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Prof. Dr. Andreas Pflitsch
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Department of Geography
Room IA 6/101
Phone: +49 (0) 234 32 - 26707
Mobil: +49 (0) 151 12468369
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum, Germany

Group office

Heike Pientka-Noll
IA 6/123
Office hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 - 12:30
Phone: +49 (0) 234 32 - 28313
Fax: +49 (0) 234 32 - 14469


Climatology group: about us

We are interested in how the climate system works and how it is linked to human activities. Knowledge about the complex interplay in the climate system contributes to the understanding of climate dynamics and the interpretation as well as evaluation of future developments.

Currently, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pflitsch of the working group Climatology of extreme locations serves as the temporary chair of Climatology. His current research projects can be found here.

Our other research focuses on:

Boundary layer processes

  • Interactions between land surface and atmosphere 
  • Impact of surface characteristics on the exchange of moisture, heat and momentum
  • Local wind developments and the interplay to the circulation aloft

Urban climate

  • Exchange processes in the PBL affecting the energy balance
  • Transport of pollutants
  • Air quality analysis

Our methods include ground-based measurements and satellite-based remote sensing. To reflect physical processes and mechanisms numerical models in process-based studies and dynamical downscaling approaches are used. For more information please visit our research pages.


Current events and announcements

Benjamin Bechtel, new chair of climatology

Monday, 28 January 2019

We welcome Dr. Benjamin Bechtel, the new chair of climatology. His research focuses in thermal time series analysis for urban climate monitoring, building a global database of form and function of cities and observation of...[more]

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