Dr. Martina Krämer

Martina Krämer is an internationally renowned expert in the field of cloud physics, especially with regard to the influence of ice clouds on the climate through radiation effects. She works both experimentally and with numerical models and has recently made a groundbreaking contribution to ice cloud research with a new classification of the formation of ice clouds. In her research in the field of atmospheric physics, she performs in situ measurements of ice crystals and water vapor with the help of airplanes as well as computer-based modelling of ice clouds. As a GRC fellow, Martina Krämer, in cooperation with the Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Mainz, will investigate the influence of ice clouds on the Earth's energy budget and thus enable a more precise assessment of their climate effect.