Dr. Oswald Knoth

Mathematicians & Environmental Sciences
Dr. Oswald Knoth | Credit: Oswald Knoth
Dr. Oswald Knoth | Credit: Oswald Knoth

Oswald Knoth is an applied mathematician. He studied and received his PhD at the Martin Luther University Halle and was employed at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) in the department „Modeling of Atmospheric Processes“ from 1992 until his retirement in 2020.
Oswald Knoth has many years of experience in the development of numerical software for weather and air quality prediction. He is one of the main developers of the chmical transport model COSMO-MUSCAT which is coupled online with the forecast models of the German Weather Service. Currently he is actively involved in the development of a new climate model (https://clima.caltech.edu/) in the new programming language Julia.



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