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The GlobVapour project has been successfully ended on the 31st March 2012.



Retrieved TCWV from MERIS VIS/NIR




Project Manager:

Dr. Marc Schröder (DWD)


Technical Officer:

Dr. Bojan R. Bojkov (ESA)

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Nadine Schneider (DWD)



Postdoc scientist


Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin,
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10,
12165 Berlin, Germany


Tel. +49 30 838 56657
Fax. +49 30 838 56664
to Rasmus Lindstrot


GlobVapour related work:
  • Development of MERIS 1D-Var retrieval scheme
  • Establishment of consistency of MERIS and SSM/I
  • Development of MERIS-SSM/I merging strategies and techniques
  • Development of MERIS-SSM/I processing system


General research interest:
  • Remote sensing of
    • clouds
    • trace gases
    • winds
  • Exploitation of sensor synergy


  • ESA DUE GlobVapour


Short CV:
  • Since 11/2009: Postdoc Scientist, Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 10/2009: Achievement of doctorate degree at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 01/2005-08/2005 and 07/2006-10/2009: Research Assistant at Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 09/2005-06/2006: Research Assistant, Dept. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Publications (peer-reviewed):
  • Lindstrot, R., R. Preusker, T. Ruhtz, B. Heese, M. Wiegner, C. Lindemann, and J. Fischer, 2006: Validation of MERIS Cloud-Top Pressure Using Airborne Lidar Measurements. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 45, 1612–1621.
  • Preusker, R., and R. Lindstrot, 2009: Remote Sensing of Cloud-Top Pressure Using Moderately Resolved Measurements within the Oxygen A Band—A Sensitivity Study. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 48, 1562–1574.
  • Lindstrot, R, Preusker, R. and Fischer, J., 2009: The retrieval of land surface pressure from MERIS measurements in the oxygen A band, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 26 (7), 1367–1377.
  • Vidot, J., R. Bennartz, C.W. O’Dell, R. Preusker, R. Lindstrot, and A.K. Heidinger, 2009: CO2 Retrieval over Clouds from the OCO Mission: Model Simulations and Error Analysis. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 26, 1090–1104.
  • Lindstrot, R, Preusker, R. and Fischer, J., 2010: The empirical correction of stray light in the MERIS oxygen A band channel, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 27 (7), 1185-1194
  • Lindstrot, R, Preusker, R. and Fischer, J., 2010: Remote Sensing of Multilayer Cloud-Top Pressure Using Combined Measurements of MERIS and AATSR Onboard ENVISAT, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 49 (6), 1191-1204
  • Lindstrot, R., Preusker, R., Diedrich, H., Doppler, L., Bennartz, R., and Fischer, J.: 1-D-Var retrieval of daytime total columnar water vapour from MERIS measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 4, 6811-6844, doi:10.5194/amtd-4-6811-2011, 2011; recently under discussion.


Other publications:
  • Lindstrot, R., Preusker, R. and Fischer, J., 2008: The retrieval of cloud-top pressure using combined measurements of MERIS and AATSR, SP-666, Proceedings of the 2nd MERIS and (A)ATSR Workshop, 22-26 September 2008, ESRIN in Frascati, Italy.





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