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© Prof. Dr. Joachim Saur

Saur, Joachim

Prof. Dr., Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne


University of Cologne
Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology
50923 Köln


Fon: +49 221 470 2310

Research topics

  • Planets and Space Science
  • Turbulence in Space Plasmas
  • Extrasolar Planets
  • Search for Liquid Water outside of Earth
  • Neurology (Movement disorders)

Resources and technologies

  • Numerical Modelling
  • Theory
  • Data analysis, time-series analysis
  • Telescope Observations (mostly with the Hubble Space Telescope)


  • Saur J., et al., (2015): The Search for a Subsurface Ocean in Ganymede with Hubble Space Telescope Observations of its Auroral Ovals, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 1715-1737
  • Roth, L., Saur, J., et al. (2014): Science, Transient Water Vapor at Europa's South Pole, Science, 343, 6167, 171-174, doi:10.1126/science.1247051
  • Saur, J., et al. (2013): Astronomy and Astrophysics, Magnetic energy fluxes in sub-Alfvenic planet star and moon planet interactions, A&A 552, A119
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