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Curriculum vitae


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born 1948 in Mühlhausen/Thuringia, married, one child

Academic education and professional activities:

studies in meteorology at Humboldt University Berlin, graduated (grade:"exellent")

scientist in the research department of the Meteorological Service of the GDR. Assistance in the development of numerical weather forecast models.

expert scientist in the department "Basis and Information" of the Central Office for Climatology. Main fields: Development and application of statistical procedures, investigation of regional-climatic phenomenons, advisory activity for administration and economy.

doctorate - Dr. rer. nat., Theme: "The application of the Welch-analysis to non-normally distributed measurements".

expert scientist in the climate research department of the Meteorological Observatory Potsdam. Focus of work: Climate analysis and diagnosis on a regional scale.

expert scientist in the research department of German Weather Service without changing the field.

As of April 1st, 1992
scientist and deputy head in the climate research department of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research. Present field: problem solutions as to the questions of climate impact on a global and regional scale.

qualification for a lectureship, theme: "Definition and description of climatological extremes"


Lecturer at the “Freie Universität” Berlin

Since 2004
Professor for systematic climatology at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin

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