Andries de Vries

Andries de Vries is a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in the weather systems of extreme precipitation events.

His main research activities aim for an improved process-based understanding of these extreme events in the dry subtropics, with links to their teleconnection patterns, predictability and future changes in a warming climate.

Also, he has interest in other aspects of the Earth’s hydrological cycle, such as tropical convection, ice clouds and stable water isotopes.

“The great Colorado floods of September 2013 with (left) the atmospheric processes leading to the heavy precipitation and (right) the flood aftermath (source:; credit: Terri Cook)”.



Röthlisberger, M., B. Scherrer, A. J. de Vries, and R. Portmann (2022), The role of cyclones and PV cutoffs for the occurrence of unusually long wet spells in Europe, Weather and Climate Dynamics Discussions,

De Vries, A. J., F. Aemisegger, S. Pfahl. and H. Wernli (2021), Stable water isotope signals in tropical ice clouds in the West African monsoon simulated in a regional convection-permitting model, Atm. Chem. Phys. Discuss. [preprint],

Diekmann, C. J., M. Schneider, P. Knippertz, A. J. de Vries, F. Aemisegger, F. Dahinden, B. Ertl, F. Khosrawi, S. Pfahl, H. Wernli, and P. Braesicke (2021), A Lagrangian perspective on stable water isotopes during the West African Monsoon, J. Geophys. Res.-Atm., 126,

De Vries, A. J. (2021), A global climatological perspective on the importance of Rossby wave breaking and intense moisture transport for extreme precipitation events, Weather and Climate Dynamics, 2, 129-161,

De Vries A. J., H. G., Ouwersloot, S. B., Feldstein, M. Riemer, A. M. El Kenawy, M. F. McCabe and J. Lelieveld (2018), Identification of tropical-extratropical interactions and extreme precipitation events in the Middle East based on potential vorticity and moisture transport, J. Geophys. Res.-Atm., 123, 861-881,

De Vries, A. J., S. B. Feldstein, M. Riemer, E. Tyrlis, M. Sprenger, M. Baumgart, M. Fnais and J. Lelieveld (2016), Dynamics of tropical-extratropical interactions and extreme precipitation events in Saudi Arabia in autumn, winter and spring, Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 1862-1880,

De Vries, A. J., E. Tyrlis, D. Edry, S.O. Krichak, B. Steil and J. Lelieveld (2013), Extreme precipitation events in the Middle East: Dynamics of the Active Red Sea Trough, J. Geophys. Res.-Atm., 118, 7087-7108,