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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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Data Request & Technical Support:

Nadine Schneider (DWD)



Group leader


MAX-Planck-Institute for Chemistry,
Mainz Joh.-Joachim-Becher-Weg 27,
55128 Mainz, Germany


Tel. +49 6131 305267
Fax. +49 6131 305388
to Thomas Wagner


GlobVapour related work:
  • Development of water vapor retrievals for GOME-1, SCIAMACHY and GOME-2


General research interest:
  • Analysis of global long term trends from these observations
  • Investigation of the global water cycle and water vapor feedback


  • ESA DUE GlobVapour
  • O3M SAF


Short CV:
  • 1999: PhD thesis, University of Heidelberg
  • 2003: Habilitation, University of Heidelberg
  • 2006: APL Professor, University of Heidelberg
  • 2006: Group leader of the satellite remote sensing group at MPI for Chemistry in Mainz


Publications (peer-reviewed):
  • Wagner, T., S. Beirle, M. Grzegorski, S. Sanghavi, U. Platt, El-Niño induced anomalies in global data sets of water vapour and cloud cover derived from GOME on ERS-2, J. Geophys. Res, 110, D15104, doi:10.1029/2005JD005972, 2005.
  • Wagner T., S. Beirle, M. Grzegorski, U. Platt, Global trends (1996–2003) of total column precipitable water observed by Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) on ERS-2 and their relation to near-surface temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D12102, doi:10.1029/2005JD006523, 2006.
  • Wagner, T., S. Beirle, T. Deutschmann, E. Eigemeier, C. Frankenberg, M. Grzegorski, C. Liu, T. Marbach, U. Platt and M. Penning de Vries, Monitoring of atmospheric trace gases, clouds, aerosols and surface properties from UV/vis/NIR satellite instruments, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 10, 104019,doi: 10.1088/1464-4258/10/10/104019, 2008


Other publications:
  • Thomas Wagner Steffen Beirle, Niilo Kalakoski, Diego Loyola, Kornelia Mies, Sander Slijkhuis, Global Time series of total column precipitable water from GOME-2 - Comparison with SCIAMACHY and GOME-1, presentation at the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Bath, United Kingdom, 21-25 September 2009.





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