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Dr. Montserrat Costa Surós

Address Pohligstr. 3, 50969 Köln
Room 3.121
Phone +49 (0)221 470-6236
Fax +49 (0)221 470-5161
Mail mcostasuSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de

Research Topics

  • Cloud macroscopic distribution and precipitation response to aerosols
  • Atmospheric water content observations
  • Merging observations and atmospheric models


  • High Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction (HD(CP)2) Phase-II, S1: Fast cloud adjustment to aerosols (Funded by BMBF)

PhD Thesis

Costa Suros, M. (2014): Geometric Characteristics of Clouds from Ceilometer Measurements and Radiosounding Methods, Department of Physics, University of Girona, Spain.

Master Thesis

Costa Suros, M. (2009): Study of the Distribution of Cloud Base Heights. Application to Girona, Department of Physics, University of Girona, Spain.

Bachelor's Degree

2005: Environmental Sciences, University of Girona, Spain.


Viúdez-Mora, A., Costa-Surós, M., Calbó, J., González, J.A., 2015: “Modeling Atmospheric Longwave Radiation at the Surface during Overcast Skies: The Role of Cloud Base Height”. Journal of  Geophysical  Research – Atmospheres  (Vol.  120  (1),  pp.  199-214). DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022310.
(link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD022310/abstract)

Costa-Surós, M., Calbó, J., González,  J.A., Long, C.N., 2014: “Comparing the cloud vertical structure derived from several methods based on measured atmospheric profiles and active surface measurements”. Atmospheric  Measurement  Techniques (Vol. 7, pp. 2757-2773). DOI: 10.5194/amt-7-2757-2014.
(link: http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/7/2757/2014/)

Costa-Surós, M., Calbó, J., González, J.A., Martín-Vide, J., 2013: “Behavior of cloud base height from ceilometer measurements”. J. Atmospheric Research (Vol. 127, pp. 64-76). DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.02.005.
(link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169809513000665)

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