Joachim Fallmann

Joachim Fallmann

  • Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Bau 435
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Research Interests

  • Urban climate modelling across scales, atmospheric and chemical transport modelling (COSMO-MESSy, WRF-Chem), urban canopy parametrization
  • Regional impact of climate change on urban areas and forests
  • Climate resilient urban planning form a meteorological perspective
  • Impact of urban trees on urban heat island and air quality
  • Science- and climate change communication
  • Surface-atmosphere interactions in urban areas, complex terrain and marine environments


EDE 4.0 - Cloud-basiertes Decision-Support-System für Revierförster: EDE4.0 - Erweiterte Dynamische Einschlagsplanung - Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft


Since 09/2020: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – IMK-TRO - South German Climate Office

01/2018-09/2020: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Atmospheric Physics
01/2016-01/2018: Met Office, UK, Environmental Prediction Development
03/2013-09/2013: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder US
07/2011-01/2016: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU);
2005-2011: Dipl. Geography Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich

Research Gate:


Evaluation of the coupled high-resolution atmospheric chemistry model system MECO(n) using in situ and MAX-DOAS NO₂ measurements.
Kumar, V.; Remmers, J.; Beirle, S.; Fallmann, J.; Kerkweg, A.; Lelieveld, J.; Mertens, M.; Pozzer, A.; Steil, B.; Barra, M.; Tost, H.; Wagner, T.
2021. Atmospheric measurement techniques, 14 (7), 5241–5269. doi:10.5194/amt-14-5241-2021
Impact of urban imperviousness on boundary layer meteorology and air chemistry on a regional scale.
Fallmann, J.; Barra, M.; Kumar, V.; Tost, H.
2021. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 30 (4), 349–367. doi:10.1127/metz/2021/1075

Earlier Publications

Fallmann, J. and Emeis, S., 2020. How to Bring Urban and Global Climate Studies together with Urban Planning and Architecture?. Developments in the Built Environment, p.100023.

Fallmann, J., Lewis, H., Sanchez, J. C., & Lock, A. (2019). Impact of high‐resolution ocean–atmosphere coupling on fog formation over the North Sea. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 145(720), 1180-1201.

Teixeira, J. C., Fallmann, J., Carvalho, A. C., & Rocha, A. (2019). Surface to boundary layer coupling in the urban area of Lisbon comparing different urban canopy models in WRF. Urban Climate, 28, 100454.

Simon, H., Fallmann, J., Kropp, T., Tost, H., & Bruse, M. (2019). Urban Trees and Their Impact on Local Ozone Concentration—A Microclimate Modeling Study. Atmosphere, 10(3), 154.

Fallmann, J., H. Lewis, J. Castillo, A. Arnold, and S. Ramsdale, 2017, Impact of sea surface temperature on stratiform cloud formation over the North Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL073105.

Barlow, J., Best, M., Bohnenstengel, S.I., Clark, P., Grimmond, S., Lean, H., Christen, A., Fallmann, J., Emeis, S., Haeffelin, M., Harman, I.N. and Lemonsu, A., 2017. Developing a research strategy to better understand, observe, and simulate urban atmospheric processes at Kilometer to Subkilometer Scales. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(10), pp.ES261-ES264.

Lewis, H. W., Castillo Sanchez, J. M., Graham, J., Saulter, A., Bornemann, J., Arnold, A., Fallmann, J., Harris, C., Pearson, D., Ramsdale, S., Martínez de la Torre, A., Bricheno, L., Blyth, E., Bell, V., Davies, H., Marthews, T. R., O'Neill, C., Rumbold, H., O'Dea, E., Brereton, A., Guihou, K., Hines, A., Butenschon, M., Dadson, S. J., Palmer, T., Holt, J., Reynard, N., Best, M., Edwards, J., and Siddorn, J.: The UKC2 regional coupled environmental prediction system, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-110,

Fallmann, J., Forkel, R. and Emeis, S., 2016. Secondary effects of urban heat island mitigation measures on air quality. Atmospheric Environment, 125, pp.199-211.

Fallmann, J., Wagner S. 2015: High resolution climate projections to assess the future vulnerability of European urban areas to climatological extreme events. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology pp 1-17. 015-1658-9

Fallmann, J., Emeis, S.; Suppan, P. Mitigation of urban heat stress - a modelling case study for the area of Stuttgart. DIE ERDE - Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin, 144 (2013), 202 216.DOI: 10.12854/erde-144-15 URL:

Schlenz, Fallmann, J., P. Marzahn, A. Loew, W. Mauser (2012): Characterization of Rape Field Microwave Emission and Implications to Surface Soil Moisture Retrievals, Remote Sensing, Vol. 4(1) , 247-270 , Reviewed, published. URL: