AT2 Principal Investigators and projects

Task group 1



Steffen Beirle

IUP, Heidelberg

Monitoring nitrogen oxides in the troposphere with GOME and SCIAMACHY

Heinrich Bovensmann

IUP, Bremen

Improving tropospheric trace gas retrieval by combined UV-VIS solar backscatter and thermal IR sounding of the atmosphere

Michael Buchwitz

IUP, Bremen

Retrieval of Vertical Columns of Carbon Monoxide and Long-lived Greenhouse Gases (Methane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Oxide) from SCIAMACHY/ENVISAT Satellite Data

Cathy Clerbaux

CNRS, Service d'Aeronomie

Infrared Satellite Observations for the Study of Tropospheric Composition 

Pierre-François Coheur

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Tropospheric Studies using Infrared Spectroscopic Measurements from Space

Gerrit de Leeuw


Development of EO Aerosol Products

Jim Drummond


Measurements of Carbon Monoxide from Satellites

Henk Eskes


Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide derived from Satellite Observations

Christian Frankenberg

IUP, Heidelberg

SCIAMACHY Near-infrared Retrieval of CH4, CO2, N2O and CO

Annemieke Gloudemans


Retrieval of SCIAMACHY CO, CH4, and CO2

Don Grainger

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics, Oxford

Aerosol, Cloud and Trace Gas Measurements in
the Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere

Otto Hasekamp


Algorithm Development for Retrieval of Aerosol Properties from Satellite Measurements of Intensity and Polarization

Thomas Holzer-Popp

DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen

Derivation of Aerosol Composition from Space

   von Hoyningen-Huene

IER, Uni-Bremen

Satellite Observation of Aerosol and Cloud Properties

Anton K. Kaifel

ZSW Stuttgart

NNORSY Ozone Profile Retrieval Suite (NNORSY-SUITE)

Johannes Keller

PSI, Villigen

Retrieval of Aerosol Optical Properties using the Multi-angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR)

Michel Kruglanski

BIRA-IASB Bruxelles, Belgium

Atmospheric Aerosol Retrieval from Thermal Infrared Nadir Sounding

Jos de Laat

KNMI, de Bilt

Tropospheric Ozone derived from Satellites

Diego Loyola


Global Retrieval of Cloud Information combining Oxygen A-band and Polarization Measurements of the GOME/ERS-2
and GOME-2/METOP Instruments

Thierry Marbach

IUP, Heidelberg

Identification of Tropospheric Emissions Sources from Satellite Observations: Synergistic Use of Trace Gas Measurements
of NO2, HCHO, and SO2

Walter Di Nicolantonio

CNR-ISAC Inst., Bologna

Improvement of Algorithms for the Retrieval of Aerosol Optical Properties over Land

Stefan Noel

IUP, Bremen

Retrieval of vertical columns of water vapour from SCIAMACHY/ENVISAT satellite data

Johannes Orphal

LISA, Uni. Paris-XII

Infrared Spectroscopy for Tropospheric Remote Sensing from Space

Fred Prata NILU, Kjeller, N Retrieval of tropospheric SO2 from satellite infrared radiometers: AIRS, IASI and MSG-SEVIRI

John J. Remedios


Infra-red sensing for the Retrieval of Tropospheric Composition from Space

Philippe Ricaud

CNRS, Toulouse

Tracking Pollution from Space-borne Thermal IR Sounders

Andreas Richter

IUP, Bremen

Monitoring Changes in Tropospheric Constitution from Space

Isabelle De Smedt BIRA-IASB Tropospheric HCHO Observations from Satellites: Retrieval, Validation and Integration in 3D Chemical Transport Models

Gabrielle Stiller

IMK, Karlsruhe

Retrieval of Source Gases in the Tropopause Region and Upper Troposphere from MIPAS/Envisat Measurements

Renske Timmermans

TNO, Apeldoorn, NL

Data Assimilation of AOD with LOTOS

Michel Van Roozendael


Total and Tropospheric BrO retrieval from Space Nadir and
Ground-based UV-VIS Observations

Pieter Valks


Retrieval of Tropospheric Ozone Columns from UV-nadir Measurements by GOME/ERS-2, GOME-2/METOP and OMI Instruments

Thomas Wagner

Uni. Heidelberg

Global Long-term Data Sets of the Atmospheric H2O, VCD, and of Cloud Properties derived from GOME and SCIAMACHY

Task group 2



Jean-Luc Attié

Laboratoire d'Aérologie, Toulouse

Assimilation of Tropospheric Species into a Chemistry Transport Model

Matthias Beekmann

Service d’Aéronomie, Paris XII

Integrating Chemical Modelling and Satellite Observations for Monitoring Tropospheric Chemistry and Air Quality

Martyn Chipperfield

Institute for Atmospheric Science, Leeds

Derivation of Tropospheric Composition from Satellites Using a 3-D CTM

Martin Dameris

DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen

Validation and Further Development of an Interactively Coupled Climate-Chemistry Model for Detection, Attribution
and Prediction of Changes in the UTLS

Krystof Eben

Acad. Sci. of the Czech Rep Simultaneous assimilation of ground-level and satellite observations into a mesoscale CTM model by means of ensemble filters

Hendrik Elbern

RIU, Cologne

4-Dimensional Variational Assimilation Of Satellite Data
into a Chemistry Transport Model

Thilo Erbertseder

DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen

Derivation of Tropospheric NO2 by Synergistic Use of Satellite Observations and a Chemical Transport Model

Célia Gouveia IPS, Setúbal, P Variability of Tropospheric Composition associated with Global Circulation Patterns using Satellite Data

Claire Grainer

Service d’Aéronomie, Paris

Trends in the Chemical Composition of the Troposphere using Satellite Data

Sander Houweling


Scientific Interpretation of SCIAMACHY CO, CO2 and CH4 Measurements

Martin Hvidberg

NERI, Denmark

Improving Air Quality Modelling by Assimilation of Remotely Sensed Data

Jacek W. Kaminski

Earth and Space Science, Toronto

Validation of GEM-Chemistry Modelling and Data Assimilation System: A High Resolution Study

Maria Kanakidou


Synergystic Use of Satellite Data, Ground-based Observations, Back-trajectory Analysis and a Global CTM Results for Studies of Tropospheric Trace Gases and Aerosols over the Mediterranean

Mathias Milz

Uni. Karlsruhe

Global Measurements of Water Vapour in the Tropopause Region and Upper Troposphere with MIPAS/Envisat

Guido Visconti

Università degli Studi, L'Aquila, Italy

Synergistic Use of Satellite Data with the Global Chemistry-Transport Model GEOS-CHEM: Formaldehyde Column over Europe as a Proxy for Biogenic Emissions and CTM Validation using Satellite Data

Task Group 3



Dominic Brunner

Swiss Fed. Labs., Duebendorf

Air Pollution Decision Guidance employing Tropospheric Satellite Data together with Transport Models and Ground-based Measurements

Bart Dils BIRA, Brussels

Validation of tropospheric satellite products through comparison with ground-based FTIR measurements

Bo Galle (Mellqvist)

Chalmers Uni., Göteborg

Satellite Validation using Ground Based Spectroscopic Techniques

Jos de Laat


Validation of SCIAMACHY CO, CH4, and CO2

Mark Kroon

KNMI, de Bilt

Validation of OMI Data Products

Emmanuel Mahieu

IAG, Liege

Intercomparison of Long-term Trends of Key Greenhouse Source Gases in the Troposphere, Determined Remotely and In Situ from Ground Validation of Related Records from Space-based Sensors

Paul Monks


Novel Techniques for the Retrieval of Tropospheric Composition from Space

Justus Notholt


Ground-based Remote Sensing Observations of Atmospheric Trace Gases, Validation and Complementary Observations for Space-borne Sensors

Andrea Petritoli

ISAC-CNR, Bologna

Validation of NO2 Tropospheric Column from Space in the Po Valley, Italy

Ankie Piters

KNMI, de Bilt

Validation of SCIAMACHY products

Ralf Sussmann

IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Establishment of an Integrated Ground Truthing Station
for Satellite Data Products

Arnolds Ubelis

IP, Riga, Latvia


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