Cloud Dynamics

Key Scientific Activity at UFS

Anemometer

Cloud Dynamics

Clouds play an essential role in the water and energy cycles on earth. Our understanding of clouds is so limited that it is the cause of major uncertainty in atmospheric circulation models and in predicting climate change. Research focuses on processes that occur in warm, turbulent clouds, where liquid water drops interact with each other and the surrounding turbulent air, which causes droplet collisions and droplet evaporation.

Projects

Wolkendynamik und Turbulenz in der Atmosphäre
participating Institutes: Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

TOSCA - Towards an Optimal estimation based Snowfall Characterization Algorithm
participating Institutes: University of Cologne, University of Bonn, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, German Aerospace Center
www: TOSCA Website maintained by the University of Cologne

In-Situ Untersuchungen zur Wolkenmikrophysik und Aerosol-Wolkenprozessen
participating Institutes: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology