Cloud Group Profile and Projects

The aerosol and cloud research group at the Bremen University is engaged in cloud studies using optical sensors data from different satellite instruments (e. g., GLI, POLDER, MODIS, SeaWiFS) with a special emphasis on the data from SCIAMACHY instrument on board of ENVISAT. The main theoretical basis for our research is the radiative transfer theory (S. Chandrasekhar, Radiative transfer, N. Y. : Dover, 1961) and electromagnetic scattering theory ( H. C. van de Hulst, Light scattering by small particles, N. Y.: Dover, 1981).

We also derive the thermodynamic state of clouds, cloud top height, effective radius of droplets, cloud liquid water path, column concentration of cloud droplets, cloud albedo, and effective cloud cover.


Cloud optical thickness 


aerosol and cloud research group, university of bremen, germany