Satellite Remote Sensing

Institute for Troposheric Research

Anja Hünerbein

 

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  Address:

  Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
  Permoserstrasse 15
  D-04318 Leipzig
  GERMANY

  Physics Department / Satellite Remote Sensing Working Group

 

Research Topics


  • The role clouds play in the climate system with the emphasis to the radiation budget
  • Satellite remote sensing of cloud microphysical and radiative properties
  • Synergetic cloud products from passive and active measurements

 

Curriculum Vitae


Education

2006: PhD thesis

Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Dissertation: "Fernerkundung des solaren aufwärtsgerichteten Strahlungsflusses über Wolken mit räumlich hochaufgelösten Satellitenmessungen" (Remote sensing the upward shortwave flux above clouds with a high spatial resolution)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fischer

2002: Diploma

Studies of meteorology at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Diploma at the Postdam Institut for Climate research by Prof. Dr. M. Claussen
Thesis: “Vulkanismus – ein externer Klimafaktor Modellstudie zum Einfluss des Vulkanismus auf das Klima der letzten tausend Jahre ” (Volcanism – an external climate factor; Model study with a volcanism forcing on climate change for the past millennium)

1997 – 1998 Studies of physics at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

PostDoc

2011-since: Research Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Satellite Remote Sensing Group

2009-2011: Research Scientist, Deutschen Wetterdienst, Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory - Richard Aßmann Observatory

2008-2009: Visiting Scientist, Centre National de Recherche Meteorologiques, Meteo France, Group Leader: Jean-Louis Brenguier

2006-2008: Research Scientist, Free University, Institute for Space Science, Group Leader: Jürgen Fischer

Publications


Reviewed

  • Ebell, K., Orlandi, E., Hünerbein, A., Löhnert, U., & Crewell, S.: Combining ground with satellite based measurements in the atmospheric state retrieval: Assessment of the information content. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol. 118, 6940-6956, 2013.
     
  • Hünerbein, A., U. Wandinger und F. Berger: Die neue Generation von Satellitenmissionen zur vertikal aufgelösten Messung von Wolken und Aerosol, Promet-Heft "Fernmessung von Wasserdampf und Wolken", 2011.
  • Pfeifer, M., W. Yen, M. Hagen, G. Craig, T. Reinhardt, M. Mech, S. Crewell, A. Hünerbein, J. Fischer, M. Schröder, M. Baldauf: Validating precipitation forecasts using remote sensor synergy: A case study approach. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 19, No. 6, 001-017, 2010.
  • Hünerbein, A., J. Fischer and P. Lorenz: Comparison of solar radiative flux above clouds from MODIS with regional climate model simulations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology (special issue on “BALTIMOS – a fully coupled modelling system for the Baltic Sea and its drainage basin”), DOI 10.1007/s00704-010-0253-3, 2010.
  • Pospichal, B. D. Bou Karam, S.Crewell, C. Flamant, A. Hünerbein, O. Bock, B. Said: Diurnal cycle of the inter tropical discontinuity over West Africa analyses by remote sensing and mesoscale modelling, The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol.136, 92-106, 2009.
  • Crewell, S., V. Breininger, M. Mech, T. Reinhardt, C. Selbach, H.-D. Betz, G. Dick, E. O’Connor, J. Fischer, T. Hanisch, T. Hauf, A. Hünerbein, A. Mathes, G. Peters, H. Wernli: General Observation Period 2007: Concept and first results, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 2008.
  • Bauer, E., M. Claussen, A. Hünerbein und V. Brovkin (2003): Assesing climate forcings of the earth system for the past millennium, Geophys.Res. Lett., Vol. 30, S. 1276-1280.
  • Bauer, E., M. Claussen, A. Hünerbein und V. Brovkin (2001): Forced climate variability du­ring the last millennium with Earth system model CLIMBER-2, in the KHIZ project: Towards a synthesis of Holocene proxy data and climate models, edited by H. Fischer et al., Springer Ver­lag, Berlin, 2003.

 Reports/Technical Documents

  • Hünerbein, A., MSI L2A Cloud microphysics, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, ESA, 2011
  • Hünerbein, A. and U. Wandinger, MSI-ATLID L2B Cloud top height, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, ESA, 2011
  • Hünerbein, A., MSI L2A Cloud top height, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, ESA, 2011
  • Hünerbein, A., Diurnal cycle of marine stratocumulus clouds from SEVIRI, Visiting Scientists Report Météo-France, 2009
  • Reinhardt, T., S. Crewell, M. Mech, M. Pfeifer, A. Hünerbein, N. van Lipzig, and M. Baldauf: Quantitative Evaluation of Regional Precipitation Forecasts Using Multi-Dimensional Remote Sensing Observations "QUEST", 2007.
  • Crewell, S., Th. Reinhardt, J. Fischer, A. Hünerbein, G. Craig, M. Hagen, M. Pfeifer, M. Baldauf, N. van Lipzig, Quantitative evaluation of regional precipitation forecasts using multi-dimensional remote sensing observations, 2006.

Dissertation

  • Hünerbein, A: Fernerkundung des solaren aufwärtsgerichteten Strahlungsflusses über Wolken mit räumlich hochaufgelösten Satellitenmessungen (Remote sensing the upward shortwave flux above clouds with a high spatial resolution), Doctor Thesis, Freie Universität Berlin, available online at: www.diss.fu-berlin.de/2007/94, 2006.
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