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Dominikus Heinzeller

Dr. Dominikus Heinzeller

Senior Scientist
group: Regional Climate Hydrology, IT and Mechatronics
room: 257b
phone: +49 8821 183 276
fax: +49 8821 183 243
dominikus heinzellerSPAM∂kit edu

Research interests

  • Regional to global climate modeling, model development
  • Influence of aerosols on precipitation
  • Real-time forecasting and derived data products
  • Model optimization, parallelization techniques
  • High-performance computing, cloud computing
  • Meteorological and micrometeorological observations


Current projects

  • WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, (www.wascal.org): Provisioning of an ensemble of long-term, high-resolution regional climate projections for West Africa
  • WA-AERO: Changes in precipitation in West Australia through aerosol indirect effects and land use changes


Scientific background

  • M.Sc. (Diplom) in physics with specialization on astrophysics and informatics, Heidelberg University, 2005
  • PhD in astronomy on black hole accretion disks, Heidelberg University and Kyoto University, 2008
  • Postdoctoral researcher on chemical and physical evolution on protoplanetary disks, Kyoto University, 2008-2010
  • Research scientist at the Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd. (MetService), 2010-2013
  • Senior scientist on regional climate modeling at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, since 2013



Curriculum vitæ (last update: January 22, 2015)


Publication list (last update: January 22, 2015)