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)



Research Scientist



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
  • Ein neuartiges helikoptergetragenes Messystem für hochaufgelöste Aerosolmessungenin der unteren Atmosphäre – DFG
  • High definition of clouds and precipitation for advancing climate prediction


Completed project  

  • Helicopter-borne measurements of small scale processes in trade wind cumuli near Barbados



  • Chair of the working group 'Atmospheric Aerosols' 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


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


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