Katedra Meteorologii i Klimatologii Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 


Prof. Dr Hab. Krzysztof Fortuniak po polsku in English

Department of Meteorology and Climatology
University of Lodz
Narutowicza 88
90-139 Lodz, Poland
  
Tel: +48-42-6655954
Fax: +48-42-6655951
Email: kfortun@uni.lodz.pl

Education

MSc: 1988, Physics (theoretical physics),

University of Lodz, Faculty of Mathematics Physics and Chemistry,

supervisor: Dr Stanisław Malinowski,

thesis: Crossing Onsager’s relations.

PhD: 1996, Earth Sciences (climatology),

University of Lodz, Faculty of Biology and Earht Sciences,

supervisor: Prof Dr Hab. Kazimierz Kłysik,

thesis: Stochastic and deterministic aspects of variability of the selected climate elements.

Habilitation: 2003, Earth Sciences (climatology),

University of Lodz, Faculty of Geographical Sciences,

thesis: Urban heat island. Energetic basis, experimental studies, numerical and statistical models.

Full professor: 2011, Earth Sciences (climatology)

 

Employment

Since 1 July 1989 at Department of Meteorology and Climatology, University of Lodz as:

1989-1996         assistant;

1996-2006         senior assistant (adjunct);

2006-2011         associate professor;

2011-                 full professor;

 

Research Interest

Urban climate:  

·      micrometeorological studies at urban areas, in particular measurements of the energy balance and turbulent exchange of greenhouse gasses, CO2 and CH4 (open path Eddy correlation);

·      turbulence studies with scintillometer at urbanized areas;

·      measurements and statistical analysis of the singularities of the urban climate (urban heat island, urban radiation, humidity, wind field);

·      numerical modelling of the urban climate (slab models of the urban energy balance, radiation processes in urban canyon);

Boundary layer meteorology, micrometeorology and topoclimatology:  

·      energy balance and turbulent fluxes of CO2 and CH4 at natural (Biebrza National Park), agricultural, and urbanized areas;

·      parameterizations of surface fluxes;

Climate variability and climate dynamics:  

·      nonlinear processes  in climate variability (application of the deterministic chaos theory);

·      time series analysis (application of various statistical techniques: wavelet analysis, Fourier method, MESA, SSA);

·      long term climate records;

 

Teaching

·      boundary layer meteorology;

·      basic meteorology;

·      synoptic meteorology;

·      physics for geographers;

·      supervision of BSc and MSc students projects;

 

Awards

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications for publications on climate change (individual 1st degree) – 2013.10.14;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications for monography "Radiacyjne i turbulencyjne składniki bilansu cieplnego terenów zurbanizowanych na przykładzie Łodzi" (individual 1st degree) – 2011.10.17;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on urban climate (individual 2nd degree) – 2009.10.16.

·      Gold Badge of Polish Geophysical Society – September 2007;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on urban climate (individual 1st degree) – 2007.10.12.

·      Polish medal „ Silver Cross of Merit” – April 2005;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz monograph „Miejska wyspa ciepła. Podstawy energetyczne, studia eksperymentalne, modele numeryczne i statystyczne” – 2004.10.14;

·      Award of Polish Academy of Science, Brach in ŁódĽ and Rectors of State High Schools in Lodz in science for young researchers – 2002;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on stochastic and deterministic aspects of variability of selected climate elements (individual 1st degree) – 2002.10.14;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on anthropogenic and natural climate changes (teamwork 1st degree) – 2000.10.13; 

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on dynamic aspects of climate variability (individual 2nd degree) -1997.10.14;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on urban climate (teamwork 2nd degree) – 1996.10.14;

·      Award of the Rector of University of Lodz for publications on climate of Central Poland (teamwork 2nd degree) -1994.10.14;

 

Scientific committees

·      member of Polish Accreditation Committee;

·      member of the Team for Award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for Academic Teachers;

·      member of the Team for prizes for outstanding scientific achievements and or achievements in supervising of research and teaching Ministry of Science and Higher Education;

·      member of the Panel of Experts of the National Science Center;

·      member of the Senate of the University of Lodz;

·      member of the Council of the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz;

·      member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Physical Geography, WGSR, University of Warsaw;

·      member of the Editorial Board of the journal PTPN/UAM Badania Fizjograficzne;

·      guest editor of a special issue of the journal Meteorologische Zeitschrift (vol.22, no. 5, 2013);

·      participation in various committees at the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz;

·      evaluation of habilitations and applications for the academic title;

 

Membership in scientific societies

·         International Association for Urban Climate (www.urban-climate.org ) – board member in years 2003-2007;

·      Polish Geophysical Society (http://ptgeof.imgw.pl/ ) – chair of Lodz branch, member of central verification commission;

·      ŁódĽ Scientific Society (www.ltn.lodz.pl );

 

Katedra Meteorologii i Klimatologii, Wydział Nauk Geograficznych, Uniwersytet Łódzki
Narutowicza 88, 90-139 ŁódĽ, Tel: +42-6655954, Fax: +42 6655951