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Michael Hintz

Scientist in D6, B1


University of Cologne
Institute of
Geophysics and Meteorology

Pohligstr. 3
50969 Cologne


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Michael Hintz

SFB/TR32 - Project affiliations

B1 - Characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of net ecosystem carbon fluxes at field scale

D6 - Large-Eddy Simulation of Atmosphere and Land Interactions over Heterogeneous Surfaces

Scientific interests

  • Large Eddy Simulations of Land Atmosphere Interactions
  • Theoretical Considerations of the Quantifications of Surface Heterogeneities
  • Wave Plasma Interactions in planetary Magnetospheres


2016: Dr. rer. nat., University of Cologne

Dissertation Title: Theoretical Analysis and Large-Eddy Simulations of the Propagation of Land-Surface Heterogeneity in the Atmosphere

2010: Dipl. Phys., University of Cologne

Thesis Title: On the kinetic dispersion relation of Alfvén waves in the Jovian magnetosphere

Work experience

  • 2007-2010 Student assistant, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne
  • 2010-2011 Student assistant, Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne
  • 2011-2015 PhD student, Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne

Conference contributions

Michael Hintz; Yaping Shao; Shaofeng Liu, 2011. Considerations of the Quantification of landsurface Heterogeneity, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 5-9 December 2011, San Francisco, poster presentation

Michael Hintz; Sabine Lennartz-Sassinek; Yaping Shao, 2013. Surface Heterogeneities on Large Eddy Scales, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 9-13 December 2013, San Francisco, poster presentation


Hintz, M., S. Lennartz-Sassinek, S. Liu, and Y. Shao (2014), Quantification of land-surface heterogeneity via entropy
spectrummethod, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,
119, doi:10.1002/2014JD021825

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