Prof. Dr. Florian Seitz
Academic Career and Research Areas
In his research Professor Seitz (b. 1976) explores dynamic processes and interactions in the Earth System. Based on data from modern space-geodetic observation systems, variations and exchange processes of mass and momentum within and between various system components (e.g. atmosphere, oceans and continental hydrology) can be identified on different spatial and temporal scales. The observation of changes over several decades and multi-sensor monitoring make it possible to study the impact of global dynamic processes on the environment and living conditions.
After studying geodesy at TUM, Professor Seitz became a research fellow at the German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI) in Munich (2000 – 2007). In 2004 he obtained his doctorate at TUM. His thesis dealt with the atmospheric and oceanic influences on Earth rotation. He acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification in 2011. In 2006 he spent several months working as a research fellow at NASA’s prestigious Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which is managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. Between 2007 and 2012 he was junior professor of Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology (ESPACE) at TUM. Since 2012 he has been a full professor in the Geodetic Geodynamics Department at TUM and director of the German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI).
Key Publications (all publications)
Abelen S, Seitz F, Abarca-del-Rio R, Güntner A: "Droughts and floods in the La Plata basin in soil moisture data and GRACE". Remote Sensing. 2015; 7(6): 7324-7349.Abstract
Seitz F, Schuh H: “Earth rotation”. In: Sciences of Geodesy I: Advances and Future Directions. Editor: Xu G. Heidelberg: Springer, 2010; 189-231.Abstract
Seitz F, Schmidt M, Shum CK: “Signals of extreme weather conditions in Central Europe from GRACE 4-D hydrological mass variations”. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2008; 268(1-2), 165-170.Abstract
Seitz F, Schmidt M: “Atmospheric and oceanic contributions to Chandler wobble excitation determined by wavelet filtering”. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2005; 110: B11406, doi:10.1029/2005JB003826.Abstract