Remote Sensing and Radiative Transfer (Prof. Mayer)
Radiative transfer and high-resolution remote sensing of clouds and aerosol
The modelling of one and three-dimensional radiative transfer in the atmosphere is a main topic. These simulations facilitate the development of remote sensing methods for our own active (aerosol lidar, cloud radar) and passive sensors (cloud spectrometer, sun photometer, satellite observations). Various sensors' data is then used for our research topics: the influence of clouds and aerosol on weather and climate, the generation of renewable energy, and the impact of UV radiation on human health. To this end, also the modelling of clouds and their interaction of cloud microphysics, local 3D radiation budget and large scale dynamics is part of the group's research fields.
Trace Gases, Hans-Ertel-Centre, DLR Cooperation
Thematic overlap exists to the working group Remote Sensing of Trace Gases (Prof. Wenig) and the Data Assimilation Branch of the Hans-Ertel-Centre. Close cooperation exists with the Institute for Atmospheric Physics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The working group is part of the Chair of Experimental Meteorology (Prof. Mayer).