by Xinxin Busch Li

XBL Delft

In the end of January to the beginning of February, I spent two weeks on my ITaRS secondment in TU Delft Climate Institute, Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. During the two weeks, I joined ACTRIS 4th WP22 Progress Workshop, and have learned ground based cloud radar and ceilometer data process for the aerosol cloud interaction (ACI) study. Pleasant discussions on aerosol and cloud research often occurred during the talks with K. Sarna, Prof. H.W.J. Russchenberg, and Dr. G. Biskos.

The aim of my secondment is to improve the understanding of ground based remote sensing on aerosol cloud interaction. The ACTRIS workshop is a good start to bring me further in the field of aerosol cloud interaction detection by ground based remote sensing (cloud radar, ceilometer, microwave radiometer, and windlidar). Several discussions with K. Sarna on the methodology of the measure of ACI magnitude help me to improve the ACI detection technology for Jülich ObservatorY for Cloud Evolution (JOYCE) site, and understand better on aerosol-cloud coupling. By joining Pro. H.W.J Russchenberg’s group meeting, I had a chance to know Dr. G. Biskos, who shared not only his in-situ aerosol measurement experience, but also his ideas on scientific career development with me.

XBL Delft 1After the secondment, the ACI detection technic by ground based remote sensing is improved for JOYCE site, and will further implement to the long term remote sensing observations. Based on the results of my secondment, an abstract was submitted to International Union of Geodesy and Geoscience 2015.

I am very grateful to have the chance staying in Delft to improve my work. Besides, I am also amazed by the wonderful campus of TU Delft, and the decent traditional city town.