Dr. Markus Hermann

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 2717-7071

Mail: hermann@tropos.de  

Room: 212 (Building 23.1)



Group Leader Experimental Aerosol Physics



Atmospheric Microphysics



Tropospheric Aerosols


Research areas & research interest:

  • atmospheric aerosols
  • upper troposphere / lower stratosphere
  • aircraft-borne measurements
  • CFD modeling


Current projects:

  • IGAS (EU)
  • UAV (DFG)


Completed projects:    

  • HALO (DFG)
  • EUFAR (EU)
  • FAST (DFG)



  • lecture and practical "atmospheric aerosols"
  • lecture and practical "aircraft-borne aerosol measurement systems"



  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
  • Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung
  • Steering Committee "Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate"
    (SPARC initiative)
  • deputy TROPOS representative Scientific Steering Committee HALO
  • deputy TROPOS representative European Research Infrastructure IAGOS

Curriculum vitae

1987-1994|Graduate studies in Physics|Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main
1994-2000|Doctoral candidate|Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research / University of Leipzig
2000-2004|Postdoctoral research |Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
seit 2004|Research scientist|Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research




Andersson, S. et al., Composition and evolution of volcanic aerosol from eruptions of Kasatochi, Sarychev and Eyjafjallajökull in 2008 – 2010 based on CARIBIC observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1781–1796, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1781-2013, 2013.  

Ekman, A. M. L. et al., Sub-micrometer aerosol particles in the upper troposphere/lowermost stratosphere as measured by CARIBIC and modeled using the MIT-CAM3 global climate model, J. Geophys. Res. 117, D11202, doi:10.1029/2011JD016777, 2012.  

Baumgardner, D. et al., Airborne instruments to measure atmospheric aerosol particles, clouds and radiation: A cook's tour of mature and emerging technology, Atmos. Res. 102, 10-29, 2011.

Heintzenberg, J., et al., Near-global aerosol mapping in the upper troposphere and lowermost stratosphere with data from the CARIBIC project, Tellus B, 63, 875–890, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2011.00578.x,  2011.  

Wehner, B. et al., Characterisation of a new Fast CPC and its application for atmospheric particle measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 823-833, 2011.  

Köppe, M. et al., Origin of aerosol particles in the mid-latitude and subtropical upper troposphere and lowermost stratosphere, from cluster analysis of CARIBIC data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 8413-8430, 2009.  

Laj, P. et al., Measuring atmospheric composition change. Atmos Env. 43, 5351–5414, 2009.  

Martinsson, B. G. et al., Influence of the 2008 Kasatochi volcanic eruption on sulfurous and carbonaceous aerosol constituents in the lower stratosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L12813, doi:10.1029/2009GL038735, 2009.  

Slemr, F. et al., Gaseous mercury distribution in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere observed onboard the CARIBIC passenger aircraft, Atm. Chem. Phys., 9, 1957-1969, 2009.  

Weigel, R. et al., Experimental characterization of the COndensation PArticle counting System for high altitude aircraft-borne application, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 2, 243-258, 2009.  

Weigelt, A. et al. , Influence of clouds on aerosol particle number concentrations in the upper troposphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D01204, doi:10.1029/2008JD009805, 2009.  

Hermann, M. et al., Submicrometer aerosol particle distributions in the upper troposphere over the mid-latitude North-Atlantic – Results from the third route of “CARIBIC”, Tellus 60B, 106-117, 2008.  

Nguyen, H. N. et al., Chemical composition and morphology of individual aerosol particles from a CARIBIC flight at 10 km Altitude between 50° N and 30° S, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D23209, doi:10.1029/2008JD009956, 2008.  

Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., et al., Civil Aircraft for the regular investigation of the atmosphere based on an instrumented container: The new CARIBIC system, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 4953-4976, 2007.

Martinsson, B. G. et al., Characteristics and origin of lowermost stratospheric aerosol at northern midlatitudes under volcanically quiescent conditions based on CARIBIC observations, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D12201, doi:10.1029/2004JD005644, 2005.  

Hermann, M. et al., Pressure-dependend efficiency of a condensation particle counter operated with FC-43 as working fluid, J. Aerosol Sci., 36, 1322-1337, 2005.  

Hermann, M. et al., Meridional distributions of aerosol particle number concentrations in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere obtained by Civil Aircraft for Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container (CARIBIC) flights. J. Geophys. Res., 108, No.D3, 4114-4130, doi:10.1029/2001JD001077, 2003.  

Papaspiropoulos, G. et al., Aerosol elemental concentrations in the tropopause region from intercontinental flights with the Civil Aircraft for Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container (CARIBIC) platform, J. Geophys. Res. 107, (D23), 4671, doi:10.1029/2002JD002344, 2002. 

Hermann, M. and A. Wiedensohler, Counting efficiency of condensation particle counters at low-pressures with illustrative data from the upper troposphere, J. Aerosol Sci. 32, 975-991, 2001.  

Hermann, M. et al., Sampling characteristics of an aircraft-borne aerosol inlet system, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 18, 7-19, 2001.

Zahn, A. et al., Identification of extratropical 2-way troposphere-stratosphere mixing based on CARIBIC measurements of O3, CO, and ultrafine particles, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 1527-1535, 2000.

Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M. et al., CARIBIC - civil aircraft for global measurement of trace gases and aerosols in the tropopause region, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 16, 1373-1383, 1999. 




  • ESF INTROP poster award, EAC 2006