Dr. Kevin Wolf

Dr. Kevin Wolf

Research Fellow

Atmospheric Radiation
Prager Straße 34-36, Room 508
04317 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36651


My research focuses on passive remote sensing, radiative transfer in the Earth's atmosphere, and the interaction of solar radiation with clouds and the biosphere. I use spectral measurements of solar and terrestrial radiation, and combine these with radiation simulations. This allows cloud properties to be determined, understood, and simulated in models.

Professional career

  • since 10/2023
    Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University.
  • 10/2021 - 10/2023
    Postdoctoral Researcher at Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, Paris, FR.
  • 10/2020 - 09/2021
    Postdoctoral Researcher at NOAA / CIRES and LASP / University of Colorado, Boulder, US.
  • 08/2015 - 07/2020
    Research scientist at Institute for Meteorology, Leipzig University.


  • 10/2015 - 05/2020
    University Leipzig: Meteorology (PhD.). Thesis: Evaluation of the radiation scheme of a numerical weather prediction model by airborne measurements of spectral irradiance above clouds.
  • 10/2013 - 09/2015
    University Leipzig: Meteorology (M.Sc.). Thesis: Airborne remote sensing of cirrus clouds using two independent spectrometer systems.
  • 10/2009 - 09/2013
    University Leipzig: Meteorology (B.Sc.). Thesis: Derivation of temperature profiles from airborne pyrgeometer measurements of broadband terrestrial radiation.