Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bodo Ahrens
Mesoskalige Meteorologie und Klima
Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Altenhöferallee 1
D-60438 Frankfurt/Main

Raum: 3.227
Tel: +49-(0)69-798-40244
Fax: +49-(0)69-798-40262

Short CV, Publications

Academic qualifications:

2004 Venia Docendi/Habilitation (postdoctoral thesis title: ``High-resolution evaluation of precipitation'') in Meteorology at the University of Vienna, Austria

1996 Promotion (Ph.D; thesis title “A radiation scheme for regional forecast models”) in Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany

1992 Diplom (~MSc) in Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany

1988 Vordiplom in Physics, University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany

1986 High-school diploma (Abitur), Hans-Furler-Gymnasium, Oberkirch, Germany

Attended special courses: 1992: Summer-school on Nonlinear Magnetohydrodynamic Processes, Göttingen, Germany; 1992: 10. Jerusalem Winter-school in Theoretical Physics, Jerusalem, Israel; 1995: Course on Reaction--Diffusion Equations, EUCOR, Basel, Switzerland; European Research Course on Atmospheres, Grenoble, France

Professional positions held:

2006 - present Professor for Mesoscale Meteorology and Climate, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2005 - 2006 Senior Scientist, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1998 - 2005 Research Assistant & Lecturer, Theoretical Meteorology and Climate, Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna, Austria

2000 Lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences Eisenstadt, Austria

1992 - 1998 Scientist at Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg, at Fraunhofer-Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, at Department of Environmental Meteorology,Technical University of Cottbus, and at Institute of Atmospheric Physics, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany

1988 - 1992 Undergraduate Scientist at Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, and at Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg, Germany

Examples of honours/distinctions/membership of societies, institutions, committees:

Chair Scientific Advisory Board of the COSMO-CLM Community (since 2010)

Project area leader of the LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (since 2008)

Advisory boards: CLM Community for regional climate modeling (since 2009); Hessian Centre on Climate Change, HLUG (since 2009)

Expert committees: Hydrometeoroloy of the German Meteorological Society (since 2009, board member, vice chair)

DFG round tables: Klimagespräch (2006), Scenarios - an interdisciplinary method used in water research (2010)

Editorial Boards: Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Springer (since 2007); Fortbildungszeitschrift prometof the German National Weather Service (since 2009); International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Hindawi (since 2012); Topical editor ASR, Copernicus Pub. (2010, 2011, 2012)

Member of the Meteorological Societies of Austria (since 2003), Germany (since 2006, ZVF vice chair since 2007, chair since 2011), and America (since 2008), AustroClim (2003-06)

Faculty Geoscience/Geography board (since 2007)

2008 - 2009 Acting Director: Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

ConvenerInterfacing hydrological and meteorological models in forecasting systems(EMS 2010, Zürich, EMS 2011, Berlin, EMS 2012, Lodz),Regionaler und Globaler Klimawandel(DACH 2010, Bonn),Precipitation variability and climate change(WMO QPE/QPF III, 2010, Nanjing - also IOC member)