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Foto Johannes Horak

I work as urban climatologist for the city of Linz (Austria). I’m a trained physicist and obtained my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences. Projects I currently lead or work on deal with climate change adaption and mitigation, or research in how to arrive at effective climate change mitigation policy decisions. I consider climate change communication an important part of my work.

Main Research Interest

  • Urban climatology
  • Climate adaption and mitigation policy
  • Atmospheric downscaling
  • Model evaluation and evaluation strategies
  • Communication of climate change

My Curriculum Vitae (short)

  • Since June 2020 I work as Urban Climatologist for the city of Linz (Austria).
  • In November of 2021 I finished  my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences. In my dissertation I developed and applied evaluation strategies for downscaling models.
  • From 2013 to 2015, I worked for the Fraunhofer Ernst Mach Institute in Freiburg (Germany) investigating the interaction of high power CW lasers with iron and steel plates.
  • Between 2012 and 2013 I finished my masters degree in physics at the University of Vienna. My thesis focused on Quantum Nanophysics, studying LIAD as a potential molecular beam source for matter wave interferometry.
  • From 2008 to 2010 I was a project staff member at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. We developed a model calculating the cabin air temperature in vehicles based on only three meteorological input parameters (global radiation, two meter air temperature and wind speed) available at standard weather stations.
    Additionally, we investigated drug storage and transport in passive, insulated boxes and presented some best practices on how to most efficiently do just that. The paper also describes a simple do-it-yourself experiment to determine the relevant thermal property of a box.

A more detailed CV may be downloaded here.

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