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Peter Schmid

Atmospheric Environmental
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


since 2007 Director, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Environmental Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and Professor, Chair for Atmospheric Environmental Research, Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany 2005-2007 Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 2002-2007 Co-Director, Institute for Research in Environmental Science (IRES), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 2001-2005 Associate Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 1995-2001 Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA 1993-1996 Senior Research Scientist (Oberassistent), Climate Sciences, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland 1990-1996 Lecturer, Climate Sciences, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland 1989-1993 Research Assistant (Assistent), Climate Sciences, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland 1988-1989 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada 1984-1988 PhD Thesis, University of British Columbia, Canada, Thesis: "Spatial Scales of Sensible Heat Flux Variability: Representativeness of Flux Measurements and Surface Layer Structure over Suburban Terrain", Advisor: Prof. T.R. Oke, FRSC 1984           Dipl. Natw. ETH Zürich, 1978-1984, Diploma Thesis: "Das Horizontale Windfeld im Gebiet der Stadt Zürich", Advisor: Prof. A. Ohmura  

Research Interest

Biosphere-atmosphere exchange over fragmented landscapes (observation and modeling) Strategies to scale-up ecosystem fluxes to large regions Spatial aggregation of turbulent fluxes, modeling of subgridscale variability Source area / footprint modeling for turbulent exchange observations over complex terrain Boundary layer meteorology, boundary layer development over complex surfaces (observation and modeling) Experimental design and measurement of turbulent surface-atmosphere exchange processes over complex surfaces

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