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Frank Werner

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4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Stratosphere And Upper Troposphere


  • Studied Meteorology at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany and Uppsala University of Uppsala, Sweden from 2004-2009
  • PhD from University of Leipzig, Germany from 2009-2014
  • Postdoctoral research associate at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig, Germany from 2015-2019
  • Postdoctoral research associate at JPL since 2019

Research Interests

Remote sensing of stratospheric composition, cloud property retrievals, using machine learning in measurement science applications

Selected Awards

  • 01/2010: Student Award of the ERCA Winter School in Grenoble, France
  • 04/2012: Annual PhD Award of the Institute of Tropospheric Research in Leipzig, Germany
  • 08/2012: ICCP Poster Award for Early Career Scientists of the International Conference on Clouds and Precipitations in Leipzig, Germany

Selected Publications

  1. Werner, F., H. Siebert, P. Pilewskie, T. Schmeissner, R. A. Shaw, and M. Wendisch (2013), New airborne retrieval approach for trade wind cumulus properties under overlying cirrus, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 3634–3649, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50334
  2. Werner, F., Ditas, F., Siebert, H., Simmel, M., Wehner, B., Pilewskie, P., Schmeissner, T., Shaw, R. A., Hartmann, S., Wex, H., Roberts, G. C., and Wendisch, M. (2014), Twomey effect observed from collocated microphysical and remote sensing measurements over shallow cumulus, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD020131.
  3. Wendisch, M., Pöschl, U., Andreae, M. O., Machado, L. A. T., Albrecht, R., Schlager, H., Rosenfeld, D., Martin, S. T., Abdelmonem, A., Afchine, A., C. Araùjo, A. C., Artaxo, P., Aufmhoff, H., Barbosa, H. M. J., Borrmann, S., Braga, R., Buchholz, B., Cecchini, M. A., Costa, A., Curtius, J., Dollner, M., Dorf, M., Dreiling, V., Ebert, V., Ehrlich, A., Ewald, F., Fisch, G., Fix, A., Frank, F., Fütterer, D., Heckl, C., Heidelberg, F., Hüneke, T., Jäkel, E., Järvinen, E., Jurkat, T., Kanter, S., Kästner, U., Kenntner, M., Kesselmeier, J., Klimach, T., Knecht, M., Kohl, R., Kölling, T., Krämer, M., Krüger, M., Krisna, T. C., Lavric, J. V., Longo, K., Mahnke, C., Manzi, A. O., Mayer, B., Mertes, S., Minikin, A., Molleker, S., Münch, S., Nillius, B., Pfeilsticker, K., Pöhlker, C., Roiger, A., Rose, D., Rosenow, D., Sauer, D., Schnaiter, M., Schneider, J., Schulz, C., de Souza, R. A. F., Spanu, A., Stock, P., Vila, D., Voigt, C., Walser, A., Walter, D., Weigel, R., Weinzierl, B., Werner, F., Yamasoe, M. A., Ziereis, H., Zinner, T., and Zöger, M. (2016), The ACRIDICON–CHUVA campaign: Studying tropical deep convective clouds and precipitation over Amazonia using the new German research aircraft HALO, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97, 1885–1908, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00255.1
  4. Grosvenor, D. P., Souderval, O., Zuidema, P., Ackerman, A. S., Alexandrov, M. D., Cairns, B., Chiu, C., Christensen, M., Feingold, G. , Hunerbein, A., Knist, C., McCoy, D. , Merk, D., Painemal, D., Rosenfeld, D., Russchenberg, H., Sinclair, K., van Diedenhoven, B., Werner, F., Wood, R., Zhang, Z., and Quaas, J. ( 2018), Remote sensing of droplet number concentration in warm clouds: A review of the current state of knowledge and perspectives, Rev. Geophys., 56, doi:10.1029/2017RG000593.
  5. Werner, F., Zhang, Z., Wind, G., Miller, D. J., and Platnick, S. (2018), Improving cloud optical property retrievals for partly cloudy pixels using coincident higher–resolution single band measurements: A feasibility study using ASTER observations, J. Geophys. Res., 123, doi: 10.1029/2018JD028902
  6. Werner, F., and Deneke, H. (2020), Increasing the spatial resolution of cloud property retrievals from Meteosat SEVIRI by use of its high-resolution visible channel: evaluation of candidate approaches with MODIS observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, doi:10.5194/amt-13-1089-2020
  7. Werner, F., Schwartz, M J., Livesey, N. J., Read, W. G., and Santee, M. L. (2020), Extreme outliers in lower stratospheric water vapor over North America observed by MLS: Relation to overshooting con- vection diagnosed from colocated Aqua-MODIS data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, doi:10.1029/2020GL090131
  8. Schwartz, M. J., Santee, M. L., Pumphrey, H. C., Manney, G. L., Lambert, A., Livesey, N. J., Millán, L., Neu, J. L., Read, W. G., and Werner, F. (2020), Australian new year’s pyroCb impact on stratospheric composition, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, doi:10.1029/2020GL090831