Dr. Ulla Wandinger

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig



Phone: +49 341 27177082

Mail: ulla.wandinger@tropos.de  

Room: 217 (Building 23.1)



Senior Scientist




Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes



Ground-based Remote Sensing


Research areas & research interest

  • Cloud and aerosol remote sensing
  • Lidar instrument development
  • Lidar methodology development
  • Lidar/radar networks and satellite applications


Current projects

  • ACTRIS-2 (Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure, EU)
  • EarthCARE – APRIL (Atmospheric Products from Imager and Lidar, ESA)


Completed projects (selection)

  • ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure, EU, 2011-2015)
  • EarthCARE – IRMA (Imager Retrieval Methods and ATLID Synergy, ESA, 2009-2011)
  • ESA-CALIPSO (Aerosols and Clouds: Long Term Database from Spaceborne Lidar Measurements, ESA, 2008-2011)
  • EARLINET-ASOS (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network – Advanced Sustainable Observation System, EU, 2006-2011)
  • RAMSES (Raman Lidar for Atmospheric Moisture Sensing, DWD, 2004-2010)
  • EARLINET (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network, EU, 2000-2003)


Measuring Systems (constructed and supervised)

  • WiLi
  • RAMSES (Raman Lidar for Atmospheric Moisture Sensing, DWD)



  • Lecture: Scattering and Atmospheric Optics (University of Leipzig)
  • Seminar: Applied Scattering Theory (University of Leipzig)



Since 2007|Member of the ESA–JAXA EarthCARE Joint Mission Advisory Group  
Since 2007|Member of the EARLINET Council  
Since 2011|Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds, and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure)  
Since 2014|Member of the Editorial Board “Atmospheric Measurement Techniques”  

Curriculum vitae

Academic qualification

1982–1986|Student of Physics |Technical University “Otto von Guericke” Magdeburg    
1986–1990|Student of Physics|University of Hamburg    
1990|Diploma|University of Hamburg    
1994 |PhD|University of Hamburg    

Research Experience

1989 - 1990|Diploma student|GKSS Research Center Geesthacht    
1990 - 1993|PhD student|GKSS Research Center Geesthacht    
Since 1994|Scientist|TROPOS Leipzig    


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