WxFUSION – THE TEAM

Dr. Arnold Tafferner and Dr. Caroline Forster are the CEOs of WxFUSION. They are meteorologists and scientists and have played an important role in the development of new methods of reliable thunderstorm information provision, with a particular focus on air traffic, at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). They founded WxFUSION with the goal of making these newly developed, highly useful methods available to the market.

In a joint project with DLR Technology Marketing, meteorologist Dr. Dennis Stich (to the right in the figure) develops weather information tools with his expertise in satellite data processing.

Dr. Caroline Forster

Dr. Caroline Forster

is a meteorologist who completed her PhD at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in October 2000. Her research activities led her to work at the Chair of Ecoclimatology at Munich’s Technical University and, for an additional two years, at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). Since 2006, she has been working as a researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Here, she has been intensively engaged in the research and forecasting of hazardous weather phenomena for air traffic, playing a major role in the development of innovative forecast systems. Additionally, she and Dr. Arnold Tafferner are the CEOs of WxFUSION with the objective of bringing the newly-developed technologies to the market.

Dr. Arnold Tafferner

meteorologist, Doctor of Science from the Meteorological Institute of the University of Munich (MIM). Research at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (Miami, USA), the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (Boulder, USA), at Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics at Academia Sinica (Beijing), the MIM (Munich) and 1997 at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics, DLR (Germany). Expertise in the design and installation of operational systems for the detection and prediction of atmospheric conditions which constitute a hazard to air traffic, particularly in terms of jet stream turbulence, thunderstorms, in-flight icing and winter weather at airports.

Dr. Arnold Tafferner