- 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"
Dr. Joachim Fallmann
group: Now at Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre