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Prof. Dr. Stefan Emeis

Prof. Dr. Stefan Emeis

Senior scientist (meteorologist)
group: Regional Coupling of Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes
room: 265
phone: +49 8821 183 240
fax: +49 8821 73 5 73
stefan emeisSPAM∂kit edu

Research subjects:

Influence of wind, turbulence, and stratification in the ABL on air quality

Remote sensing of the structure of the ABL with surface-based acoustic and optical instruments (Sodar, Ceilometer, RASS, windlidar), see Open Access paper Emeis et al. (2009)

Vertical structure of the urban boundary layer and turbulent fluxes in urban heat islands

Determination of the mixing layer height (e.g. for the determination of regional and diffuse emission strengths), see Open Access paper Emeis et al. (2008)

Vertical structure of the marine boundary layer (meteorological basics for wind energy), see, e.g., Emeis and Türk (2009), Türk and Emeis (2010), Foreman and Emeis (2010), Emeis (2010)


Current and recent projects:


UHI (Urban Heat Island) funded by Central Europe Adaptation and mitigation strategies for urban heat islands, in cooperation with the township of Stuttgart (ongoing)


TERENO: (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories), long-term investigation of consequences of Global Change for terrestrial ecosystems and the socioeconomic implications, member of Coordination team "Atmosphere" (CT Atmosphere), special interests: influence of mixing-layer height on turbulent flux measurements, ground-based remote sensing of mixing-layer height (ongoing)


VERITAS:  Verifikation der Turbulenzparametrisierung und der Beschreibung der vertikalen Struktur der maritimen atmosphärischen Grenzschicht in numerischen Simulationsmodellen zur Windanalyse und -vorhersage (Verification of turbulence parameterization and description of the vertical structure of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in numerical simulation models for wind analysis and forecast, July 1, 2008 to November 30, 2011). This project has become working package 5 of OWEA. Search for "Förderkennzeichen 0325060" on http://www.forschungsjahrbuch.de/ for an extended project description in German. Financed by the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU).


TUFFOErfassung und Bewertung des Einflusses turbulenter Feuchteflüsse auf die Turbulenz in Offshore Windparks (Assessment and evaluation of the impact of turbulent humidity fluxes on turbulence in offshore wind farms) July 2011 to June 2014, financed by the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU).


TALL WIND: Large wind turbines - the wind profile up to 400 metres (funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research (DSF)) (2008-2013) Project leader: Sven-Erk Gryning, Risoe DTU, description of wind profiles throughout the atmospheric boundary layer. Here, the focus will be on the influence of the mixing layer height on the shape of the vertical wind profile above the Prandtl (constant flux) layer.


OWID: (Offshore Wind Design Parameter): Analysis of wind and turbulence in the marine ABL from FINO1 data (research platform in the German Bight) (completed, April 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008). The complete PhD thesis of Matthias Türk may be found here or here as "Book on Demand"


ALPNAP: Surveillance and minimization of noise and air pollution due to transalpine traffic - INTERREG IIIB project (completed, final reports freely available).

Investigations of air quality and its impact on health by aerosol particles in Augsburg (west of Munich) in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental research of the University of Augsburg and Munich Helmholtz Centre (Institute of Epidemiology) in Neuherberg (ongoing).



Supernumerary Professor for Meteorology (apl Professur) at the University of Cologne.

Classes on meteorological measurement techniques (for diploma students).

Classes on meteorological measurement techniques (for students heading for the International Master of Environmental Sciences (IMES)) (in English)

Supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD studies


Boards and committees:

Deputy Editor in Chief and Book Review Editor of Meteorologische Zeitschrift

Review Editor der of Climate Research

Chairman of the VDI working group „surface-based remote sensing of meteorological parameters“

President of the Climate Advisory Board of the county Weilheim-Schongau


Complete (clickable) list of publications