Dr. Patric Seifert

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 27177080

Mail: patric.seifert@tropos.de

Room: 216 (Building 23.1)



Scientific staff



Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes



Ground-Based Remote Sensing


Research areas & research interest

  • Ensure availability and continuity of the ground-based remote-sensing observations performed with the LACROS instrument suite
  • Investigation of the effect of aerosols on ice formation processes based on cloud and aerosol observations performed with LACROS
  • Evaluation of the effect of aerosol particles on the forecast skill of numerical weather forecast models
  • Operation and extension of the Cloudnet data processing scheme to derive continuous datasets of aerosol and cloud microphysical properties and type.
  • Work with students and performing outreach activities –  aiming to show both: how TROPOS contributes to the understanding to aerosol-cloud interaction, and the vast carrier options one has in atmospheric sciences.


Current projects

  • ACTRIS/Cloudnet
  • HD(CP)2 -Phase 2
  • In-situ observations of mixed-phase clouds with balloon borne replicator observations
  • CyCare Experiment: Deployment of LACROS in Limassol, Cyprus from fall 2016 to summer 2017


Completed projects


Measuring Systems (constructed and supervised)



Lectures about the topic Cloud Radar in the module “remote sensing” for master students (Meteorological Institute, University of Leipzig)



Since 2006: Deutsche Meteorologische Gesellschaft (DMG)


Curriculum vitae

Academic qualification   

Since 2010 PhD University of Leipzig
2006-2010 PhD student in Meteorology TROPOS, Leipzig
Since 2010 Scientist TROPOS, Leipzig
2005-2006 Diploma in Meteorology University of Leipzig
2000-2006 Student of Meteorology University of Leipzig

Research Experience

Since 2010 Scientist TROPOS, Leipzig
2006-2010 PhD thesis University of Leipzig / TROPOS
2005-2006 Diploma thesis University of Leipzig / TROPOS
2003-2005 Student research assistance TROPOS, Leipzig