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Recent Publications

Bender, S., Sinnhuber, M., Espy, P. J., and Burrows, J. P., Mesospheric nitric oxide model from SCIAMACHY data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2135--2147, doi: 10.5194/acp-19-2135-2019, 2019.

Fytterer, T., von Savigny, C., Mlynczak, M., and Sinnhuber, M., Model results of OH airglow considering four different wavelength regions to derive night-time atmoic oxygen and atomic hydrogen in the mesopause region, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 1835--1851, doi: 10.5194/acp-19-1835-2019, 2019.

Sinnhuber, M., Berger, U., Funke, B., Nieder, H., Reddmann, T., Stiller, G., Versick, S., von Clarmann, T., and Wissing, J. M.: NOy production, ozone loss and changes in net radiative heating due to energetic particle precipitation in 2002–2010, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1115-1147, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1115-2018, 2018.

Zarboo, A., Bender, S., Burrows, J. P., Orphal, J., and Sinnhuber, M.: Retrieval of O2(1Σ) and O2(1Δ) volume emission rates in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere using SCIAMACHY MLT limb scans, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 473-487, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-473-2018, 2018.

Matthes, K., Funke, B., Andersson, M. E., Barnard, L., Beer, J., Charbonneau, P., Clilverd, M. A., Dudok de Wit, T., Haberreiter, M., Hendry, A., Jackman, C. H., Kretzschmar, M., Kruschke, T., Kunze, M., Langematz, U., Marsh, D. R., Maycock, A. C., Misios, S., Rodger, C. J., Scaife, A. A., Seppälä, A., Shangguan, M., Sinnhuber, M., Tourpali, K., Usoskin, I., van de Kamp, M., Verronen, P. T., and Versick, S.: Solar forcing for CMIP6 (v3.2), Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 2247-2302, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-2247-2017, 2017.


Middle Atmosphere, Solar Variability, and Climate Interactions


SOHO composite figure courtesy ESA/NASA: Earth in the space environment


We investigate processes in the middle atmosphere to better understand their impact on climate and weather. The middle atmosphere comprises the altitude region between 10 km and 110 km and is a transition region between the lower atmosphere and space. As such, it is strongly influenced by external - solar and cosmic - forcings.

We are particularly interested in

For our investigations, we analyse data from satellites like SCIAMACHY and MIPAS on ENVISAT, and perform model experiments using models of different degrees of complexity of the Earth atmosphere (EMAC/Edith, 3dCTM, UBIC), which we continually improve.