Prof. Dr. Johannes Quaas

Prof. Dr. Johannes Quaas

Professor

Theoretische Meteorologie
Institutsgebäude
Vor dem Hospitaltore 1, Room 121r
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32931
Fax: +49 341 97-31949

Abstract

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-7057-194X

ResearcherID: I-2656-2013

Google Scholar: hbOfD1cAAAAJ

Professional career

  • 11/2003 - 04/2004
    Post-doc, "Allocation jeune post-doc" grant of the École Polytechnique, working at Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique / IPSL, Palaiseau, France, 2003 - 2004
  • 04/2004 - 05/2006
    "Emmy Noether" phase I grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, working atMax Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg; Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada; and Hadley Centre / Met Office, Exeter, UK
  • 06/2006 - 08/2006
    Cloud research scientist, Hadley Centre / Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 09/2006 - 04/2011
    "Emmy Noether" phase II grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Junior Research Group at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • since 04/2011
    Full Professor for Theoretical Meteorology, University of Leipzig
  • 03/2015 - 07/2015
    Visiting scientist (research semester) NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences/Columbia University, New York, USA
  • 09/2019 - 02/2020
    Visiting scientist (research semester) NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences/Columbia University, New York, USA

Education

  • 10/1994 - 09/1996
    Studies of Physics, University of Essen
  • 10/1996 - 07/2000
    Studies of Meteorology, University of Cologne
  • 09/1998 - 07/2000
    Diploma thesis at Scientific Computing and Algorithms Institute of the GMD-National Research Center for Information Technology, St. Augustin (now Fraunhofer-Institute)
  • 07/2000 - 11/2003
    Ph.D.Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique / IPSL, École Polytechnique, Paris, France, November 2003Ph.D. thesis: L’effet indirect des aérosols : paramétrisation dans des modèles de grande échelle et évaluation avec des données satellitales (The ae
  • 11/2011
    Habilitation, University of Hamburg.Habilitation thesis: The role of clouds in climate forcings and feedbacks
  • Cloud processes and cloud-climate feedbacks.
  • Cloud process parameterizations in large-scale models.
  • Satellite observations.
  • Aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions (aerosol indirect effects)
  • Global climate change.


  • Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections (FORCES)
    Quaas, Johannes
    Duration: 10/2019 - 09/2023
    Funded by: EU Europäische Union
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie
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  • Constraining uncertainty of multi decadal climate projections (CONSTRAIN)
    Quaas, Johannes
    Duration: 06/2019 - 05/2023
    Funded by: EU Europäische Union
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie
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  • FOR 2820 Teilprojekt: Cloud response to Volcanic eruptions (VolCloud)
    Quaas, Johannes
    Duration: 03/2019 - 02/2022
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie
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  • Climate model PArameterizations informed by RAdar (PARA)
    Quaas, Johannes
    Duration: 01/2019 - 12/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie
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  • Atmospheric model data: data quality, curation criteria, and doi-branding
    Quaas, Johannes
    Duration: 06/2019 - 05/2022
    Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie
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more projects

  • Quaas, J.; Gryspeerdt, E.; Vautard, R.; Boucher, O.
    Climate impact of aircraft-induced cirrus assessed from satellite observations before and during COVID-19
    Environmental Research Letters. 2021. p. 064051
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  • Quaas, J.; Arola, A.; Cairns, B. et al.
    Constraining the Twomey effect from satellite observations: issues and perspectives
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020. 20 (23). pp. 15079-15099
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  • Costa-Suros, M.; Sourdeval, O.; Acquistapace, C. et al.
    Detection and attribution of aerosol-cloud interactions in large-domain large-eddy simulations with the ICOsahedral Non-hydrostatic model
    Atmospheric chemistry and physics. 2020. 20 (9). pp. 5657-5678
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  • Bellouin, N.; Quaas, J.; Gryspeerdt, E. et al.
    Bounding global aerosol radiative forcing of climate change
    2020.
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  • Mülmenstädt, J.; Salzmann, M.; Kay, J. E.; Zelinka, M. D.; Ma, P.-L.; Nam, C.; Kretzschmar, J.; Doktorowski, S.; Quaas, J.
    An underestimated negative cloud feedback from cloud lifetime changes
    Nat. Clim. Change. 2021.
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Professor for Theoretical Meteorology

  • Differential equations

    Summer terms

    Meteorology Bachelor 2nd semester

  • Dynamics 1

    Summer terms

    Meteorology Bachelor 2nd semester

  • Global climate dynamics

    Summer terms

    Meteorology Master 2nd semester

  • Dynamics 2

    Winter terms

    Meteorology Bachelor 3rd semester

  • Thermodynamics

    Winter terms

    Meteorology Bachelor 3rd semester

  • Data Assimilation

    Summer terms

    Meteorology Master 2nd semester

  • Climate crisis and solution options

    Key qualifications module

    Bachelor (interdisciplinary)