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Dr. Christina Arras

Dr. Christina Arras
Building A 17, Room 20.07 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Research Interests:

  • Physics of the upper atmosphere, climatological changes and trends
  • Coupling processes between troposphere/mesosphere/ionosphere
  • GNSS radio occultation:    
          - Processing software development
          - Detection and analysis of global electron density distribution and ionospheric irregularities
          - Derivation of global tropospheric water vapor distribution


from 2023 on    Project scientist, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, TU Berlin
2010 - 2022       Project scientist, GFZ Potsdam
since 2017        Supervision/Co-Supervision of PhD-/Masterarbeiten an der TU Berlin; Unversities Potsdam, Cairo; BTH Karlskrona
since 2016        Lectures about Ionosphere, Space weather at IGG of TU Berlin
2010                  Dr. rer. nat., University Leipzig
2006 - 2010       PhD student, GFZ Potsdam
09/10 2005        DAAD Grant, Research stay at St. Petersburg State University, Russia         
08/09 2004        Research stay at IAP Kühlungsborn
2000 - 2006       Diploma studies Meteorology, University Leipzig


DFG project „Innovative multi-sensor observation of ionospheric irregularities over Europe - INSPIRE“ (PI, submitted 2022)
DFG project  „Monitoring and modelling of space weather phenomena and effects using novel satellite observations“, (Co-PI, 2023-2025)    
DFG SPP 1788   "DynamicEarth" - GISELA, Phase I (2015 - 2019, PI), Phase II: (2019 - 2022, PI)
EU FP7 Gfg² - Exploring GNSS applications for Global Environmental Earth Observation and GEOSS, 2011 - 2014, GFZ Project Co-Coordination
DFG SPP 1176 " (CAWSES)" - Modelling and Observation of Sporadic E Layers and their dependence on upper atmospheric dynamics, Phase I (2006 - 2009, Co-PI), Phase III (2009 - 2011, Co-PI)

Research Boards and Committees:

since 2023      Co-chair der IAGA Division II
since 2023      Co-chair der IAGA working group II-C ( Meteorological Effects on the Ionosphere)
2019 - 2023     Chair IAGA working group II-C 
since 2018     Member Commision G of URSI (International Union of Radio Science) Germany
2011 - 2019    Co-chair  IAGA working group II-C
2011 - 2013    Member International Working Group on Radio Occultation


2023 Convener IUGG General Assembly
2022 Head of Scientific Organizing Committee 8th IAGA/ICMA/SCOSTEP Workshop on Vertical Coupling in the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System
2022 Member of Scientific Organizing Committee, IAG commission 4 symposium on positioning and application
2021 Convener IAGA-IASPEI Joint Scientific Assembly
2019 Co-convener IUGG General Assembly
2018 Main organizer 7th IAGA/ICMA/SCOSTEP Workshop on Vertical Coupling in the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System
2017 Co-convener IAGA Scientific Assembly
2016 Member of Organizing Committee GNSS2SWEC Summer School 
2015 Co-convener IUGG General Assembly
2014 Member Organizing Committee Gfg2 EU Summer School

Guest Editor for Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics (JASTP); Annales Geophysicae, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science

Reviewer for J. Geophys. Res.; Earth, Planets, Space; Annales Geosphyicae; GPS Solutions; AGU Space Weather; MDPI Atmosphere

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