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Prof. Dr. Manfred Wendisch

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Mesoskalige Prozesse und Numerische Wettervorhersage
Institutsgebäude
Prager Straße 34-36, Room 507
04317 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36657
Fax: +49 341 97-32899

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Prof. Dr. Manfred Wendisch

Institute Head

Institute for Meteorology
Institutsgebäude
Stephanstraße 3, Room 2
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32851
Fax: +49 341 97-32899

Abstract

• 2006-2009: W2 (Associate) Professor for Experimental Meteorology at the University of Mainz

• Since 2009: W3 (Full) Professor for Meteorology at the University of Leipzig

• Since 2010: Speaker of the DFG Priority Program 1294 (HALO)

• Since 2016: Speaker of the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB/TRR 172 (Arctic Amplification)

• Since 2018: Member of the DFG Senat Commission on Earth System Research

• Since 2020: Member of the German National Committee SCAR/IASC

• Since 2020: Member of the Curatorium of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research

• Since 2020: Member of the DFG Board 313 « Atmospheric and Climate Research » for subject 313-01 « Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere », Deputy Speaker

• Since 2020: Speaker of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Weather Service

• Since 2021: Vice-President of IRC (International Radiation Commission)

• Since 2021: Elected Member of the Senat of the University of Leipzig

Professional career

  • 01/1988 - 07/1988
    Synoptic forecaster in practical weather service (Meteorological Service of the GDR, Leipzig).
  • 08/1988 - 05/1992
    Scientific Assistant at the University of Leipzig, Institute for Meteorology,Focus of Work: Optics of the atmosphere and atmospheric aerosol particles
  • 08/1988 - 05/1992
    Graduation as PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Title of Dissertation: "Determinability of optically-equivalent refractive index of atmospheric aerosol particles from ground-based extinction and scattering measurements of solar radiation"
  • 06/1992 - 09/2006
    Project Scientist (with tenure) at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (IfT) in Leipzig. Focus of Work: Airborne Measurements of aerosol and cloud physical properties of warm, boundary layer clouds
  • 06/1992 - 05/2003
    Habilitation at the University of Leipzig (Dr. rer. nat. habil.)Title of Habilitation Thesis: „Absorption of Solar Radiation in the Cloudless and Cloudy Atmosphere“
  • 05/2003
    Venia Legendi (Associate Professor) for Meteorology at the University of Leipzig
  • 09/2003 - 08/2004
    Fellowship of National Research Council (NRC) at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA. Focus of Work: Scattering of solar radiation at non-spherical ice crystals, subtropical cirrus
  • 08/2004 - 03/2006
    Return to Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig Focus of Work: Solar and thermal infrared radiative properties of cirrus, climate impact of aerosol particles, satellite retrievals
  • 10/2006 - 03/2009
    Associate-Professor for „Experimental Meteorology“ (W2) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany
  • 02/2008
    Invited Guest-Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • since 08/2008
    Guest-Professor (permanent), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, Beijing, China
  • since 04/2009
    Full University Professor (W3) for „Mesoscale Processes and Numerica Weather Prediction“ at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM), University of Leipzig
  • since 04/2009
    Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM)
  • 01/2010 - 12/2010
    Invited Guest-Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • 03/2011 - 04/2011
    Invited Master-Course (18 hours of lectures) on "Atmospheric Radiation And Its Application in Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Clouds”, given at The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, Beijing, China
  • 03/2013 - 05/2013
    Faculty Member of the Department of Atmospheric Physics at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, Invited Master Course on “Cloud Physics
  • 04/2018 - 05/2018
    Invited Guest-Professor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Science Division, Polar Observations and Processes Team, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Education

  • 09/1969 - 08/1977
    Elementary and Grammar School
  • 09/1977 - 08/1981
    High School, Graduation with A-level
  • 09/1981 - 08/1982
    Professional School of Weather Service of the former GDR in Potsdam, Graduation as “Technical Assistant of Meteorology
  • 09/1982 - 08/1987
    Study of Meteorology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin,Diploma degree (comparable to MSc) in Meteorology, Title of diploma thesis: „Sensitivity Tests of Numerical Models in Meteorology”
  • Atmospheric radiation
  • Airborne measurements (airplane, tethered balloon)
  • Interpretation using simulations (radiative transfer and weather forecast models)
  • Radiative energy budget of clouds, microphysical properties
  • Arctic mixed phase clouds, subtropical trade wind clouds, cirrus
  • HALO coordination of ACRIDICON
    Wendisch, Manfred
    Duration: 01/2010 - 12/2016
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Mesoskalige Prozesse und Numerische Wettervorhersage
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  • HALO coordination project
    Wendisch, Manfred
    Duration: 01/2010 - 12/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Mesoskalige Prozesse und Numerische Wettervorhersage; SPP 1294: Bereich Infrastruktur - Atmospheric and earth system research wit the "High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft" (HALO)
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  • SFB/Transregio 172 „Arktische Verstärkung“ Central services, administration and coordination (Z01)
    Wendisch, Manfred
    Duration: 01/2016 - 12/2023
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Mesoskalige Prozesse und Numerische Wettervorhersage; SFB Transregio 172: Arktische Verstärkung: Klimarelevante Atmosphären- und Oberflächenprozesse und Rückkopplungsmechanismen (AC)3
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more projects

  • Wendisch, M.; Macke, A.; Ehrlich, A. et al.
    The Arctic Cloud Puzzle: Using ACLOUD/PASCAL Multiplatform Observations to Unravel the Role of Clouds and Aerosol Particles in Arctic Amplification
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2019. 100 (5). pp. 841-871
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  • Pithan, F.; Svensson, G.; Caballero, R.; Chechin, D.; Cronin, T. W.; Ekman, A. M. L.; Neggers, R.; Shupe, M. D.; Solomon, A.; Tjernstrom, M.; Wendisch, M.
    Role of air-mass transformations in exchange between the Arctic and mid-latitudes
    Nature Geoscience. 2018. 11 (11). pp. 805-812
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  • Wendisch, M.; Pöschl, U.; Andreae, M. O. et al.
    ACRIDICON–CHUVA Campaign: Studying Tropical Deep Convective Clouds and Precipitation over Amazonia Using the New German Research Aircraft HALO
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2016. 97 (10). pp. 1885-1908
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  • Ansmann, A.; Petzold, A.; Kandler, K.; Tegen, I.; Wendisch, M.; Müller, D.; Weinzierl, B.; Müller, T.; Heintzenberg, J.
    Saharan Mineral Dust Experiments Samum–1 And Samum–2
    Tellus B. 2011. pp. 403-429
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  • Bierwirth, E.; Wendisch, M.; Ehrlich, A.; Heese, B.; Tesche, M.; Althausen, D.; Schladitz, A.; Müller, D.; Otto, S.; Trautmann, T.; Dinter, T.; Hoyningen-Huene, W. V.; Kahn, R.
    Spectral Surface Albedo Over Morocco And Its Impact On Radiative Forcing Of Saharan Dust
    Tellus B. 2009.
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more publications

  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Dynamics and Synoptics
  • Cloud Physics
  • Airborne Physical Measurement Methods
  • Numerical Weather Forecast
  • Mathematical Methods in Meteorology
  • M.Sc. Meteorology

    • Lecture Dynamics and Synoptics in module 12-111-1001 (2 SWS)
    • Exercise Dynamics and Synoptics in module 12-111-1001 (1 SWS)
    • Lecture Atmospheric Radiation in module 12-111-1019 (2 SWS)
    • Exercise Atmospheric Radiation in module 12-111-1019 (1 SWS)
    • Lecture Airborne Physical Measuring Methods in module 120-111-1035 (2 SWS)
    • Lectures on Terrestrial Radiation
    • Advanced Weather Discussions
    • PhD Seminar
    • Colloqium Meteorology


  • B.Sc. Meteorology

    • Lectures on Fundamentals of Cloud Physics, Module 120-111-0011 (1 SWS)
    • Lectures on Synoptic Meteorology
    • Lectures on Mathematical Methods in Meteorology: Vector Analysis and Integro-Differential Equations
    • Weather Discussion