Climatology

Dr. Fred Meier

Career Progression

08/2021 - 09/2012Guest Researcher at the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia UBC Geography (Lab Andreas Christen)
Since 04/2011Scientific assistant (PostDoc) at the department
03/2011Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) dissertation title: "Thermal remote sensing of urban microclimates by means of time-sequential thermography" online publication dissertation (pdf)
10/2007 - 04/2011Scientific assistant at the department
09/2007Diploma in Landscape Planning (Dipl. Ing.) Thesis title: Spatial and temporal high resolution thermography of urban surfaces in Berlin
08/2006 - 09/2007Student assistant at the department
06/2005 - 06/2006In Santiago de Chile as exchange student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
06/2003 - 06/2005Student assistant at the department
10/2000 - 09/2007Studies of landscape planning at the TU-Berlin

Research field

Urban climate
Thermal remote sensing
Experimental micrometeorology

 

 

 

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Conference contributions

Meier, F., Krayenhoff, S., Inagaki, A., Scherer, D., Christen, A., Kanda, M. (2012):
Physical and numerical modelling of sub-facet surface temperature variability. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Dublin, Ireland, 6-10 Aug 2012.
Oral presentation (pdf)
Oral presentation (pptx)

Meier, F., Horna,V., Otto, M., Schererm D. (2012):
Canopy temperature and water consumption of urban trees. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Dublin, Ireland, 6-10 Aug 2012.
Poster

Adderly, C., Christen, A., Voogt, J.A., Meier, F. (2012):
The effect of preferential view direction on measured urban surface temperature. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Dublin, Ireland, 6-10 Aug 2012.

Scherer, D., Fenner, D., Meier, F. (2012):
Urban heat island anomalies in Berlin during the last decade. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Dublin, Ireland, 6-10 Aug 2012.

Christen, A., Garai, A., Inagaki, A., Kleissl, J., Meier, F., Scherer, D., Vogt, R., Voogt, J.A. (2011):
Mapping coherent structures responsible for heat exchange between land-surfaces and atmosphere using time-sequential thermography. Coherent Flow Structures in Geophysical Flows at Earth’s surface, Burnaby, BC, Canada, Simon Fraser University. 03-05 Aug 2011.

Meier, F., Scherer, D., Jänicke, B. (2010):
Zeitliche und räumliche Variabilität der Blatttemperatur von Bäumen in der Stadt. 29. Jahrestagung des AK Klima, Würzburg, Germany, 29-31 Oct 2010.

Meier, F., Scherer, D. (2010):
Trees in the concrete jungle: Spatial and temporal patterns of tree crown temperature in an urban environment. 5th International Urban Ecology Congress, Berlin, Germany, 22-24 Oct 2010.

Meier, F., Scherer, D., Richters, J. (2010):
Spatial and temporal variability of surface temperature of tree crowns in an urban environment. In: Matzarakis, A., Mayer, H., Chmielewski, F.-M. (Eds.), 7th Conference on Biometeorology, Freiburg, Germany, 12-14 Apr 2010. Berichte d. Meteor. Inst. der Albert-Ludwigs-Univ. Freiburg Nr. 20, 428-432.
PDF

Rogée, J., Meier, F., Scherer, D. (2009):
Zum Prozess der nächtlichen Abkühlung eines überwärmten Stadtquartiers - Ergebnisse eines Messexperiments in Berlin. 28. Jahrestagung des AK Klima, Hamburg, Germany, 30 Oct-01 Nov 2009. Tagungsband p.24.

Meier, F., Richter, J., Scherer, D., Inagaki, A., Kanda, M., Hagishima, A. (2009):
Outdoor scale model experiment to evaluate the spatio-temporal variability of urban surface temperature. 28. Jahrestagung des AK Klima, Hamburg, Germany, 30 Oct-01 Nov 2009. Tagungsband p.46.
Poster

Meier, F., Scherer, D., Richters, J. (2009):
Determination of persistence effects in spatio-temporal patterns of upward long-wave radiation flux density from an urban courtyard by means of Time-Sequential Thermography. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Yokohama, Japan, 29 Jun-03 Jul 2009.

Richters, J., Meier, F., Scherer, D. (2009):
Analysis of long-wave radiation from urban facets derived from time-sequential thermography (TST) and 3D city model. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, Yokohama, Japan, 29 Jun-03 Jul 2009.

Finkelnburg, R., Möller, M., Meier, F., Braun, M., Scherer, D., Schneider, C. (2008):
Felduntersuchungen am Vestfonna (Nordaustlandet, Svalbard) während der Ablationsperiode 2008 - Erste Ergebnisse und regionaler klimatischer Kontext. 27. Jahrestagung des AK Klima, Aachen, Germany, 31 Oct-02 Nov 2008. Tagungsband p.29.

Meier, F., Richter, J., Scherer, D. (2008):
Analysis of long-wave radiation from urban facets derived from time-sequential thermography (TST) and 3D city model. 5th Japanese-German Meeting on Urban Climatology, University of Freiburg, Germany, 06-11 Oct 2008.
Abstract

Meier, F., Scherer, D., Richter, J., Rogée, J. (2007):
Räumlich und zeitlich hochauflösende Thermographie städtischer Oberflächen in Berlin. 26. Jahrestagung des AK Klima, Freiburg i.Br., Germany, 02-04 Nov 2007. Tagungsband p.9.
Abstract

Meier, F., Scherer, D., Richter, J., Rogée, J. (2007):
Räumlich und zeitlich hochauflösende Thermographie städtischer Oberflächen in Berlin. DACH Meteorologentagung, Hamburg, Germany, 10-14 Sep 2007.
Abstract

Teaching

  • SS 2011: Supervision of the ecological orientation project "Urban climate - What is the importance of trees and small parks?"
    Exercises in urban ecology
    Landscape functions
    Module Landscape Ecosystems
    WS 2010/2011: Module Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Environmental Research
    SS 2010: Exercises in urban ecology
    Landscape functions
    Landscape Ecology Field Course
    WS 2009/2010: Supervision of the ecological orientation project " Urban Climate Berlin - What influence do urban greenery and building structure have on the micro- and local climate in Berlin-Steglitz?"
    WS 2008/2009: Supervision of the ecological orientation project "Urban Greening for Urban Climate. Roof and facade greening in urban climate."
    SS 2008: Supervision of the ecological orientation project " Great climate or burning hot desert sand? - Possible effects of predicted climate changes on the landscape water balance in the Westhavelland."
    WS 2007/2008: Supervision of the ecological orientation project "Hydrological-limnological impacts of climate change in the greater Berlin area".