Dr. Christopher Simmons

Dr. Christopher Simmons

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2571
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

  • Climate modelling
  • Paleoclimates and glacial-interglacial change
  • Carbon cycle
  • Thermohaline circulation
  • Land use change
  • Climate impacts on art history and architecture
  • Tropical-like cyclogenesis in the Mediterranean Basin and in upper-level low environments
  • Downdraft-enhanced tornadogenesis in elevated supercells

Simmons, C. T., Mysak, L. A., and Matthews, H. D.: An investigation of carbon cycle dynamics since the                                                                     Last Glacial Maximum: Complex interactions between the terrestrial biosphere, weathering, ocean alkalinity,                                                                     and CO2 radiative warming in an Earth system model of intermediate complexity, Clim. Past Discuss.,                                                               doi:10.5194/cp-2016-24, in review, 2016.

Simmons, C. T., & H. D. Matthews. "Assessing the implications of human land-use change for the                                                                         transient climate response to cumulative carbon emissions." Environmental Research Letters 11.3 (2016): 035001

Moore, T. R., Matthews, H. D., Simmons, C., & Leduc, M. (2015). Quantifying changes in extreme                                                                         weather events in response to warmer global temperature. Atmosphere-Ocean: 53, 412-425.

Simmons, C.T. & Matthews, H.D. (2015) “Climate Change and Dryland Ecosystems.”
Chapter 1 in Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate-
Change Adaptive Traits. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis CRC Press.

Simmons, C.T., Matthews, H.D., & Mysak, L.A. (2015) The role of terrestrial carbon storage
as a contributor to the deglacial CO2 rise. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2646-

Simmons, C.T., Mysak, L.A., & Matthews, H.D. (2013) Investigation of the natural carbon
cycle since 6000 BC using an intermediate complexity model: The role of Southern Ocean
ventilation and marine ice shelves. Atmosphere-Ocean, 51: 187-212.

Brault, M.O., Mysak, L.A., & Matthews, H.D., & Simmons, C.T. (2013) Assessing the
impact of the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions on global vegetation and climate.
Climate of the Past, 9: 1761-1771.

Simmons, C.T. & Mysak, L.A. (2012) Stained glass and climate change: How are they
connected? Atmosphere-Ocean, 50: 219-240.

Simmons, C.T.& Mysak, L.A. (2010) The transmissive properties of Medieval and
Renaissance stained glass in European churches. Architectural Science Review: 53, 251-274.

Palmod: German Climate Modeling Initiative (https://www.palmod.de/)