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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schepanski

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Institut für Meteorologie

Leiterin der AG Strahlung & Fernerkundung

Adresse
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Raum 163
12165 Berlin

Kurzbiographie:

Seit April 2021: Professur für Strahlung und Fernerkundung von Atmosphären, Institut für Meteorologie, Freie Universität Berlin

2015-2021: Privatdozentin, Institut für Meteorologie, Universität Leipzig

2015-2021: Forschungsgruppenleiterin, Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig

2013-2021: Wissenschaftlerin am Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig

2009-2013: Post-Doc an der School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

2006-2009: Doktorandin am Leibniz Institut für Meeresforschung, IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, und Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig

2006: Diplom in Meteorologie, Universität Kiel

Forschungsschwerpunkte:

  • Aerosole
  • Mineralstaub
  • Satellitenfernerkundung
  • Aerosol-Atmosphärenmodelle
  1. Wagner, R., K. Schepanski, M. Klose (2021), The Dust Emission Potential of Agricultural-Like Fires - Theoretical Estimates From Two Conceptually Different Dust Emission Parameterizations, J. Geophys. Res., 126, e2020JD034355, doi:10.1029/2020JD034355

  2. Dean, J., A. Kiendler-Scharr, N. Mengis, Y. Rudich, K. Schepanski, R. Zimmermann (2021), Above us only sky, Nature Communications Earth & Environment, https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00245-0

  3. Hamilton, D. S., M. M. G. Perron, T. C. Bond, A. R. Bowie, R. R. Bucholz, C. Guieu, A. Ito, W. Maenhaut, D. Rathod, K. Schepanski, A. Tagliabue, R. Wagner, N. M. Mahowald (2021), Earth, Wind, Fire and Pollution: Aerosol Nutrient Sources and Impacts on Ocean Biogeogchemistry, Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci., 14(11), 1-28, https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-031921-013612

  4. Faust, M., R. Wolke, S. Münch, R. Funk, and K. Schepanski (2021), A new Lagrangian in-time particle simulation module (Itpas v1) for atmospheric particle dispersion, Geosci. Model Dev.,14, 2205-2220, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2205-2021

  5. Fentrup, M., N. Thiel, V. Junker, W. Behrens, S. Münch, P. Siller, T. Kabelitz, M. Faust, A. Indra, S. Baumgartner, K. Schepanski, B. Amon, U. Roesler, R. Funk, U. Nübel (2021), Agricultural fertilization with poultry manure results in persistent environmental contamination with pathogen Clostridioides difficile, Environmental Microbiology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15601

  6. Vandenbussche, S., S. Callewaert, K. Schepanski, and M. De Mazière (2020), North African mineral dust sources: new insights from a combined analysis based on 3D dust aerosols distributions, surface winds and ancillary soil parameters, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15127–15146, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15127-2020

  7. Thiel, N. S. Münch, W. Behrens, V. Junker, M. Faust, O. Biniasch, T. Kabelitz, P. Siller, C. Boedeker, P. Schumann, U. Roesler, T. Amon, K. Schepanski, R. Funk, U. Nübel (2020), Airborne bacterial emission fluxes from manure-fertilized agricultural soil, Microbial Biotechnology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13632

  8. Pfrommer, E., C. Dreier, G. Gabriel, T. Dallenga, R. Reimer, K. Schepanski, R. Scherließ, U. E. Schaible, and T. Gutsmann (2020), Enhanced tenacity of mycobacterial aerosols from necrotic neutrophils, Scientific Reports, 10, 9159, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-65781-9

  9. Villanueva, D., and K. Schepanski (2019), Investigation of atmospheric conditions fostering the spreading of Legionnaires’ disease in outbreaks related to cooling towers, Int. J. Biometeorol., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-019-01751-9

  10. Banks, J. R., A. Hünerbein, B. Heinold, H. E. Brindley, H. Deneke, and K. Schepanski (2019), The sensitivity of the colour of dust in MSG-SEVIRI Desert Dust infrared composite imagery to surface and atmospheric conditions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6893-6911, doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6893-2019

  11. Formenti, P., B. D’Anna, C. Flamant, M. Mallet, S.J. Piketh, K. Schepanski, F. Waquet, F. Auriol, G. Brogniez, F. Burnet, J. Chaboureau, A. Chauvigné, P. Chazette, C. Denjean, K. Desboeufs, J. Doussin, N. Elguindi, S. Feuerstein, M. Gaetani, C. Giorio, D. Klopper, M.D. Mallet, P. Nabat, A. Monod, F. Solmon, A. Namwoonde, C. Chikwililwa, R. Mushi, E.J. Welton, and B. Holben (2019): The Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in southern Africa (AEROCLO-sA) field campaign in Namibia: overview, illustrative observations and way forward, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 0, doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0278.1

  12. Feuerstein, S. and K. Schepanski (2019), Identification of Dust Sources in a Saharan Dust Hot-Spot and Their Implementation in a Dust-Emission Model, Remote Sen., 11, 4, doi.org/10.3390/rs11010004

  13. Wagner, R., M. Jähn, and K. Schepanski (2018), Wildfires as a source of airborne mineral dust – revisiting a conceptual model using large-eddy simulation (LES), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11863-11884,  doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11863-2018

  14. Schepanski, K. (2018), Transport of Mineral Dust and Its Impact on Climate, Geosciences, 8(5), 151, doi.org/10.3390/geosciences8050151

  15. Chappell, A., J. A. Lee, M. Baddock, T. E. Gill, J. E. Herrick, J. F. Leys, B. Marticorena, L. Petherick, K. Schepanski, J. Tatarko, M. Telfer, N. P. Webb (2018), A clarion call for aeolian research to engage with global land degradation and climate change, Aeolian Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2018.02.007

  16. Banks, J. R., K. Schepanski, B. Heinold, A. Hünerbein, and H. E. Brindley (2018), The influence of dust optical properties on the colour of simulated MSG-SEVIRI Desert Dust infrared imagery, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9681-9703, doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-9681-2018

  17. Tegen, I., and K. Schepanski (2018), Climate Feedback on Aerosol Emission and Atmospheric Concentrations, Current Climate Change Reports, doi.org/10.1007/s40641-018-0086-1

  18. Schepanski, K., B. Heinold, and I. Tegen (2017), Harmattan, Saharan heat low and West African Monsoon circulation: Modulations on the Saharan dust outflow towards the north Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10223-10243, doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10223-2017

  19. Weinzierl, B., A. Ansmann, J. Prospero, D. Althausen, N. Benker, F. Chouza, M. Dollner, D. Farrell, W. Fomba, V. Freudenthaler, J. Gasteiger, S. Groß, M. Haarig, B. Heinold, K. Kandler, T. Kristensen, O. Mayol-Bracero, T. Müller, O. Reitebuch, D. Sauer, A. Schäfler, K. Schepanski, A. Spanu, I. Tegen, C. Toledano, and A. Walser (2017), The Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction Experiment (SALTRACE): overview and selected highlights, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98(7), 1-25, doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00142.1

  20. Zielhofer, C., H. von Suchodoletz, W. J. Fletcher, B. Schneider, E. Dietze, M. Schlegel, K. Schepanski, B. Weninger, S. Mischke, and A. Mikdad (2017), Millennial-scale fluctuations in Saharan dust supply across the decline of the African Humid Period, Quat. Sci. Rev., 171,119-135, doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.07.010

  21. Banks, J. R., H. E. Brindley, G. Stenchikov, and K. Schepanski (2017), Satellite retrievals of dust aerosol over the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf (2005–2015), 2005-2015, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3987-4003, doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3987-2017

  22. Schepanski, K., M. Mallet, B. Heinold, and M. Ulrich (2016), North African dust transport toward the western Mediterranean basin: Atmospheric controls on dust source activation and transport pathways during June-July 2013, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 14147-14168, doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-14147-2016

  23. Granados-Muñoz, M. J., F. Navas-Guzmán, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, I. Binietoglou, S. N. Pereira, S. Basart, J. M. Baldasano, L. Belegante, A. Chaikovsky, A. Comerón, G. D'Amico, O. Dubovik, L. Ilic, P. Kokkalis, C. Muñoz-Porcar, S. Nickovic, D. Nicolae, F. J. Olmo, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, A. Rodríguez, K. Schepanski, M. Sicard, A. Vukovic, U. Wandinger, F. Dulac, and L. Alados-Arboledas (2016), Profiling of aerosol microphysical properties at several EARLINET/AERONET sites during July 2012 ChArMEx/EMEP campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7043-7066, doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7043-2016

  24. Chaboureau, J.-P., C. Flamant, T. Dauhut, C. Kocha, J.-P. Lafore, C. Lavaysse, F. Marnas, M. Mokhtari, J. Pelon, I. Reinares Martínez, K. Schepanski, and P. Tulet (2016), Fennec dust forecast intercomarison over the Sahara in June 2011, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,  16, 6977-6995, doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6977-2016

  25. Wagner, R., K. Schepanski, B. Heinold, and I. Tegen (2016), Interannual variability in the Saharan dust source activation - Toward understanding the difference between 2007 and 2008, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi.org/10.1002/2015JD024302

  26. Heinold, B., I. Tegen, K. Schepanski, and J. R. Banks (2016), New developments in the representation of Saharan dust sources in the aerosol-climate model ECHAM6-HAM2, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 765-777, doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-765-2016

  27. Mallet, M., F. Dulac, P. Formenti, P. Nabat, J. Sciare, G. Roberts, J. Pelon, G. Ancellet, D.Tanré, F. Parol, A. di Sarra, L. Alados, J. Arndt, F. Auriol, L. Blarel, T. Bourrianne, G.Brogniez, P. Chazette, S. Chevaillier, M. Claeys, B. D'Anna, C. Denjean, Y. Derimian,K. Desboeufs, T. Di Iorio, J.-F. Doussin, P. Durand, A. Feron, E. Freney, C. Gaimoz, P.Goloub, G. J. Gomez-Amo, M. Granados Muñoz, N. Grand, E. Hamonou, I. Jankowiak, M. Jeannot, J.-F. Léon, M. Maillé, S. Mailler, D. Meloni, L. Menut, G. Momboisse, J.Nicolas, T. Podvin, V. Pont, G. Rea, J.-B. Renard, L. Roblou, K. Schepanski, A. Schwarzenboeck, K. Sellegri, M. Sicard, F. Solmon, S. Somot, B. Torres, J. Totems, S. Triquet, N. Verdier, C. Verwaerde, J. Wenger, and P. Zapf (2016), Overview of the Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment/Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing on the Mediterranean Climate (ChArMEx/ADRIMED) summer 2013 campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 455-504, doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-455-2016

  28.  Groß, S., V. Freudenthaler, K. Schepanski, C. Toledano, A. Schäfler, A. Ansmann, and B. Weinzierl (2015), Optical properties of long-range transported Saharan dust over Barbados as measured by dual-wavelength depolarization Raman lidar measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11067-11080, doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-11067-2015

  29. Schepanski, K., L. Klüser, B. Heinold, and I. Tegen (2015), Spatial and temporal correlation length as a measure for the stationarity of atmospheric dust aerosol distribution, Atmos. Env., 122, 10-21, doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.09.034

  30. Ryder, C. L., J. B. McQuaid, C. Flamant, R. Washington, H. E. Brindley, E. J. Highwood, J. H. Marsham, D. J. Parker, M. C. Todd, J. R. Banks, J. K. Brooke, S. Engelstaedter, V. Estellés, P. Formenti, L. Garcia-Carreras, C. Kocha, F. Marenco, P. Rosenberg, H. Sodemann, C. J. T. Allen, A. Bourdon, M. Bart, C. Cavazos-Guerra, S. Chevaillier, J. Crosier, E. Darbyshire, A. R. Dean, J. R. Dorsey, J. Kent, D. O'Sullivan, K. Schepanski, K. Szpek, A. Woolley (2015), Advances in understanding mineral dust and boundary layer processes over the Sahara from Fennec aircraft observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 8479-8520, doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8479-2015

  31. Fiedler, S., P. Knippertz, S. Woodward, G. M. Martin, N. Bellouin, A. N. Ross, B. Heinold, K. Schepanski, C. E. Birch, and I. Tegen (2015), A process-based evaluation of dust-emitting winds in the CMIP5 simulation of HadGEM2-ES, Clim. Dyn., doi.org/10.1007/s00382-015-2635-9

  32. Evan, A. T., S. Fiedler, C. Zhao, L. Menut, K. Schepanski, C. Flamant, O. Doherty (2015), Derivation of an observation-based map of North African dust emission, Aeolian Research, doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2015.01.001

  33. Schepanski, K., P. Knippertz, S. Fiedler, F. Timouk, J. Demarty (2015), The sensitivity of nocturnal low-level jets and near-surface winds over the Sahel to model resolution, initial conditions and boundary-layer set-up, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 141, 1442-1456, doi.org/10.1002/qj.2453

  34.  Fiedler, S., K. Schepanski, P. Knippertz, B. Heinold, and I. Tegen (2014), How important are atmospheric depressions and mobile cyclones for emitting mineral dust aerosol in North Africa?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 8983-9000, doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-8983-2014

  35. Niedermeier, N., A. Held, T. Müller, B. Heinold, K. Schepanski, I. Tegen, K. Kandler, M. Ebert, S. Weinbruch, K. Read, J. Lee, K. W. Fomba, K. Müller, H. Herrmann, and A. Wiedensohler (2014), Mass deposition flux of Saharan mineral dust to the tropical northeast Atlantic Ocean: an intercomparison of methods, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2245-2266, doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-2245-2014

  36.  Schepanski, K., C. Flamant, J.-P. Chaboureau, C. Kocha, J. R. Banks, H. E. Brindley, C. Lavaysse, F. Marnas, J. Pelon, and P. Tulet (2013), Characterization of dust emission from alluvial sources using aircraft observations and high-resolution modeling, J. Geophy. Res., 118, 7237-7259, doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50538

  37. Fiedler, S., K. Schepanski, B. Heinold, P. Knippertz, and I. Tegen (2013), Climatology of nocturnal low-level jets over North Africa and implications for modeling mineral dust emission, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 6100-6121, doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50394

  38. Heinold, B., P. Knippertz, J. H. Marsham, S. Fiedler, N. S. Dixon, K. Schepanski, B. Laurent, and I. Tegen (2013), The role of deep convection and low-level jets for dust emission in summertime West Africa, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4385-4400, doi.org/10.1002/jgrd.50402

  39. Tegen, I., K. Schepanski, and B. Heinold (2013), Comparing two years of Saharan dust source activation obtained by regional modelling and satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 2381-2390, doi.org/10.5194/acp-13-2381-2013

  40.  Schepanski, K., T. J. Wright, and P. Knippertz (2012), Evidence for flash floods over deserts from loss of coherence in InSAR imagery, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D20101, doi.org/10.1029/2012JD017580

  41. Crouvi, O., K. Schepanski, R. Amit, A. Gillespie, and Y. Enzel (2012), Multiple dust sources in the Sahara Desert: The importance of sand dunes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L13401, doi.org/10.1029/2012GL052145

  42. Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, and A. Macke (2012), Satellite based observations of Saharan dust source areas - Comparison and variability, Rem. Sens. Environ., 123, 90-97, doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.019

  43. Schepanski, K., and P. Knippertz (2011), Soudano-Saharan Depressions and their importance for precipitation and dust: A new perspective on a classical synoptic concept, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 137(659), 1431-1445, doi.org/10.1002/qj.850

  44. Okin, G. S., J. E. Bullard, R. L. Reynolds, J.-A. C. Ballantine, K. Schepanski, M. C. Todd, J. Belnap, M. C. Baddock, T. E. Gill, and M. E. Miller (2011), Dust emissions: small-scale processes with global-scale consequences, EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 92(29), 241-248, doi.org/10.1029/2011EO290001

  45. Heinold, B., I. Tegen, K. Schepanski, M. Tesche, M. Esselborn, V. Freudenthaler, S. Gross, K. Kandler, P. Knippertz, D. Müller, A. Schladitz, C. Toledano, B. Weinzierl, A. Ansmann, D. Althausen, T. Müller, A. Petzold, and A. Wiedensohler (2011), Regional modelling of Saharan dust and land fire smoke: Part I: Model description and evaluation, Tellus B, 63, 430-447, doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0889.2011.00570.x

  46. Johnson, B. T., M. E. Brooks, D. Walters, S. Woodward, S. Christopher, and K. Schepanski (2011), Assessment of the Met Office dust forecast model using observations from the GERBILS campaign, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 137(658), 1131-1148, doi.org/10.1002/qj.736

  47. Laurent, B., I. Tegen, B. Heinold, K. Schepanski, B. Weinzierl, and M. Esselborn (2010), A model study of Saharan dust emission and distribution during SAMUM-1 campaign, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D21210, doi.org/10.1029/2009JD012995

  48. Washington, R., C. Bouet, G. Cautenet, E. Mackenzie, I. Ashpole, S. Engelstaedter, G. Lizcano, G. Henderson, K. Schepanski, and I. Tegen (2009), Dust as a Tipping element: The Bodélé Depression, Chad, PNAS, 106(49), doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0711850106

  49. Tegen, I., and K. Schepanski (2009), The global distribution of mineral dust, WMO/GEO Expert Meeting on an international sand and dust storm warning system, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment Science, 7(1), doi.org/10.1088/1755-1307/7/1/012001

  50. Laurent, B., B. Marticorena, G. Bergametti, I. Tegen, K. Schepanski, and B. Heinold (2009), Modelling mineral dust emission, WMO/GEO Expert Meeting on an international sand and dust storm warning system, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environment Science, 7(1), doi.org/10.1088/1755-1307/7/1/012006

  51. Klüser, L., and K. Schepanski (2009), Remote sensing of mineral dust over land with MSG inferred channels: A new Bitemporal Mineral Dust Index, Remote Sens. Environ., 113, 9, doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2009.04.012

  52. Cavazos, C., M. C. Todd, and K. Schepanski (2009), Numerical model simulation of the Saharan dust event of 6-11 March 2006 using the Regional Climate Model version 3 (RegCM3), J. Geophys. Res., 114, D12109, doi.org/10.1029/2008JD011078

  53. Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, M. C. Todd, B. Heinold, G. Bönisch, B. Laurent, and A. Macke (2009), Meteorological processes forcing Saharan dust emission inferred from MSG-SEVIRI observations of sub-daily dust source activation and numerical models, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D10201, doi.org/10.1029/2008JD010325

  54. Reinfried, F., I. Tegen, B. Heinold, O. Hellmuth, K. Schepanski, U. Cubasch, H. Huebener, and P. Knippertz (2009), Simulations of convectively-driven density currents in the Atlas region using a regional model: Impacts on dust emission and sensitivity to horizontal resolution and convection schemes, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D08127, doi.org/10.1029/2008JD010844

  55. Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, and A. Macke (2009), Saharan dust transport and deposition towards the tropical northern Atlantic, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 1173-1189, doi.org/10.5194/acp-9-1173-2009

  56. Knippertz, P., A. Ansmann, D. Althausen, D. Müller, M. Tesche, E. Bierwirth, T. Dinter, T. Müller, W. von Hoyningen-Huene, K. Schepanski, M. Wendisch, B. Heinold, K. Kandler, A. Petzold, L. Schütz, and I. Tegen (2009), Dust mobilization and transport in the northern Sahara during SAMUM 2006 - A meteorological overview, Tellus B, 61(1), 1231, doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00380.x

  57. Heinold, B., I. Tegen, M. Esselborn, K. Kandler, P. Knippertz, D. Müller, A. Schladitz, M. Tesche, B. Weinzierl, A. Ansmann, D. Althausen, B. Laurent, A. Massling, T. Müller, K. Schepanski, and A. Wiedensohler (2009), Regional Saharan dust modeling during the SAMUM 2006 campaign, Tellus B, 61(1), 307324, doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0889.2008.00387.x

  58.  Heinold, B., I. Tegen, K. Schepanski, and O. Hellmuth (2008), Dust radiative feedback on Saharan boundary layer dynamics and dust mobilization, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L20817, doi.org/10.1029/2008GL035319

  59. Birmili, W., K. Schepanski, A. Ansmann, G. Spindler, I. Tegen, B. Wehner, A. Novak, E. Reimer, I. Mattis, K. Müller, E. Brüggemann, T. Gnauk, H. Herrmann, A. Wiedensholer, D. Althausen, A. Schladitz, T. Tuch, and G. Löschau (2008), A case of extreme particulate matter concentrations over Central Europe caused by dust emitted over the southern Ukraine, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 997-1016, doi.org/10.5194/acp-8-997-2008

  60. Schepanski, K., I. Tegen, B. Laurent, B. Heinold, and A. Macke (2007), A new Saharan dust source activation frequency map derived from MSG-SEVIRI IR-channels, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L18803, doi.org/10.1029/2007GL030168