes in monsoon characteristics.

Katzenberger, A., Petri, S., Feulner, G., Levermann, A. (2024): Monsoon Planet: Bimodal rainfall distribution due to barrier-structure in pressure field. Journal of Climate. vol. 37, no. 4. 10.1175/JCLI-D-23-0055.1 

Katzenberger, A., Levermann, A., Schewe, J., Pongratz, J. (2022): Intensification of Very Wet Monsoon Seasons in India Under Global Warming. Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2022GL098856.

Katzenberger, A., Schewe, J., Pongratz, J., and Levermann, A. (2021): Robust increase of Indian monsoon rainfall and its variability under future warming in CMIP6 models. In: Earth System Dynamics 12, 367–386,

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Hernández-Lang et al. (2022): Clash of Titans: a MUSE dynamical study of the extreme cluster merger SPT-CL J0307-6225 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Main Journal

Zenteno et al. (2020): A joint SZ-Xray-optical analysis of the dynamical state of 288 massive galaxy clusters. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Main Journal 495, 705-725.

Gallé, J., Katzenberger, A.: Indian agriculture under climate change: The competing effect of temperaure and rainfall anomalies. Submitted.

Katzenberger, A., Levermann, A.: Consistent increase of East Asian Summer Monsoon rainfall and its variabiltiy under climate change over China in 34 coupled climate models. Under Review in ESD.