Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Luisa Ickes

Luisa Ickes

ETH Zürich
Luisa Ickes
Institut f. Atmosphäre und Klima
CHN O 16.1
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 7369

I am a PostDoc in the modeling group of Prof. Ulrike Lohmann.

Research interests

Research topic

I am investigating the freezing mechanisms and aerosol-cloud interactions in mixed-phase clouds with the global climate model ECHAM HAM. My focus is on the influence of aerosol particles on the formation of mixed-phase clouds (freezing processes) especially in the Arctic. Read more.

For that purpose a new parameterization of freezing processes in mixed-phase clouds is implemented into ECHAM HAM, which is based on the Classical Nucleation Theory. This new parameterization scheme makes it feasible to incorporate different lab measurements (read more).

To test and verify the parameterization scheme some case studies focusing on the Arctic are used.
The impact of aerosol-cloud interactions on current and future climate will be further analysed on a global scale.

Poster and oral presentations



Thesis/semester papers

Teaching assistance and student supervision


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