Klaus Hasselmann#


Klaus Hasselmann
Email:klaus.hasselmann 'at' zmaw.de
Membership Number:94
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:khasselmann
Elected:1988
Homepage:http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/staff/ohneabteilung/klaus-hasselmann



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 Professor Emeritus
  • 1988 - 1999 Scientific Director at the German Climate Computer Centre, Hamburg
  • 1975 - 1999 Director of the Max-Planck-Institute of Meteorology , Hamburg
  • 1972 - 1975 Full Professor for Theoretical Geophysics, Managing Director, Institute of Geophysics at the University of Hamburg
  • 1970 - 1972 Doherty Professor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass., USA
  • 1969 - 1972 Department Director and Professor at the University of Hamburg
  • 1966 - 1969 Professor at the University of Hamburg
  • 1964 - 1966 Lecturer at the University of Hamburg
  • 1963 Habilitation in Hamburg
  • 1961 - 1964 Assistant, then Associate Professor at the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, USA
  • 1957 - 1961 Research Assistant to Professor K. Wieghardt at the Institute of Naval Architecture at the University of Hamburg

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climate dynamics
  • Stochastic processes
  • Ocean waves
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Integrated assessment studies
  • Unified field theory

Honours and Awards
  • 1963 Carl Christiansen Commemorative Award
  • 1964 James B. Macelwane Award of the American Geophysical Union
  • 1970 Academic Award for Physics from the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen
  • 1971 Sverdrup Medal of the American Meteorological Union
  • 1981 Belfotop-Eurosense Award of the Remote Sensing Society
  • 1990 Robertson Memorial Lecture Award of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • 1990 Förderpreis für die Europäische Wissenschaft of the Körber-Stiftung,Hamburg
  • 1993 Nansen Polar Bear Award, Bergen, Norway
  • 1994 Oceanography Award sponsored by the Society for Underwater Technology, Portland, UK
  • 1996 Oceanology International Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1996 Premio Italgas per la Ricerca e L'Innovazione 1996
  • 1997 Symons Memorial Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1998 Umweltpreis 1998 der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt
  • 1999 Karl-Küpfmüller-Ring der Technischen Universität Darmstadt
  • 2000 Dr. honoris causa, University of East Anglia
  • 2002 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal of the European Geophysical Society
  • 2005 Gold medal of the University of Alcala, Spain
  • 2007 Achievement Award, International Meetings in Statistical Climatology, Beijing
  • 2010 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award


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