Research at the Institute of Meteorology und Climatology
Our institute consists of three working groups acting with different fields of meteorology.
Head: apl. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Raasch, Dr. Björn Maronga
The PALM group (head: apl. Prof. Siegfried Raasch) focusses on studies of micro- and mesoscale turbulent atmospheric boundary layers using LES. Current projects are listed below. Other parts of our work include advancements of our simulation system PALM, in particular the development of highly scalable and parallelized methods for all parts of the simulation process chain (numerics, I/O, and visualization). Since 2016, the PALM junior research group (head: Dr. Björn Maronga) supports the work of the PALM group.
Radiation and Remote Sensing
Head: Prof. Dr. Gunther Seckmeyer
The main research interest of the Radiation and Remote Sensing group is to characterize solar radiation and its spatial and temporal behaviour. Solar radiation is altered by several factors like clouds, atmospheric gases, aerosols and ground albedo. We want to understand the changes imposed by these factors quantitatively. Finally we are interested in the impact of the solar radiation on humans and the environment.
Environmental Meteorology and Climatology
Head: Prof. Dr. Günter Groß
The research focus of the Environmental Meteorology and Climatology group is the immediate habitat of man. To evaluate the effects of weather, climate and air quality on the human body measurement systems are used and numerical models are developed that are able to calculate the micro-and mesoscale distributions of various meteorological variables.
Former Workgroup "General and Traffic Meteorology"
Head: Prof. i.R. Dr. Thomas Hauf
The General and Traffic Meteorology group focussed on the impacts of weather and climate on industry and traffic, especially the impact of adverse weather on the air traffic system. The aim was to develop and provide solution strategies and assistence for decision makers as well as for users of this traffic system.