Satellite Remote Sensing

Institute for Troposheric Research

Fabian Senf


E-mail: senf(a)
Phone:  0049 341 2717 7170
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Room:  23/5 R 1.08



  Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
  Permoserstrasse 15
  D-04318 Leipzig

  Physics Department / Satellite Remote Sensing Working Group


Research Topics

  • application of satellite products in nowcasting and forecast verification
  • dynamics of gravity waves and thermal tides in the middle atmosphere
  • scale asymptotics and derivation sound-proof models
  • consistency in subgrid-scale parameterizations
  • nonlinear, stochastic dynamics


Curriculum vitae

  • 1999-2006: study of physics / meteorology at the University of Leipzig
  • 2006: diploma thesis on nonequilibirum phase transitions
  • 2007-2011: scienstist at Leibniz institute of atmospheric physics, Kühlungsborn
  • 2012: PhD thesis on wave interactions in the middle atmosphere
  • since 2011: Postdoc at IfT Leipzig



  • Achatz, U., F. Senf, and N. Grieger (2012), Solar tides in the middle atmosphere: Interactions with the zonal-mean flow, planetary waves and gravity waves, in Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES): Highlights from a priority program, edited by F.-J. Lübken, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Senf, F., and U. Achatz (2011), On the impact of middle-atmosphere thermal tides on the propagation and dissipation of gravity waves, J. Geophys. Res. 116, D24110.
  • Achatz, U., R. Klein, and F. Senf (2010), Gravity waves, scale asymptotics and the pseudo-incompressible equations, J. Fluid Mech, 663, 120-147.
  • Senf, F., P. Altrock, and U. Behn (2009), Nonequilibrium phase transitions in finite arrays of globally coupled Stratonovich models: strong coupling limit, New J. Phys, 11, 089801.
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