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Fernando German Chouza Keil

Dr. Chouza received his Electronic Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 2012. Meanwhile, he worked on lidar development at the Lidar division of CITEDEF. In 2013, he received an scholarship from DAAD to persue a PhD degree at DLR (German Aerospace Center). His research focused on the study on Saharan dust long-range transport based on airborne Doppler wind lidar measurements conducted in the frame of the SALTRACE campaign. After completing his PhD, Dr. Chouza continued his research on dust long-range transport at the University of Vienna. Since 2017, he works at JPL Table Montain Facility on the development of an autonomous tropospheric ozone lidar and the retrieval of near-ground ozone measurements.

  • PhD, Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany (2013-2016)
  • Electronic engineering, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006-2012)

Research Interests
  • Remote sensing
  • Lidar design and construction
  • Retrieval algorithms
  • Heterodyne detection
  • Doppler wind measurements
  • Airborne measurements

Selected Publications
  1. Chouza, F., Witschas, B., and Reitebuch, O.: Heterodyne high-spectral-resolution lidar, Applied Optics, 56(29), 8121-8134, doi:10.1364/AO.56.008121, 2017.
  2. Weinzierl, B., Ansmann, A., Prospero, J., Althausen, D., Benker, N., Chouza, F., Dollner, M., Farrell, D., Fomba, W., Freudenthaler, V., Gasteiger, J., Groß, S., Haarig, M., Heinold, B., Kandler, K., Kristensen, T., Mayol-Bracero, O., Müller, T., Reitebuch, O., Sauer, D., Schäfler, A., Schepanski, K., Spanu, A., Tegen, I., Toledano, C., and Walser, A.: The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment (SALTRACE): overview and selected highlights, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 1427-1451, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00142.1, 2016.
  3. Wagner, J., Dörnbrack, A., Rapp, M., Gisinger, S., Ehard, B., Bramberger, M., Witschas, B., Chouza, F., Rahm, S., Mallaun, C., Baumgarten, G., and Hoor, P.: Observed versus simulated mountain waves over Scandinavia - improvement by enhanced model resolution?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4031-4052, doi:10.5194/acp-2016-765, 2016.
  4. Chouza, F., Reitebuch, O., Benedetti, A., and Weinzierl, B.: Saharan dust long-range transport across the Atlantic studied by an airborne Doppler wind lidar and the MACC model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11581-11600, doi:10.5194/acp-16-11581-2016, 2016.
  5. Chouza, F., Reitebuch, O., Jähn, M., Rahm, S., and Weinzierl, B.: Vertical wind retrieved by airborne lidar and analysis of island induced gravity waves in combination with numerical models and in situ particle measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4675-4692, doi:10.5194/acp-16-4675-2016, 2016.
  6. Jähn, M., Muñnoz-Esparza, D., Chouza, F., Reitebuch, O., Knoth, O., Haarig, M., and Ansmann, A.: Investigations of boundary layer structure, cloud characteristics and vertical mixing of aerosols at Barbados with large eddy simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 651-674, doi:10.5194/acp-16-651-2016, 2016.
  7. Chouza, F., Reitebuch, O., Groß, S., Rahm, S., Freudenthaler, V., Toledano, C., and Weinzierl, B.: Retrieval of aerosol backscatter and extinction from airborne coherent Doppler wind lidar measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2909-2926, doi:10.5194/amt-8-2909-2015, 2015.

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