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Justus Notholt

Group at IUP:

- RAM: Groundbased Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
- PHAROS: PHysical Analysis of RemOte Sensing images
- Trace gases and aerosol observations by the FTIR-spectrometry
- SuriMerc - Mercury Pollution in Suriname
- Modelling of the middle atmosphere

Current Position:


Research Interest:

• Development of trace gas and aerosol remote sensing measurement techniques
• Application of Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in atmospheric science
• Studies of the carbon cycle using remote sensing methods
• Application of Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy for aerosol observations
• Atmospheric chemistry and physics
• Application of isotopic fractionation in atmospheric research
• Radiative transfer, inversion algorithms
• Satellite remote sensing

Research Career:

10/79 - 9/85 Diploma in Physics from the University of Kassel (solid state physics)
10/85 - 2/89 PhD in Physics from the University of Kassel (surface science) 1999 Habilitation in Atmospheric physics at the Free University of Berlin
4/86—2/89 scientist at the University GhK-Kassel
3/89 – 5/90 Post Doc stipend at the Joint Research Center, Environment institute, Ispra/Italy
5/90 – 7/90 Research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and aerosol research, Hannover
9/90 – 4/92 Research associate at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, chemistry section
5/92 – 3/02 Senior scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, atmospheric physics section
4/02 – present Professor for remote sensing at the University of Bremen, Physics Department

Additional Information:

Head of the Section Environmental Physics of the German Physical Society Director of the Center for Sino-German Cooperation in Marine Sciences
Co-Chair of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON).
Member of the scientific advisory board of the GAW/WMO for greenhouse gases Associate editor for Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Steering Committee member of the Network for Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)

Selected Publications:
Rex, M., N.R. Harris, P. von der Gathen, R. Lehmann, G.O. Braathen, E. Reimer, A. Beck, M.P. Chipperfield, R. Alfier, M. Allaart, F.O\'Connor, H. Dier, V. Dorokhov, H. Fast, M. Gil, E. Kyrö, Z. Litynska, I. S. Mikkelsen, M. Molyneux, H. Nakane, J. Notholt, M. Rummukainen, P. Viatte, J. Wenger (1997) Prolonged stratospheric ozone loss in the 1995/96 Arctic winter, Nature, 389, p. 835-838

Notholt, J., Z. Kuang, C.P. Rinsland, G.C. Toon, M. Rex, N. Jones, T. Albrecht, H. Deckelmann, J. Krieg, C. Weinzierl, H. Bingemer, R. Weller, O. Schrems (2003) Enhanced upper tropical tropospheric COS: Impact on the stratospheric aerosol layer, Science, 300, 307-310

Kaleschke, L., A. Richter, J. Burrows, O. Afe, G. Heygster, and J. Notholt, A. M. Rankin and H. K. Roscoe, J. Hollwedel, T. Wagner, H.-W. Jacobi (2004) Frost flowers on sea ice as a source of sea salt and their influence on tropospheric halogen chemistry, Geophys. Res. Letters, 31, doi:10.1029/2004GL020655

Warneke, T., Z. Yang, S. Olsen, S. Körner, J. Notholt, G. C. Toon, V. Velazco, A. Schulz, O. Schrems (2005) Seasonal and latitudinal variations of column averaged volume-mixing ratios of atmospheric CO2, Geophys. Res. Letters, 32, L03808, doi:10.1029/2004GL021597

Velazco, V., J. Notholt, T. Warneke, M. Lawrence, H. Bremer, J. Drummond, A. Schulz, J. Krieg, and O. Schrems (2005) Latitude and altitude variability of carbon monoxide in the Atlantic detected from ship-borne Fourier transform spectrometry, model, and satellite data, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D09306, doi:10.1029/2004JD005351

Ritter, C., J. Notholt, J. Fischer, C. Rathke (2005) Direct thermal radiative forcing of tropospheric aerosol in the Arctic measured by ground based infrared spectrometry, Geophys. Res. Letters, 32, L23816, doi:10.1029/2005GL024331

Warneke, T., J. F. Meirink, P. Bergamaschi, J.-U. Grooß, J. Notholt, G. C. Toon,V. Velazco, A. P. H. Goede, and O. Schrems (2006) Seasonal and latitudinal variation of atmospheric methane: A ground-based and ship-borne solar IR spectroscopic study, Geophys. Res. Letters, 33, L14812, doi:10.1029/2006GL025874

Buchwitz, M., O. Schneising, J. P. Burrows, H. Bovensmann, M. Reuter, J. Notholt (2007) First direct observation of the atmospheric CO2 year-to-year increase from space, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4249–4256

Frankenberg, C., K. Yoshimura, T. Warneke, I. Aben, A. Butz, N. Deutscher, D. Griffith, F. Hase, J. Notholt, M. Schneider, H. Schrijver, T. Röckmann (2009) Dynamic Processes Governing Lower-Tropospheric HDO/H2O Ratios as Observed from Space and Ground, Science, 325, 1374-1377

Wunch, D., G.C. Toon, J.-F. L. Blavier, R. Washenfelder, J. Notholt, B.J. Connor, D.W.T. Griffith, V. Sherlock, P.O. Wennberg (2011) The Total Carbon Column Observing Network, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 369
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