Dr Jordis Tradowsky
I am Jordis, an atmospheric scientist working in Alexandra, Aotearoa New Zealand and Potsdam, Germany. My latest research investigates how severity and likelihood of extreme weather events in Aotearoa are impacted by human-made climate change. I have a leading-role in the 'Extreme Weather Event Real-time Attribution Machine' (EWERAM) project which is developing a system that will enable us to inform the public about how climate change affected the extreme events that have a strong impact on Aotearoa.
Prior to this current role, I have been specialised on performing, quality checking and using ground-based reference quality measurements of the atmospheric state, e.g. radiosondes, ozonesondes, frost point hygrometer as well as other in situ measurements of the atmosphere. I organised and participated in a variety of field campaigns on different continents. Furthermore, I used radio occultation measurements in the development of a method to correct radiosonde temperature biases prior to assimilation into the UK Met Office numerical weather forecast system.
2018 Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Natural Sciences), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
2013 MSc in Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
2011 BSc in Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
2020-current, Scientist, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Potsdam, Germany. As of October 2020 I have taken on an additional role at Deutscher Wetterdienst in Germany. In this role I am developing a largely automated attribution system for extreme events impacting Germany. As part of this role I am also participating in World Weather Attribution studies analysing the impact of climate change on specific high-impact extreme weather events.
2018–current, Atmospheric Scientist, Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand. In this role I am leading the Extreme Weather Event Real-time Attribution Machine project which is currently underway in New Zealand.
2018-2019, Visiting/associate Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter, England. During 2018/2019 I spent 4 months working with the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility. Within this period I spend two months at the Satellite Applications department of the UK Met Office.
2015–2018, Atmospheric Scientist/PhD Student, Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand. During my doctoral thesis, I worked as an atmospheric scientist at Bodeker Scientific. I addition to the research I conducted for my thesis, I supported the Global Climate Observing System Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) and worked on a variety of funding proposals.
2017-2018, Meteorologist, BK Scientific, Mainz, Germany. I was employed part-time as a meteorologist to organise and perform atmospheric measurement campaigns at the Pacific Island state of Palau, where I launched ozonesondes and radiosondes in support of the European StratoClim project. This role also involved educating children from a Palauan school and performing balloon launches with them.
2016, Visiting Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter, England. During 2016 I spent 2.5 months as a visiting scientist at the Satellite Applications department of the UK Met Office. The project was organised and funded by the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility.
2015, Visiting Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter, England. During 2015 I spent 2 months as a visiting scientist at the Satellite Applications department of the UK Met Office. The project was organised and funded by the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility.
2014, Intern, Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand. After finishing my Master of Science in Meteorology I spent 4 months working as an intern at Bodeker Scientific. Following this internship I developed a funding proposal to return to Bodeker Scientific as a PhD student.
2013, Intern, TNO, Utrecht, The Netherlands. As part of my master’s thesis I spent 4 months at TNO, which is an indepent research organisation specialised in applied research. The resulting thesis was titled “Influence of meteorology on the LOTOS-EUROS model performance and on the data assimilation of NO2 satellite observations”.
2011, Intern, Senate Department for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection; Directorate III; Environment Policy, Berlin, Germany. Internship in the air quality and emission working group as part of my Bachelor degree. I mainly analysed the exceedance of threshold values for air pollutants in Berlin and the cause of the prevailing exceedance.