Section Meteorology

Meteorology is devoted to the study of atmospheric processes that influence the Earth's weather and climate and has applications in weather and climate prediction, aerospace, agriculture, energy production, environmental research, and disaster management. The focus of the IfG Meteorology Section in Bonn is on climate dynamics and monitoring and statistical methods, radar remote sensing, boundary layer dynamics and observation, theoretical synoptic, and general meteorology and atmospheric dynamics. The meteorology section of the IfG is involved, among others, in the Collaborative Research Center 1502 DETECT, leads the BMBF joint project ClimXtreme and the Priority Program 2115 PROM as well as the Forschergruppe FOR 2589 RealPEP.

Education includes the B.Sc. Meteorology and Geophysics and the M.Sc. Physics of Earth and Atmosphere.

Weather radar


Last week, we launched our Erasmus+ cooperation project in Bonn and Cologne, which aims to present scientific findings on climate change in a way that is suitable for children. In this international project, we coordinate eight partner institutions from six European countries, including kindergartens, technical schools and youth centers from Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain. Our aim is to encourage even the youngest children to take a scientifically sound and sustainable approach to climate and climate change.


Curious about studying meteorology in Bonn?
In the following video clip students, researchers and teachers of the subject meteorology of the University of Bonn report.


Our colleague, Vert.-Prof. Dr. Lisa Schielicke has been awarded the Teaching Award of the Faculty 2022.
Ms. Schielicke represents courses in both the compulsory and elective areas of the bachelor's and master's programs of the teaching unit Meteorology and Geophysics. She covers introductory basic knowledge as well as special and in-depth topics of meteorological research. Her lectures are well received and highly praised by the students. By supervising theses in the field of atmospheric dynamics, Ms. Schielicke offers students additional research-related topics to choose from, which are gladly taken up. In addition, Ms. Schielicke is exceedingly involved in public relations for the Department of Meteorology and the course offerings.
We are very pleased and congratulate her!


The University of Bonn, the University of Cologne and the Research Center Jülich have founded a joint Center for Earth System Observation and Computational Analysis (CESOC). This creates an internationally visible focal point in the Rhineland to observe the Earth system globally, to understand it comprehensively and to predict changes.

Our working groups

© Prof. Dr. Helmut Kraus

WG Theoretical Meteorology

© pexels CCO

WG Climate Dynamics and Statistics

© Prof. Dr. Helmut Kraus

WG Remote Sensing

© Leonie Esters

WG Climate Monitoring

© NASA Worldview/Christoph Gatzen

WG General Meteorology

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