Prof. Dr. Sahar Sodoudi

Sahar-Sodoudi

Professor

WG Urban Climate and Health

Address
Institute for Meteorology
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 127
12165 Berlin

Office hours

Tuesday 10.00 -12.00 am

curriculum vitae

since

05/2013

Junior Professor for Urban Climate at the Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin

06/2010 - 05/2013 Assistant position at the Institute of Meteorology, AG Modellierung des Klimasystems, Freie Universität Berlin
2008 Guest researcher, Atmospheric Science and Meteorology Research Centre (ASMERC), Teheran, Iran
2005 PhD at the Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin. Topic of the dissertation: Verifikation der EZMW-Niederschlagsprognose für den Iran
10/2001 - 06/2010 Research assistant at the Institute of Meteorology,AG Troposphärische Umweltforschung, Freie Universität Berlin
1993 - 2000 Bachelor in Physics (Solid State Physics), Master in Meteorologie, Teheran Universität,Teheran, Iran. Topic of the master thesis: Teleconnection between blocking high over Europe and cyclogenesis over Iran.

research Focus:

  • Urban climate in transition and human healthMenschliche thermische Belastung
  • Urban climate monitoring
  • Climate change in the cities, urban heat island
  • Meso- and micro-climate modeling
  • Evaluation of climate protection and climate adaptation measures
  • Sustainable city planning
  • energy efficiency

2018

Huidong Li, Yuyu Zhou, Xun Wang, Xu Zhou, Huiwen Zhang, Sahar Sodoudi (2018): Quantifying urban heat island intensity and its physical mechanism using WRF/UCM. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 650, Part 2, 10 February 2019, Pages 3110-3119, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.025

Chi, X., Cubasch, U., Sodoudi, S. (2018): Assessment  of human bio-meteorological environment over the Tibetan Plateuau region based on CORDEX climate model projections. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2632-0

Sodoudi, S., Zhang, H., Chi, X., Mueller, F., Li, H.,(2018): The influence of spatial configuration of green areas on microclimate and thermal comfort. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 34 (2018) 85-96

Marzban, F., Conrad, T., Marzban, P., Sodoudi, S. (2018): Estimation of the Near-surface Air Temperature during the Day and Nighttime from MODIS in Berlin, Germany. International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS 2018, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 2478-2517

Li, H., Zhou, Y., Li, X., Meng, L., Wang, X., Wu, S., Sodoudi, S. (2018): A new method to quantify Surface Urban Heat Island Intensity. Science of Total Environment 624 (2018), pp. 262-272

Li, H., Meier, F.,  Lee, X., Chakraborty,T., Liu, J., Schaap, M., Sodoudi,S. (2018): Interaction between urban heat island and urban pollution island during summer in Berlin, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 636 (2018), pp. 818-828.

Sodoudi, S.,  Zhang, H., Chi, X., Müller, F., Li, H. (2018): The influence of spatial configuration of green areas on microclimate and thermal comfort, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 34, August 2018, Pages 85-96 

Matsaba E.O., Adimo, A.O., Njoroge, J.B., Wesonga, J.M., Sodoudi, S. (2018): Attenuation effect of plant canopy sizes on microclimate in urban greenspaces within Nairobi City, Kenya, African Journal of Plant Science, Vol.12(7), pp. 129-140, July 2018

Li H., Zhou Y., Wang X., Zhou X., Zhang H., Sodoudi S. Quantifying Urban Heat Island Intensity in the City of Berlin Using WRF/UCM. International Journal of Climatology 

Fakharizadeh, E., Sabziparvar, A., Sodoudi, S.: European Space Agency's (ESA) Soil Moisture and NDVI Trends and their (Case study: Iran). Journal of Arid 

Zhang, H., Zhang, D., Li, H., Wang, Z., Li, K; Sodoudi, S.: Influence of Spatial Configuration on the Cooling Effect of Urban Waterfront Green Space. Landscape and Urban Planning 

Chi, X., Zhang, H., Langer, I., Sodoudi, S.: The Influence of Building Form on Human Thermal Comfort and Perception for Cold Stress in Berlin. International Journal of Biometeorology 

Straka, M.,& Sodoudi, S.: Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Strategies at Urban Scale (a Case Study for Berlin) Landscape and Urban Planning 

2017

Marzban, F., Sodoudi, S., Preusker, R. (2017): The influence of land cover type on the relationship between NDVI-LST and LST-TAir. International Journal of Remote Sensing. doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1402386

Li, H.,Wolter, M., Wang, X., Sodoudi, S. (2017): Impact of land cover data on the simulation of urban heat island for Berlin using WRF coupled with bulk approach of Noah-LSM. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi:10.1007/s00704-017-2253-z.

Vollack, K., Sodoudi, S., Névir, P., Müller, K., Richter, D. (2017): Influence of meteorological parameters during the preceding fall and winter on the questing activity of nymphal Ixodes ricinus ticks. Int J Biometeorol. doi:10.1007/s00484-017-1362-9.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., Sodoudi, S., Kerschbaumer, A., and Cubasch, U. (2017): Re-construction of the shut-down PM10 monitoring stations for the reliable assessment of PM10 in Berlin using fuzzy modelling and data transformation. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189(3):134,7.

2016

Fallah, B., Saberi, A. A., and Sodoudi, S. (2016): Emergence of global scaling behaviour in the coupled Earth-atmosphere interaction. Sci. Rep. 6, 34005; doi: 10.1038/srep34005.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., Sodoudi, S., and Cubasch, U. (2016): Weather conditions and their effect on the increase of the risk of aortic dissection events in Berlin. International Journal of Biometeorology, 60, 1303, doi:10.1007/s00484-015-1099-2.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., Sodoudi, S., El-Zafarany, A., Abou El Seoud, T., Ashraf, H., Krone, K. (2016): A Comprehensive Statistical Study on Daytime Surface Urban Heat Island during Summer in Urban Areas, Case Study: Cairo and Its New Towns. Remote Sens, 8(8), 643.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H. and Sodoudi, S. (2016): High-Resolution Air Temperature Mapping in Urban Areas: A Review on Different Modeling Techniques. Thermal Science, doi:10.2298/TSCI150922094T.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., Sodoudi, S., Kerschbaumer, A., and Cubasch, U. (2016): Determination of suitable PM10 predictors in an urban area using a new feature selection technique, DACH Tagung, 14.-18.03.2016, Berlin

Langer, I. and Sodoudi, S. (2016): Temperature trends in Cairo towards 2090 for human health, DACH Tagung, 14.-18.03.2016, Berlin

Taheri Shahraiyni H, Sodoudi S. (2016): Statistical Modeling Approaches for PM10 Prediction in Urban Areas; A Review of 21st-Century Studies. Atmosphere. 7(2):15.

2015

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., Sodoudi, S., Kerschbaumer, A., and Cubasch, U. (2015): The development of a dense urban air pollution monitoring network. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 6, pp. 904-915.

Fallah, B., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch (2015): Westerly jet stream and past millennium climate change in Arid Central Asia simulated by COSMO-CLM model. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, May 2015.

Fallah, B., S. Sodoudi (2015): Bimodality and regime behavior in atmosphere-ocean interactionsduring the recent climate change. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans Vol. 70, pp. 1-11.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., S. Sodoudi, A. Kerschbaumer, U. and Cubasch (2015): New technique for ranking of air pollution monitoring stations in the urban areas based upon spatial representativity (Case study: PM monitoring stations in Berlin). Aerosol and Air Quality Research Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 743-748.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., S. Sodoudi, A. Kerschbaumer, U. and Cubasch (2015): A new structure-identification scheme for ANFIS and its application for the simulation of virtual air-pollution monitoring-stations in urban areas. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence Vol. 41, pp. 175-182.

Fallah, B., S. Sodoudi, E. Russo, I. Kirchner and U. Cubasch (2015): Towards modelling the  regional rainfall changes over Iran due to the climate forcing of the past 6,000 years. Quaternary International.

Sodoudi, S., Fallah, B., Walter, Szenasi, B., Schubert, S. (2015): The ability of mesoscale climate model COSMO-CLM with the Double Canyon urban canopy scheme to simulate the urban heat island in Berlin, 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse, France.

Sodoudi, S., Fallah, B., Walter,A., Langer, I. (2015): Towards prediction of the incidence of acute aortic dissection type A, 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse, France.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., Sodoudi, S., Cubasch, U. and Kerschbaumer, A. (2015): The influence of the plants on the decrease of air pollutants (Case study: Particulate matter in Berlin), Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines, Paris, France, 13-16 April, 2015.

2014

Fallah, B., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch (2014): The response of Asian summer monsoon to the Tibetan plateau heating simulated by ECHAM5/MPIOM and COSMOS-CLM. General Assembly European Geosciences Union, Vol. 16, p. 7211.

Sodoudi, S., K. Schäfer, D. Grawe, R. Petrik, K. Heinke Schlünzen (2014): High-resolution spatial distribution of temperature over Berlin simulated by the mesoscale model METRAS and comparison with measured data. General Assembly European Geosciences Union, Vol. 16, p. 14351.

Sodoudi, S., P. Shahmohamadi, K. Vollack, U. Cubasch, A. I. Che-Ani (2014): Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect in Megacity Tehran. Advances in Meteorology, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/547974.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch (2014): Determination the optimum number and positions of monitoring stations for proper spatial modeling of mean PM10 concentration in Berlin. General Assembly European Geosciences Union, Vol. 16, p. 13042.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch, A. Kerschbaumer (2014): Minimization of air pollution monitoring cost in the urban area. 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Prague, Czech Republic.

Taheri Shahraiyni, H., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch and A. Kerschbaumer (2014): Simulation of virtual PM10 monitoring network for urban area (Case study: Berlin), Urban Modelling Conference, Lyon, France, 15-17 October, 2014.

2013

Sodoudi, S., I. Langer, U. Cubasch (2013): Impacts of Vegetation and Urban planning on micro climate in Hashtgerd new Town. AGU 2012 Fall Meeting (San Francisco, 2012).

Sodoudi, S., I. Langer, U. Cubasch (2013): Impacts of Vegetation and Urban planning on micro climate in Hashtgerd new Town. General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2013).

2012

Sodoudi, S., I. Langer, A. Walter, B. Fallah (2012): Future climate of Tehran Province using dynamical downscaling of COSMO-CLM. AGU 2012 Fall Meeting (San Francisco, 2012).

Langer, I., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch (2012): Using the ENVI-met program to simulate the micro climate in new Town Hashtgerd: ICCNDT 2012, ISBN 978-90-9853483-2-8, 190-193.

Sodoudi, S., I. Langer, U. Cubasch (2012): Micro Climate Simulation in new Town ‘Hashtgerd'. General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2012).

Langer, I., S. Sodoudi, U. Cubasch (2012): Using the ENVI-met program to simulate the micro climate in new Town, HASHTGERD. The international conference on Computing, Networking and Digital Technologies, (SDIWC 2012), pp. 61–64.

Rahimi, N., U. Cubasch, E. Reimer, H. Hübener, S. Sodoudi, H. Naseri (2012): A Practical Model for Electricity Distribution and Transmission Loss Based on Climate Change. Advances in Energy Research: Energy and Power Engineering, ISBN 978-1-62257-534-3, pp. 263-282.

Shahmohamadi, P., U. Cubasch, S. Sodoudi, A.I. Che-Ani (2012): Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effects in Tehran Metropolitan Area. Chapter of Air Pollution Book. ISBN 979-953-307-812-9.

Shahmohamadi, P., U. Cubasch, S. Sodoudi, A.I. Che-Ani (2012): Mitigating Urban Heat island effects in Tehran Metropolitan area. Air Pollution - A Comprehensive Perspective, ed. Budi Haryanto, InTech, ISBN 978-953-51-0705-7, dx.doi.org/10.5772/50591, pp. 281-318.

Shahmohamadi, P., U. Cubasch, S. Sodoudi (2012): Simulation of Urban Heat Island Effects on the Microclimate: Using ENVI-met Model. 12th EMS Annual Meeting & 9th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). Łódź, Poland.

Shahmohamadi, P., U. Cubasch, S. Sodoudi, A.I. Che-Ani (2012): Simulation of natural Ventilator of the City Model by Using ENVI-met to Mitigate the Effect of Urban Heat Island in Tehran Metropolitan Area. 8th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC8). Dublin, Ireland.

Shahmohamadi, P., U. Cubasch, S. Sodoudi, A.I. Che-Ani (2012): Natural Ventilator of the City: a Model for Alleviating Urban Heat Islan. Urban Environmental Pollution: Creating Healthy, Liveable Cities Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Wattenbach, M., J.M. Delgado, S. Roessner, M. Bochow, A. Güntner, J. Kropp, A.G. Cantu Ros, F. Hattermann, T. Kolbe, S. Sodoudi, U. Ulrich Cubasch, J. Zeitz, L. Ross, K. Böckel, C. Fang, L. Bo, G. Pan (2012): A combined remote sensing and modelling based approach to identify sustainable pathways for urban and peri-urban agriculture in China. General Assembly European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria 2012).

2011

Sodoudi, S., U. Cubasch (2011): Future Cities, Challenges for the Earth Sciences, Developing urban energy efficiency. Geo.X-Jahrestagung 2011, University of Potsdam, Germany.

2010

Pahl-Weber, E., S. Seelig, P. Wehage, E. Reimer, S. Sodoudi, H. Ohlenburg (2010): A Sustainable Housing Quarter for the New Town of Hashtgerd - Climate Sensitive Design. Journal of Building Engineering and Housing Science, Vol. 7(15), pp. 73-89.

Sodoudi, S., A.M. Noorian, M. Geb, E. Reimer, E. (2010): Daily Precipitation of ECMWF verified over Iran. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Vol 99(1), pp. 39-51.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer, I. Langer (2010): Micro climate Simulation in new Town ‘Hashtgerd’. American Geoscience Union (AGU), Fall Meeting 2010, San Fransisco, USA.

2009 

Haberlandt,  U., A.-D. Ebner von Eschenbach, P. Hesse, G. Malitz, G. B. Pfützner, E. Reimer, S.  Sodoudi, K. Stricker, W. Willems (2009): Joint Modelling of Rainfall, Runoff, inundation and Damage in the Bode River Basin. HyWa, Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Vol. 53(1), pp. 13-24.

Reimer, E., S. Sodoudi, K. Stricker, W. Willems (2009): Gemeinsame Modellierung von Niederschlag, Abfluss, Überflutung und Schaden im Flussgebiet der Bode. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Vol. 1, pp. 13-24.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2009): Climate evaluation for Hashtgerd, Iran. German Workshop “Young cities, Developing energy efficient urban fabric in Tehran-Karaj region”, TU-Berlin, 13-16.04.09, Berlin, Germany.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2009): Downscaling of climate parameters for the Bode basin in Germany using active learning method. EGU 2009, Vienna, Austria.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2009): Downscaling of climate parameters using Active Learning Method (ALM). American Geoscience Union (AGU), Fall Meeting 2009, San Fransisco, USA.

2008

Reimer, E., S. Sodoudi, E. Mikusky, I. Langer (2008): Climate prognosis of temperature, potential evaporation and precipitation with the NEURO-FUZZY method. In GLOWA-Elbe Book: "Integrated Analysis of the Impacts of Global Change on Environment and Society in the Elbe River Basin" Frank Wechsung / Stefan Kaden / Horst Behrendt / Beate Klöcking (Eds.) December 2008, 401 pages, Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-89998-145-2, Weißensee Verlag, Berlin.

Sodoudi, S. (2008): High resolution regional model and its relation to risk management. 3rd ECHO international conference on disaster risk manangement, Tehran, Iran, 2008.

2007

Reimer, E., S. Sodoudi, B. Streckenbach (2007): Meteorologischer Einfluss auf die PM10-Feinstaubkonzentration: Immissionsklimatologie zur Normierung des meteorologischen Einflusses auf die Kenngrößen der PM10-Feinstaubbelastung für ein Kalenderjahr.  Abschlussbericht, im Auftrag des Ministeriums für Ländliche Entwicklung, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Brandenburg (MLUV).

2006

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2006): Downscaling of continuous Precipitation for the catchment’s area of Bode River. ‘Day of Hydrology’ Conference, Munich, Germany, 2006.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2006): prediction of extreme flooding using Active Learning Method (ALM). The 7th European Meteorological society Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006.

Sodoudi, S. (2006): Introducing High resolution Regional Model of German weather service (DWD). Workshop on clean air for Tehran, IRIMO, Tehran, Iran, 2006.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2006): Active learning method and its ability in the downscaling of precipitation. Rimax (risk management of Flooding events) BMBF Status seminar in Potsdam, Germany, 2006.

2005

Reimer, E., S. Sodoudi, E. Mikusky, I. Langer (2005): Klimaprognose der Temperatur, der potenziellen Verdunstung und des Niederschlags mit NEURO-FUZZY Modellen. Konzepte für nachhaltige Entwicklung einer Flusslandschaft, Band 6, Auswirkung des globalen Wandel auf Wasser, Umwelt und Gesellschaft im Elbegebiet, S. 96-109.

Sodoudi, S. (2005): Downscaling of climate parameters using nonlinear methods. Expert’s workshop on Downscaling, Norwegian meteorological organization, Oslo, Norway, 2005.

Sodoudi, S. (2005): Verifikation der Niederschlagsprognose von EZMW über den Iran. Dissertation Thesis, Free University Berlin.

2004

Reimer, E., S. Sodoudi, I. Langer (2004): Bewertung und Absicherung der Starkniederschlags-Vorhersage der DWD-Modelle im Erzgebirgsraum für die Realzeitanwendung. Abschlussbericht, Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie, pp. 73.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2004): Climate prediction for the catchment’s area of Elbe River in Germany using Neuro-Fuzzy. The 5th European meteorological society Conference in Nice, France, 2004.

Sodoudi, S., E. Reimer (2004): Estimation of precipitation, Temperature and potential evaporation for the Elbe catchment’s area. The 3rd Germany –Austria - Switzerland meteorological Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany, 2004.