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Publications of the EN OPTIMice Research Group


Mróz, K., Battaglia, A., Kneifel, S., Terzi, L. von, Karrer, M., & Ori, D. 2021, Linking rain into ice microphysics across the melting layer in stratiform rain: a closure study, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14 (Copernicus Publications), 511, doi:10.5194/amt-14-511-2021

Ori, D., Terzi, L. von, Karrer, M., & Kneifel, S. 2021, snowScatt 1.0: consistent model of microphysical and scattering properties of rimed and unrimed snowflakes based on the self-similar Rayleigh–Gans approximation, Geoscientific Model Development, 14 (Copernicus Publications), 1511, doi:10.5194/gmd-14-1511-2021

Karrer, M., Seifert, A., Ori, D., & Kneifel, S. 2021, Improving the representation of aggregation in a two-moment microphysical scheme with statistics of multi-frequency Doppler radar observations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (Copernicus Publications), 17133, doi:10.5194/acp-21-17133-2021

Trömel, S., Simmer, C., Blahak, U., Blanke, A., Doktorowski, S., Ewald, F., Frech, M., Gergely, M., Hagen, M., Janjic, T., Kalesse-Los, H., Kneifel, S., Knote, C., Mendrok, J., Moser, M., Köcher, G., Mühlbauer, K., Myagkov, A., Pejcic, V., Seifert, P., Shrestha, P., Teisseire, A., Terzi, L. von, Tetoni, E., Vogl, T., Voigt, C., Zeng, Y., Zinner, T., & Quaas, J. 2021, Overview: Fusion of radar polarimetry and numerical atmospheric modelling towards an improved understanding of cloud and precipitation processes, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (Copernicus Publications), 17291, doi:10.5194/acp-21-17291-2021

Kulie, M. S., Pettersen, C., Merrelli, A. J., Wagner, T. J., Wood, N. B., Dutter, M., Beachler, D., Kluber, T., Turner, R., Mateling, M., Lenters, J., Blanken, P., Maahn, M., Spence, C., Kneifel, S., Kucera, P. A., Tokay, A., Bliven, L. F., Wolff, D. B., & Petersen, W. A. 2021, Snowfall in the Northern Great Lakes: Lessons Learned from a Multisensor Observatory, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (American Meteorological Society), 1317, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0128.1


Gierens, R., Kneifel, S., Shupe, M. D., Ebell, K., Maturilli, M., & Löhnert, U. 2020, Low-level mixed-phase clouds in a complex Arctic environment, Atmos Chem Phys, 20 (Copernicus Publications), 3459, doi:10.5194/acp-20-3459-2020

Karrer, M., Seifert, A., Siewert, C., Ori, D., Lerber, A. von, & Kneifel, S. 2020, Ice Particle Properties Inferred from Aggregation Modelling, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, doi:10.1029/2020MS002066

Mróz, K., Battaglia, A., Kneifel, S., D’Adderio, L. P., & Dias Neto, J. 2020, Triple-Frequency Doppler Retrieval of Characteristic Raindrop Size, Earth and Space Science, 7 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), doi:10.1029/2019EA000789

Lubin, D., Zhang, D., Silber, I., Scott, R. C., Kalogeras, P., Battaglia, A., Bromwich, D. H., Cadeddu, M., Eloranta, E., Fridlind, A., Frossard, A., Hines, K. M., Kneifel, S., Leaitch, W. R., Lin, W., Nicolas, J., Powers, H., Quinn, P. K., Rowe, P., Russell, L. M., Sharma, S., Verlinde, J., & Vogelmann, A. M. 2020, The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) West Antarctic Radiation Experiment, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101, E1069, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0278.1

Ori, D., Schemann, V., Karrer, M., Neto, J. D., Terzi, L. von, Seifert, A., & Kneifel, S. 2020, Evaluation of ice particle growth in ICON using statistics of multi-frequency Doppler cloud radar observations, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), doi:10.1002/qj.3875

Myagkov, A., Kneifel, S., & Rose, T. 2020, Evaluation of the reflectivity calibration of W-band radars based on observations in rain, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 2020 (Copernicus Publications), 1, doi:10.5194/amt-13-5799-2020

Kneifel, S., & Moisseev, D. 2020, Long-Term Statistics of Riming in Nonconvective Clouds Derived from Ground-Based Doppler Cloud Radar Observations, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 77 (American Meteorological Society), 3495, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-20-0007.1

Tridon, F., Battaglia, A., & Kneifel, S. 2020, Estimating total attenuation using Rayleigh targets at cloud top: applications in multilayer and mixed-phase clouds observed by ground-based multifrequency radars, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13 (Copernicus Publications), 5065, doi:10.5194/amt-13-5065-2020

Mech, M., Maahn, M., Kneifel, S., Ori, D., Orlandi, E., Kollias, P., Schemann, V., & Crewell, S. 2020, PAMTRA 1.0: the Passive and Active Microwave radiative TRAnsfer tool for simulating radiometer and radar measurements of the cloudy atmosphere, Geoscientific Model Development}, 13 (Copernicus Publications), 4229, doi:10.5194/gmd-13-4229-2020

Kneifel, S., Leinonen, J., Tyynelä, J., Ori, D., & Battaglia, A. 2020, Scattering of Hydrometeors, in Satellite Precipitation Measurement: Volume 1, ed. V. Levizzani, C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, & F. J. Turk (Springer International Publishing), 249, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-24568-9_15

Battaglia, A., Tanelli, S., Tridon, F., Kneifel, S., Leinonen, J., & Kollias, P. 2020, Triple-Frequency Radar Retrievals, in Satellite Precipitation Measurement: Volume 1, ed. V. Levizzani, C. Kidd, D. B. Kirschbaum, C. D. Kummerow, K. Nakamura, & F. J. Turk (Springer International Publishing), 211, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-24568-9_13

Gong, J., Zeng, X., Wu, D. L., Munchak, S. J., Li, X., Kneifel, S., Ori, D., Liao, L., & Barahona, D. 2020, Linkage among ice crystal microphysics, mesoscale dynamics, and cloud and precipitation structures revealed by collocated microwave radiometer and multifrequency radar observations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20 (Copernicus Publications), 12633, doi:10.5194/acp-20-12633-2020


Dias Neto, J., Kneifel, S., Ori, D., Trömel, S., Handwerker, J., Bohn, B., Hermes, N., Mühlbauer, K., Lenefer, M., & Simmer, C. 2019, The TRIple-frequency and Polarimetric radar Experiment for improving process observations of winter precipitation, Earth Syst Sci Data, 11 (Copernicus Publications), 845, doi:10.5194/essd-11-845-2019

Seifert, A., Leinonen, J., Siewert, C., & Kneifel, S. 2019, The Geometry of Rimed Aggregate Snowflakes: A Modeling Study, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), 712, doi:10.1029/2018MS001519

Tridon, F., Battaglia, A., Chase, R. J., Turk, F. J., Leinonen, J., Kneifel, S., Mroz, K., Finlon, J., Bansemer, A., Tanelli, S., Heymsfield, A. J., & Nesbitt, S. W. 2019, The Microphysics of Stratiform Precipitation During OLYMPEX: Compatibility Between Triple-Frequency Radar and Airborne In Situ Observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), 8764, doi:10.1029/2018JD029858

Mason, S. L., Hogan, R. J., Westbrook, C. D., Kneifel, S., Moisseev, D., & Terzi, L. von. 2019, The importance of particle size distribution and internal structure for triple-frequency radar retrievals of the morphology of snow, Atmos Meas Tech, 12 (Copernicus Publications), 4993, doi:10.5194/amt-12-4993-2019

Dexheimer, D., Airey, M., Roesler, E., Longbottom, C., Nicoll, K., Kneifel, S., Mei, F., Harrison, R. G., Marlton, G., & Williams, P. D. 2019, Evaluation of ARM tethered-balloon system instrumentation for supercooled liquid water and distributed temperature sensing in mixed-phase Arctic clouds, Atmos Meas Tech, 12 (Copernicus Publications), 6845, doi:10.5194/amt-12-6845-2019


Kneifel, S., Dias Neto, J., Ori, D., Moisseev, D., Tyynelä, J., Adams, I. S., Kuo, K.-S., Bennartz, R., Berne, A., Clothiaux, E. E., Eriksson, P., Geer, A. J., Honeyager, R., Leinonen, J., & Westbrook, C. D. 2018, The First International Summer Snowfall Workshop: Scattering properties of realistic frozen hydrometeors from simulations and observations, as well as defining a new standard for scattering databases, Bull Amer Meteor Soc, ES55, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0208.1

Leinonen, J., Kneifel, S., & Hogan, R. J. 2018, Evaluation of the Rayleigh–Gans approximation for microwave scattering by rimed snowflakes, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), 77, doi:10.1002/qj.3093

Ori, D., & Kneifel, S. 2018, Assessing the uncertainties of the Discrete Dipole Approximation in case of melting ice particles, J Quant Spectrosc Radiat Transfer, 396, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.06.017

Falconi, M. T., Lerber, A. von, Ori, D., Marzano, F. S., & Moisseev, D. 2018, Snowfall retrieval at X, Ka and W bands: consistency of backscattering and microphysical properties using BAECC ground-based measurements, Atmos Meas Tech, 11, 3059, doi:10.5194/amt-11-3059-2018

Küchler, N., Kneifel, S., Kollias, P., & Löhnert, U. 2018, Revisiting liquid water content retrievals in warm stratified clouds: The modified Frisch, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 9323, doi:10.1029/2018GL079845

Mason, S. L., Chiu, C. J., Hogan, R. J., Moisseev, D., & Kneifel, S. 2018, Retrievals of Riming and Snow Density From Vertically Pointing Doppler Radars, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd), 13807, doi:10.1029/2018JD028603


Acquistapace, C., Kneifel, S., Löhnert, U., Kollias, P., Maahn, M., & Bauer-Pfundstein, M. 2017, Optimizing observations of drizzle onset with millimeter-wavelength radars, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10, 1783, doi:10.5194/amt-10-1783-2017

Heinze, R., Dipankar, A., Henken, C. C., Moseley, C., Sourdeval, O., Tromel, S., Xie, X., Adamidis, P., Ament, F., Baars, H., Barthlott, C., Behrendt, A., Blahak, U., Bley, S., Brdar, S., Brueck, M., Crewell, S., Deneke, H., Di Girolamo, P., Evaristo, R., Fischer, J., Frank, C., Friederichs, P., Gocke, T., Gorges, K., Hande, L., Hanke, M., Hansen, A., Hege, H.-C., Hoose, C., Jahns, T., Kalthoff, N., Klocke, D., Kneifel, S., Knippertz, P., Kuhn, A., Laar, T. W. van, Macke, A., Maurer, V., Mayer, B., Meyer, C. I., Muppa, S. K., Neggers, R. A. J., Orlandi, E., Pantillon, F., Pospichal, B., Rober, N., Scheck, L., Seifert, A., Seifert, P., Senf, F., Siligam, P., Simmer, C., Steinke, S., Stevens, B., Wapler, K., Weniger, M., Wulfmeyer, V., Zängl, G., Zhang, D., & Quaas, J. 2017, Large-eddy simulations over Germany using ICON: A comprehensive evaluation, QJR Meteorol Soc, 143, 69, doi:10.1002/qj.2947

Hogan, R. J., Honeyager, R., Tyynelä, J., & Kneifel, S. 2017, Calculating the millimetre-wave scattering phase function of snowflakes using the Self-Similar Rayleigh-Gans Approximation, Q J R Meteorol Soc, doi:10.1002/qj.2968

Küchler, N., Kneifel, S., Löhnert, U., Kollias, P., Czekala, H., & Rose, T. 2017, A W-band radar-radiometer system for accurate and continuous monitoring of clouds and precipitation, J Atmos Oceanic Tech, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0019.1

Souverijns, N., Gossart, A., Lhermitte, S., Gorodetskaya, I. V., Kneifel, S., Maahn, M., Bliven, F. L., & Lipzig, N. P. M. van. 2017, Estimating radar reflectivity - snowfall rate relationships and their uncertainties over Antarctica by combining disdrometer and radar observations., Atmospheric Research, 196, 211, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.06.001

Trömel, S., Ryzhkov, A. V., Diederich, M., Mühlbauer, K., Simmer, C., Kneifel, S., & Snyder, J. 2017, Multisensor Characterization of Mammatus Clouds., Mon Wea Rev, 145, 235, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-16-0187.1