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Rainer Hilland


Rainer Hilland, M.Sc.

Doctoral student and research assistant

Werthmannstrasse 10
79085 Freiburg

Tel +49 761 203 6822
ORCiD   0000-0002-0274-6581



Rainer Hilland studied Geography at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He received his B.A. Honours in 2016, and completed his M.Sc. in 2018 under the supervision of Dr. J. Voogt. From 2019 he is pursuing his PhD at the Chair of Environmental Meteorology at the University of Freiburg.


Rainer Hilland's research interests are in the field of urban micrometeorology. His Master's research, titled The Effect of Sub-Facet Scale Geometry on Vertical Facet Temperatures in Urban Street Canyons, investigated micro-scale surface temperature variations of urban street canyons. His doctoral research focuses on the fundamental nature of atmospheric turbulence near the surface.

Current Research Projects


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Conference contributions

  • Rainer Hilland, J.A. Voogt, M. Zanetti, and A. Kukko. The effect of sub-facet scale geometry on vertical facet temperatures. International Conference on Urban Climate 10, New York, NY, USA, 2018. Oral.