Dr Annika Günther

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research on Greenhouse Gas mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions), and on emissions data, both as part of the IMPACT and ISIpedia projects.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20837
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


2018-today: Postdoc at Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK).

2014-2017: PhD at the Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurengase und Fernerkundung at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT-IMK-ASF).

2007-2013: Diploma of Hydrology at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), including a guest stay of one year at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL), and a second guest stay to work on the diploma thesis at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL).

Gütschow, J., A. Günther, M. L. Jeffery, and R. Gieseke (2021): The PRIMAP-hist national historical emissions time series (1850-2018), DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4479172.

Günther, A., Gütschow, J., and Jeffery, M. L.: NDCmitiQ v1.0.0: a tool to quantify and analyse GHG mitigation targets, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2020-392, in review, 2021.

Günther, A., J. Gütschow, and M. L. Jeffery (2020): NDCmitiQ: a tool to quantify and analyse GHG mitigation targets (Version v1.0.0), DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4286369, URL: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4286369, Zenodo.

Gütschow, J., M. L. Jeffery, and A. Günther (2020): PRIMAP-crf: UNFCCC CRF data in IPCC categories (PRIMAP-crf-2019-v2), DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3775575, URL: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3775575.

Gütschow, J., Jeffery, M. L., Günther, A., and Meinshausen, M. (2020): Country resolved combined emission and socio-economic pathways based on the RCP and SSP scenarios, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., DOI: 10.5194/essd-2020-101, URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-101, in review, 2020.

Gütschow, J., M. L. Jeffery, A. Günther, and M. Meinshausen (2020): Country Resolved Combined Emission and Socio-Economic Pathways Based on the RCP and SSP Scenarios - Dataset, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3638137, URL: https://zenodo.org/record/3638137#.X3RPy4uxWUk.

Gütschow, J., L. Jeffery, R. Gieseke, and A. Günther (2019): The PRIMAP-hist national historical emissions time series (1850-2017), DOI: 10.5880/PIK.2019.018, URL: http://dataservices.gfz-potsdam.de/pik/showshort.php?id=escidoc:4736895.

Geiges, A., P. Y. Parra, C. Fyson, A. Günther, B. Hare, M. Schaeffer, and U. Fuentes Hutfilter (2019): How can Paris Agreement commitments be improved now to close the gap to 1.5°C: Global long-term temperature outcomes of incremental versus transformational ambition scenarios for NDCs updates by 2020, Climate Analytics, https://climateanalytics.org/media/ndc_closing_the_gap_to_1p5c.pdf.

Günther, A. (2018): Stratospheric sulphur: MIPAS/Envisat measurements and chemical transport model simulations of carbonyl sulphide, sulphur dioxide, and sulphate aerosol, DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000084913, URL: https://publikationen.bibliothek.kit.edu/1000084913.

Günther, A., M. Höpfner, B.-M. Sinnhuber, S. Griessbach, T. Deshler, T. v. Clarmann, and G. Stiller (2018): MIPAS observations of volcanic sulfate aerosol and sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-1217-2018, URL: https://acp.copernicus.org/articles/18/1217/2018/acp-18-1217-2018.pdf.

Barbosa, R., N. Lapa, H. Lopes, A. Günther, D. Dias, and B. Mendes (2014): Biomass fly ashes as low-cost chemical agents for Pb removal from synthetic and industrial wastewaters, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2014.03.013, URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021979714001337.