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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  • Matrosov, SY; Ryzhkov, AV; Maahn, M; De Boer, G (2020), Hydrometeor Shape Variability in Snowfall as Retrieved from Polarimetric Radar Measurements. Version: 1 JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY 59 (9) 1503-1517, issn: 1558-8424, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-20-0052.1
  • Mech, M; Maahn, M; Kneifel, S; Ori, D; Orlandi, E; Kollias, P; Schemann, V; Crewell, S (2020), PAMTRA 1.0: the Passive and Active Microwave radiative TRAnsfer tool for simulating radiometer and radar measurements of the cloudy atmosphere. Version: 1 GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT 13 (9) 4229-4251, issn: 1991-959X, doi: 10.5194/gmd-13-4229-2020
  • Matrosov, SY; Maahn, M; De Boer, G (2019), Observational and Modeling Study of Ice Hydrometeor Radar Dual-Wavelength Ratios. Version: 1 JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY 58 (9) 2005-2017, issn: 1558-8424, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-19-0018.1
  • Acquistapace, C; Loehnert, U; Maahn, M; Kollias, P (2019), A New Criterion to Improve Operational Drizzle Detection with Ground-Based Remote Sensing. Version: 1 JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY 36 (5) 781-801, issn: 0739-0572, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-18-0158.1
  • Maahn, M; Hoffmann, F; Shupe, MD; de Boer, G; Matrosov, SY; Luke, EP (2019), Can liquid cloud microphysical processes be used for vertically pointing cloud radar calibration?. Version: 1 ATMOSPHERIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES 12 (6) 3151-3171, issn: 1867-1381, doi: 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 (2019), THE SECOND ARM TRAINING AND SCIENCE APPLICATION EVENT Training the Next Generation of Atmospheric Scientists. Version: 1 BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 100 (1) ES5-ES9, issn: 0003-0007, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0242.1
  • Solomon, A, G de Boer, JM Creamean, A McComiskey, MD Shupe, M Maahn and C Cox (2018), The relative impact of cloud condensation nuclei and ice nucleating particle concentrations on phase partitioning in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus clouds. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 18 (23) 17047-17059, issn: 1680-7316, ids: HC6OB, doi: 10.5194/acp-18-17047-2018
  • Williams, C. R., M. Maahn, J. C. Hardin, and G. de Boer (2018), Clutter mitigation, multiple peaks, and high-order spectral moments in 35 GHz vertically pointing radar velocity spectra. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Version: 1 11 (9) 4963-4980, issn: 1867-1381, ids: GS2RC, doi: 10.5194/amt-11-4963-2018
  • Creamean, JM; Kirpes, RM; Pratt, KA; Spada, NJ; Maahn, M; de Boer, G; Schnell, RC; China, S (2018), Marine and terrestrial influences on ice nucleating particles during continuous springtime measurements in an Arctic oilfield location. Version: 1 ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 18 (24) 18023-18042, issn: 1680-7316, doi: 10.5194/acp-18-18023-2018
  • Creamean, J. M., M. Maahn, G. de Boer, A. McComiskey, A. J. Sedlacek, and Y. Feng (2018), The influence of local oil exploration and regional wildfires on summer 2015 aerosol over the North Slope of Alaska. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 18 (2) 555-570, issn: 1680-7316, ids: FT1PC, doi: 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 (2018), A Bird's-Eye View Development of an Operational ARM Unmanned Aerial Capability for Atmospheric Research in Arctic Alaska. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 99 (6) 1197-1212, issn: 0003-0007, ids: GL6FH, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0156.1
  • Matrosov, S. Y., C. G. Schmitt, M. Maahn, and G. de Boer (2017), Atmospheric Ice Particle Shape Estimates from Polarimetric Radar Measurements and In Situ Observations. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol. Version: 1 34 (12) 2569-2587, issn: 0739-0572, ids: FT6SL, doi: 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 (2017), The observed influence of local anthropogenic pollution on northern Alaskan cloud properties. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 17 (23) 14709-14726, issn: 1680-7316, ids: FP4VB, doi: 10.5194/acp-17-14709-2017
  • Acquistapace, C., S. Kneifel, U. Loehnert, P. Kollias, M. Maahn, and M. Bauer-Pfundstein (2017), Optimizing observations of drizzle onset with millimeter-wavelength radars. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Version: 1 10 (5) 1783-1802, issn: 1867-1381, ids: EU9BL, doi: 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 (2017), Estimating radar reflectivity - Snowfall rate relationships and their uncertainties over Antarctica by combining disdrometer and radar observations. Atmos. Res. Version: 1 196 211-223, issn: 0169-8095, ids: FF8TH, doi: 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. AMS Monograph Ice Formation and Evolution in Clouds and Precipitation: Measurement and Modeling Challenges Version: 1 58 , Ed. Baumgardner, D; McFarquhar, GM; Heymsfield, AJ, issn: 0065-9401, ids: BJ2PW, isbn: 978-1-944970-26-0, doi: 10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-16-0015.1
  • Maahn, M., and U. Loehnert (2017), Potential of Higher-Order Moments and Slopes of the Radar Doppler Spectrum for Retrieving Microphysical and Kinematic Properties of Arctic Ice Clouds. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. Version: 1 56 (2) 263-282, issn: 1558-8424, ids: EL3DT, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0020.1
  • Kneifel, S., P. Kollias, A. Battaglia, J. Leinonen, M. Maahn, H. Kalesse, and F. Tridon (2016), First observations of triple-frequency radar Doppler spectra in snowfall: Interpretation and applications. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 43 (5) 2225-2233, issn: 0094-8276, ids: DH9IN, doi: 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 Version: 1 9 (1) 285-304, issn: 1994-0416, ids: CC7NR, doi: 10.5194/tc-9-285-2015
  • Maahn, M., U. Loehnert, P. Kollias, R. C. Jackson, and G. M. McFarquhar (2015), Developing and Evaluating Ice Cloud Parameterizations for Forward Modeling of Radar Moments Using in situ Aircraft Observations. J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol. Version: 1 32 (5) 880-903, issn: 0739-0572, ids: CI5DF, doi: 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 (2015), JOYCE Julich Observatory for Cloud Evolution. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc. Version: 1 96 (7) 1157-1174, issn: 0003-0007, ids: CP4MB, doi: 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 (2014), How does the spaceborne radar blind zone affect derived surface snowfall statistics in polar regions?. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 119 (24) 13604-13620, issn: 2169-897X, ids: AZ8IX, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022079
  • Maahn, M. and P. Kollias (2012), Improved Micro Rain Radar snow measurements using Doppler spectra post-processing. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Version: 1 5 (11) 2661-2673, issn: 1867-1381, ids: 046ZK, doi: 10.5194/amt-5-2661-2012
  • Kneifel, S., M. Maahn, G. Peters and C. Simmer (2011), Observation of snowfall with a low-power FM-CW K-band radar (Micro Rain Radar). Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. Version: 1 113 (2-Jan) 75-87, issn: 0177-7971, ids: 778ZQ, doi: 10.1007/s00703-011-0142-z