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The Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather” (W2W; SFB/TRR165) was established on July 1st 2015 to address the great challenge of identifying the limits of weather predictability in different situations and to produce the best forecasts that are physically possible.

The W2W consortium consists of:

  • the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU, Munich)
  • the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU, Mainz)
  • the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Karlsruhe), together with
  • the Technische Universität München (TUM, Munich)
  • the Ruprecht-Karls University (RKU, Heidelberg)
  • the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen in the Munich area), and
  • the Universität Hamburg (UHH, Hamburg)

The W2W coordinating team  consists of:

Prof. Dr. George Craig Speaker, Coordinator Munich, board member (since 2015)
Prof. Dr. Volkmar Wirth Deputy speaker, Coordinator Mainz, board member (since 2015)
Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz Deputy speaker, Coordinator Karlsruhe, board member (since 2015)
PD Dr. Michael Riemer Coordinator Research Area A, board member (since 2016)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Mayer Coordinator Research Area B, board member (since 2018)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fink Coordinator Research Area C, board member (since 2015)
PD Dr. Tijana Janjic-Pfander Coordinator for Mathematics, board member (since 2016)
Dr. Audine Laurian Scientific manager
Andrea Schäfer Administrator

sg_w2w_kickoff2019_scaledSteering Group members, November 2019, Eibelstadt

Former Steering Group members are:

Prof. Dr. Peter Spichtinger Coordinator Research Area B, Board member (2015-2018)
Dr. Kirstin Kober Coordinator Research Area A, Board member (2015-2016)

A Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has been established since July 1st 2019 to assure the quality of W2W as a whole, to monitor the progress at regular intervals and to provide advice to help achieve the goals of scientific excellence and optimal use of the synergies available in the consortium. The SAB members serve for a four year term and are:

Ron McTaggart-Cowan (Canadian Meteorological Center) chairperson
Carolyn Reynolds (Naval Research Laboratory) member, expertise in RA-A
Susan van den Heever (Colorado State University) member, expertise in RA-B
Tim Hewson (ECMWF) member, expertise in RA-C
Michael Morgan (University of Wisconsin) member, link with WWRP

 

The bylaws of W2W are available here (in German).


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