Workshop In the clouds

Arrival Information

April 9 (evening) arrival in Garmisch Partenkirchen

April 10 at 10:15. Train to Zugspitzplatt. From there by cable car to the Schneefernerhaus.

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The topic of this small workshop is the role of turbulence in cloud microphysics, in particular its effect on the size distribution of cloud droplets, and on the dynamics and growth of ice crystals in cold clouds, as well as their impact on precipitation. The participants study these questions using different methods: lab experiments, in situ observations, computer simulations, and theory.

The workshop takes place at the Schneefernerhaus, a research station at 2650m altitude on the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Dates: April 10-12 (2024)

Location: Schneefernerhaus, Zuspitze.

Organisers: E. Bodenschatz and B. Mehlig

List of participants
E. Bodenschatz (Göttingen, Germany)
G. Bagheri (Göttingen, Germany)*
V. Chavez Medina (Göttingen, Germany)*
F. Hoffmann (Munic, Germany)
J. Kainz (Munic, Germany)
H. Linander (Gothenburg, Sweden)
B. Mehlig (Gothenburg, Sweden)

A. Pumir (Lyon, France)
G. Sardina (Gothenburg, Sweden)
G. Sarnitsky  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
O. Schlenczek (Göttingen, Germany)
J. Sierra-Ausin (Lyon, France)*
G. Voth (Middletown, USA)*
*virtual participation

Participants In The Clouds


  April 9 April 10 April 11 April 12
7-8       Breakfast
8-9     Breakfast V. Chavez Medina
A statistical investigation of atmospheric turbulence

G. Sarnitsky Mapping-closure models

G. Sardina Effect of entrainment on mixed-phase cloud

J. Kainz
Benchmarking Turbulence Models to Represent Cloud-Environment Mixing

Droplets near the cloud edge

Mixed-phase clouds


12-14:30     Lunch           Lunch          
14:30-15:30   E. Bodenschatz

G. Bagheri
Cloud-kite campaign

Model comparison

F. Hoffmann
From Cloud Turbulence to Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions


15:30-16:30   Coffee Coffee  


Arrival (Garmisch  Partenkirchen)

O. Schlenczek
Analysis of holograms from cloud-kite campaign

Hampus Linander
Uncertainty estimation for neural-network classification

Data analysis

A. Pumir
Cloud voids

F.  Sierra Ausin
Lagrangian coherent structures in passive-scalar mixing


19   Dinner Dinner  
20-21   E. Bodenschatz
Guided tour of Schneefernerhaus
G. Voth
Sedimentation of chiral particles

Travel. We booked rooms at the Schneefernerhaus on the Zugspitze for April 10-12. On April 10 we take the train at 10:15 in the morning from Garmisch Partenkirchen to the Zugspitzplatt, where we plan to have lunch. After lunch we continue to the Schneefernerhaus. Please note that you must book your own hotel room in Garmisch Partenkirchen for the night April 9/10. 

Train schedule Garmisch Partenkirchen -- Zugspitzplatt