Vita

Prof. Dr. Andrea I. Flossmann  is full professor at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA) in Clermont-Ferrand (France), working in the Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique (LaMP),  a joint research unit with the CNRS  (INSU-UCA; UMR 6016). Currently, she is co-chairing the WMO/WWRP expert team on Weather Modification.  From 2004 to 2010 she was the director of the OPGC (Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand) and has been involved in a number of EU projects (QUANTIFY, EUROTRAC, ACE…) and has coordinated FP6 EUSAAR and FP4 CIME and other national and international projects (BIOCLOUDS, BEAM,..). Her research activities focus on the study of the physico-chemical processes in clouds considering in particular the unknowns regarding the process of nucleation of liquid drops and ice crystals, their interaction and the consequences for precipitation formation. This research is based essentially on a modelling approach of clouds using three-dimensional meso-scale models with a bin resolved representation of warm and cold microphysics, as well as the particulate pollution in the hydrometeors and in clear air. She has published more than 120 research papers.

Carrier

  • 1975-1982 Study of Meteorology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz (Germany)
  • 1982-1987 PhD at the Institut für Meteorologie at the Johannes Gutenberg- Universität in Mainz (Germany), advisor : Prof. Dr. H. R. Pruppacher; Defense February 1987 (summa cum laude)
  • 1987-1993 Assistant Professor at the Institut für Meteorologie of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz (Germany)
  • Since 1993 Full Professor at UCA in Clermont-Ferrand (since 2014 PREX2)

Distinctions

  • 2015 Elected “honorary member” (fellow) of IUGG
  • 2013 Promoted « Officier » in the French Order of Academic Palms (“Ordre des Palmes Académiques”)
  • 1987 Award of the Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz for the best thesis of the year 1987 at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität

International scientific responsibilities (non exhaustive)

  • Since 2020 member of the Beirat of DWD (German Weather Service)
  • Since 2018 Co-chair of the expert team on weather modification of the WMO/WWRP and lead author of the WMO assessment report on “precipitation enhancement”
  • 2012-2021 President of the executive committee of the “International Commission on clouds and precipitation” (ICCP/IAMAS/IUGG)
  • Publications over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals, over 70 other publications, over 90 oral presentations at conferences and seminars (including many invited talks and conferences for a larger public)

Administrative activities and other responsibilities (non exhaustive)

  • since 2017: director of InMAS (International Master of Atmospheric Sciences)
  • 2019-2021: director of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique of University Clermont Auvergne (UMR 6016 CNRS/INSU)
  • 2015-2019 president of the section CNU 37 of the French Ministry of Education
  • 2004-2010 Director of the OPGC (l’Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand ; CNRS-joint service unit UMS 833 ; about 200 people)
  • 2000-2007 Vice-director of the Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique CNRS-LaMP (about 50 people)