Professor Natascha Kljun

Professor Natascha Kljun

Honorary Professor, Science and Engineering - Faculty

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My background is in micrometeorology and atmospheric physics applied to the natural environment. The development of a footprint model valid for a wide range of atmospheric conditions and a parameterisation of the latter brought me to the forefront of international footprint modelling research. My models are crucial for interpretation of flux tower measurements, as reflected by the integration of one of my models into the Li-COR Biosciences software EddyPro and the data logger software of Campbell Scientific Ltd, and by the constantly high access rate of my online footprint tool. My current research concentrates on improving the upscaling of local greenhouse gas flux measurements to a regional scale and on analysing observational CO2 and CH4 flux data for better understanding of the impact of disturbances on the global carbon cycle and biospheric feedback mechanisms. To this aim I have been collaborating with internationally renowned researchers in Australia, Canada, and Europe, and conducted as PI airborne LiDAR and hyperspectral imagery surveys on three different continents. 


2002 PhD in Natural Sciences (Dr. sc. nat. ETH), 'Footprint Modelling in the Planetary Boundary Layer', Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1997 MSc in Natural Sciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

More about Natascha

A full list of publications can be found here

Areas Of Expertise

  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Land-surface-atmosphere interactions
  • Footprint modelling
  • Greenhouse gas fluxes