Diploma in meteorology, University Leipzig, Germany, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Leipzig, Germany, 1975. Doctor of Habilitation, Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1980.
Scientist, Academy Sciences, Warnemünde, Germany, 1971-1975; head of working group, Academy Sciences, Warnemünde, Germany, 1976-1989; working group leader, senior scientist, U. Restock, Germany, since 1990.
Member German Hydrology Society, Hunting Club.
Married Margret May, June 27, 1969. Children: Karin, Norbert, Robert.