Dr. Torsten Schmidt

GFZ Potsdam

Torsten Schmidt is principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy", senior scientist in the "Space Geodetic Techniques" section at GFZ Potsdam, and head of the working group "GNSS Radio Occultation". His working areas are atmospheric physics and climate with special focus on the application of radio occultation data for temperature monitoring in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, tropopause dynamics and gravity wave analysis. Furthermore, he is interested in time series analysis and the relation between changes in atmospheric parameters (temperature, precipitation) and natural variability (ENSO, QBO and solar cycle).