Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Visiting address
Stevinweg 1
Phone: +31 15 27 85956

Research interests

My research interests focus on the myriad of smaller cumulus clouds that are ubiquitous over tropical oceans, where they are often called "trade-wind cumuli", as well as over land during fairweather. The interaction of these cumuli with atmospheric circulations on much larger scales are thought to be critical for Earth's climate. I am also interested in the processes that shape cloudiness, precipitation and the energy and momentum budget of the atmospheric boundary layer. In my work I use observations, including field campaign data, satellite data and (re-)analysis products; theoretical models, including bulk models of the cloudy boundary layer or column models of the tropical atmosphere; and Large-Eddy Simulation.

Research output

  1. Boundary Layer Clouds and Convection over Subtropical Oceans in our Current and in a Warmer Climate

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleScientificpeer-review

  2. Congestus modes in circulating equilibria of the tropical atmosphere in a two-column model

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. The response of shallow convection and momentum transport to the wind profile in Large Eddy Simulations

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractScientific

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  1. EGU General Assembly 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  2. What can we learn from ground-based observations?

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  3. Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

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  1. Vidi grant

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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