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Stefan NoŽl

Group at IUP:

SCIAMACHY Operations Support Team, WG Burrows

Current Position:

Senior scientist

Research Interest:

Instrument calibration and monitoring Greenhouse gas (H2O, CH4, CO2) retrieval

Research Career:

Stefan Noël studied physics at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he received a PhD in 1992. Since 1996 he has been working at the Institute of Environmental Physics/Remote Sensing at the University of Bremen, where he is active in the GOME and SCIAMACHY satellite projects, especially in the areas calibration and monitoring. He is a member of the SCIAMACHY Operations Support Team (SOST) and was involved in the preparation and planning of the SCIAMACHY mission. He is (co-)chair of the SCIAMACHY Calibration Subgroup and co-worker in the SCIAMACHY Quality Working Group. Beside these activities, he has developed an independent method to retrieve total water vapour column densities from GOME, SCIAMACHY and GOME-2 measurements (AMC-DOAS) and a method to retrieve trace gas concentrations from SCIAMACHY solar occultation measurements (Onion Peeling DOAS - ONPD).

Additional Information:

Link to AMC-DOAS web site:

Selected Publications:

S. Noël, M. Buchwitz, H. Bovensmann, R. Hoogen, and J. P. Burrows, Atmospheric water vapor amounts retrieved from GOME satellite data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, (13), 1841–1844, 1999.

S. Noël, H. Bovensmann, J. Skupin, M. W. Wuttke, J. P. Burrows, M. Gottwald, and E. Krieg, The SCIAMACHY calibration/monitoring concept and first results, Adv. Space Res., 32, (11), 2123–2128, 2003.

S. Noël, M. Buchwitz, and J. P. Burrows, First retrieval of global water vapour column amounts from SCIAMACHY measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 4, 111–125, 2004.

S. Noël, M. Buchwitz, H. Bovensmann, and J. P. Burrows, Validation of SCIAMACHY AMC-DOAS water vapour columns. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 1835–1841, 2005.

S. Mieruch, S. Noël, H. Bovensmann and J. P. Burrows, Analysis of global water vapour trends from satellite measurements in the visible spectral range, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8,491-504, 2008.

S. Noël, S. Mieruch, H. Bovensmann and J. P. Burrows, Preliminary results of GOME-2 water vapour retrievals and first applications in polar regions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1519-1529, 2008.

Noël, S., K. Bramstedt, A. Rozanov, H. Bovensmann and J. P. Burrows, Water vapour profiles from SCIAMACHY solar occultation measurements derived with an onion peeling approach, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3(2), 523-535, 2010.

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