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© Prof. Dr. Michael Leuchner

Leuchner, Michael

Prof. Dr., Institute of Geography, RWTH Aachen


RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Geography
Wüllnerstr.  5b
52062 Aachen


Fon: +49 241 809 6048

Research topics

  • Atmospheric environmental research
  • Ecoclimatology
  • Energy and matter fluxes between land and atmosphere
  • Forest meteorology
  • Atmospheric chemistry

Resources and technologies

  • Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry of trace gases
  • Eddy covariance for carbon and water fluxes
  • Solar radiation detection in ecosystems
  • Geospatial methods


  • Leuchner, M., Gubo, S., Schunk, C., Wastl, C., Kirchner, M., Menzel, A., Plass-Dülmer, C. (2015): Can Positive Matrix Factorization help to understand patterns of organic trace gases at the continental GAW site Hohenpeissenberg? Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15, 1221–1236, doi:10.5194/acp-15-1221-2015.
  • Leuchner, M., Rappenglück, B. (2010): VOC source-receptor relationships in Houston during TexAQS-II. Atmospheric Environment 44, 4056-4067. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.02.029.
  • Leuchner, M., Hertel, C., Menzel, A. (2011): Spatial variability of photosynthetically active radiation in European beech and Norway spruce. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151, 1226-1232. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.04.014.
  • Leuchner, M., Ghasemifard, H., Lüpke, M., Ries, L., Schunk, C., Menzel, A. (2016): Seasonal and diurnal variation of formaldehyde and its meteorological drivers at the GAW site Zugspitze. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 16, 801-815. doi:10.4209/aaqr.2015.05.0334.
  • Lüpke, M., Leuchner, M., Levia, D., Nanko, K., Iida, S., Menzel, A. (2019): Characterization of differential throughfall drop size distributions beneath European beech and Norway spruce. Hydrological Processes 33, 3391-3406. doi:10.1002/hyp.13565.
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