Peter Schlüssel

Meteorologisches Institut
Universität München
Theresienstraße 37
D-80333 München
ph +49-89-2394-4210
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Peter Schlüssel has been working in the fields of passive optical and microwave remote sensing for more than 15 years. The experience covers development and application of satellite-based remote sensing methods for the retrieval of atmospheric and oceanic parameters. He developed new techniques for the retrieval of boundary-layer parameters over sea from combination of passive infrared and microwave measurements. His main interests in recent years are related to the use of satellite measurements in air-sea interaction studies.

Schlüssel, P., 1996: Satellite remote sensing of evaporation over sea, in: Radiation and water in the climate system: Remote measurements,E. Raschke (Ed.), NATO-ASI Ser., I45, 431-461.

Schlüssel, P., A. V. Soloviev, W. J. Emery, 1997: Cool and freshwater skin of the ocean during rainfall, Boundary-Layer Meteorol., 82,437-472.

Schulz, J., J. Meywerk, S. Ewald, P. Schlüssel, 1997: Evaluation of satellite-derived latent heat fluxes, J. Climate, 10, 2782-2795.

Bauer, P., L. Schanz, R. Bennartz, P. Schlüssel, 1998: Outlook for combined TMI-VIRS algorithms for TRMM: Lessons from the PIP and AIP projects, J. Atmo. Sci., 55, 1714-1729.

Ramesh Kumar, M.R., P. Schlüssel, 1998: Air-sea interaction over the Indian Ocean during the two contrasting monsoon years 1987 and 1988 studied with satellite data, Theor. Appl. Climatol., 60, 219-231.

Role in the SMOS mission:

Development of retrieval schemes to derive sea surface salinity from combined use of SMOS 1.4 GHz measurements plus fields of sea surface temperature and wind speed as derived from other space-borne measurements.
Study of the relationship between sea surface salinity and fresh water flux at the sea surface of the tropical ocean with satellite data from different sources.