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Dr. Michael Gerding

Professional experience

since 2003: research associate at IAP
2000-2002: research associate at Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany (Post-Doc)


1996-2000: Promotion (PhD dissertation) at Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V. at University of Rostock
1990-1996: Studies of Physics at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Diploma 1996

Selected publications

  • Gerding, M., G. Baumgarten, M. Zecha, F.-J. Lübken, K. Baumgarten, and R. Latteck, On the unusually bright and frequent noctilucent clouds in summer 2019 above Northern Germany, J. Atmos. Solar-Terr. Phys., 217, 105577, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2021.105577, 2021
  • Söder, J., Chr. Zülicke, M. Gerding, and F.-J. Lübken, High-Resolution Observations of Turbulence Distributions Across Tropopause Folds, J. Geophys. Res., 126, e2020JD033857. doi: 10.1029/2020JD033857, 2021
  • Gerding, M., S. Daly, and J.M.C. Plane, Lidar soundings of the mesospheric Nickel layer using Ni(3F) and Ni(3D) transitions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 408-415, doi: 10.1029/2018GL080701, 2019
  • Gerding, M., J. Zöllner, M. Zecha, K. Baumgarten, J. Höffner, G. Stober, and F.-J. Lübken, Simultaneous observations of NLC and MSE at midlatitudes: Implications for formation and advection of ice particles, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15569–15580, doi: 10.5194/acp-18-15569-2018, 2018
  • Gerding, M., M. Kopp, J. Höffner, K. Baumgarten, and F.-J. Lübken, Mesospheric temperature soundings with the new, daylight-capable IAP RMR lidar, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3707-3715, doi: 10.5194/amt-9-3707-2016, 2016

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Projects (third party funded)

  • DFG Ge1625/4-1: Analyzing the Motion of the Middle Atmosphere Using Nighttime RMR-lidar Observations at the Midlatitude Station Kühlungsborn (AMUN), since 2020
  • DFG Ge1625/2-1: Aufbau eines tageslichtfähigen Nachweiszweiges für ein Rayleigh-Mie-Raman-Lidar zur Untersuchung der Dynamik der mittleren Atmosphäre, 2006-2008
  • DFG Ge1625/1-1: Untersuchung atmosphärischer Schwerewellen mittels durchgehender Temperaturprofile aus Lidarmessungen von 1 bis 100 km Höhe bei 54° N, 2004-2006

Scientific boards

  • Chairman of COSPAR Sub-Commission C.2: The Earth’s Middle Atmosphere and Lower Ionosphere