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Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis

Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis

Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis
Extraordinary Professor

Research Centre Human Biometeorology
German Meteorological Service

79104 Freiburg

Tel +49 69-8062-9600
ORCiD   0000-0003-3076-555X


Andreas Matzarakis was born 1960 in Pentalofos, Province of Evros, Greece. He studied meteorology at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. His completed his dissertation on the bioclimate of Greece in 1995 at the Aristoteles University in Thessaloniki. Between 1995 and 2001 he was research assistant at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Freiburg. He wrote his habilitation on the 'thermal component of the urban climate'. Between October 2001 and July 2015 he was senior research associate at the University of Freiburg, where he was appointed Adjunct Professor in October 2006. Since August 2015 he is head of the Research Centre Human Biometeorology of the German Meteorological Service. Between 1996 and 2014 he chaired the commission for climate, tourism and recreation the International Society of Biometeorology and he was vice-president of the International Society of Biometeorology between 2006 and 2009. Since 2016 he is the chairman or the German Society for the advancement of medical-meteorological research.

Research interests

His core research interests are in human bioclimatology und urban climatology, climatology of tourism and climate change impact research. A further research focus is the development of models and tools for applied climatology and biometeorology (e.g. the RayMan model, SkyHelios model, Climate Mapping Tool and CTIS (Climate-Tourism-Information-System).

Current research projects

Editorial board memberships

Recent publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals