MSc Keno Riechers

Doctoral Researcher

Keno Riechers holds a master's degree in Physics from the University of Hamburg. After working in climate policy consultancy he returned to science and now investigates past abrupt climatic shifts evident in paleoclimate records with a special focus on uncertainty propagation. His work is part of the project 'Tipping Points in the Earth System' (TIPES).


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


School of Engineering and Design, Earth System Modelling, Technical University of Munich (Munich)

  • rigorous propagation of data uncertainties to statements on the temporal order of events during past abrupt climate change using Bayesian methods
  • assessment of conceptual models given uncertain data
  • hypothesis testing with uncertain data samples
  • development of a toolkit for time series analysis applicable to paleoclimate proxy records
  • study of glacial cycle models with respect to their pullback attractors
  • conceptual modeling of past abrupt climate change

  • Riechers, K., Gottwald, G. & Boers, N.: Glacial abrupt climate change as a multi-scale phenomenon resulting from monostable excitable dynamics. Submitted to Journal of Climate. (2023)
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  • Riechers, K., Gorjão, L.R., Hassanibesheli, F., Witthaut, D., Lind, G.P. & Boers, N.: Stable stadial and interstadial states of the last glacial’s climate identified in a combined stable water isotope and dust record from Greenland. Earth System Dynamics, 14, 593–607. (2023)
  • Riechers, K., Mitsui, T., Boers, N. & Ghil, M.: Orbital insolation variations, intrinsic climate variability, and Quaternary glaciations. Climate of the Past, 18, 863–893. (2022)
  • Riechers, K., & Boers, N.: Significance of uncertain phasing between the onsets of stadial–interstadial transitions in different Greenland ice core proxies. Climate of the Past, 17, 1751–1775. (2021)
  • Myrvoll-Nilsen, E. Riechers, K., Rypdal, M.W. & Boers, N.: Comprehensive uncertainty estimation of the timing of Greenland warmings in the Greenland ice core records. Climate of the Past, 18, 1275–1294. (2022)
  • Riechers, K., Hueck, K., Luick, N., Lompe, T. & Moritz, H. Detecting Friedel oscillations in ultracold Fermi gases. Eur. Phys. J. D 71, (2017).

  • Tipping Points of the Earth System