Homepage of Prof. (apl) Dr. Klaus Pfeilsticker
latest update: Feb. 10, 2017
Klaus Pfeilsticker studied physics
(1974-1985) at the Universities of Ulm, Heidelberg (both
Germany), and Beer-Sheba (Israel). He received his physics diploma, and PhD from the University
of Heidelberg in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He held
post-doc positions at various research institutions
including the MPI-Kernphysik in
Heidelberg, the Forschungzentrum
Jülich, and at the University of
Heidelberg. In 1998, he has been habilitated at the
University of Heidelberg,
Germany. In 1999/2000, he joined the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Aeronomy
Laboratory at Boulder Co, USA for a sabbatical leave
sponsored by the US National Research Council. In 2001, he
became guest professor with the Anhui Institute of Optical
and Fine Mechanics (AIOFM) the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)/China, and in 2003 with the
University of Perugia/Italy. In 2005, he was nominated
professor (apl) at the University
His research interests focus on physics of the environment, including the atmospheric photochemistry, the radiative transfer of the Earth's atmosphere, random walks on fractals, isotopes in the atmospheric environment, and UV/vis spectrometry. He actively took part in quite a suited of field internationally organized and sponsored campaigns (CHEOPS 3, EASOE, SESAME, THESEO, ARESE 2, EuroSOLVE, SCOUT-O3, EU-SHIVA, NASA-ATTREX, .....) that aimed at the investigation of the Earth ozone layer, the deposition of the solar radiation in the atmosphere, and the isotopic composition of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. He is also actively involved in stratospheric ozone research by co-leading the French/German LPMA/DOAS (Laboratoire Physique Molèculaire et Application/Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy) cooperation. Within the cooperation, UV/visible/near IR solar occultation measurements have been performed from the LPMA/DOAS balloon gondola, that were successfully launched on many occasions at low (Brazil), mid- (France, Spain), and high latitudes (Sweden) during all seasons.
Most recently his research group participated in aircraft-borne UV/Limb measurement from aboard the German research aircraft HALO, the high altitude aircraft Geophysica and since recently from the NASA's UAV Global Hawk. Further, he has been actively developing the high resolving oxygen A-band spectrometry, a novel technique that provides new insights into the atmospheric radiative transfer. Moreover, major research results has been achieved in the UV/vis/near-IR spectroscopy of collisional, metastable and stable dimers (O2-O2, H2O-H2O, H2O-O2, H2O-N2, ....) in the atmosphere. In total, he has been involved in 35 nationally, or internationally funded research projects. He first-authored, or contributed to more than 120 publications in peer reviewed international journals and 3 book chapters. He also contributed as author/contributors to the UNEP/WMO assessment reports on stratospheric ozone published in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.
Climate Mitigation and Energy Concept:
- Talk from Oct. 2, 2007
- Proposal 'Energy City of Isny'
- Talk from March 28, 2008
- Energy Inventory of Isny, 2008
- Talk from Okt. 14, 2010: Strategien zur Vermeidung des Klimawandels
- Talk from March 31, 2010: Mitigation
Klaus Pfeilsticker has a long standing experience in teaching on a graduate and post-graduate level. His teaching experiences include graduate classes and seminars of general physics, lectures and seminar in environmental Physics. His teaching experience includes seminars and tutorials for post-graduate student, tutorials with written exercises that cover the whole range of physical studies conducted by graduate students.
(1) Atmospheric ion and photochemistry of free radicals
(9) Local energy concept, based on energy savings, energy efficiency and renewable energies (3E)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeilsticker