PhD Theses

PhD Theses by (AC)³ scientists published within the framework of (AC)³ are listed below.


Kretzschmar, J., 2021: Improving the representation of Arctic clouds in atmospheric models across scales using observations, Dissertation, Universität Leipzig.

Pefanis, V., 2021: Loading of coloured dissolved organic matter in the Arctic Mediterranean Sea and its effects on the ocean heat budget, Dissertation, Universität Bremen,

Mewes, D., 2021: Large-scale Horizontal Energy Fluxes into the Arctic Analyzed Using Self-organizing Maps, Dissertation, Universität Leipzig.

Ruiz Donoso, E., 2021: Small-scale structure of thermodynamic phase in Arctic mixed-phase clouds observed with airborne remote sensing during the ACLOUD campaign, Dissertation, Universität Leipzig

Schacht, J., 2021: Black Carbon Aerosol in the Arctic: Ageing, Transport and Radiative Effects, Dissertation, Universität Leipzig.


Rauterkus, R., 2020: Large-Eddy Simulations of Arctic Stratocumulus – Process Representation and Surface  Heterogeneity, Dissertation, Universität zu Köln.

Michaelis, J., 2020. Modelling and parametrization of turbulent convective processes over leads in sea ice (Doctoral dissertation), Universität Bremen. doi: 10.26092/elib/428

Gierens, R., 2020: Observations of Arctic low-level mixed-phase clouds at Ny-Ålesund: Characterization and insights gained by high-resolution Doppler radar, Universität zu Köln.

Radovan, A., 2020: Variability and trends of Arctic water vapour from passive microwave satellites – Special Role of Polar Lows and Atmospheric Rivers, Universität zu Köln.

Nomokonova, T., 2020:  Arctic cloud properties derived from ground-based sensor synergy at Ny-Ålesund, Universität zu Köln.

Rostosky, P., 2020: Snow Depth on Arctic Sea Ice from Microwave Radiometers, Dissertation, Universität Bremen,


Patilea, C., 2019: Remote sensing of sea ice thickness from L-band microvave sensors on satellites, PhD Thesis, University of Bremen

Dahlke, S., 2019: Rapid climate changes in the arctic region of Svalbard, PhD Thesis, University of Potsdam,


Khosravi, N., 2018: Space-borne Retrieval of Solar-induceed Plant Fluorescence and its Relationship to photosynthetic Parameters, PhD Thesis, University of Bremen,

Block, C., 2018: Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation interactions in regimes of liquid water clouds, PhD Thesis, University of Leipzig,


Buschmann, M., 2017: Ground-based remote sensing of carbon dioxide and methane in the Arctic using Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry, PhD Thesis, University of Bremen,


Schäfer, M., 2016: Optical Thickness Retrievals of Subtropical Cirrus and Arctic Stratus from Ground-Based and Airborne Radiance Observations Using Imaging Spectrometers, PhD Thesis, University of Leipzig,