Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Climate Geography

Research and teaching within Climate Geography at the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universtät zu Berlin address exchange processes and interactions between atmosphere and the underlying surfaces of natural and urban systems. We are particularly interested in

  • how climate, climate change and air quality are changed and modified through urban structures and resident's activities,
  • how climate, climate variability and climate change in glaciated regions influence the energy- and mass-balance of the cryosphere, and consequently the water budget,
  • how we can succeed in acquiring, modelling, and visualising spatial and temporal high-resolution variables related to geographically relevant processes, and
  • how hydrological systems interact with climate und climate change on local to global scales.



We are engaged in interdisciplinary research projects with national and international partners within the research areas mentioned above. Published research papers, that our team worked on and participated in, are listed under publications.



Within teaching we provide bachelor and master modules in geography covering the full range of climate geography topics, and from fundamental introductory modules to in-depth modules with regard to targeted specializations in climatology and climate sciences. We also supervise theses.


Weather stations

Furthermore, we run the Alexander von Humboldt-Wetterstation at the Geography Department. Different climate elements and air quiality parameters are being measured in the climate garden and at the roof station. We are therefore able to deliver current weather data for Berlin Adlershof.



Within Climate Geography, we have an extensive equipment pool with high-resolution measurement technology, as well as an air-analytical laboratory and a high-performance computer for climate data evaluation and modelling.



Out of Climate Geography, former HU students founded the company Green Adapt for climate change adaption.