Investigation of the life cycle of clouds, and their interaction with aerosols and radiation as well as their representation in models
The working group for satellite remote sensing utilizes satellite observations to investigate the physical properties of clouds and aerosols, and their influence on solar and terrestrial radiation. The focus is on passive multisprectral measurements and geostationary satellites, especially METEOSAT. These instruments allow a detailed analysis of the temporal development of the atmosphere.
Main Research Areas
Spatio-temporal Characterization of Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation
Development of new, innovative retrieval algorithms
Development of innovative satellite products and optimal use of satellite data through sensor synergy
Small-scale Variability of Clouds
Variability of clouds and its impact on atmospheric radiation and on accuracy of satellite products