Innovation Center Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Mauder


The activities of the Meteorology Innovation Centre focus on research and activities in the areas of "Meteorology at the boundary between land surface and atmosphere (surface-atmosphere interaction)", "Measurements (ground measurements and remote sensing)", "Modelling and simulation", "Urban climate" and "Micro- and mesoscale".


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Mauder

Dresden University of Technology
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Department of Hydrosciences
Institute of Hydrobiology and Meteorology
Chair of Meteorology
Pienner Str. 23
01737 Tharandt


Short Vita

  • since 2021 Professor of Meteorology at the Technical University of Dresden
  • 2012-2021 Head of the working group for transport processes in the atmospheric boundary layer at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • 2012-2018 Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Leader "Capturing all relevant scales of biosphere-satmosphere exchange - the enigmatic energy balance closure problem" at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2009-2012 Research associate at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • 2006-2009 Post-doctoral researcher at the Government of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa Research and Development Centre
  • 2002-2006 Doctoral studies (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Chair of Micrometeorology at the University of Bayreuth
  • 1997-2002 Degree in Geoecology at the University of Bayreuth


  • Investigation of the significance of fragmentation and spatial heterogeneities of the landscape for the intensity of interactions with the atmosphere
  • Definition and derivation of coupling measures, effective parameters and heterogeneity measures of the landscape
  • Investigation of meteorological effects on sound propagation for different land uses
  • Evaluation of interaction processes (energy and material fluxes) as part of the uncertainties in flux determination at landscape level
  • Investigation of quantitative wind climatology for wind energy applications at heights above 100 m
  • Investigations of the interactions (energy and material fluxes) of urban and rural boundary layers
  • Investigation of the influence of topography on processes in the atmospheric boundary layer
  • Measurement and modelling of water and carbon fluxes (site and landscape level)
  • Further development of analytical methods
  • Studies on water balances
  • Investigation and modelling of evaporation
  • Analyses of turbulent fluxes over forest stands
  • Regional and local climate analyses
  • Regional climate modelling (WRF - Weather Research and Forecasting Model)
  • Modelling the effects of climate change (e.g. with BROOK90, SWAT)
  • Analyses of the effects of climate change on  agriculture
  • Climate services (providing, checking, processing and analysing climate data)
  • Support for municipal organisations and institutions in municipal climate adaptation
  • Measurement and model simulation of the effects of urban structures on the thermal well-being of city dwellers
  • Assessment of thermal stress in urban neighbourhoods, taking into account various climate change adaptation measures
  • Quantification of the effects of urban greenery
  • Measurement and modelling of the dispersion of sound, particles and gaseous substances
  • Studies on the influence of urban surface properties on flow and thermodynamics
  • Investigation of cold air development and flow
  • Modelling of precipitation amplification due to the urban heat island effect
  • Numerous measuring and experimental stations

Research and development

  • Studies on the influence of local and regional interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere and their effects on processes in the atmospheric boundary layer

  • Work on water and carbon budgets

  • Studies on regional climate and climate change

  • Research on climatic interactions between urban structure and urban climate and the effects on urban residents

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