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Next Department Seminar:
November 21, 2018
Julia Marshall: 2018 heat wave

+++ Institute’s representative for the Max Planck PhDNet +++
November, 2018

This Summer Martijn Pallandt has been elected as the institute’s representative for the Max Planck PhDNet (PhDnet). PhDnet is a platform for exchange among the about 5000 PhD candidates working at 83 Max Planck Institutes. The goal of PhDnet is to bring together PhD’s from all these institutes to improve interdisciplinary cooperation, optimize doctoral education, scientific exchange, and strengthen academic solidarity.

+++ Finished PhD +++
17 October, 2018

Sabrina Arnold successfully defendet her thesis 'Measurement of Climate-Relevant Trace Gas Concentrations in the Framework of TCCON' at the University of Bremen.

+++ New Colleague +++
12 July, 2018

I am Saqr Munassar, from Yemen. I started working from the 1st of July, 2018 as a PhD candidate in the ATM working group led by Christoph Gerbig along with the SRS group led by Julia Marshall. I conduct a project on developing preoperational mesoscale inverse modelling system for quantifying GHGs’ sources and sinks.

I moved to Germany at the end of 2014 for pursuing the Master studies at the Environmental Physics Institute (IUP), University of Bremen. My Master’s thesis was specified for studying the cloud impacts on tropospheric retrievals observed from space-based remote sensing monitoring. After being awarded the Bachelor degree with the first rank in Physics at the University of IBB (IBB, Yemen), I had been appointed as an academic member in the Physics department since 2010. During the period 2010 – 2014, I was working on teaching a couple of practical physics courses as well as joined a research team carrying out projects on nanomaterials and their application in the environment (resulted in publishing two scientific papers).

Currently, my research interest is mainly focused on enhancing the quantification of the GHGs exchange between the surface and the atmosphere, in particular Bio-Atmospheric regional fluxes, using the state-of-the-art of numerical models. Additionally, developing cloud product algorithms for satellite measurements is an interest for a better quantification of tropospheric retrievals, including GHGs, with a good tempo-spatial resolution.

I look forward not only to learning from such a scientific leading constitution but also to exchanging the knowledge and expertise in relation to promoting the protection of climate system and vulnerable ecosystems on our fascinating Earth’s Planet.

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1Borsdorff, T., de Brugh, J. a., Hu, H., Hasekamp, O., Sussmann, R., Rettinger, M., Hase, F., Gross, J., Schneider, M., Garcia, O., Stremme, W., Grutter, M., Feist, D. G., Arnold, S. G., Mazière, M. D., Sha, M. K., Pollard, D. F., Kiel, M., Roehl, C., Wennberg, P. O., Toon, G. C., Landgraf, J. (2018). Mapping carbon monoxide pollution from space down to city scales with daily global coverage. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11(10), 5507-5518. doi:10.5194/amt-11-5507-2018.
2Rödenbeck, C., Zaehle, S., Keeling, R., Heimann, M. (2018). History of El Niño impacts on the global carbon cycle 1957–2017: a quantification from atmospheric CO2 data. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 373(1760): 20170303. doi:10.1098/rstb.2017.0303.
3Wang, Y., Ciais, P., Goll, D., Huang, Y., Luo, Y., Wang, Y.-P., Bloom, A. A., Broquet, G., Hartmann, J., Peng, S., Penuelas, J., Piao, S., Sardans, J., Stocker, B. D., Wang, R., Zaehle, S., Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. (2018). GOLUM-CNP v1.0: a data-driven modeling of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles in major terrestrial biomes. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(9), 3903-3928. doi:10.5194/gmd-11-3903-2018.
4Meyerholt, J., Zaehle, S. (2018). Controls of terrestrial ecosystem nitrogen loss on simulated productivity responses to elevated CO2. Biogeosciences, 15(18), 5677-5698. doi:10.5194/bg-15-5677-2018.
5Bousquet, P., Pierangelo, C., Bacour, C., Marshall, J., Peylin, P., Ayar, P. V., Ehret, G., Bréon, F.-M., Chevallier, F., Crevoisier, C., Gibert, F., Rairoux, P., Kiemle, C., Armante, R., Bès, C., Cassé, V., Chinaud, J., Chomette, O., Delahaye, T., Edouart, D., Estève, F., Fix, A., Friker, A., Klonecki, A., Wirth, M., Alpers, M., Millet, B. (2018). Error budget of the MEthane Remote LIdar missioN (MERLIN) and its impact on the uncertainties of the global methane budget. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. doi:10.1029/2018JD028907.

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Biogeochemical cycles are represented in the atmosphere by several important greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. In the Department of Biogeochemical Systems we develop methods to measure these gases in situ and by remote sensing, we expand the measurement network to remote hot-spot regions such as Siberia and Amazonia, and we develop and apply numerical models to quantify the large-scale sources and sinks of the greenhouse gases.

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