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Miloslav Müller

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science
Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology
Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 221 951 363
E-mail: muller@ufa.cas.cz

Office: 3. floor, No. 364


Research interest

At Albertov, I first studied the teaching combination of geography and history, then physical geography with a specialization in meteorology, and I try to connect it all together. Appart from our faculty, I also work in the department of meteorology of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences. My main research topic is heavy rainfall, but I also deal with other meteorological hazards. I am particularly interested in historical meteorological events and floods. Moreover, I chair the terminological group of the Czech Meteorological Society in its efforts to further improve the Electronic Meteorological Dictionary; I am especially interested in the history and etymological explanation of individual terms. Last but not least, in addition to my own pedagogical activities, I also deal with the issue of geographical education with special regard to physical geography.


  • Physical Geography
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Meteorological Practikum
  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • Natural Hazards and Risks
  • High-Impact Weather
  • Extreme Hydrometeorological Phenomena and Processes

Selected publications

Gvoždíková, B., Müller, M., 2021: Moisture fluxes conducive to central European extreme precipitation events. Atmos. Res., 248, 105182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105182

Kašpar, M., Bližňák, V., Hulec, F., Müller, M., 2021: High-resolution spatial analysis of the variability in the subdaily rainfall time structure. Atmos. Res., 248, 105202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105202

Müller, M., Bližňák, V., Kašpar, M., 2018: Analysis of rainfall time structures on a scale of hours. Atmos. Res., 211, 38–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.04.015

Bližňák, V., Kašpar, M., Müller, M., 2018: Radar-based summer precipitation climatology of the Czech Republic. Int. J. Climatol., 38, 677–691. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5202

Müller, M., Kašpar, M., Valeriánová, A., Crhová, L., Holtanová, E., Gvoždíková, B., 2015: Novel indices for the comparison of precipitation extremes and floods: an example from the Czech territory. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4641–4652. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4641-2015

Müller, M., Kašpar, M., 2014: Event-adjusted evaluation of weather and climate extremes. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 473-483. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-473-2014

Selected supervised theses

Blanka Gvoždíková: Relationship among moisture flux anomalies, extreme precipitation, and floods in central Europe (PhD thesis, 2021).

Matěj Čašek: Regularities of the distribution of rapid cooling events in Czechia and their causis (master thesis, in Czech, 2020).

Martin Laco: Compound hydrometeorological events (bachelor theses, in Czech, 2020).

Kateřina Králová: Distribution of heavy precipitation across the Šumava Mts. (bachelor theses, in Czech, 2020).

Šimon Kolář: Heavy snowfall in Czechia and snowfall extremity evaluation (bachelor theses, in Czech, 2020).

Jana Minářová: Extreme precipitation in low mountain ranges in Central Europe: a comparative study between the Vosges and the Ore mountains (PhD thesis, 2017).


Do you like to observe the weather? So do I, and therefore since 2010 I have been conducting regular discussions about the weather at our faculty, the so-called meteomeetings. We analyze the weather of the past week and examine the forecasts for the next days, competing in the accuracy of estimating the value of a particular meteorological element. Although meteomeetings are included in the course Weather Analysis and Forecast and now also in the Meteorological Practice, everybody is welcome. From the next semester, we are looking forward to personal meetings again, but we will also start presenting interesting outputs online for others interested in the atmosphere.


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