Danny Risto (PhD student)


Snow in subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) forecasting

Land surface processes, such as the relatively slow varying snow cover and amount, are sources of predictability for S2S forecasts. This PhD project investigates the impact of snow initialisation and modelling in S2S forecasts.


Since Dec 2019: PhD student at Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt

2016 – 2019: Master of Science (Meteorology) at Goethe University Frankfurt

2013 – 2016: Bachelor of Science (Meteorology) at Goethe University Frankfurt


Zittis, G., Ahrens, B., Obermann-Hellhund, A., Giannakis, E., Risto, D., Agulles Gamez, M., ... & Serghides, D. (2023). Maritime transport and regional climate change impacts in large EU islands and archipelagos. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41207-023-00370-6

Risto, D., Fröhlich, K., & Ahrens, B. (2022). Snow Representation over Siberia in Operational Seasonal Forecasting Systems. Atmosphere, 13(7), 1002. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13071002

Master thesis: Downscaling an Ensemble-based Reanalysis for the Danube Flood 1899


German Meteorological Society (DMG e.V.)

COSMO-CLM Community


Mesoskalige Meteorologie und Klima
Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Altenhöferallee 1
D-60438 Frankfurt/Main

Raum: 3.231
Tel: +49-(0)69-798-40235
E-mail: risto[at]iau.uni-frankfurt.de