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Linda Forster's research focuses on satellite and ground-based remote sensing of clouds. She is developing retrieval methods of cloud properties using radiative transfer modeling. In her current Postdoctoral project she is working on methods to advance 3D tomographic cloud reconstruction towards using MISR multi-angle observations from space. This project is a collaboration between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and JPL.
She received her Ph.D. in Meteorology from LMU Munich where she developed a retrieval to infer ice crystal properties in thin cirrus clouds using observations of halo displays. Prior to her graduate project she studied effects of 3D photon transport on the radiative forcing of contrails and investigated ground-based polarimetric remote sensing to retrieve water cloud optical properties.