Dr. Birgit Wehner

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig

 

Phone: +49 341 2717-7309

Mail: birgit.wehner@tropos.de  

Room: 212 (Building 23.1)

 

Function

Research Scientist

 

Department

Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics

 

Research areas & research interest

  • Airbone measurements of aerosol particles

 

Current projects

  • Investigation of small scale vertical and horizontal variability of atmospheric boundary layer aerosol using unmanned areal vehicles - DFG
  • Investigation of the vertical distribution of aerosol particles and corresponding optical properties at and above the measurement site Melpitz: “Melpitz-Column”
  • What controls marine boundary layer aerosol particles over the Atlantic Ocean? - DFG -
  • Indoor particle exposure and its relationship to the outdoor concentrations in urban and rural areas - UFOPLAN (UBA) -

 

 

Completed projects  

  • Helicopter-borne measurements of small scale processes in trade wind cumuli near Barbados
  • Ein neuartiges helikoptergetragenes Messystem für hochaufgelöste Aerosolmessungenin der unteren Atmosphäre – DFG
  • High definition of clouds and precipitation for advancing climate prediction

 

Memberships

  • Co-Chair of the working group 'Atmospheric Aerosol studies' within the EAA (European Aerosol Assembly)
  • Co-speaker of all working groups within the EAA (European Aerosol Assembly)
  • Member of the Board of the section Leipzig of the German meteorological Society (DMG)
  • Member of the Smoluchowski Award Comittee
  • Member of the Schmauss Award Comittee

 

Curriculum Vitae

1990-1996 Study of Meteorology University of Hannover
1996-2000 Doctoral candidate Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig
2000 Dr. rer. nat. University of Leipzig
since 2000 Research scientist Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig

Publications:

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