Dr. Julian Hofer

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 27177336

Mail: julian.hofer@tropos.de

Room: 215 (Building 23.1)






Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes



Ground-Based Remote Sensing


Research areas & research interest

  • Aerosol remote sensing by lidar
  • Central Asian dust
  • Transport of atmospheric mineral dust


Current projects

  • 2020: MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) Leg 4 onboard RV Polarstern
  • 2020-2021: LOSTECCA (Lidar Observations of SpatioTEmporal Contrasts in Clouds and Aerosols) with NIWA Lauder New Zealand


Completed projects

  • 2012/13: ParisFog at the École Polytechnique Palaiseau, France (with LAC PSI, Villigen)
  • 2014-2016: CADEX (Central Asian Dust Experiment) together with the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan
  • 2016-2018: Widefield Sky Scatterer Tomography by Lidar Anchor together with Technion Haifa


Measuring Systems (constructed and supervised)

  • PollyXT multiwavelength polarization Raman lidar
  • Polly1v2 Raman lidar
  • OCEANET container onboard RV Polarstern


Curriculum vitae/Academic qualification

  • 2007-2014: Student of Environmental Science with Major in Atmosphere and Climate, ETH Zurich
  • 2012-2013: Internship at Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry (LAC), Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Villigen
  • 2013: Master thesis, ETH Zurich
  • 2014-2020: PhD student, TROPOS, Leipzig
  • Since 2020: PostDoc, TROPOS, Leipzig



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