Prof. Dr. Andrea I. Flossmann is full professor at the University Clermont Auvergne (UCA) in Clermont-Ferrand (France), in the joint research unit with the CNRS “Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique” (CNRS-LaMP). She studied meteorology at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz (Germany) and did her PhD in 1987 under the guidance of Hans Pruppacher in cloud physics at Mainz, NCAR and UCLA. Ever since, 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.
Dr. Flossmann served as director of the GAW Observatory OPGC and held numerous functions and responsibilities in national and international bodies. In 2015, she was elected fellow of the IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics).
The changing climate has increased the awareness of all cloud physics aspects and has motivated her to take up the current responsibilities on a national level (at the French funding agency ANR of the PEPR TRACCS (Transform climate modelling for climate services)) and at an international level president of IAMAS and at WMO (co-chair of the expert team on weather modification). For additional information see https://andreaflossmann.wordpress.com/