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Dr. rer.nat. habil. Dietrich Heimann
Senior scientist

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre
Oberpfaffenhofen
Münchner Straße 20
D - 82234 Wessling
Germany

Telefon:  +49 (0)8153 28-2508
Telefax: +49 (0)8153 28-1841
Email: d.heimann@dlr.de
Internet: http://www.dlr.de/pa

 Curriculum vitae:

Study in meteorology


1972 - 1974
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
1974 - 1978
Freie Universität Berlin
1977
University of Washington, Seattle



Academic milestones


1978
Diploma (MSc)

1985
Doctor (PhD)

1995
Habilitation




Professional affiliations


1978 - 1982
Freie Universität Berlin
1982 - 1984
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
since 1985
DLR Oberpfaffenhofen

Fields of research:

1978 - 1987
mesoscale meteorology and air pollution transport modelling over irregular terrain
1986 - 1995
interactions between cold fronts and orography
1990 - 2006
statistical-dynamical downscaling of global climate simulations, regional climate
since 1998
atmospheric acoustics, sound propagation modelling, traffic noise

Contributions to standardization and regulation:

1984 - 1992
VDI guideline 3783 Part 6 "Regional Dispersion of Pollutants above Complex Terrain: Simulation of the Wind Field I"
1995 - 2000
VDI guideline 3945 Part 3 "Environmental Meteorology / Atmospheric Dispersion Models / Particle Model"
1999 - 2000
German clean-air regulation (TA Luft, AUSTAL 2000)
since 2006
VDI guideline 4101 Part 1 "Sound Propagation Outdoors in Consideration of Meteorological and Topographical Effects: Phenomena and Procedures"

Membership (scientific associations):

Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG) German Meteorological Society
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik (DEGA) German Society for Acoustics
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA)  
Gesellschaft für Archäologie in Bayern Society for archaeology in Bavaria

 
Refereed publications