Dr. Hartmut Bösch
Dr. Hartmut Bösch
Primary Research Areas
My broad interests cover the composition and the chemistry of the Earth’s atmosphere and the associated feedbacks on the Earths ecosystems, the atmospheric radiative transfer and climate.
More specifically, I am interested in studying the global distribution of greenhouse gases and their sources and sinks, the impact of clouds on radiative transfer and the development of new
instrument concepts. I have also performed considerable research in the field of chemistry of the upper troposphere – lower stratosphere region, in particular of halogen species .
In my current and my previous research, I have focused on the analysis and interpretation of remote sensing observations mostly from satellites, but also from balloons and from the ground.
Currently, my major research interest is remote sensing measurements of greenhouse gases, which is an exiting, quickly evolving field. I plan to study the carbon cycle by using the retrievals
of the different carbon gases CO2
and CO from near-infrared observations of SCIAMACHY and from thermal emission observations of
AIRS, TES or IASI. The dedicated CO2
missions Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO - NASA) and GOSAT (JAXA/NIES) will be launched end of 2008 and they will provide
measurements from space with unprecedented precision. I am a Science Team Associate of the OCO mission and I have spent several years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA),
where I have worked on the OCO retrieval algorithm development.
A full list of publications is available in PDF format by clicking here
Links to related work
Orbiting Carbon Observatory
Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT)
SCIAMACHY CO2 Retrievals (at University of Leicester)
Back to EOS Group Members Page
Hits on this page since Nov 2006:
Total hits on the EOS site since Dec 12th 2006:
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.