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Yvonne Boose

Dr. Yvonne Boose

group: Regional Climate and Hydrology
room: 040A
phone: +49 8821 183 246
fax: +49 8821 183 243
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Research Interests:

  • Microwave remote sensing
  • Precipitation remote sensing
  • Aerosol-cloud interaction
  • Ice nucleation and ice crystal properties
  • Mineral dust


Current projects:

WASCAL - using Commercial Microwave Links for rain measurements in West Africa


Scientific background:

Since 11/2016 Postdoctoral fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)

03 - 10/2016 Postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (IAC)

01 - 04/2015 Research visit at Colorado State University (USA) with Dr. Paul DeMott and Prof. Sonia Kreidenweis

09/2012 - 02/2016 PhD student at ETH Zurich, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, Supervisor: Prof. Ulrike Lohmann

PhD Thesis: Field and laboratory studies of atmospheric ice nucleating particles

05/2011 - 05/2012 Diploma Thesis: Spectral variations in thin film module performance under real conditions, with General Electric Global Research  (Germany) and Technical University Munich (Germany). Supervisor: Prof. Peter Müller-Buschbaum

03/2007 - 05/2012 M.Sc. (Diplom) Physics at Technical University Munich (Germany)


Teaching Experience:

  • Instructor in physics lab course for Bachelor environmental system science students (ETH Zurich, 2012-2014)
  • Instructor in atmospheric physics lab course for Master students (ETH Zurich, 2013-2014)
  • Instructor in physics of the atmosphere lecture: Ice nucleation experiment (2013-2014)


Awards and Fellowships:

  • ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis
  • Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation Fellowship for Doctoral Exchange to Colorado State University in Jan - Apr 2015


Fun stuff:

Here is a movie we made to raise awareness of Swiss pupils for air quality. We went on a trip through Switzerland to measure aerosol particle concentration in Zurich, the Gotthard tunnel and the Alps. The movie was part of the kick-off campaign of luftlabor. Check it out =)


Recent publications:

  • Boose, Y., Welti, A., Atkinson, J., Ramelli, F., Danielczok, A., Bingemer, H.G., Plötze, M., Sierau, B., Kanji, Z.A., and Lohmann, U. (2016): Heterogeneous ice nucleation on dust particles sourced from nine deserts worldwide – Part 1: Immersion freezing, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16, 15075-15095, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-15075-2016
  • Boose, Y., Sierau, B., García, M. I., Rodríguez, S., Alastuey, A., Linke, C., Schnaiter, M., Kupiszewski, P., Kanji, Z. A., and Lohmann, U. (2016): Ice nucleating particles in the Saharan Air Layer, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9067–9087, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-9067- 2016
  • Boose, Y., Kanji, Z. A., Kohn, M., Sierau, B., Zipori, A., Crawford, I., Lloyd, G., Bukowiecki, N., Herrmann, E., Kupiszewski, P., Steinbacher, M., and Lohmann, U. (2016): Ice Nucleating Particle Measurements at 241 K during Winter Months at 3580 MSL in the Swiss Alps, J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 2203–2228, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0236.1
  • Cziczo, D., Ladino-Moreno, L., Boose, Y., Kanji, Z.,  Kupiszewski, P.,  Lance, S., Mertes, S., and Wex, H. (2016): Ice Formation and Evolution in Clouds and Precipitation: Measurement and Modeling Challenges Chapter 8: Measurements of Ice Nucleating Particles and Ice Residuals. Meteor. Monogr. doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-16-0008.1, in press.
  • Hiranuma, N., Boose, Y., et al. (2015), A comprehensive laboratory study on the immersion freezing behavior of illite NX particles: a comparison of 17 ice nucleation measurement techniques, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,15, 2489–2518, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-2489-2015


List of Publications