Dr. Moritz Haarig

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 27177188

Mail: moritz.haarig@tropos.de

Room: 216 (Building 23.1)











Scientific staff



Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes



Ground-Based Remote Sensing


Research areas & research interest

  • Multiwavelength polarization lidar measurements
  • Aerosol optical properties and aerosol classification, with focus on long-range transported dust and smoke
  • Algorithm development for EarthCARE using the synergy of lidar and imager products
  • Combination of lidar retrievals of cloud-relevant aerosol properties such as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) and ice nucleating particles (INP) with in situ measurements
  • Humidity studies of sea salt aerosol with lidar remote sensing


Current projects

  • EarthCARE – APRIL (Atmospheric Products from Imager and Lidar, ESA)
  • A-CARE (Technical assistance for EarthCARE-related research activities in combination with the A-Life field experiment)
  • A-LIFE (Absorbing aerosol layers in a changing climate: aging, lifetime and dynamics)
  • SALTRACE (Saharan Aerosol Long-Range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud Interaction Experiment)


Measuring Systems (constructed and supervised)

  • BERTHA (Backscatter Extinction Lidar-ratio Temperature Relative Humidity Profiling Apparatus) : Raman Polarization lidar with 3 wavelengths (3 backscatter, 3 extinction, 3 depolarization, water vapor, HSRL)

Curriculum vitae

2007-2013|Student of Physics|Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe    
2014-2018|PhD thesis |TROPOS, Leipzig    

Diploma thesis: Cold stage experiments for heterogeneous ice nucleation in the immersion mode

PhD thesis: Triple-wavelength polarization lidar observations at Barbados during SALTRACE -
Characterization of the optical properties of dust after long-range transport and of pure marine aerosol (pdf)




all Publications