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Dr. Joachim Fallmann

Dec. 2015
group: Now at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre

Fallmann, Joachim

Research profile

  • Application and development of mesoscale climate- air chemistry models (WRF-Chem) in order to investigate the impact of urban areas on regional atmospheric circulation patterns and air quality during climatological extreme events (European Heat Wave 2003)
  • Analysis of the impact of urban heat island mitigation strategies on urban boundary layer properties and concentration of primary and secondary pollutants in urban environments
  • Coupling of urban canopy models to WRF/ WRF-Chem
  • Investigate the impact of urban vegetation on ozone formation through emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs)
  • Simulation of wind field characteristics in complex terrain using large eddy simulations (WRF-LES)

Education and scientific career

  • Since July 2014: Research scientist at IMK-IFU
  • July 2014: PhD in Meteorology, Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University Cologne. PHD-Thesis: "Numerical simulations to assess the effect of urban heat island mitigation strategies on regional air quality".
    Link to thesis: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/5913/
  • July 2011 - July 2014: PhD student at KIT, IMK-IFU at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Project: EU Central Europe project 3CE292P3_UHI on adaptation and mitigation strategies for urban heat islands.
  • April 2001 - July 2011: Research Associate at the Department of Geosciences at Ludwig Maximilians- Universität München (chair of Prof. Wolfram Mauser)
  • October 2005 - April 2011: Academic Studies of Geography (Diplom) at the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München (LMU). Diploma Thesis:  "Analysis of passive microwave data of the radiometer 'ELBARA II' located in Puch near Fürstenfeldbruck and retrieval of soil moisture from measured brightness-temperatures and comparison with 'L-MEB-Model. Project: "SMOSHYD: Integrative analysis of SMOS soil moisture data"


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