RNDr. Vojtěch Bližňák, Ph.D.

Department:  Department of Meteorology
Position: Scientific Secretary
Position: Research Scientist
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Phone: +420 272 016 051
Room: 121
 

Education:

  • 2002-2005 – Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava
  • 2005-2007 - Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (M.S.); Diploma thesis title: “The analysis of short-term rainfalls and their relationship to orography of the Czech republic”
  • 2010 – Rigorosum (RNDr.); Diploma thesis accepted as a rigorosum thesis
  • 2007-2011 – Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Ph.D.); Doctoral thesis title: “The exploitation of remote sensing measurements for the analysis and development of rainfalls”.

Study and research fellowships:

  • 2006/2007 – Faculty of Geography and development, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France (study fellowship, 5 months)
  • 2009 – National Centre for Meteorological Research, Météo-France, Toulouse, France (doctoral research fellowship, 3 months)
  • 2013 – Dom Luiz Institute, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (postdoctoral research fellowship, 10 months)
  • 2017 - Hebrew University in Jerusalem, The Fredy and Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences, Jerusalem, Izrael (short-term research visit, 2 weeks)

Employment and academic experience:

  • 2008-present: Department of Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2017-2019: Section editor of Atmospheric sciences in Elsevier Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Professional interest:

  • Improvement of nowcasting of dangerous convective phenomena accompanying severe convective storms
  • Satellite and radar meteorology and their application in precipitation estimates and weather forecast
  • Analysis of spatiotemporal distribution of extreme precipitation events
  • Road meteorology

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