Dr. Michael Schäfer

Dr. Michael Schäfer

Research Fellow

Institut für Meteorologie
Institutsgebäude
Prager Straße 34-36, Room 503
04317 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36662
Fax: +49 341 97-32899

Abstract

I’m involved in the (AC)3-project. My work deals with the effect of the spatiotemporal variability of Arctic clouds. For the investigations I mainly use airborne observations of imaging spectrometers in the visibel, near-infrared, and thermal wavelength range. The connection between field measurements and radiative transfer modelling is an essential component of my research activities.

Professional career

  • since 08/2016
    PostDoc at Leipzig Institute for Meteorology
  • 01/2012 - 07/2016
    Research assistant at Leipzig Institute for Meteorology
  • 04/2011 - 12/2011
    Research assistant at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
  • 12/2008 - 03/2011
    Student assistant at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Education

  • 01/2012 - 07/2016
    PhD at Leipzig University: Optical Thickness Retrievals of Subtropical Cirrus and Arctic stratus from Ground-Based and Airborne Radiance Observations Using Imaging Spectrometers
  • 10/2005 - 02/2011
    Study of Meteorology (Diplom) at University of Leipzig

I’m involved in the (AC)3-project. My work deals with the effect of the spatiotemporal variability of Arctic clouds. For the investigations I mainly use airborne observations of imaging spectrometers in the visibel, near-infrared, and thermal wavelength range. The connection between field measurements and radiative transfer modelling is an essential component of my research activities.

  • Evaluation of ECMWF and ICON forecast quality of cloud properties using airborne dropsonde and cloud measurements in the Arctic
    Schäfer, Michael
    Duration: 01/2021 - 12/2024
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Atmosphärische Strahlung; SFB Transregio 172: Arktische Verstärkung: Klimarelevante Atmosphären- und Oberflächenprozesse und Rückkopplungsmechanismen (AC)3
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  • Analysis and forecast of transport and transformation of Arctic air masses (warm air intrusions, cold air outbreaks)
    Schäfer, Michael
    Duration: 01/2020 - 12/2023
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Atmosphärische Strahlung; SFB Transregio 172: Arktische Verstärkung: Klimarelevante Atmosphären- und Oberflächenprozesse und Rückkopplungsmechanismen (AC)3
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more projects

  • Schäfer, M.; Loewe, K.; Ehrlich, A.; Hoose, C.; Wendisch, M.
    Simulated and observed horizontal inhomogeneities of optical thickness of Arctic stratus
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2018. pp. 13115-13133
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  • Schäfer, M.; Loewe, K.; Ehrlich, A.; Hoose, C.; Wendisch, M.
    Simulated and observed horizontal inhomogeneities of optical thickness of Arctic stratus
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2018. 18 (17). pp. 13115-13133
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  • Schäfer, M.; Bierwirth, E.; Ehrlich, A.; Jaekel, E.; Werner, F.; Wendisch, M.
    Directional, horizontal inhomogeneities of cloud optical thickness fields retrieved from ground-based and airbornespectral imaging
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2017. 17 (3). pp. 2359-2372
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  • Schäfer, M.; Bierwirth, E.; Ehrlich, A.; Jäkel, E.; Wendisch, M.
    Airborne observations and simulations of three-dimensional radiative interactions between Arctic boundary layer clouds and ice floes
    ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. 2015. 15 (14). pp. 8147-8163
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  • Wendisch, M.; Macke, A.; Ehrlich, A. et al.
    The Arctic Cloud Puzzle: Using ACLOUD/PASCAL Multiplatform Observations to Unravel the Role of Clouds and Aerosol Particles in Arctic Amplification
    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 2019. 100 (5). pp. 841-871
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