Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Maximilian Maahn

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing
  • Cloud Physics
  • Polar Regions
  • Retrieval Development

 Maximilian Maahn works at Leipzig University since July 2020, click here for his new website. 


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  • Mech, M; Maahn, M; Kneifel, S; Ori, D; Orlandi, E; Kollias, P; Schemann, V; Crewell, S. (Sep 2020). PAMTRA 1.0: the Passive and Active Microwave radiative TRAnsfer tool for simulating radiometer and radar measurements of the cloudy atmosphere. GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT , 13(9). 10.5194/gmd-13-4229-2020
  • Maahn, M; Turner, DD; Lohnert, U; Posselt, DJ; Ebell, K; Mace, GG; Comstock, JM. (Sep 2020). Optimal Estimation Retrievals and Their Uncertainties What Every Atmospheric Scientist Should Know. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY , 101(9). 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0027.1
  • Matrosov SY; Ryzhkov A; Maahn M; De Boer G. (Sep 2020). Hydrometeor Shape Variability in Snowfall as Retrieved from Polarimetric Radar Measurements. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology , 59(9), 1503-1517. 10.1175/JAMC-D-20-0052.1
  • Matrosov, SY; Maahn, M; De Boer, G. (08/30/19 2019). Observational and Modeling Study of Ice Hydrometeor Radar Dual-Wavelength Ratios. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, 58(9), 2005-2017. 10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0018.1
  • Acquistapace, C; Loehnert, U; Maahn, M; Kollias, P. (MAY 2019). A New Criterion to Improve Operational Drizzle Detection with Ground-Based Remote Sensing. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 36(5), 781-801. 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0158.1
  • Maahn, M; Hoffmann, F; Shupe, MD; de Boer, G; Matrosov, SY; Luke, EP. (13-Jun 2019). Can liquid cloud microphysical processes be used for vertically pointing cloud radar calibration?. ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 12(6), 3151-3171. 10.5194/amt-12-3151-2019
  • Ghate, VP; Kollias, P; Crewell, S; Fridlind, AM; Heus, T; Loehnert, U; Maahn, M; McFarquhar, GM; Moisseev, D; Oue, M; Wendisch, M; Williams, C. (JAN 2019). THE SECOND ARM TRAINING AND SCIENCE APPLICATION EVENT Training the Next Generation of Atmospheric Scientists. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 100(1), ES5-ES9. 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0242.1
  • Solomon, A, G de Boer, JM Creamean, A McComiskey, MD Shupe, M Maahn and C Cox. (DEC 2018). The relative impact of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particle concentrations on phase partitioning in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus clouds. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 18(23), 17047-17059. 10.5194/acp-18-17047-2018
  • Williams, C. R., M. Maahn, J. C. Hardin, and G. de Boer. (SEP 2018). Clutter mitigation, multiple peaks, and high-order spectral moments in 35 GHz vertically pointing radar velocity spectra. ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 11(9), 4963-4980. 10.5194/amt-11-4963-2018
  • Creamean, JM; Kirpes, RM; Pratt, KA; Spada, NJ; Maahn, M; de Boer, G; Schnell, RC; China, S. (18-Dec 2018). Marine and terrestrial influences on ice nucleating particles during continuous springtime measurements in an Arctic oilfield location. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 18(24), 18023-18042. 10.5194/acp-18-18023-2018
  • Creamean, J. M., M. Maahn, G. de Boer, A. McComiskey, A. J. Sedlacek, and Y. Feng. (JAN 2018). The influence of local oil exploration and regional wildfires on summer 2015 aerosol over the North Slope of Alaska. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 18(2), 555-570. 10.5194/acp-18-555-2018
  • de Boer, G., M. Ivey, B. Schmid, D. Lawrence, D. Dexheimer, F. Mei, J. Hubbe, A. Bendure, J. Hardesty, M. D. Shupe, A. McComiskey, H. Telg, C. Schmitt, S. Y. Matrosov, I. Brooks, J. Creamean, A. Solomon, D. D. Turner, C. Williams, M. Maahn, B. Argrow, S. Palo, C. N. Long, R.-S. Gao, and J. Mather. (JUN 2018). A Bird's-Eye View Development of an Operational ARM Unmanned Aerial Capability for Atmospheric Research in Arctic Alaska. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 99(6), 1197-1212. 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0156.1
  • Matrosov, S. Y., C. G. Schmitt, M. Maahn, and G. de Boer. (DEC 2017). Atmospheric Ice Particle Shape Estimates from Polarimetric Radar Measurements and In Situ Observations. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 34(12), 2569-2587. 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0111.1
  • Maahn, M., G. de Boer, J. M. Creamean, G. Feingold, G. M. McFarquhar, W. Wu, and F. Mei. (11-Dec 2017). The observed influence of local anthropogenic pollution on northern Alaskan cloud properties. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 17(23), 14709-14726. 10.5194/acp-17-14709-2017
  • Acquistapace, C., S. Kneifel, U. Loehnert, P. Kollias, M. Maahn, and M. Bauer-Pfundstein. (12-May 2017). Optimizing observations of drizzle onset with millimeter-wavelength radars. ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 10(5), 1783-1802. 10.5194/amt-10-1783-2017
  • Souverijns, N., A. Gossart, S. Lhermitte, I. V. Gorodetskaya, S. Kneifel, M. Maahn, F. L. Bliven, and N. P. M. van Lipzig. (1-Nov 2017). Estimating radar reflectivity - Snowfall rate relationships and their uncertainties over Antarctica by combining disdrometer and radar observations. ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 196, 211-223. 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.06.001
  • Buehl, J., S. Alexander, S. Crewell, A. Heymsfield, H. Kalesse, A. Khain, M. Maahn, K. Van-Tricht, and M. Wendisch. (2017). Remote Sensing. ICE FORMATION AND EVOLUTION IN CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION: MEASUREMENT AND MODELING CHALLENGES, 58. 10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-16-0015.1
  • Maahn, M., and U. Loehnert. (FEB 2017). Potential of Higher-Order Moments and Slopes of the Radar Doppler Spectrum for Retrieving Microphysical and Kinematic Properties of Arctic Ice Clouds. JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, 56(2), 263-282. 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0020.1
  • Kneifel, S., P. Kollias, A. Battaglia, J. Leinonen, M. Maahn, H. Kalesse, and F. Tridon. (16-Mar 2016). First observations of triple-frequency radar Doppler spectra in snowfall: Interpretation and applications. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 43(5), 2225-2233. 10.1002/2015GL067618
  • Gorodetskaya, I. V., S. Kneifel, M. Maahn, K. Van Tricht, W. Thiery, J. H. Schween, A. Mangold, S. Crewell, and N. P. M. Van Lipzig. (2015). Cloud and precipitation properties from ground-based remote-sensing instruments in East Antarctica. CRYOSPHERE, 9(1), 285-304. 10.5194/tc-9-285-2015
  • Maahn, M., U. Loehnert, P. Kollias, R. C. Jackson, and G. M. McFarquhar. (MAY 2015). Developing and Evaluating Ice Cloud Parameterizations for Forward Modeling of Radar Moments Using in situ Aircraft Observations. JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 32(5), 880-903. 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00112.1
  • Loehnert, U., J. H. Schween, C. Acquistapace, K. Ebell, M. Maahn, M. Barrera-Verdejo, A. Hirsikko, B. Bohn, A. Knaps, E. OConnor, C. Simmer, A. Wahner, and S. Crewell. (JUL 2015). JOYCE Julich Observatory for Cloud Evolution. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 96(7), 1157-1174. 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00105.1
  • Maahn, M., C. Burgard, S. Crewell, I. V. Gorodetskaya, S. Kneifel, S. Lhermitte, K. Van Tricht and N. P. M. van Lipzig. (27-Dec 2014). How does the spaceborne radar blind zone affect derived surface snowfall statistics in polar regions?. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 119(24), 13604-13620. 10.1002/2014JD022079
  • Maahn, M. and P. Kollias. (2012). Improved Micro Rain Radar snow measurements using Doppler spectra post-processing. ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 5(11), 2661-2673. 10.5194/amt-5-2661-2012
  • Kneifel, S., M. Maahn, G. Peters and C. Simmer. (JUN 2011). Observation of snowfall with a low-power FM-CW K-band radar (Micro Rain Radar). METEOROLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, 113(2-Jan), 75-87. 10.1007/s00703-011-0142-z