Dr. Anja Hünerbein

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7169

Mail: anja.huenerbein@tropos.de  

Room: 108 (Building 23.5)



Scientific staff



Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes


Research Topics

  • The role clouds play in the climate system with the emphasis to the radiation budget
  • Satellite remote sensing of cloud microphysical and radiative properties
  • Synergetic cloud products from passive and active measurement


Current Projects

  • EarthCARE – CARDINAL (Atmospheric Products from Imager and Lidar, ESA)
  • C3SAR (seit 2024), DFG RU project P4 „Satellite based cloud remote sensing & 3D effects“


Curriculum vitae

2006| PhD in Meteorology | Freie Universität Berlin
2002| Diploma in Meteorology | Freie Universität Berlin
1997 – 1998 | Studies of physics and oceanography | University of Edinburgh

Research experience

2011-since| Research Scientist| Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Satellite Remote Sensing Group
2009-2011| Research Scientist| Deutschen Wetterdienst, Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory - Richard Aßmann Observatory
2008-2009| Visiting Scientist | Centre National de Recherche Meteorologiques, Meteo France
2006-2008| Postdoctoral researcher| Free University, Institute for Space Science


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