Prof. Dr. habil. Veronika Eyring

Head of Earth System Model Evaluation and Analysis Departement
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre (IPA)
82234 Wessling, Germany
Phone:    +49-8153-28-2533 

Email: Veronika Eyring


Professor and Chair of Climate Modelling
University of Bremen
Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP)
Otto-Hahn-Allee 1
28359 Bremen, Germany
Phone:  +49-421-218-62733

Scopus Author ID: 13402933200
ResearcherID: O-9999-2016



Universität Bremen

Biography: Veronika Eyring is Head of the Earth System Model Evaluation and Analysis Department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute of Atmospheric Physics and Professor of Climate Modelling at the University of Bremen. She maintains a strong collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR, USA) as Affiliate Scientist, with the DLR Climate Informatics Group in Jena that she founded in 2017, and with the team of the European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant on "Understanding and Modelling the Earth System with Machine Learning (USMILE)". Veronika's research focuses on Earth system modeling and process-oriented model evaluation and analysis, including artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, to improve climate projections and technology assessments. She has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate assessments since many years, including her role as Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 3 “Human influence on the climate system” in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group I published in 2021. Veronika is involved in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) since many years, for example through her roles as Chair of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Panel (2014-2020) and member of scientific steering committees including the Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM) from 2008-2018. She was PI of the Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) until 2020 and is a member of the European Lab for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) since 2019. Veronika received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2021 for her significant contributions to improving the understanding and accuracy of climate projections through process-oriented modeling and model evaluation.

Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP)               

Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool)

ERC Synergy Grant Understanding and Modelling the Earth System with Machine Learning (USMILE)




(I) Understanding and Modelling the Earth System with Machine Learning (USMILE)

(II) Earth System Model Evaluation and Analysis

  • Previous Projects (selected)
    • BMBF Verbundprojekt CMIP6: Bereitstellung des nationalen Beitrags zur Datenbasis des IPCC/AR6  und Unterstützung der CMIP6+-Aktivitäten in Deutschland
    • EU Horizon 2020 Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach (CRESCENDO)
    • IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI)
    • Chemistry Climate Model Validation Activity for SPARC (CCMVal)
    • Copernicus Climate Change Service Metrics and Access to Global Indices for Climate Projections (C3S-MAGIC)
    • DLR Project Earth System Model Validation (ESMVal)
    • EU FP7 Project Earth system Model Bias Reduction and assessing Abrupt Climate change (EMBRACE)
    • MiKlip - Decadal Predictions, Climate Model Validation by confronting globally Essential Climate Variables from models with observations (ClimVal)
    • SCOUT-O3 Validation and Intercomparison of Coupled Chemistry Climate Models (Work package 1.1)
    • Atmospherical processes in a changing climate (AFO 2000/KODYACS, TOPOZ III)

(III) Impact of Ship Emissions on Atmosphere and Climate (until 2012)


University of Bremen:

LMU (until 2017):

  • An Introduction to Global Atmospheric Modeling (Sommersemester 2011)
  • An Introduction to Global Atmospheric Modeling (Sommersemester 2012)
  • An Introduction to Global Atmospheric Modeling (Sommersemester 2013)
  • An Introduction to Global Earth System Modeling (Sommersemester 2014-2017)

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