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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016

17 - 22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria

© T. Marke

The EGU, with 13650 scientists from 109 countries in 2016, is one of the largest conferences for Geoscience. Since there are 619 scientific sessions, they can be quite specific, which can be beneficial if there is a special interest in this issue. But they don’t necessarily give an overview on a topic.

Due to the assembly of a large number of scientists from the same field, the EGU is favorable for side meetings in order to discuss the future work in a small group, or even for an open discussion on planned activities (e.g. field campaigns).

Another valuable feature is the exhibition of the manufacturers of scientific instruments in the field of geoscience (see picture), where you can get background information about new technologies and also find specialist literature.

Within the session of Atmospheric applications in microwave radiometry I could showcase my work on combining ground-based microwave and infrared remote sensing observations for retrieving microphysical properties of thin liquid water clouds as a poster presentation. This study is an extension of my Master thesis and is planned to be published.

I would like to acknowledge my co-authors U. Löhnert, K. Ebell and D. D. Turner, but also the Graduate School of Geosciences for the support and travel grant.

Tobias Marke

PhD student

Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology

Abstract title: Statistical Retrieval of Thin Liquid Cloud Microphysical Properties Using Ground-Based Infrared and Microwave Observations

Session title: Atmospheric applications in microwave radiometry

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