Dr. Dietrich Althausen

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig

 

Phone: +49 341 27177063

Fax: +49 341 2717997063

Mail: dietrich@tropos.de  

Room: 203 (Building 23.1)

 

 

 

 

 

Function

Senior Scientist

 

Department

Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes

 

Group

Ground-based remote sensing

 

Research areas & research interest

  • Development and construction of lidar systems for aerosol research
  • Development of lidar methods
  • Mineral dust in the atmosphere
  • Investigations of the worldwide atmospheric transport of particles
  • Investigations to the effect of particles on radiation budget
  • Influence of particles on the polarization state of light

 

Current projects

  • CADEX (Central Asian Dust EXperiment)
  • SALTRACE (Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment, PI)

 

Completed projects    

  • Aerosol Characterization Experiment 2 (Portugal, 1997, PI)
  • Lindenberg Aerosol Characterization Experiment 1998 (Lindenberg, 1998)
  • Indian Ocean Experiment (Malediven, 1999-2000, four campaigns, PI)
  • Pear-River-Delta experiment in Guangdong 2004 (PRD4, PI)
  • International Lindenberg campaign for assessment of humidity- and cloud-profiling systems and its impact on high resolution modelling, Ziegendorf / Germany 2005 (LAUNCH)
  • Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment 1 (Marocco, 2006, PI)
  • Convective and orographically-induced precipitation study in the Black Forest, Germany 2007 (COPS)
  • Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment 2 (Cap Verde, 2008, PI)
  • Intercomparisons with the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) lidar (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization, CALIOP), since 2006
  • European Supersites for Atmospheric Aerosol Research 2006 - 2011 (EUSAAR), Leipzig, PI
  • European integrated project on aerosol cloud climate air quality interactions 2007-2010 (EUCAARI), Brazil and China, PI
  • Satellite-based aerosol mapping over megacities: Development of methodology and application in health and climate related studies at Leipzig and Guangdong (Megacities), 2007 – 2010, PI
  • joint experiments with groups in Sweden 2010-2014 (VASA), Chile 2009-2010 (ALPACA), South Africa 2010-2011 (GOPHER)
  • OCEANET Autonome Messplattformen zur Bestimmung des Stoff- und Energieaustausches zwischen Ozean und Atmosphäre, Atlantic, PI

 

Measuring Systems (constructed and supervised)

BERTHA

MARTHA

Doppler wind lidar WiLi

Diffential Absorption Lidar DIAL (now at University of Hohenheim)

Polly, PollyXT

Radiosonde

Dual-polar sun photometer  

 

Teaching

Lectures and seminars within the education to Master of Science / Meteorology

Supervision of Master theses and PhD theses

 

Memberships/Boards 

VDI expert group Groundbased Remote Measurements of Meteorological Quantities

 

Curriculum vitae

Academic qualification 

1977-1982 Student of physics University of Leipzig
1992 PhD University of Leipzig

Research Experience

1982-1990 Scientific staff Kombinat Polygraph Leipzig
1982-1990 Delegate University of Leipzig
1991 Scientific staff University of Leipzig
Since 1992 Senior Scientist TROPOS, Leipzig

 

Publications

all Publications