Research Focus Areas
- Radiative Transfer We maintain and extend the Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Simulator (ARTS), a public domain program developed and used by groups all over the world. ARTS can simulate the propagation of thermal radiation in the atmosphere, including the effects of atmospheric absorption and scattering.
- Humidity and Cloud Research We use available satellite data (from meteorological and research satellites) to study the hydrological cycle in the upper troposphere and the climatology of humidity and clouds.
- Development of New Satellite Sensors We work on new satellite sensor concepts. An important topic is the Ice Cloud Imager ICI, an instrument that will be on the next generation of European weather satellite (Metop-SG), and its airborne prototype, the International Sub-Millimeter Airborne Radiometer ISMAR.