Dr. Fred Meier

Career progression

  • since April 2011 PostDoc in the Department of Ecology - Chair of Climatology
  • March 2011: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
    Doctoral Thesis: "Thermal remote sensing of urban microclimates by means of time-sequential thermography." Dissertation (pdf)
  • Since October 2007: Research assistant in the Department of Ecology - Chair of Climatology
  • September 2007: Dipl. Ing. Landscape Planning
    Diploma Thesis: "Spatial and temporal high-resolution thermography of urban surfaces in Berlin"
  • August 2006 - September 2007 Student Assistant at the Chair of climatology
  • Juli 2005 - Juli 2006 Exchange student in Santiago de Chile at
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Juli 2003 - Juni 2005 Student Assistant at the Chair of climatology
  • Oktober 2000 - September 2007 Study of Landscape Planning at the TU-Berlin
  • 1979 Born in Pritzwalk (Brandenburg)


Research field:


Publications (peer-reviewed):

Nicolini, G., Antoniella, G., Carotenuto, F., Christen, A., Ciais, P., Feigenwinter, C., Gioli, B., Stagakis, S., Velasco, E., Vogt, R., Ward, H. C., Barlow, Chrysoulakis, N., Duce, P., Graus, M., Helfter, C., Heusinkveld, B., Jörvi, L., Karl, T., Marras, S., Masson, V., Matthews, B., Meier, F., Nemitz, E., Sabbatini, S., Scherer, D., Schume, H., Sirca, C., Steeneveld, G.-J., Vagnoli, C., Wang, Y., Zaldei, A., Zheng, B., Papale, D. (2022):
Direct observations of CO2 emission reductions due to COVID-19 lockdown across European urban districts. Science of The Total Environment 830. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154662
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Gillefalk, M., Tetzlaff, D., Marx, C., Smith, A., Meier, F., Hinkelmann, R., & Soulsby, C. (2022):
Estimates of water partitioning in complex urban landscapes with isotope-aided ecohydrological modelling. Hydrological Processes, 36( 3), e14532. DOI:10.1002/hyp.14532
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Jongen, H. J., Steeneveld, G. J., Beringer, J., Christen, A., Chrysoulakis, N., Fortuniak, K., Hong, J., Hong, J.W., Jacobs, C.M.J., Järvi, L., Meier, F., Pawlak, W., Roth, M., Theeuwes, N.E., Velasco, E., Vogt, R., Teuling, A.J. (2022):
Urban Water Storage Capacity Inferred From Observed Evapotranspiration Recession Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL096069. DOI:10.1029/2021GL096069
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Meyer, S., Gubler, M., Meier, F., Brönnimann, S. (2021):
Intercomparison and combination of low-cost urban air temperature measurement approaches Meteorol. Z. (Contrib. Atm. Sci.), PrePub (2021). DOI:10.1127/metz/2021/1107
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Schneider, C., Neuwirth, B., Schneider, S., Balanzategui, D., Elsholz, S., Fenner, D., Meier, F., Heinrich, I. (2021):
Using the dendro-climatological signal of urban trees as a measure of urbanization and urban heat island. Urban Ecosyst (2021). DOI:10.1007/s11252-021-01196-2
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Fenner, D., Bechtel, B., Demuzere, M., Kittner, J., Meier, F. (2021):
CrowdQC+-A Quality-Control for Crowdsourced Air-Temperature Observations Enabling World-Wide Urban Climate Applications. Front. Environ. Sci. 9:720747. DOI:10.3389/fenvs.2021.720747
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Varentsov, M., Fenner, D., Meier, F., Samsonov, T., Demuzere, M. (2021):
Quantifying Local and Mesoscale Drivers of the Urban Heat Island of Moscow with Reference and Crowdsourced Observations. Front. Environ. Sci. 9:716968. DOI:10.3389/fenvs.2021.716968
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Schmitz, S., Towers, S., Villena, G., Caseiro, A., Wegener, R., Klemp, D., Langer, I., Meier, F., and von Schneidemesser, E.: (2021):
Unraveling a black box: An open-source methodology for the field calibration of small air quality sensors. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.[preprint] in review, 2021. DOI:10.5194/amt-2020-489
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Gillefalk, M., Tetzlaff, D., Hinkelmann, R., Kuhlemann, L.-M., Smith, A., Meier, F., Maneta, M. P., Soulsby, C. (Accepted, 2021):
Quantifying the effects of urban green space on water partitioning and ages using an isotope-based ecohydrological model. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 25, 3635-3652 DOI:10.5194/hess-25-3635-2021.
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Jin, L., Schubert, S., Fenner, D., Meier, F., Schneider, C. (2020):
Integration of a building energy model in an urban climate model and its application. Boundary-Layer Meteorol. DOI:10.1007/s10546-020-00569-y.
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Vulova, S.V., Meier, F., Fenner, D., Nouri, H., Kleinschmit, B. (2020):
Summer Nights in Berlin, Germany: Modeling Air Temperature Spatially With Remote Sensing, Crowdsourced Weather Data, and Machine Learning. IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing 13, 5074-5087. DOI:10.1109/JSTARS.2020.3019696.
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Venter, Z.S., Brousse, O., Esau, I., Meier, F. (2020):
Hyperlocal mapping of urban air temperature using remote sensing and crowdsourced weather data. Remote Sensing of Environment 242, 111791. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111791.
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Rost, A.T., Liste, V., Seidel, C., Matscheroth, L., Otto, M., Meier, F., Fenner, D. (2020):
How Cool Are Allotment Gardens? A Case Study of Nocturnal Air Temperature Differences in Berlin, Germany. Atmosphere 11(5), 500. DOI:10.3390/atmos11050500.
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Fenner, D., Holtmann, A., Meier, F., Langer, I., Scherer, D. (2019):
Contrasting changes of urban heat island intensity during hot weather episodes. Environ. Res. Lett. 14(12), 124013. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/ab506b.
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Napoly, A., Grassmann, T., Meier, F., Fenner, D. (2018):
Development and Application of a Statistically-Based Quality Control for Crowdsourced Air Temperature Data. Front. Earth Sci. 6, 135. DOI:10.3389/feart.2018.00118.
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Li, H., Meier, F., Lee, X., Chakraborty, T., Liu, J., Schaap, M., Sodoudi, S. (2018):
Interaction between urban heat island and urban pollution island during summer in Berlin. Science of The Total Environment 636, 818-828. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.254.
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Fenner, D., Meier, F., Bechtel, B., Otto, M., Scherer, D. (2017):
Intra and inter 'local climate zone' variability of air temperature as observed by crowdsourced citizen weather stations in Berlin, Germany. Meteorol. Zeit. 26 (5), 525-547. DOI:10.1127/metz/2017/0861.
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Meier, F., Fenner, D., Grassmann, T., Otto, M., Scherer, D. (2017):
Crowdsourcing air temperature from citizen weather stations for urban climate research. Urban Climate 19, 170-191. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2017.01.006.
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Hammerle, A., Meier, F., Heinl, M., Egger, A., Leitinger, G. (2017):
Implications of atmospheric conditions for analysis of surface temperature variability derived from landscape-scale thermography. Int. J. Biometeorol. 61, 575-588. DOI:10.1007/s00484-016-1234-8.
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Jänicke, B., Meier, F., Fenner, D., Fehrenbach, U., Holtmann, A., Scherer, D. (2017):
Urban-rural differences in near-surface air temperature as resolved by the Central Europe Refined analysis (CER): sensitivity to planetary boundary layer schemes and urban canopy models. Int. J. Climatol. 37, 2063-2079. DOI:10.1002/joc.4835.
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Buchin, O., Jänicke, B., Meier, F., Scherer, D., Ziegler, F. (2016):
The role of building models in the evaluation of heat-related risks. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 16, 963-976. DOI:10.5194/nhess-16-963-2016.
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Jänicke, B., Meier, F., Lindberg, F., Schubert, S., Scherer, D. (2016):
Towards city-wide, building-resolving analysis of mean radiant temperature. Urban Climate 15, 83-98. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2015.11.003.
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Burkart, K., Meier, F., Schneider, A., Breitner, S., Canário, P., Alcoforado, M. J., Scherer, D., Endlicher, W. (2016):
Modification of Heat-Related Mortality in an Elderly Urban Population by Vegetation (Urban Green) and Proximity to Water (Urban Blue): Evidence from Lisbon, Portugal. Environ. Health Perspect. 124, 927–934. DOI:10.1289/ehp.1409529.
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Buchin, O., Hoelscher, M.-T., Meier, F., Nehls, T., Ziegler, F. (2016):
Evaluation of the health-risk reduction potential of countermeasures to urban heat islands. Energy and Buildings 114, 27-37. DOI:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.06.038.
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Jänicke, B., Meier, F., Hoelscher, M., Scherer, D. (2015):
Evaluating the Effects of Façade Greening on Human Bioclimate in a Complex Urban Environment. Advances in Meteorology, Article ID 747259. DOI:10.1155/2015/747259.
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Walikewitz, N., Jänicke, B., Langner, M., Meier, F., Endlicher, W. (2015):
The difference between the mean radiant temperature and the air temperature within indoor environments: A case study during summer conditions. Building and Environment 84, 151-161. DOI:10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.11.004.
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Kim, K. R., Yi, C., Lee, J.-S., Meier, F., Jänicke, B., Fehrenbach, U., Scherer, D. (2014):
BioCAS: Biometeorological Climate impact Assessment System for building-scale impact assessment of heat-stress related mortality. DIE ERDE 145(1), 62-79. DOI:10.12854/erde-145-6.
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Scherer, D., Fehrenbach U., Lakes, T., Lauf, S., Meier, F., Schuster, C. (2014):
Quantification of heat-stress related mortality hazard, vulnerability and risk in Berlin, Germany. DIE ERDE 144(3-4), 238-259. DOI:10.12854/erde-144-17.
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Fenner, D., Meier, F., Scherer, D., Polze, A. (2014):
Spatial and temporal air temperature variability in Berlin, Germany, during the years 2001-2010. Urban Climate 10, 308-331. DOI:10.1016/j.uclim.2014.02.004.
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Scherer, D., Fehrenbach, U., Lakes, T., Lauf, S., Meier, F., Schuster, C. (2013):
Quantification of heat-stress related mortality hazard, vulnerability and risk in Berlin, Germany. DIE ERDE 144(3-4), 238-259. DOI: 10.12854/erde-144-17.
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Christen, A., Meier, F., Scherer, D. (2012):
High-frequency fluctuations of surface temperatures in an urban environment. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 108(1-2), 301-324. DOI:10.1007/s00704-011-0521-x.
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Meier, F., Scherer, D. (2012):
Spatial and temporal variability of urban tree canopy temperature during summer 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 110(3), 373-384. DOI:10.1007/s00704-012-0631-0.
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Meier, F., Scherer, D., Richters, J., Christen, A. (2011): Atmospheric correction of thermal-infrared imagery of the 3-D urban environment acquired in oblique viewing geometry. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 4, 909-922. DOI:10.5194/amt-4-909-2011.
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Meier, F., Scherer, D., Richters, J. (2010):
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. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(1), 21-34. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2009.08.002.
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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.
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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.
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Teaching:

  • WS 2008/2009: Supervision of the project for ecological orientation
    "Urban Greening for Urban Climate.
    Roof and facade greening in urban climate."
  • SS 2008: Supervision of the project for ecological orientation
    "Good climate or boiling hot desert sand?
    Possible impact of predicted climate change on hydrologic balance in Westhavelland."
  • WS 2007/2008: Supervision of the project for ecological orientation
    "Hydrological-limnological impact of climate change in the Greater Berlin area"

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Dr. Fred Meier
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Postal address:

Fachgebiet Klimatologie
Institut für Ökologie
TU Berlin
Rothenburgstraße 12
D-12165 Berlin

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