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Born: 13. September 1958, Copenhagen, Denmark
Family status: Married to Conni 17. April 1982
Children: Nanna, born 6. September 1985
Monica, born 25. June 1988
Adjunct Professor in climate physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Nov 2009 - Oct 2014
Affiliated to Greenlandic Climate Research Centre; Nuuk, Greenland
Oct 2009 - Present
Director, Centre for Regional change in the Earth System (CRES)
Aug 2006 - Present
Scientific Head (Forskningsleder), Danish Climate Centre; the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen
Jan 2006 - Jul 2006
Acting Head of Programme (fungerende Forskningleder), Danish Climate Centre; the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen
Feb 1997 - Dec 2005
Senior Advisor at the Danish Climate Centre; the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen
Jan 1995 - Jan 1997
Senior scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen.
Feb 1992 – Aug 1992
Visiting scientist at Meteo France, Toulouse
May 1991 – Jun 1991
Visiting scientist at Meteo France, Paris
Aug 1990 – Dec 1994
Research associate at the Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen
Jan 1987 - Jul 1990
Research scholarship at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. (Externally financed by the Carlsberg Foundation). (Ph.D. Dissertation, 1990).
Nov 1986 - Dec 1986
Research scholarship at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. (Externally financed by the SARC Foundation).
Jan 1986 - Jul 1986
Carlsberg Foundation Scholarship in connection with Master's Thesis.
Ph.D., 1990, in Astrophysics from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Dissertation title: "Large Scale Deviations from the Hubble Flow". PhD Professor: Bernhard Jones.
Master degree, 1986 in Physics and Mathematics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Major in Astrophysics; thesis project in Cosmology.
Recent national and international project (PI) and other grants:
- Analyse af IPCC delrapport 2 – effekter, klimatilpasning og sårbarhed, Danish Nature Agency 2014 (Grant: EU 27.000)
- Nordic infrastructure on Earth System Modelling (NordicESM), Coordinating PI Jón Egill Kristjánsson, University of Oslo, Norway. Nordic Council of Ministers – NordForsk; Period 2014-2017 (Grant: EU 67.000)
- Arctic Sea Ice and Greenland Ice Sheet Sensitivity (Ice2Ice), Corresponding PI Eystein Jansen, Bjerknes Centre, Bergen, Norway. ERC-Synergy Grant; Period 2014-2019 (Grant: EU 1.868.000)
- Quantification of densification and meltwater retention on the Greenland Ice Sheet – closing the surface mass balance gap (RETAIN), Coordinating PI Jason Box, GEUS. Danish Council for Independent Research (Grant: 120.000)
- Analyse af IPCC delrapport 2 – Effekter, klimatilpasning og sårbarhed; Period 2014. Naturstyrelsen (Grant: EU 25.000)
- Short and long term ablation modelling based on Automatic Weather Station data and Regional Climate Model (SAMAR), Coordinating PI Gudfinna Adalgeirsdottir, University of Iceland; Period 2014-2017. Rannís, The Icelandic Research Fund (Grant: EU 25.000)
- eScience Tools for Investigating Climate Change at High Northern Latitudes (eSTICC) Coordinator Andreas Stohl, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Nordic Centre of Excellence; Period 2014-2019. Topforskningsinitiativet NordForsk (Grant: EU 200.000)
- IMPacts and Risks from high-End Scenarios: Strategies for Innovative solutiONS (IMPRESSIONS), Coordinator Paula Harrison, Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE), Period 2013-2018. EU FP7 (Grant: EU 283.000)
- EUopSTART for FP7 application LU4MI, Period 2013; Danish Research Council (Grant: EU 20.000)
- Modelling European Regional Climate: Understanding and Reducing Errors (MERCURE). Coordinator: Dr. Richard Jones, the Hadley Centre, Bracknell, UK, Period: 1997-2000. EU contract no. ENV4-CT97-0485. (Grant: EU 220.000)
- Tundra Degradation in the Russian Arctic (TUNDRA). Coordinator: Dr. Peter Kuhry, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland, Period: 1998-2000. EU contract no. ENV4-CT97-0522. (Grant: EU 120.000)
- Project to Intercompare Regional Climate Simulations (PIRCS). Coordinators: Dr. William J. Gutowski, Jr., P. Eugene S. Takle, and Dr. Raymond W. Arritt, Iowa State University, USA, Period: 1995 – 2008(?) (No grant)
- Regional Earth System Modelling Network for the Arctic (RESMoNA). Coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, Danish Climate Centre, Period 2001-2003. Nordic Council of Ministers NARP. (Grant: EU 54.000)
- Application of seasonal climate forecasts for improved management strategies for crops in Western Africa, Coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, Danish Climate Centre, Period 2001-2003. Rådet for Ulandsforskning (RUF), Denmark. (Grant: EU 73.000)
- Prediction of Regional scenarios and Uncertainties for Defining EuropeaN Climate change risks and Effects – PRUDENCE, Coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, Danish Climate Centre Period 2001-2004. EU contract no. EVK2-CT2001-00132. (Grant: EU 3.426.000)
- Consequences of weather and climate changes for marine and freshwater ecosystems Conceptual and operational forecasting of the aquatic environment (CONWOY). Coordinator Prof. M. Søndergård (FBL/KU), Period 2002-2006. Danish Research Council. (Grant: EU 300.000)
- Global implications of Arctic climate processes and feedbacks (GLIMPSE), Coordinator Prof. Klaus Dethloff, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany, Period 2002 – 2005. EU contract no. EVK2-CT-2002-00164 (Grant: EU 180.000)
- Climate and Energy, Coordinator Árni Snorrason Iceland, Nordic Energy Research. Period 2003-2006. (Grant: EU 25.000)
- Numerical Methods in Meteorology - A Symposium in Honour of Bennert Machenhauer, Organiser J.H. Christensen, 2004. Danish Research Council. (Grant: EU 10.000)
- ENSEMBLES IP, Coordinator Dave Griggs, Hadley Centre, UK. RT3 Sub-coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, DMI. Period 2004 – 2009. EU contract no. GOCE-CT-2003-505539. (Grant: EU 604.000)
- Regional Climate Change for Greenland and surrounding seas, Coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, Danish Climate Centre, Period 2006. DANCEA; Danish Ministry of the Environment (Grant: EU 128.000)
- Recent and future permafrost variability, retreat and degradation in Greenland and Alaska: An integrated approach, Coordinator Prof. Vladimir Romanovsky, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Period 2006 – 2010. National Science Foundation (Grant: EU 50.000)
- WATer and global CHange (WATCH) IP, Coordinator Richard Harding, CEH Wallingford, UK. Period 2007 - 2011. EU contract no. GOCE-CT-2006-036946. (Grant EU 560.415)
- Climate and Energy Systems, Coordinator Árni Snorrason Iceland, Nordic Energy Research. Period 2007 – 2010. (Grant: EU 73.000)
- The freshwater budget of the Nordic Seas (FreshNor). Coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, Danish Climate Centre, Period 2007-2009. Nordic Council of Ministers – NordForsk (Grant: EU 135.000)
- HYdrological Modelling for Assessing Climate Change Impacts at differeNT Scales (HYACINTS), Coordinator Jens Christian Refsgaard, GEUS, Period 2008-2011; Det Strategiske Forskningsråds Programkomite for Energi og Miljø - Minor strategic research initiative. (Grant: EU 366.000)
- Climate screening in Ghana and Zambia, Coordinator Kirsten Halsnæs, UNEP Centre Risø; DANIDA. (Grant: EU 23.000)
- Corporation’s adaption to climate change and their need for geo spatial information and risk scenarios , Coordinator Birgitte Holt Andersen, COWI, Period 2009-2010; ESA (Grant: EU 29.400)
- Effects of climate change on emerging natural toxins in plant and seafood production (EMTOX), Coordinator H.J. (Ine) van der Fels-Klerx, Wageningen UR, Period 2009-2011. EU-SAFEFOODERA contract. (Grant: EU 28.500)
- CC-DARE consultancy on climate modelling workshop, Contractor Dr. Todd Ngara, UNEP RISØ, Denmark, Period 2009-2010 (Grant: EU 72.000)
- Centre for Regional change in the Earth System (CRES), Coordinator Dr. J.H. Christensen, Danish Climate Centre, Period 2009-2014; Det Strategiske Forskningsråds Programkomite for Energi og Miljø – Strategic Research Centre (Grant: EU 3.925.000)
- Højopløselige klimasimuleringer for Grønland og omliggende farvande med en koblet regional klimasystem model (regional klimamodel), Coordinator Søren Rysgaard, Naturinstituttet, Nuuk; Period 2010-2014; Projekt ved Grønlandsk Klimaforskningscenter, Det Strategiske Forskningsråd, (Grant: EU 338.000 + EU 135.000 + EU 135.000)
- A changing cryosphere – depicting ecosystem-climate feedbacks as affected by permafrost, snow and ice (DEFROST) Coordinator Torben R. Christensen, Lund University, Nordic Centre of Excellence; Period 2010-2014. Topforskningsinitiativet NordForsk (Grant: EU 200.000)
- Consultancy on Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Region, A Climate Change Flagship Report by the World Bank in partnership with the League of Arab States; Period 2011-2012; World Bank (Grant: EU 25.000)
- Appui à l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique en Afrique de l’Ouest par l’Amélioration de l’Information Climatique; Demandeur AGRHYMET, Niger; Period 2012-2014; Danida (Grant: EU 3.625.000)
Other professional duties and experiences
- Contributing Author to Summary for Policymakers in the contribution from WG-I to IPCC's 5th Assessment Report (AR5).
- Coordinating Lead Author on the upcoming contribution from WG-I to IPCC's 5th Assessment Report (AR5), Chapter 14: Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change.
- Lead Author on the AMAP SWIPA report: Chapter 3. Climate Model Projections for the Arctic and Chapter 8: The Greenland Ice Sheet in a changing climate.
- Contributing Author to Summary for Policymakers in the contribution from WG-I to IPCC's 4th Assessment Report (AR4).
- Coordinating Lead Author on the contribution from WG-I to IPCC's 4th Assessment Report (AR4), Chapter 11: Regional Climate Projections.
- Lead Author on the contribution from WG-I to IPCC's 3rd Assessment Report, Chapter 10: Regional Climate Information – Evaluation and Projections.
- Contributing Author on IPCC's 2nd Assessment Report
- Contributing Author on the ACIA report, Chapter 4: Future Changes of Climate and UV: Modelling and Scenarios for the Arctic Region
- Member of WCRP Taskforce on Regional Climate Modelling and Downscaling (TFRCD) 2006-2009
- Member of the Board of Directors of The Canadian Regional Climate Modeling and Diagnostics Network (CRCMD) 2006 - 2010
- Guest editor on PRUDENCE special issue of Climatic Change, 2007, 81 Supl. 1
- Reviewer for Nature, Nature Geoscience, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, Science, GRL, JGR, J.Clim, Clim. Dyn., Tellus, Clim. Change, Clim. Res., Glob.Plan.Change, Polar Res., AMBIO, Theo. Appl. Clim., J. of Glaciology, PNAS, JMS of Japan, Ecology Letters, the Cryosphere.
- A reviewer for the Academi of Finland, the Austrian Research Council, Belgium Research Council, Canadian Environmental Research and NSERC, Czech Science Foundation, Dutch Climate Programme, la Recherche Luxemburg, Norwegian Research Council, German Research (BMBF), The EU Framework Programmes, European Science Foundation, National Science Foundation (USA), South African Research Council, Helmholtz Gemeinschaft (Germany), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank.
- Chairman of the Danish Meteorological Society 2001-2007.
- Member of Scientific Advisory Panel to the “Koordineringsenhed for forskning i klimatilpasning (KFT)” 2007 – 2012
- Associate Editor of JGR-Atmospheres 2010 –
- Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Centre for Climate Dynamics at
- the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen, Norway 2011 –
- Member of Climate Simulation Laboratory Allocation Panel (CSLAP), UCAR/NCAR, USA 2011 – 2013
- Member of the PAGES (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht) Evaluation Panel 2012
- Member of Climate Change and Atmospheric Research Selection Committee (CCAR), National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2012 – 2013
- Member of Scientific Advisory Panel for AGRHYMET, 2012 –
- Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for ‘Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather processes’, 2013 –
- Member of the NA-CORDEX Science Committee, 2013 –
- Member of JGR-Atmospheres Editor Search Committee 2013
- Member of evaluation panel on ‘Arctic Research Programme’, Academy of Finland, 2014
- Member of the Program Board of the ‘Polar Research programme (POLARPROG)’, the Research Council of Norway 2014 - 2018
Contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC.
Web of Science
Articles with citation data: 77
Times cited: 4017
Average citations: 52.17
Master and PhD supervision (extern supervisor) since 1995
Master students: 1995, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012(3), 2013(3)
Sissi Kiilsholm, COGCI, University of Copenhagen 2000-2003
Rikke Magrethe Closter, Conwoy, University of Copenhagen 2003 - 2007
Lieke van Roosmalen, FIVA, Univertity of Copenhagen 2005 - 2009
Gitte Brandt Hedegaard, COGCI, Univertity of Copenhagen 2007 - 2011
Søren Højmark Rasmussen, HYACINTS, Univertity of Copenhagen 2008 – 2011
Morten Andreas Dahl Larsen, HYACINTS, University of Copenhagen 2009 – 2012
Lauren Paige Seaby, HYACINTS, University of Copenhagen 2009 – 2012
Rasmus Anker Pedersen, CiC, University of Copenhagen 2013 - 2016
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