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Diplom-Engineer Technical University of Berlin, 1969.
Doctor Engineer (Dr.-Ing.) in Fluid Mechanics, 1973.
Post-doc at National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1974/75.
Habilitation (Dr.-Ing. habil. and Privatdozent) at the University Karlsruhe, 1978.
From 1982 until 2012, Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, Germany.
Since 1986, Professor at the Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich (Theoretical Meteorology).
Since 1991, temporary scientific coordinator of a Priority Research Programme of the German Science Association, of the Atmospheric Research Programme within the BMBF/DLR Programme "Pollution from Air Traffic", and of several EU-Projects (AERONOX,
POLINAT-1 und -2
) and co-coordinator of
in 1998/9: Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 3 "Aviation-Produced Aerosols and Cloudiness" of the IPCC Assessment "Aviation and the Global Atmosphere".
2004-2007: elected Reviewer of the German Science Foundation (DFG).
Awarded with the Alfred-Wegener-Medaille 2001 of the German Meteorological Society for "outstanding contributions to the meteorological sciences on many areas of tropospheric and stratospheric research".
Awarded with the
Aachen and Munich Prize for Technique and Applied Natural Sciences 2005
for “his trendsetting work on turbulence modelling and its application on the dispersion of atmospheric pollution, in particular in connection with aviation”.
Awarded with the
Lewis Fry Richardson Medal 2007 of the European Geosciences Union
for “fundamental and pioneering work on the 'realizibility' of turbulence models and their wide application in geophysical flows, notably to establish through accurate simulation the chemical effects of aircraft emissions on the stratosphere.”
Prediciton of Condensation Trails
Publications in journals and books
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