Head of the department: Prof. Dr. Robert Sausen
The department "Atmospheric Dynamics" studies the atmospheric motion and the transport of energy and mass within the atmosphere. It employs several numerical simulation models and uses a diversity of atmospheric data sets. The department has two main research topics: Global and mesoscale modelling. Additionally, a group manages and operates the IT structure of the institute.
Current research topics include:
The department uses the following simulation models:
The department evaluates meteorological datasets from a variety of sources (e.g. ECMWF-Analyses, satellite data products, etc.). It uses specific statistical methods for data analysis (e.g. cluster analysis, fingerprint technique, etc.).