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Current group members

Senior Scientists, Postdocs, Junior Scientists and PhD students (state July 2018). Following data protection laws I have removed all personal information about group members from this website. Currently there are about 35 members in my group (40 if you count in Co-Supervision).

Permanent Positions

 P01: Head Data Assimilation, Algorithms, Ensemble DA, Particle Filters etc [RP]
 P02: Operations+Algorithms for DA, HPC Expert, Covariances; Obs: Radio Occultations; Radiosondes [HA]
 P03: Operations+Algorithms for DA, Obs: Radar Radial Winds [EB]
 P04: Operations+Algorithms for DA, Obs: Microwave Satellite Data [SH]
 P05: Operations+Data Monitoring & Impact, EDA, Bacy, Obs: AMV, Scatterometer, WIND DA [AC]
 P06: Head KENDA, Obs-Operators LAM, Ensemble-DA [CS]
 P07: Operations+Algorithms KENDA, BACY [HR]
 P08: Radar Data Assimilation (LHN, Volume), GPS/GNSS Observations [KS]
 P09: Head SINFONY, Radar Operator and Assimilation, NWC+NWV Integration [UB]
 P10: Satellite DA in LAM Mode, Surface Remote Sensing DA [AS]
 P11: General Coordinator Satellite DA, Radiance Assimilation IR/MW/VIS {50%} [CKW]
 P12: Technical Coordinator Sat DA, Radiance Assimilation IR/MW/VIS [RF]
 P13: VIS Operator, Adjoint Operators, Interchannel Corr, IR/MW DA [OS]
 P14: Surface Fields DA, SST, Snow, Ice, Soil Moisture Ass SMA [ML]
 P15: {MetBW Position} Satellite IR/MW/VIS [HWB]
 P16: Support Activities and Secretarial Work [DE]

Temporary Positions and PhD Students (Principle Supervisor)

 T01: {50%} PC Scores Satellite Radiances [SM]                             Core Funding 2017-2020, [2015-17]   
 T02: GPS/GNSS Assimilation/Tomography [MB]                                SFP/IAFE 2015-2018, [2012-15]
 T03: Lightning DA [LN]                                                    IAFE Sinfony 08/2017-2021   
 T04: Satellite DA over Land [KR]                                          IAFE ICON-SAT-IR 1 2016-2020
 T05: Development of Ensemble Reanalysis System [TR]                       HErZ 2016-2019      
 T06: Data Assimilation of VIS-SEVIRI [LB]                                 IAFE Sinfony 2017-2021
 T07: Data Assimilation RADAR Refl+Objects [CW]                            IAFE Sinfony 2017-2021  
 T08: Eumetsat Fellowship, Wind Rec from IR DA [MP]                        EUMETSAT 2017-2019      
 T09: SEVIRI IR Data Assimilation in KENDA [AH]                            IAFE KENDA-IR 2015-2019
 T10: mFund Flottenwetterkarte, Car Data [ZP]                              BMVI 10/2017-08/2020
 T11: mFund Flottenwetterkarte, Ultra-Rapid DA [WA]                        BMVI 11/2017-08/2020        
 T12: PhD Student No 16, IR/MW Radiances, Particle Filter                  IAFE 2017-2019, [2015-17]
 T13: Rapid Update Cycle RUC + Remote Sensing Data convective scale [NN]   SINFONY Project 2018-2020
 T14: Boundary Layer relevant Observations in KENDA [CSg]                  gridcast 2019-2021
 T15: RTTOV Operator and NWP-SAF work [CSt]                                NWP-SAF 2018-2022
 T16: MFASIS Operator Development, SEVIRI VIS Clouds + Aerosol [NN]        IAFE 2019-2022
 P1: PhD Student No 14, Reading, Ensemble DA with Radiances [JO]          UoR/Uni Wisconsin 2015-2019
 P2: PhD Student No 17, Reading DA model reconstruction [BO]              UoR/GOV  2015-2019
 P3: PhD Student No 15, Reading, DA for Neural Delay Equations [JA]       UoR/GOV 2014-2018       

Sinfony = “Seamless INtegrated FOrecastiNg sYstem”, a system bringing nowcasting and numerical weather prediction into a uniform framework.
IAFE = Innovation in Applied Research and Development Programme
SFP = Special Research Programme
BMVI = Ministery for Transport and Digital Infrastructure
GOV = Government Funding
UoR = University of Reading

PhD Students Co-Supervisor

 P4: PhD Karlsruhe, DA for ART Models, [LM]             Co-Supervisor, 2018-2020 
      with Prof. Christoph Kottmeier, Dr. Bernhard Vogel
 P5: PhD Karlsruhe, DA for ART Models, [VB]             Co-Supervisor,  2017-2020
      with Prof. Christoph Kottmeier, Dr. Bernhard Vogel
 P6: PhD Imperial College/University of Reading, [OL]   Co-Supervision, 2016-2019
      with Prof. Dan Crisan and Prof. Peter-Jan van Leeuwen
 P7: PhD La Reunion, SAT-DA with KENDA, [FK]            Co-Supervision, 2016-2019 
      with Dr. Sylvain Cross/Reuniwatt Paris                  
 P8: PhD Karlsruhe, Life Cycle Predictions for NWC      Co-Supervisor, 2017-2019
      with Prof. Michael Kunz, Dr. Uli Blahak, Dr. Kathrin Wapler

Upcoming Positions

 Permanent Positions to come:
 * Renewal of Staff Position after retirement: 1 position in 01/2019, MetBW
 * EPS-SG: 2 permanent positions Satellite DA
 * EPS-SG: 1 permanent position Satellite DA for Surface Fields in NWP
 Temporary Positions: 
 * Postdoc (3 Years, DWD) in 11/2018
 * Postdoc (3 Years, DFG) in 7/2019
 * Postdoc (3 Years, DFG) in 1/2019
 * Postdoc (IAFE Programme, 4 Years) in 2019
 * Postdoc (IAFE Programme, 4 Years) in 2019

Collaborative Positions within DWD and at Partner Institutes

These people work directly on data assimilation for our system in coordination with our core staff members.

 * HErZ Project Uni Frankfurt, Land Surface Temperature Assimilation [CS] 
 * IAFE Position on Reanalysis Development, jointly with Climate Monitoring at DWD, from 1/2019

HErZ Centre for Data Assimilation LMU Munich


The HErZ Centre for Data Assimilation at LMU Munich is carrying out research in intense collaboration with the DWD Division on Data Assimilation, we jointly develop the KENDA ensemble data assimilation system and work on a range of observation operators and projects.

 T01: HErZ Head LMU Munich, Remote Sensing Data in KENDA [MW]
 T02: HErZ Head DWD at LMU, LETKF for Nonlinear Problems [TJP]
      Model Error, Radar DA in KENDA, Mode-S Data in KENDA, Localization, QPEns, parameter 
 T03: HErZ Operator and Assimilation for RTTOV NIR/VIS [LS] 
 T04: HErZ Centre for Data Assimilation LMU Munich, Sensitivity Analysis [SG]
 T05: HErZ Centre for Data Assimilation LMU Munich, Predictability [KB]
 T06: HErZ Centre for Data Assimilation LMU Munich, Sat DA idealized [JS]
 T07: HErZ Centre for Data Assimilation LMU Munich, Observation Impact [TN]
 T08: DFG: LMU Munich, QPEns, Radar DA in KENDA [YZ]
 T09: DFG: QPEns, parameter estimation in KENDA, boundary layer, LMU Munich [YR]
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