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



Atmospheric Microphysics


Research areas & research interest

  • Airbone measurements of aerosol particles


Current projects

  • Aerosol variability across the North Polar Ocean and sea ice (AVANTI) - BMBF
  • MesSBAR - Automated airborne measurement of pollutant levels in the lower atmosphere in urban areas - BMVI
  • 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”
  • Vertical Turbulent Aerosol Particle Transport above open Water and Ice in the central Arctic during Summertime (APAICA) - DFG
  • Cloud-aerosol-interactions in a nitrogen-dominated atmosphere (CAINA) - NWO Netherlands
  • Developing an on-line parameterization approach for predicting the ambient organic aerosol hygroscopicity based on High- Resolution AMS measurements - DFG



Completed projects  

  • 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)
  • iCUPE - Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments - EU Horizon 2020
  • 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



  • Secretary general of the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF)
  • Member of the Editorial Board ACP
  • Member of the GAeF PhD 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


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