Andreas Veira


Email: andreas.veira@we dont want

Phone: +49-40-41173-272

Room no. 1706A


Mailing Address

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg




Land in the Earth System


Research Group

Fire in the Earth System

Research Interests
  • Global fire and aerosol emission modelling
  • Fire emission heights and aerosol long-range transport
  • Local air pollution

Peer Review


  • Veira, A., Lasslop, G., Kloster, S. (2016). Wild fires in a warmer climate: Emission  fluxes, emission heights and black carbon concentrations in 2090-2099. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024142.
  • Remy, S., Veira A., Paugam, R., Kaiser, J. W., Marenco, F., Benedetti A., Engelen, R. J., Ferrare, R. and Hair, J. W (2016). Two global climatologies of daily fire emission injection heights since 2003. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, doi:10.5194/acp-2015-1048, in review.


  • Veira, A., Kloster, K., Wilkenskjeld, S., Remy, S. (2015). Fire emission heights in the climate system - Part 1: Global plume height patterns simulated by ECHAM6-HAM2. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 7155-7171.
  • Veira, A., Kloster, K., Schutgens, N. A. J. , Kaiser, J. W. (2015). Fire emission heights in the climate system - Part 2: Impact on transport, black carbon concentrations and radiation. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 7173-7193.


  • Veira, A., Jackson, P. L., Ainslie, B., Fudge, D. (2013). Assessment of background particulate matter concentrations in small cities and rural locations – Prince George, Canada. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 63 (7), 773-787.


  • Weinzierl, B., Sauer, D., Minikin, A., Reitebuch, O., Dahlkötter, F., Mayer, B., Emde, C., Tegen, I., Gasteiger, J., Petzold, A., Veira, A., Kueppers, U., Schumann, U. (2012). On the visibility of airborne volcanic ash and mineral dust from the pilot’s perspective in flight. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 45-46, 87–102.


  • Lieke, K., Kandler, K., Scheuvens, D., Emmel, C., Von Glahn, C., Petzold, Weinzierl, B., Veira, A., Ebert, M., Weinbruch, S., Schütz, L. (2011). Particle chemical properties in the vertical column based on aircraft observations in the vicinity of Cape Verde Islands. Tellus B, 63(4), 497–511.
  • Petzold, A., Veira, A., Mund, S., Esselborn, M., Kiemle, C., Weinzierl, B., Hamburger, T., Ehret, G., Lieke, K., Kandler, K. (2011). Mixing of mineral dust with urban pollution aerosol over Dakar (Senegal): impact on dust physico-chemical and radiative properties. Tellus B, 63(4), 619–634. 
  • Tesche, M., Müller, D., Gross, S., Ansmann, A., Althausen, D., Freudenthaler, V., Weinzierl, B., Veira, A., Petzold, A. (2011). Optical and microphysical properties of smoke over Cape Verde inferred from multiwavelength lidar measurements. Tellus B, 63(4), 677–694.
  • Weinzierl, B., Sauer, D., Esselborn, M., Petzold, A., Veira, A., Rose, M., Mund, S., Wirth, M., Ansmann, A., Tesche, M., Gross, S., Freudenthaler, V. (2011). Microphysical and optical properties of dust and tropical biomass burning aerosol layers in the Cape Verde region-an overview of the airborne in situ and lidar measurements during SAMUM-2. Tellus B, 63(4), 589–618.

Conference Contributions

  • Veira, A. , Schutgens, N., Kloster, S. (2014): The Importance of Wildfire Emission Heights for Global Climate Modeling. Poster A53B-3214 at AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco (USA).
  • Veira, A., Kloster, S. (2014). The Role of Fire Emission Heights in the Climate System: An ECHAM6-HAM2 Modelling Study. 13th IGAC Science Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry September 22-26, 2014 (Natal, Brazil).
  • Veira, A., Wilkenskjeld, S., Kloster, S. (2014). Implementation of a Simple Fire Emission Height Model in ECHAM6-HAM2: Model Evaluation and Potential Climate Impact. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU2014-2831. EGU General Assembly 2014.
  • Veira, A., Kloster, S., Khlystova, I. (2013). Towards an improved implementation of fire emission heights in earth system models. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-3898. EGU General Assembly 2013.


PhD Thesis

  • Veira, A. (2015). Quantifying the Present and Future Climate Impact of Wildfire Emission Heights in an Earth System Model

Diploma Thesis

Summer School Participations

  • NCCR Climate Summer School (2013) - Grindelwald (Switzerland)
  • MACC-II Summer School (2013) - Anglet (France)
Curriculum vitae

Scientist Research & Development

Since November 2015: Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach am Main, Germany

Guest Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany


PhD Studies

August 2012 - November 2015: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany


Research Assistant

2011 - 2012 University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada



2007 - 2011 Meteorology (Diplom), University of Munich, Germany
2005 - 2007 Physics (Diplom), University of Wuerzburg, Germany



04.01.1985 in Wuerzburg, Germany