Peer-Reviewed Publications


R. Lorenz, E. L. Davin, D. M. Lawrence, R. Stöckli, and S. I. Seneviratne (2013). How important is vegetation phenology for euro- pean climate and heat waves? J. Clim., 26: 10,077 – 10,100, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00040.1 [PDF]

R. Stöckli (2013, 2017 Update). The HelioMont Surface Solar Radiation Processing. Scientific Report 93, MeteoSwiss, 122 pp. [PDF]


T. Rutishauser, R. Stöckli, J. Harte, and L. Kueppers (2012). Climate change: Flowering in the  greenhouse. Nature, 485:448–449, doi: 10.1038/485448a. [PDF]

A. B. Tawfik, R. Stöckli, A. Goldstein, S. Pressley, and A. L. Steiner (2012). Quantifying the contribution of environmental factors to isoprene flux interannual variability. Atmospheric Environment, 54:216 – 224, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.02.018. [PDF]

R. Posselt, R. W. Mueller, R. Stöckli, and J. Trentmann (2012). Remote sensing of solar surface radiation for climate monitoring — the CM-SAF retrieval in international comparison. Remote Sens. Environ., 118, 186–198, 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.11.016. [PDF]


Stöckli, R., T. Rutishauser, I. Baker, M. Liniger, and A. S. Denning (2011), A global reanalysis of vegetation phenology, J. Geophys. Res. – Biogeosciences, 116, G03020, doi:10.1029/2010JG001545. [PDF]

R. Müller, J. Trentmann, C. Träger-Chatterjee, R. Posselt, and R. Stöckli (2011). The role of the effective cloud albedo for climate monitoring and analysis. Remote Sensing, 3:2305–2320. doi: 10.3390/rs3112305. [PDF]

Journee M., R. Stöckli, and C. Bertrand (2011). Sensitivity to spatio-temporal resolution of satellite-derived daily surface solar irradiation. Remote Sensing Letters, 3(4):315–324, 2011. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2011.593579. [PDF]

Posselt, R., R. Müller, R. Stöckli, and J. Trentmann (2011), Spatial and temporal homogeneity of solar surface irradiance across satellite generations, Remote Sensing, 3, 1029–1046, doi:10.3390/rs3051029. [PDF]

Davin, E. L., R. Stöckli, E. B. Jaeger, S. Levis and S.I. Seneviratne (2011), COSMO-CLM2: A new version of the COSMO-CLM model coupled to the Community Land Model, Clim. Dyn., published online, doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1019-z. [PDF]


Teuling, A. J., S. I. Seneviratne, R. Stöckli, M. Reichstein, E. Moors, P. Ciais, S. Luyssaert, B. van den Hurk, C. Ammann, C. Bernhofer, E. Dellwik, D. Gianelle, B. Gielen, T. Gruenwald, K. Klumpp, L. Montagnani, C. Moureaux, M. Sottocornola, and G. Wohlfahrt (2010), Contrasting response of european forest and grassland energy exchange to heatwaves, Nature Geoscience, 3(10), 722–727, doi:10.1038/NGEO950.  [PDF]

Teuling, A. J., R. Stöckli, and S. I. Seneviratne (2010), Bivariate colour maps for visualizing climate data, Int. J. Climatology, p. doi:10.1002/joc.2153. [PDF]

Baker, I. T., A. S. Denning, and R. Stöckli (2010), North american gross primary productivity: regional characterization and interannual variability, Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 62(5), 533–549, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00492.x. [PDF]

Franssen, H. J. H., R. Stöckli, I. Lehner, E. Rotenberg, and S. I. Seneviratne (2010), Energy balance closure of eddy-covariance data: A multisite analysis for european fluxnet stations, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150(12), 1553–1567, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.08.005. [PDF]


Randerson, J. T., F. M. Hoffman, P. E. Thornton, N. M. Mahowald, K. Lindsay, Y.-H. Lee, C. D. Nevison, S. C. Doney, G. Bonan, R. Stöckli, C. Covey, S. W. Running, and I. Y. Fung (2009), Systematic assessment of terrestrial biogeochemistry in coupled climate-carbon models, Global Change Biology, 15(10), 2462–2484, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01912.x. [PDF]

Jaeger, E. B., R. Stöckli, and S. I. Seneviratne (2009), Analysis of planetary boundary layer fluxes and land-atmosphere coupling in the regional climate model clm, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114, doi:10.1029/2008JD011658. [PDF]

Rutter, N., R. Essery, J. Pomeroy, N. Altimir, K. Andreadis, I. Baker, A. Barr, P. Bartlett, A. Boone, H. Deng, H. Douville, E. Dutra, K. Elder, C. Ellis, X. Feng, A. Gelfan, A. Goodbody, Y. Gusev, D. Gustafsson, R. Hellstroem, Y. Hirabayashi, T. Hirota, T. Jonas, V. Koren, A. Kuragina, D. Lettenmaier, W.-P. Li, C. Luce, E. Martin, O. Nasonova, J. Pumpanen, R. D. Pyles, P. Samuelsson, M. Sandells, G. Schaedler, A. Shmakin, T. G. Smirnova, M. Staehli, R. Stöckli, U. Strasser, H. Su, K. Suzuki, K. Takata, K. Tanaka, E. Thompson, T. Vesala, P. Viterbo, A. Wiltshire, K. Xia, Y. Xue, and T. Yamazaki (2009), Evaluation of forest snow processes models (snowmip2), Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 114, doi:10.1029/2008JD011063. [PDF]

Ahrends, H. E., S. Etzold, W. L. Kutsch, R. Stöckli, R. Bruegger, F. Jeanneret, H. Wanner, N. Buchmann, and W. Eugster (2009), Tree phenology and carbon dioxide fluxes: use of digital photography at for process-based interpretation the ecosystem scale, Climate Research, 39(3), 261–274, doi:10.3354/cr00811. [PDF]


Stöckli, R., D. M. Lawrence, G. Y. Niu, K. W. Oleson, P. E. Thornton, Z. L. Yang, G. B. Bonan, A. S. Denning, and S. W. Running (2008), Use of fluxnet in the community land model development, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113(G1), doi:10.1029/2007JG000562. [PDF]

Stöckli, R., T. Rutishauser, D. Dragoni, J. O’Keefe, P. E. Thornton, M. Jolly, L. Lu, and A. S. Denning (2008), Remote sensing data assimilation for a prognostic phenology model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113(G4), doi:10.1029/2008JG000781. [PDF]

Oleson K. W., G. Y. Niu, Z. L. Yang, D. M. Lawrence, P. E. Thornton, P. J. Lawrence, R. Stöckli, R. E. Dickinson, G. B. Bonan, S. Levis, A. Dai, and T. Qian (2008). Improvements to the community land model and their impact on the hydrological cycle. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113 (G1), Mar. 2008. doi: 10.1029/2007JG000563. [PDF]

Huss, M., R. Stöckli, G. Kappenberger, and H. Blatter (2008), Temporal and spatial changes of laika glacier, canadian arctic, since 1959, inferred from satellite remote sensing and mass-balance modelling, Journal of Glaciology, 54(188), 857–866. [PDF]

Rogiers, N., F. Conen, M. Furger, R. Stöckli, and W. Eugster (2008), Impact of past and present land-management on the c-balance of a grassland in the swiss alps, Global Change Biology, 14(11), 2613–2625, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01680.x. [PDF]

Ahrends, H. E., R. Bruegger, R. Stöckli, J. Schenk, P. Michna, F. Jeanneret, H. Wanner, and W. Eugster (2008), Quantitative phenological observations of a mixed beech forest in northern switzerland with digital photography, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 113(G4), doi:10.1029/2007JG000650. [PDF]


Stöckli, R., P. L. Vidale, A. Boone, and C. Schaer (2007), Impact of scale and aggregation on the terrestrial water exchange: Integrating land surface models and rhone catchment observations, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 8(5), 1002–1015, doi:10.1175/JHM613.1. [PDF]

Studer, S., R. Stöckli, C. Appenzeller, and P. L. Vidale (2007), A comparative study of satellite and ground-based phenology, International Journal of Biometeorology, 51(5), 405–414, doi:10.1007/s00484-006-0080-5. [PDF]

Schaefer, K. M., T. Zhang, P. P. Tans, and R. Stöckli (2007), Temperature anomaly reemergence in seasonally frozen soils, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 112(D20), 10.1029/2007JD008630. [PDF]

Bruegger, R., S. Studer, and R. Stöckli (2007), Changes in plant development monitored on the individual plant and over geographical area, Schweiz. Z. Forstwes., 158(7), 221–228. [PDF]


Stöckli, R., E. Vermote, N. Saleous, R. Simmon, and D. Herring (2006), True color earth data set includes seasonal dynamics, EOS, 87(5), 49, 55 [PDF]

Herzog, F., B. Steiner, D. Bailey, J. Baudry, R. Billeter, R. Bukacek, G. De Blust, R. De Cock, J. Dirksen, C. Dormann, R. De Filippi, E. Frossard, J. Liira, T. Schmidt, R. Stockli, C. Thenail, W. van Wingerden, and R. Bugter (2006), Assessing the intensity of temperate european agriculture at the landscape scale, European Journal of Agronomy, 24(2), 165–181, doi:10.1016/j.eja.2005.07.006. [PDF]


Stöckli, R., and P. Vidale (2005), Modeling diurnal to seasonal water and heat exchanges at european fluxnet sites, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 80(2-4), 229–243, doi:10.1007/s00704-004-0102-3. [PDF]

Vidale, P., and R. Stöckli (2005), Prognostic canopy air space solutions for land surface exchanges, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 80(2-4), 245–257, doi:10.1007/s00704-004-0103-2. [PDF]


Stöckli, R., and P. Vidale (2004), European plant phenology and climate as seen in a 20-year avhrr land-surface parameter dataset, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25(17), 3303–3330, doi:10.1080/01431160310001618149. [PDF]

Technical Reports

Oleson, K. W., D. M. Lawrence, G. B. Bonan, M. G. Flanner, E. Kluzek, P. J. Lawrence, S. Levis, S. C. Swenson, P. Thornton, A. Dai, M. Decker, R. Dickinson, J. Feddema, C. L. Heald, F. Hoffman, J.-F. Lamarque, N. Mahowald, G.-Y. Niu, T. Qian, J. Randerson, S. Running, K. Sakaguchi, A. Slater, R. Stöckli, A. Wang, Z.-L. Yang, X. Zeng, and X. Zeng (2010), Technical description of version 4.0 of the community land model (clm), NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-478+STR, NCAR. [PDF]

Oleson, K. W., G.-Y. Niu, Z.-L. Yang, D. M. Lawrence, P. E. Thornton, P. J. Lawrence, R. Stöckli, R. E. Dickinson, G. B. Bonan, and S. Levis (2007), CLM3.5 Documentation, Technical Report, NCAR. [PDF]

Book Chapters

Seneviratne, S. I., and R. Stöckli (2007), The role of land-atmosphere interactions for climate variability in europe, in Climate Variability and Extremes during the Past 100 Years, Advances in Global Change Research, vol. 33, edited by S. Brönnimann, J. Luterbacher, T. Ewen, H. Diaz, R. Stolarski, and U. Neu, p. 364pp, Springer. [PDF]

Book Illustrations

King, M. D., C. L. Parkinson, K. C. Parting- ton, and R. G. Williams (Eds.) (2007), Our Changing Planet, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. [Publisher’s site]

Solomon,S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K. Avery, M. Tignor, and H. Miller (Eds.) (2007), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 996 pp. [Publisher’s site]

Palmer, D. (2006), The Complete Earth, Quercus, 46 Dorset Strteet, London W1U7NB, UK. [Publisher’s site]

Diplomas and Theses

Stöckli R. (2004). Modeling and observations of seasonal land-surface heat and water exchanges at local and catchment scales over Europe. Doctoral thesis (ETH No. 15742), ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Switzerland. [PDF] [Thesis Cover]

Stöckli R. (2000). Time and Space dependent Biophysical Land Surface Parameters from AVHRR NDVI Data for Use in Regional Climate Models. Diploma thesis. ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Switzerland. [PDF]

Stöckli R. (1999). Sozialpsychologische Einflussfaktoren der oeffentlichen Risikowahrnehmung von elektromagnetischer Strahlung bei Mobilfunk-Basisstationen. Term project at the ETH Zurich UNS institute, Switzerland. Only available in German [PDF]

Stöckli R. (1998). Messungen an PSI- und Nafion-Membranen zur Bestimmung des Methanol-Diffusionskoeffizienten. Term project at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Only available in German [PDF]

Stöckli R. (1993). Radioaktivitaet. Matura thesis. Kantonsschule Sursee, Switzerland. Only available in German [PDF]

Stöckli R. (1991). Synthetic Speech Production with my Microcomputer System. Project at the 1991 Asea Brown Boweri (ABB)  Youth Workshop on electrotechnics and informatics. Only available in German [PDF]