Carola Barrientos-Velasco

Carola Barrientos-Velasco

Leibniz-Institute for

Tropospheric Research e.V.

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7366


Room: 1.09 (Building. 23.5)



Scientific staff / PhD candidate



Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes


Research topics

  • The effect of clouds in the radiation budget in a small scale and climate context
  • Remote sensing observations of macro, microphysical and radiative properties of clouds
  • Spatiotemporal variability of solar radiation induced by clouds
  • High-latitude interactions between clouds and surface conditions


Current projects

ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes and Feedback Mechanisms - (AC)³

Combining MOSAiC and Satellite Observations for Radiative Closure and Climate Implications - MOSaRiCs


Curriculum vitae

2016-Today Ph.D. candidate at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
2014-2016 M.Sc. Environmental Science at École Polytechnique - Université Paris Saclay
2008-2013 Environmental Engineering at Universidad Católica Boliviana 'San Pablo'



  • Deneke, H., Barrientos Velasco, C., Bley, S., Hünerbein, A., Lenk, S., Macke, A., Meirink, J. F., Schroedter-Homscheidt, M., Senf, F., Wang, P., Werner, F., Witthuhn, J.
    Increasing the spatial resolution of cloud property retrievals from Meteosat SEVIRI by use of its high-resolution visible channel: Implementation and examples
    Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5107-5126
  • Barrientos Velasco, C., Deneke, H., Griesche, H., Seifert, P., Engelmann, R., Macke, A.
    Spatiotemporal variability of solar radiation introduced by clouds over Arctic sea ice
    Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1757-1775

  • Griesche, H. J., Seifert, P., Ansmann, A., Baars, H., Barrientos Velasco, C., Bühl, J., Engelmann, R., Radenz, M., Zhenping, Y.
    Application of the shipborne remote sensing supersite OCEANET for profiling of Arctic aerosols and clouds during Polarstern cruise PS106
    Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5335-5358

  • Wendisch, M., Macke, A., Ehrlich, A., Lüpkes, C., Mech, M., Chechin, D., Dethloff, K., Barrientos Velasco, C., Bozem, H., Brückner, M., Clemen, H.-C., Crewell, S., Donth, T., Dupuy, R., Ebell, K., Egerer, U., Engelmann, R., Engler, C., Eppers, O., Gehrmann, M., Gong, X., Gottschalk, M., Gourbeyre, C., Griesche, H., Hartmann, J., Hartmann, M., Heinold, B., Herber, A., Herrmann, H., Heygster, G., Hoor, P., Jafariserajehlou, S., Jäkel, E., Järvinen, E., Jourdan, O., Kästner, U., Kecorius, S., Knudsen, E. M., Köllner, F., Kretzschmar, J., Lelli, L., Leroy, D., Maturilli, M., Mei, L., Mertes, S., Mioche, G., Neuber, R., Nicolaus, M., Nomokonova, T., Notholt, J., Palm, M., van Pinxteren, M., Quaas, J., Richter, P., Ruiz-Donoso, E., Schäfer, M., Schmieder, K., Schnaiter, M., Schneider, J., Schwarzenböck, A., Seifert, P., Shupe, M. D., Siebert, H., Spreen, G., Stapf, J., Stratmann, F., Vogl, T., Welti, A., Wex, H., Wiedensohler, A., Zanatta, M., Zeppenfeld, S.
    The Arctic cloud puzzle: Using ACLOUD/PASCAL multiplatform observations to unravel the role of clouds and aerosol particles in Arctic amplification
    Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 841-871
    doi:10.1175/bams-d-18-0072.1, 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0072.2 (Suppl.)

  • Barrientos Velasco, C., Deneke, H., Macke, A.
    Spatial and temporal variability of broadband solar irradiance during POLARSTERN cruise PS106.1 Ice Floe Camp (June 4th-16th 2017)