Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Volker Freudenthaler

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.

Trace Gases, AerCARE, Hans-Ertel-Centre, DLR Cooperation

Thematic overlap exists to the working group Remote Sensing of Trace Gases (Prof. Wenig), the Young Investigators Group AerCARE (Prof. Weinzierl) and the Data Assimilation Branch of the Hans-Ertel-Centre. Close cooperation exists with the Department of Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

The working group is part of the Chair of Experimental Meteorology (Prof. Mayer).