Satellite Remote Sensing

Institute for Troposheric Research

Hartwig Deneke

Contact Details

Office:  Building 23.5, Room 107
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Phone: +49-341-235-3538
Fax: +49-341-235-3538


Postal Address

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
Permoser Str. 15
D04318 Leipzig


Research Topics

My research interest include the following topics:

  • Estimation of cloud properties from passive satellite sensors, and validation with ground-based measurements,
  • Influence of clouds and aerosols on the atmospheric radiation budget
  • Effects of small-scale cloud variability on cloud property retrievals and radiation

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 4/2010: Leader of the Satellite Remote Sensing Group at the IfT.
  • 7/2007-4/2010: EUMETSAT research fellow at KNMI, studying the effects of broken clouds and small-scale inhomogeneity on SEVIRI cloud retrievals.
  • 4/2005-6/2007: PostDoc at KNMI, working on the estimation of solar irradiance from geostationary satellite images and the evaluation of CM-SAF cloud properties.
  • 1/2003-3/2005: PostDoc at the Fraunhofer Institute for Scientific Computing and Algorithms with focus on text-mining for biological applications.
  • 6/2003: PhD from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn, with a thesis on the "Influence of clouds on the solar radiation budget".
  • 10/1999-11/2002: Researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Insitute (KNMI), working on the interaction of clouds and solar radiation, and its measurement from ground- and space-based instruments.
  • 10/1993-6/1999: Study of Physics at the University of Bonn, Diploma thesis on the analysis of ceilometer backscatter profiles



Carbajal-Henken, C., M.J. Schmeits, H. Deneke, R.A. Roebeling, 2011: Using MSG-SEVIRI Cloud Physical Properties and Weather Radar
Observations for the Detection of Cb/TCu Clouds. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 1587-1600. doi:10.1175/2011JAMC2601.1

Deneke, H., and R. Roebling, 2010. Downscaling of METEOSAT SEVIRI 0.6 and 0.8 micron channel radiances utilizing the high-resolution visible channel,Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 9761-9772, doi:10.5194/acp-10-9761-2010.

E. Wolters, H. Deneke, B. van den Hurk, J.F. Meirink and R. Roebeling, 2010. Broken and inhomogeneous cloud impact on satellite cloud-phase retrievals, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D10214, doi:10.1029/2009JD012205.

Deneke, H., W. Knap and C. Simmer 2009. Multiresolution Analysis of the Temporal Variance and Correlation of Transmittance and Reflectance
of an Atmospheric Column. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, D17206, doi:10.1029/2008JD011680.

Schulz, J., H. Deneke, et al., 2009.  Operational climate monitoring from space: the EUMETSAT satellite application facility on climate monitoring (CM-SAF), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9(5), 1687-1709.

Deneke, H., R. Roebeling and A. Feijt, 2008. Estimating surface solar irradiance from METEOSAT SEVIRI derived cloud properties, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(6), 3131-3141.

Roebeling R., H. Deneke and A. Feijt, 2008. Validation of cloud liquid water path retrievals from METEOSAT SEVIRI derived cloud properties, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 47(1), 206-222.

Deneke, H., A. Feijt, A. van Lammeren and C. Simmer, 2005. Validation of a physical retrieval scheme of solar surface irradiances from narrowband satellite radiances, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 44(9), 1453-1466.

Feijt, A., D. Jolivet, R. Koelemeijer, R. Dlhopolsky and H. Deneke, 2004. Recent improvements to LWP retrievals from AVHRR, Atmospheric Research, 72, 3-15.

Gieger, C., H. Deneke and J. Fluck, 2003. The future of text mining in genome-based clinical research, BioSilico,1(3), 97-103.

Crewell, S., G. Haase, U. Löhnert, H. Mebold and C. Simmer, 1999. A ground based multi-sensor system for the remote sensing of clouds,
Phys. Chem. Earth (B), 24, 207-211.

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