Dr. Torsten Seelig

Dr. Torsten Seelig

Research Fellow

Institut für Meteorologie
Institutsgebäude
Prager Straße 34-36, Room 510
04317 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36663
Fax: +49 341 97-32899

Abstract

I am currently working at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University, Dept. of Physics and Earth Sciences. I lead the development of methods for tracking clouds and cloud fields in MSG-SEVIRI imaging. These tools will be used to study aerosol effects on clouds by linking satellite observations from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms. The current position is within the project PACIFIC funded by the German Academic Exchange Service's Make our Planet Great Again - German Research Initiative.


Further information and current research results can be found here:


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Torsten-Seelig

Professional career

  • since 07/2019
    PostDoc at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM), Leipzig University, Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Germany - DAAD & BMBF funded project "Particles in Aerosol Cloud Interactions: stratification, CCN/INP concentration, and Cloud lifecycle PACIFIC."
  • 07/2016 - 06/2019
    PostDoc at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project: "Thermo-elektro-hydrodynamisch TEHD getriebene Wärmetransporterhöhung im vertikalen Zylinderspalt - Experimente und numerische Simulation im Kontext von Messunsicherheiten und optimaler Versuchsplanung."
  • 07/2014 - 06/2016
    PostDoc at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project: "Drehimpulstransport in einem geschichteten Taylor-Couette Experiment mit Anwendungen auf Akkretionsscheiben."
  • 01/2014
    Ph.D. (20h) at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project: "Mischung und Grundstromanregung durch propagierende Trägheitswellen: Theorie, Experiment und Simulation."
  • 10/2013 - 12/2013
    Ph.D. (20h) at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - EU funded project EuHIT (European High-performance Infrastructures in Turbulence)
  • 07/2012 - 12/2012
    Ph.D. (20h) at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - DLR, ESA funded project: "Durchführung und Auswertung des Kugelspaltexperiments GEOFLOW auf der Internationalen Raumstation (ISS)."
  • 10/2011 - 12/2011
    Ph.D. (20h) at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - DLR, ESA funded project: "Durchführung und Auswertung des Kugelspaltexperiments GEOFLOW auf der Internationalen Raumstation (ISS)."
  • 01/2011 - 10/2013
    Ph.D. (20h) at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project: "Mischung und Grundstromanregung durch propagierende Trägheitswellen: Theorie, Experiment und Simulation."
  • 10/2010 - 12/2010
    Ph.D. (40h) at the Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg - German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project: "Mischung und Grundstromanregung durch propagierende Trägheitswellen: Theorie, Experiment und Simulation."

Education

  • 05/2014
    Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) (grade: magna cum laude)Thesis: Inertial wave propagation, focusing and mean flow excitation: theory and experiments. - Supervisor: Apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Uwe Harlander, 2nd examiner: Prof. Dr. Dieter Etling - https://cuvillier.de/de/shop/people/54084-torsten-seelig
  • 10/2010 - 05/2014
    Ph.D. student at Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Institut for traffic engineering, Faculty Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg
  • 10/2005 - 09/2010
    Diploma in Meteorology (grade: good, 1.7 ranges from 1.0 to 5.0) - Thesis: Vergleich barokliner Moden in Modell und Experiment. - Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Metz, 2nd examiner: Apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Uwe Harlander
  • 10/2010 - 12/2013
    Advanced training: (i) Waves in Fluids and Gases (Lecturer: Prof. Uwe Harlander), (ii) Flow Visualisation and Data Analysis with MATLAB (Lecturer: Prof. Uwe Harlander), and (iii) Parallel Computing (Lecturer: Dr. Andreas Krebs)

Panel Memberships

  • 01/2012 - 12/2012
    member of the EUROMECH European Mechanics Society
  • since 04/2012
    member of the European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • since 11/2019
    member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Tracking of clouds and cloud-complexes in geostationary satellite data
  • Particle image velocimetry (PIV) and particle tracking velocimetry (PTV)
  • Stratified rotational instabilities
  • Wave-wave and wave-mean flow interaction
  • Linear and nonlinear dynamics
  • Particles in Aerosol Cloud Interactions: stratification, CCN/INP concentrations, and Cloud lifecycle (PACIFIC)
    Tesche, Matthias
    Duration: 01/2019 - 12/2021
    Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung; DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Theoretische Meteorologie
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more projects

  • Kurgansky , M. V.; Seelig, T.; Klein , M.; Will, A.; Harlander , U.
    Mean flow generation due to longitudinal librations of sidewalls of a rotating annulus
    2020.
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  • Meyer , A.; Meier, M.; Jongmanns , M.; Seelig, T.; Egbers , C.; Mutabazi , I.
    Effect of the Initial Conditions on the Growth of Thermoelectric Instabilities During Parabolic Flights
    In: Shevtsova , V.; Hemmersbach , R.; Lyubimova , T.; Ngo-Anh , T. J.; Savino , R.; Zhao , J.-F. (Eds.)
    Microgravity Science and Technology. Heidelberg: Springer. 2019. pp. 715-721
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  • Seelig, T.; Meyer , A.; Gerstner , P.; Meier, M.; Jongmanns , M.; Baumann, M.; Heuveline , V.; Egbers , C.
    Dielectrophoretic force‐driven convection in annular geometry under Earth’s gravity
    2019. pp. 386-398
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more publications

  • Seminar: 'Mathematical principles for meteorology'

    at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University - Seminar: 'Mathematical principles for meteorology'

  • Lecture: 'Flow measurement techniques and visualization'

    at the BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg - Lecture: 'Flow measurement techniques and visualization'

  • Seminar 'Theoretical Meteorology'

    at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University - Seminar: 'Theoretical meteorology'

  • Seminar 'Numerical Methods'

    at the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University - Seminar: 'Numerical methods'