Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Area of research:
Scientific / postdoctoral posts
Clouds, atmospheric aerosol as well as cloud-aerosol-radiation interactions play an essential role in the climate system. However, the implementation of clouds in climate models, the estimation of their variability and of their properties as well as their feedback to climate change represent a substantial uncertainty in the forecast of future climate. In the long run these uncertainties shall be reduced through the analysis of spaceborne observations and concurring airborne measurements.
In this context this position involves the following tasks:
investigation of the temporal evolution of convective ice clouds in a changing climate evaluation and improvement of the cloud properties retrieved from the geostationary MSG/SEVIRI instrument tracking of convective ice clouds in different synoptic situations investigation of the effect of desert dust and volcanic ash on clouds and climate adaptation of the methods for the detection and characterization of volcanic ash and clouds using MSG/SEVIRI to desert dust investigation of the temporal evolution of liquid water clouds, ice clouds, desert dust and volcanic ash as well as their interactions