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Leif Vogel


Leif Vogel The World Health Organisation estimated the economic cost of health impacts of ambient air pollution at 1,270bn US$ for 2010 in its latest report 2015 (based on 2005 pricings, particulates only). Furthermore, air pollution is projected to become the major cause of premature mortality in by 2050 (OECD, 2012: Environmental Outlook to 2050).
The need to reduce air pollution and mitigate climate change offer the chance of combined policy measures creating win-win situation. Putting a price tag to the costs of air pollution is mandatory to assess the feasibility of novel policies and may provide an incentive to increase efforts to battle climate change.

  • Position:
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Main Research Field:
    Health Impacts of Air Pollution, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • Contact information:
    Email address: leif.vogel@bc3research.org
    Contact phone: +34 944014690 - 153
  • Research ID (WOK): Leif Vogel RID
  • Google Scholar: Leif Vogel Scholar
  • ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5293-0523

Short CV

Leif Vogel research interests range from chemistry, physics of the atmosphere and climate change to health impacts of air pollution and their economic valuation. In the frame of his Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship he is assessing air pollution and its impact on human health on European and global scale. He has broad experience in experimental and theoretical remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, aerosol properties and radiative transfer calculations, and expertise in the analysis of large atmospheric data sets.

Since July 2015, Leif Vogel is working as a post-doctoral Researcher and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Inter-European Fellow at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). In the frame of his fellowship he is assessing air pollution and its impact on human health with the goal of economic valuation of air pollution on European and global scale.

From May 2013 till April 2015 he worked as a Post-doc in the group of Hartmut Bösch at the Earth Observation Science group, Space Research Center, University Leicester. His research concerned satellite retrievals of greenhouse gases (CH4, CO2) and CO. He was also involved in assessing the precision of greenhouse gas measurements of the future Sentinel 5 and CarbonSat satellite missions.

Between 2007 and 2012 Leif Vogel performed research on atmospheric trace gases with a focus on volcanic emissions as a doctoral student and post-doc in the group of Prof. Dr. U. Platt, Institute for Environmental Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany.

Leif Vogel obtained his PhD (Doctor rer. nat.) in Physics in December 2011 with his work on Volcanic plumes: Evaluation of spectroscopic measurements, early detection, and bromine chemistry.

Journal Articles

  • 2016
  • Lübcke, P., Lampel, J., Arellano, S., Bobrowski, N., Dinger, F., Galle, B., Garzón, G., Hidalgo, S., Chacón Ortiz, Z., Vogel, L., Warnach, S., Platt, U. 2016. Retrieval of absolute SO2 column amounts from scattered-light spectra: implications for the evaluation of data from automated DOAS networks. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 9. (12) 5677-5698. DOI (10.5194/amt-9-5677-2016).
  • 2015
  • Gliß, J.; Bobrowski, N.; Vogel, L.; Pöhler, D. and Platt, U. 2015. OClO and BrO observations in the volcanic plume of Mt. Etna--implications on the chemistry of chlorine and bromine species in volcanic plumes. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. DOI (10.5194/acp-15-5659-2015).
  • 2014
  • Kuhn, J.; Bobrowski, N.; Lübcke, P.; Vogel, L. and Platt, U. 2014. A Fabry--Perot interferometer-based camera for two-dimensional mapping of SO 2 distributions. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI (10.5194/amt-7-3705-2014).
  • Lübcke, P.; Bobrowski, N.; Arellano, S.; Galle, B.; Garzón, G.; Vogel, L. and Platt, U. 2014. BrO/SO2 molar ratios from scanning DOAS measurements in the NOVAC network. Solid Earth. DOI (10.5194/se-5-409-2014).
  • 2013
  • Lübcke, P.; Bobrowski, N.; Arellano, S.; Galle, B.; Garzón, G.; Vogel, L. and Platt, U. 2013. On the absolute calibration of SO2 cameras. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI (10.5194/amt-6-677-2013).
  • 2012
  • Sihler, H.; Platt, U.; Beirle, S.; Marbach, T.; Kühl, S.; Dörner, S.; Verschaeve, J.; Frieß, U.; Pöhler, D.; Vogel, L.; Sander, R.; Wagner, T. 2012. Tropospheric BrO column densities in the Arctic derived from satellite: retrieval and comparison to ground-based measurements. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI (10.5194/amt-5-2779-2012).
  • Vogel, L., Sihler, H., Lampel, J., Wagner, T., Platt, U. 2012. Retrieval interval mapping, a tool to optimize the spectral retrieval range in differential optical absorption spectroscopy. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI (10.5194/amt-4-1785-2011).
  • 2011
  • Vogel, L.; Galle, B.; Kern, C.; Granados, H. D.; Conde, V.; Norman, P.; Arellano, S.; Landgren, O.; Lübcke, P.; Nieves Alvarez, JM; Cárdenas Gonzáles, L.; Platt, U. 2011. Early in-flight detection of SO 2 via Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy: a feasible aviation safety measure to prevent potential encounters with volcanic plumes. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI (10.5194/amt-4-1785-2011).
  • 2010
  • Kern, C.; Deutschmann, T.; Vogel, L.; Wöhrbach, M.; Wagner, T. and Platt, U. 2010. Radiative transfer corrections for accurate spectroscopic measurements of volcanic gas emissions. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY. DOI (10.1007/s00445-009-0313-7).
  • Kern, C.; Kick, F.; Lübcke, P.; Vogel, L.; Wöhrbach, M. and Platt, U. 2010. Theoretical description of functionality, applications, and limitations of SO2 cameras for the remote sensing of volcanic plumes. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. DOI (10.5194/amt-3-733-2010).
  • Pöhler, D.; Vogel, L.; Frieß, U. and Platt, U. 2010. Observation of halogen species in the Amundsen Gulf, Arctic, by active long-path differential optical absorption spectroscopy. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. DOI (10.1073/pnas.0912231107).
  • 2009
  • Kern, C.; Sihler, H.; Vogel, L.; Rivera, C.; Herrera, M. and Platt, U. 2009. Halogen oxide measurements at Masaya volcano, Nicaragua using active long path differential optical absorption spectroscopy. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY. DOI (10.1007/s00445-008-0252-8).

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