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




Project Manager:

Dr. Marc Schröder (DWD)


Technical Officer:

Dr. Bojan R. Bojkov (ESA)

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Dr. Marc Schröder (DWD)





Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD),
Frankfurter Str. 135,
Offenbach, Germany


Tel. +49 69 8062 4939
Fax. +49 69 8062 2512
to Marc Schröder


GlobVapour related work:
  • Project coordinator and scientific advisor
  • Support to development of SSM/I+MERIS, MWR and SEVIRI+IASI retrievals
  • Support to the IASI assessment
  • Involvement in inter-comparison and validation of products


General research interest:
  • Satellite remote sensing of the Earth's energy and water cycle
  • Climate monitoring and analysis
  • Radiative transfer in atmosphere and ocean


  • ESA DUE GlobVapour
  • CM SAF
  • MiKlip


Short CV:
  • Since May 2008: Head of water vapour group at CM SAF, Dept. of Climate and Environment, DWD
  • July 2007 – April 2008: Researcher at CM SAF
  • May 2006 – June 2007: Consultant/Visiting Scientist at EUMETSAT
  • Sept 2004 – May 2006: Postdoc at Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin
  • August 2004: PhD at FU Berlin
  • April 2000 – August 2004: Research Assistant at Institut für Weltraumwissenschaften, FU Berlin
  • Oct 2002 – Dec 2002: Research Assistant, Dept. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


  • Bennartz, Ralf and Marc Schroeder. Convective activity over Africa and the tropical Atlantic inferred from 20 years of geostationary Meteosat infrared observations. Journal of Climate, Volume 25, Issue 1, 2012, pp.156-169.
  • Mieruch, Sebastian, Stefan Noël, Maximilian Reuter, Heinrich Bovensmann, John P. Burrows, Marc Schröder, Jörg Schulz, 2011: A New Method for the Comparison of Trend Data with an Application to Water Vapor. J. Climate, 24, 3124–3141. doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3669.1
  • Goyens, C., D. Lauwaet, M. Schröder, M. Demuzere, N. van Lipzig, , 2011: Tracking Mesoscale Convective Systems in the Sahel: relation between cloud parameters and precipitation. Int. J. Clim., DOI: 10.1002/joc.2407.
  • Mieruch, S., M. Schröder, S. Noel, J. Schulz, 2010: Comparison of monthly means of global total column water vapor retrieved from independent satellite observations. J. Geophys. Res., VOL. 115, D23310, doi:10.1029/2010JD013946, 2010.
  • M. Pfeifer, W. Yen, M. Baldauf, G. Craig, S. Crewell, J. Fischer, M. Hagen, A. Hühnerbein, M. Mech, T. Reinhardt, M. Schröder, A. Seifert, 2010: Validating precipitation forecasts using remote sensor synergy: A case study approach. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 19, No. 6, 601-617.
  • M. Schröder, M. König, and J. Schmetz, 2009: “Deep convection observed by the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager on board Meteosat 8: Spatial distribution and temporal evolution over Africa in summer and winter 2006.” J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05109, doi:10.1029/2008JD010653.
  • A. Walther, M. Schröder, J. Fischer, R. Bennartz, 2009: “Comparison of precipitation in the regional climate model BALTIMOS to radar observations.” Theor. Appl. Climatol., DOI 10.1007/s00704-009-0174-1.
  • N.P.M. van Lipzig, M. Schröder, S. Crewell, F. Ament, J.-P. Chaboureau, U. Löhnert, V. Matthias, E. van Meijgaard, M. Quante, U. Willén, W. Yen, 2006: “Model predicted low-level cloud parameters. Part I: Comparison with observations from the BALTEX Bridge Campaigns.” Atmos. Res. 82, 55-82.
  • M. Schröder, N.P.M. van Lipzig, F. Ament, J.-P. Chaboureau, S. Crewell, J. Fischer, V. Matthias, E. van Meijgaard, A. Walther, U. Willén, 2006: “Model predicted low-level cloud parameters. Part II: Comparison with satellite remote sensing observations during the BALTEX Bridge Campaigns.” Atmos. Res. 82, 83-101.
  • T. Zinner, B. Mayer, M. Schröder, 2006: “Determination of 3D cloud structure from high resolution radiance data”. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 111, D08204, doi:10.1029/2005JD006062.
  • M. Schröder, R. Bennartz, J. Fischer, T. Ruhtz, 2004: “Airborne remote sensing of cloud radiative smoothing during the Baltex Bridge Cloud campaign.” Atmos. Res. 72 (special issue on “Clouds and Radiation”), 107-127.
  • B. Mayer, M. Schröder, R. Preusker, L. Schüller, 2004: “Remote sensing of water cloud droplet size distributions using the backscatter glory: A case study.“ Atmos. Chem. Phys. 4, 1255-1263.
  • S. Crewell, C. Simmer, U. Löhnert, V. Venema, A. Feijt, E. van Meijgaard, A. van Lammeren, H. Bloemink, D. Jolivet, M. Wendisch, S. Schmidt, M. Schröder, U. Willen, M. Quante, J. Meywerk, O. A. Krasnov, T. Trautmann, S. Garcia, K. Pfeilsticker, T. Scholl, 2004: “The BALTEX Bridge campaign: An integrated approach for a better understanding of clouds.” Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 85, 1565-1584.
  • M. Wendisch, P. Pilewski, E. Jäkel, S. Schmidt, J. Pommier, S. Howard, H. H. Jonsson, H. Guan, M. Schröder, B. Mayer, 2004: “Airborne measurements of areal spectral surface albedo over different sea and land surfaces. “ J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, D08203, doi:10.1029/2002GL016523, 21 February 2003.
  • M. Schröder, H. Barth, R. Reuter, 2003: “Effect of inelastic scattering on underwater daylight in the ocean: model evaluation, validation, and first results.” Appl. Opt. 42, 4244-4260.
  • M. Schröder and R. Bennartz, 2003: “Impact of gas absorption and surface albedo on cloud radiative smoothing.” Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, No. 4, 10.1029/2002GL016523 21 February 2003.
  • M. Schröder, R. Bennartz, L. Schüller, R. Preusker, P. Albert, J. Fischer, 2002: “Generating cloudmasks in spatial high-resolution observations of clouds using texture and radiance information.” Int. J. Rem. Sens. 23, 4247-4261.





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