Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne

Bernd Jähne
Position Senior Professor

Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Berliner Str. 43
Institute of Environmental Physics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 229

Phone +49 6221 5414-860
E-mail Bernd.Jaehne ΑΤ
Group Air-Sea Interaction

Curriculum Vitae


08/2021- Vice President European Machine Vision Association (EMVA)
10/2018- Senior Professor, Heidelberg University
09/2016-09/2019 Chair, European Machine Vision Forum, EMVA,
01/2008-12/2016 Deputy director Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg University
11/2007-10/2017 Coordinating director of the Industry-on-Campus Project Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI)
02/2000-09/2018 Professor (C4), Image Processing in Environmental Science at IWR and Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP), Faculty for Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University
11/1995- Scientific Chair, Heidelberg Image Processing Forum,
06/1994-01/2000 Professor (C3) Image Processing at IWR, Faculty for Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg University
1990-1994 Guest professorships each winter term at IWR, Heidelberg University
1989-1990 Replacement of Chair Institute for Applied Physics, Heidelberg University, winter term 1989/1990
1988-2000 Research professorship, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
1984 Guest scientist, IMST, Université de Marseille, France
1980-1987 Postdoctoral Researcher, IUP, Heidelberg University, 1986-1987 as Heisenberg Fellow, German Science Foundation (DFG)


1992 Habilitation in Applied Computer Science, University Hamburg-Harburg
1985 Habilitation in Physics, Heidelberg University
1977-1980 PhD in Physics, Heidelberg University, with distinction, PhD scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung)
1973-1977 Studies of Physics with diploma, Heidelberg University, scholar of Studienstiftung
1971-1973 Studies of Physics and Mathematics with intermediate diplomas, University Saarbrücken, scholar of Studienstiftung

Selected publications

  1. B. Jähne, 2020. What controls air-sea gas exchange at extreme wind speeds? Evidence from laboratory experiments, in Recent Advances in the Study of Oceanic Whitecaps, ed. by P. Vlahos and E. Monhan, Springer,

  2. K. Krall, A. W. Smith, N. Takagaki and B. Jähne, 2019. Air-sea gas exchange at wind speeds up to 85 m/s, Ocean Sci.,

  3. B. Jähne, 2019. Air-Sea Gas Exchange, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd edition, Vol. 6, 1–13, Academic Press,

  4. L. Nagel, K. Krall and B. Jähne, 2019. Measurements of air–sea gas transfer velocities in the Baltic Sea, Ocean Sci., 15, 1–13,

  5. J. Kunz and B. Jähne, 2018. Investigating small scale air-sea exchange processes via thermography, Front. Mech. Eng., 4,

  6. K. Krall and B. Jähne, 2014. First laboratory study of air-sea gas exchange at hurricane wind speeds, Ocean Sci., 10, 257–265,

  7. D. Kiefhaber, S. Reith, and B. Jähne, 2014. High-speed imaging of short wind waves by shape from refraction, J. Europ. Opt. Soc. Rap. Public., 9, 14015,

  8. B. Jähne, Digital Image Processing, 7th German edition, 2012, and 6th. English edition, 2005, Springer: Berlin; Russian edition, 2007 Technosphera: Moscow,,,

  9. S. Wanner, J. Fehr, and B. Jähne, 2011. Generating EPI representations of 4D light fields with a single lens focused plenoptic camera, Advances in Visual Computing, 90-101,

  10. M. Jehle and B. Jähne 2008. A novel method for three-dimensional three-component analysis of flow close to free water surfaces, Exp. Fluids, 44, 469-480,

  11. B. Jähne, 2004. Practical Handbook on Image Processing for Scientific and Technical Applications, 2nd ed., CRC-Press: Boca Raton,

  12. B. Jähne and H. Haußecker, 1998. Air-water gas exchange, Annual Rev. Fluid Mech., 30, 443-468,

  13. B. Jähne and E. Monahan (eds.), 1995. Air-Water Gas Transfer - Selected Papers from the Third International Symposium on Air-Water Gas Transfer, Heidelberg 1995, AEON: Hanau,

  14. B. Jähne, 1993. Spatio-Temporal Image Processing: Theory and Scientific Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 751, Springer: Berlin,

  15. B. Jähne and K. Riemer, 1990. Two-dimensional wave number spectra of small-scale water surface waves, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 11531–11646,

  16. B. Jähne, P. Libner, R. Fischer, T. Billen, and E. J. Plate, 1989. Investigating the transfer process across the free aqueous boundary layer by the controlled flux method, Tellus , 41B, 177–195,

  17. B. Jähne, G. Heinz, and W. Dietrich, 1987. Measurement of the diffusion coefficients of sparingly soluble gases in water, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 10,767–10,776,

  18. B. Jähne, K. O. Münnich, R. Bösinger, A. Dutzi, W. Huber, and P. Libner, 1987. On the parameters influencing air-water gas exchange, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 1937–1950,

  19. W. S. Broecker, J. R. Ledwell, T. Takahashi, R. Weiss, L. Merlivat, L. Memery, B. Jähne, and Münnich, K. O., 1986. Isotopic versus micrometeorologic ocean CO2 fluxes: A serious conflict, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 10517–10528,

  20. B. Jähne, K. O. Münnich, and U. Siegenthaler, 1979. Measurements of gas exchange and momentum transfer in a circular wind-water tunnel, Tellus, 31, 321–329,

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