Professor Hartmut Graßl

Professor Dr. Hartmut Graßl

  • Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Graßl, born 1949 in Salzberg near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany, is Director emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, and retired Professor of the University of Hamburg (Germany)

Scientific Functions
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 10/1999-30 September 2005
Professor for General Meteorology at the Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg10/1999-31  March 2005
Director of the World Climate Research Programme, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Geneva (Switzerland) 1994-1999
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg,1989-1994
Professor for General Meteorology at the Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg 1988-1994
Head of the Institute of Physics at the GKSS-Research Centre (GKSS), Geesthacht (Germany), 1984-1988
Professor for Theoretical Meteorology at the Institute of Marine Sciences, Christian Albrecht University, Kiel (Germany) 1981-1984
Head of a Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 1976-1981 Scientist, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 1971-1976

Scientific Education
Habilitation in Meteorology, University of Hamburg, June 1978
Ph.D. in Meteorology, University of Munich, June 1970
Diploma in Physics, University of Munich, November 1966

Research Areas
Satellite-supported remote sensing ; remote sensing of the lower atmosphere with lidar and radar, aerosols and climate, global climate change

Board Functions
Chair of the Advisory Council on Climate of the Government of the Federal Free State of Bavaria, 2007
Member of the Advisory Council on Climate Protection of the Government of the Federal State of Hamburg, 2007
Vice-Chair of the Panel on World Data Centres (Geosciences) ofthe International Council for Science (ICSU), 2006
Member of the Board of the Munich Re Foundation, 2004
Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences in Kiel (Germany) and Member of the Institute’s Council, 2004
Vice-President of the Nansen International Environment and Remote Sensing Centre (NIERSC) Foundation in St. Petersburg (Russia), 2001
Chair of the Society Assembly of the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research, 2001
Board of Trustees, Scintec AG, Tübingen (Germany) 2000- Chair of the Global Change Advisory Council to the German Government 1992-1994; 2001-2004

Awards
Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German Order of Merit), 2002
German Environmental Prize (Deutsche Bundesumweltstiftung), 1998
Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse (German Order of Merit), 1995
Member of the Academia Europaea, 1994
Max Planck Prize, 1991
Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, 1988
Young Scientist Award of the German Meteorological Society, 1971

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