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Humboldt Fellow Dr Haoran Li joined the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology on 1 August, where he is working with Dr Maximilian Maahn. He is involved in the remote sensing of clouds and precipitation using radar.

Haoran Li is from the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences and will spend two years in Leipzig. The Chinese scientist is currently working on the project “SIGnificance of secoNdary ice to Arctic snowfall”. “In this project, we want to use remote sensing instruments to find out how microphysical cloud processes influence snowfall over the rapidly warming Arctic,” says Dr Haoran Li. “With its strong expertise in remote sensing and the Transregio Collaborative Research Centre on Arctic climate change (AC)3, Leipzig University is the ideal partner for this project.” The 32-year-old completed his doctorate at the University of Helsinki.