Katrin Lonitz

Scientist (Earth System Assimilation)
Research, Earth System Assimilation, Actively Sensed Observations


Katrin Lonitz is working on the assimilation of GNSS-RO data as part of ROMSAF. Previously, she has been working on the all-sky assimilation (assimilation under clear, cloudy and rainy conditions) of microwave imager radiances.

Professional interests:
  • assimilation of GNSS-RO data
  • observation operator
  • combination of observations with numerical models
  • clouds and precipitation
  • all-sky assimilation of microwave radiances


Career background:

08/2020 - today     Research Scientist

04/2014 - 07/2020 EUMETSAT fellow at ECMWF

02/2014 - 03/2014 PostDoc, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany)

06/2010 - 01/2014 Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany)

04/2010 - 05/2010 Research Assistant on board of R/V Polarstern cruise trip ANT-XXVI/4 from Punta  Arenas (Chile) to Bremerhaven (Germany)

10/2004 - 03/2010 Diploma student, University of Leipzig (Germany)