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Dr.in Sabrina Schnitt

Address Pohligstr. 3, 50969 Köln
Room 3.125
Phone +49 (0)221 470-3690
Fax +49 (0)221 470-5161
Mail s.schnittSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de


Research Topics

  • cloud and water vapor processes
  • ground-based and air-borne passive and active remote sensing
  • GRaWAC: G-band Radar for Water vapor and Arctic Clouds
  • synergistic retrieval development



  • (AC)3: Arctic Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and Surface Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms (AC)3

Selected publications

  • Schnitt, S.,  A. Foth, H. Kalesse-Los, M. Mech, C. Acquistapace, F. Jansen, U. Löhnert, B. Pospichal, J. Röttenbacher, S. Crewell, B. Stevens: Ground- and ship-based microwave radiometer measurements during EUREC4A. Earth System Science Data, 2024.  doi.org/10.5194//essd-16-681-2024
  • Lamer, K., P. Kollias, V. Amiridis, E. Marinou, U. Loehnert, S. Schnitt and A. McComiskey: Ground-Based Remote-Sensing of Key Properties. In Fast Processes in Large-Scale Atmospheric Models (eds Y. Liu and P. Kollias), 2023. doi.org/10.1002/9781119529019.ch14
  • Konow, H. et al (incl  S.Schnitt): EUREC4A’s HALO. Earth System Science Data, 2021. doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5545-2021

  • Bock, O., Bosser, P., Flamant, C., Doerflinger, E., Jansen, F., Fages, R., Bony, S., Schnitt, S.: Integrated water vapour observations in the Caribbean arc from a network of ground-based GNSS receivers during EUREC4A, Earth System Science Data, doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2407-2021, 2021
  • Stevens, B., Bony, S., Farrell, D. et al: EUREC4A, Earth System Science Data, doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4067-2021, 2021
  • Stephan, C.C., Schnitt, S., Schulz, H., Bellenger, H., de Szoeke, S. et al: Ship- and island-based atmospheric soundings from the 2020 EUREC4A field campaign, Earth System Science Data, 13, 491–514, 2021. doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-491-2021
  • Schnitt, S., Löhnert, U., Preusker, R.: Potential of Dual-Frequency Radar and Microwave Radiometer Synergy for Water Vapor Profiling in the Cloudy Trade Wind Environment, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 37(11), 1973-1986, 2020. doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0110.1
  • Stevens, B. et al.: The Added Value of Large-eddy and Storm-resolving Models for Simulating Clouds and Precipitation, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan. Ser. II, 98(2), 395-435, 2020. doi.org/10.2151/jmsj.2020-021
  • Schnitt, S., Orlandi, E., Mech, M., Ehrlich, A., Crewell, S.: Characterization of Water Vapor and Clouds During the Next-Generation Aircraft Remote Sensing for Validation (NARVAL) South Studies, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10(7), 3114-3124, 2017. doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2687943


  • PhD (Meteorology): Advancing Ground-Based Water Vapor Profiling through Synergy of Microwave Radiometer and Dual-Frequency Radar, University of Cologne (2020) link

  • M.Sc. (Physics): Evaluation of trade wind cloud properties using a passive airborne microwave radiometer during the NARVAL campaign, Universität zu Köln (2016)

  • B.Sc. (Physics), Freie Universität Berlin (2013)