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Dr. Bijan Fallah


Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Meteorologie

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Postdoctoral research assistant and coordinator of Palmod project WG 3

Carl-Heinrich-Becker Weg 6-10
Raum 195
12165 Berlin

since 09/2015

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Climate System Modeling working group at the Institute of Meteorology at Freie Universität Berlin (BMBF project Palmod)


09/2014 - 09/2015

Researcher, Urban Climate and Health, Institute of Meteorology, Free University of Berlin


09/2011 - 02/2015

Ph.D., Climate System Modeling, Institute of Meteorology, Free University of Berlin,

Title: "Modeling the Asian Paleo-hydroclimatic Variability", supervisor: Prof. Ulrich Cubasch, PDF.

09/2010 - 09/2011 Researcher at Iranian National Cloud Seeding Center, Yazd, Iran
08/2008 - 08/2010 Military Service (as Meteorologist) at Iranian Air Force, Tehran , Iran
08/2006 - 09/2007 Scientific assistant at Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
09/2003 - 02/2006

M.Sc.  Meteorology, Institute of Geophysics University of Tehran, Iran, Title: A numerical boundary layer model for an area with complex topography, area Tehran.

09/1998 - 02/2003   B.Sc.  Physics, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran
09/1994 - 02/1998 High School Diploma Mathematics and Physics, NODET (National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talent, Babol, Iran
research interests and projects
  • Central Asian Climate Dynamics (CADY)
  • paleoclimate modeling (PalMod)
  • proxy-model comparison 


Fallah, B., Russo, E., Acevedo, W., Mauri, A., Becker, N., and Cubasch, U.: Towards high-resolution climate reconstruction using an off-line data assimilation and COSMO-CLM 5.00 model, Clim. Past, 14, 1345-1360,
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1345-2018, 2018.


Citation: Acevedo, W., Fallah, B., Reich, S., and Cubasch, U.: Assimilation of pseudo-tree-ring-width observations into an atmospheric general circulation model, Clim. Past, 13, 545-557, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-545-2017, 2017.


Bijan Fallah, Abbas Ali Saberi, Sahar Sodoudi, Emergence of global scaling behaviour in the coupled Earth-atmosphere interaction, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 34005,  PDF (2016)


Bijan Fallah, Ulrich Cubasch, Kerstin Prömmel and Sahar Sodoudi, A numerical model study on the behaviour of Asian summer monsoon and AMOC due to orographic forcing of Tibetan Plateau, Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2914-5, PDF (2015).

Bijan Fallah, Sahar Sodoudi, Emmanuele Russo, Ingo Kirchner and Ulrich Cubasch, Towards modeling the regional rainfall changes over Iran due to the climate forcing of the past 6000 years, Quaternary International, PDF (2015).

Bijan Fallah, Sahar Sodoudi and Ulrich Cubasch, Westerly jet stream and past millennium climate change in Arid Central Asia simulated by COSMO-CLM model, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, PDF (2015).

Bijan Fallah and Sahar Sodoudi, Bimodality and regime behavior in atmosphere–ocean interactions during the recent climate change, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Volume 70, Pages 1-11, ISSN 0377-0265, PDF (2015).

Bijan Fallah and Ulrich Cubasch, A comparison of model simulations of Asian megadroughts during the past millennium with proxy reconstructions, Climate of the Past, 11, 253-263, doi:10.5194/cp-11-253-2015, PDF (2015).


Polanski, S., Fallah, B., Befort, D. J., Prasad, S. and Cubasch, U., Regional moisture change over India during the past Millennium: A comparison of multi-proxy reconstructions and climate model simulations, Global and Planetary Change, Volume 122, November 2014, Pages 176185, ISSN 0921-8181, PDF (2014).


Mohammad-Reza Majma, Hossein Pedram, Bijan Fallah and Sanaz Almassi, Performance Evaluation of WRF Meteorology Model in Parallel Processing Systems, 5th Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology(5thSASTech), PDF, (2011).


Audio Slide Bimodality and regime behavior in atmosphere-ocean interactions during the recent climate change, author presentation for Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, [audio-link].

Talk A comparison of model simulations of Asian mega-droughts during the past millennium with proxy reconstructions, International Symposium on Loess, Soils and Climate Change in southern Eurasia, Gorgan, Iran (ISLSCE 2014).

Poster Could the mega droughts during the last millennium have been predicted?, 28th Himalayan Karakorum Tibet Workshop and 6th International Symposium on Tibetan Plateau Joint Conference, Tübingen, Germany (2013).

Poster The response of Asian summer monsoon to the Tibetan plateau heating simulated by ECHAM5-MPIOM and COSMOS-CLM, PDF, EGU General Assembly (2014).

Poster Simulation of Drought in Central Asia during the Last Millennium, PDF, EGU General Assembly (2013).

Talk Simulation of Indian Monsoon Variability in the Medieval Warm Period using ECHAM5 General Circulation Model, PDF, EGU General Assembly (2013).

Talk Central Asian Climate Dynamics Climate Modeling, Central Asia and Tibet: Monsoon dynamics and geo-ecosystems (CAME) Annual Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany (2012).

Talk Modeling Central Asian Climate Dynamics, Central Asian Climate Dynamics (CADY) Kickoff-meeting, Berlin, Germany (2012).

Poster Modeling Central Asian Climate Dynamics - Simulation of Drought in Central Asia during the Last Millennium, PDF, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) user-workshop (2013).