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Integrated Remote Sensing

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We develop and apply novel observation techniques to better understand the processes determining the atmospheric water cycle. Observations and process knowledge are used to evaluate and drive models in order to arrive at better weather forecasts and climate predictions.

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Latest Publications:

  • Marke, T., Löhnert, U., Schemann, V., Schween, J. H., and S. Crewell, 2020: Detection of land-surface-induced atmospheric water vapor patterns, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 1723–1736, 4.
  • Mech, M., L.-L. Kliesch, A. Anhäuser, T. Rose, P. Kollias and S. Crewell, 2019: Microwave Radar/radiome-ter for Arctic Clouds MiRAC: first insights from the ACLOUD campaign, Atmospheric Measurement Tech-niques, 12, 5019–5037,
  • Acquistapace, C., M. Maahn, U. Löhnert, P. Kollias, 2019: A New Criterion to Improve Operational Drizzle Detection with Ground-Based Remote Sensing. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 36, 781–801,
  • Böhm, C., O. Sourdeval, J. Mülmenstädt, J. Quaas, and S. Crewell, 2019: Cloud base height retrieval from multi-angle satellite data, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12, 1841-1860,
  • Jacob, M., F. Ament, M. Gutleben, H. Konow, M. Mech, M. Wirth, and S. Crewell, 2019: Investigating the liquid water path over the tropical Atlantic with synergistic airborne measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3237-3254,
  • Nomokonova, T., K. Ebell, U. Löhnert, M. Maturilli, C. Ritter, E. O'Connor, 2019: Statistics on clouds and their relation to thermodynamic conditions at Ny-Ålesund using ground-based sensor synergy, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 4105-4126,
  • Radovan A., S. Crewell, E.M. Knudsen and A. Rinke, 2019: Environmental conditions for polar low formation and development over the Nordic Seas: study of January cases based on the Arctic System Reanalysis, Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology & Oceanography, 71, 1-16,
  • Rinke A., B. Segger, S. Crewell, M. Maturilli, T. Naakka, T. Nygard, T. Vihma, F. Alshawaf, G. Dick, J. Wickert and J. Kellert, 2019: Trends of vertically integrated water vapor over the Arctic during 1979-2016: Consistent moistening all over? Journal of Climate,


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How does a cloud form?
A typical day during ACLOUD
What is Arctic Amplification?