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Jordis Tradowsky

Position:                  Scientist

Email:                       jordis@bodekerscientific.com

Academic Qualifications
  • 2018               Dr. rer. nat. (Doctor of Natural Sciences), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
  • 2013               MSc in Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
  • 2011               BSc in Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Positions

  • 2018-2019 Visiting/associate Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter, England.
During 2018/2019 I spent 4 months working with the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility. Within this period I spend two months at the Satellite Applications department of the UK Met Office.
  • 2018– current Atmospheric Scientist, Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand.
  • 2015–2018 Atmospheric Scientist/PhD Student, Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand.
During my doctoral thesis, I worked as an atmospheric scientist at Bodeker Scientific. I addition to the research I conducted for my thesis, I supported the Global Climate Observing System Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) and worked on a variety of funding proposals.
  • 2017-2018 Meteorologist, BK Scientific, Mainz, Germany.
I am employed part-time as a meteorologist to organise and perform atmospheric measurement campaigns at the Pacific Island state of Palau, where I launched ozonesondes and radiosondes in support of the European StratoClim project. This role also involved educating children from a Palauan school and performing balloon launches with them.
  • 2016 Visiting Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter, England.
During 2016 I spent 2.5 months as a visiting scientist at the Satellite Applications department of the UK Met Office. The project was organised and funded by the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility.
  • 2015 Visiting Scientist, UK Met Office, Exeter, England.
During 2015 I spent 2 months as a visiting scientist at the Satellite Applications department of the UK Met Office. The project was organised and funded by the EUMETSAT Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility.
  • 2014 Intern, Bodeker Scientific, Alexandra, New Zealand.
After finishing my Master of Science in Meteorology I spent 4 months working as an intern at Bodeker Scientific. Following this internship I developed a funding proposal to return to Bodeker Scientific as a PhD student.
  • 2013 Intern, TNO, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
As part of my master’s thesis I spent 4 months at TNO, which is an indepent research organisation specialised in applied research. The resulting thesis was titled “Influence of meteorology on the LOTOS-EUROS model performance and on the data assimilation of NO2 satellite observations”.
  • 2011 Intern, Senate Department for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection; Directorate III; Environment Policy, Berlin, Germany.
Internship in the air quality and emission working group as part of my Bachelor degree. I mainly analysed the exceedance of threshold values for air pollutants in Berlin and the cause of the prevailing exceedance.

Current Research

  • Attribution of the impacts of anthropogenic climate change on extreme weather events. Lead of the Extreme Weather Event Near Real-time Attribution Machine (EWERAM). EWERAM conducts the research necessary to develop a tool that, within days after an EWE, provides scientifically defensible data to inform quantitative statements about the role of climate change in both the severity and frequency of the specific event.
  • Developing a new approach for inferring air pollution maps in cities, specifically providing the organisation and oversite to the MAPM field campaign performed in Christchurch during winter 2019. The campaign included measurements of particulate matter with 64 instruments distributed throughout the city and additional meteorological measurements.
  • Ground-based reference quality measurements of the atmospheric state, e.g. radiosondes, ozonesondes, frost point hygrometer.
  • Combination of measurements from different instruments into site atmospheric state best estimates. 
  • Propagation of measurement uncertainties.
  • Tangent linear radio occultation retrieval and the estimation of structural uncertainties in the tangent linear radio occultation retrieval.
  • Development of a method to correct radiosonde temperature biases prior to assimilation into a numerical weather forecast system. Radio occultation bending angles are used as a reference and the Met Office operational numerical weather prediction system is used for the double differencing approach.

Measurement campaigns

Jordis has participated in and, in some cases led, measurement campaigns on four continents, i.e. Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Australia. The campaigns were ranging from student-organised field campaigns, to large-scale measurement campaigns including a variety of partners. Below is a list of those campaigns organised and led by Jordis.

  • An ozonesonde campaign at the Palau Atmospheric Observatory during August/September 2017 as part of the European StatoClim project (http://www.stratoclim.org/). 
  • A second ozonesonde campaign at the Palau Atmospheric Observatory during August/September 2018. During this measurement campaign Jordis extended the outreach to the Palau High School and involved the students into the balloon launches.
  • The MAPM (Mapping Air Pollutions eMissions) campaign taking place in Christchurch from June to September 2019 (http://www.mapm.co.nz/mapm-measurement-campaign/).

Scholarships and Distinction

  • 2019 Best Oral Presentation at rge Meteorological Society of New Zealand 2019 Conference award for the presentation Extreme Weather Event Real-time AttributionMachine (EWERAM) - An overview.
  • 2019 Travel grant from the US Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) office to attend the GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) meeting in Singapore.
  • 2018 - Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher committee member.
  • 2018 Meteorological Society of New Zealand student travel grant.
  • 2018 Travel grant from the US Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) office to attend the GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network. (GRUAN) meeting in Potsdam, Germany.
  • 2017 Meteorological Society of New Zealand student travel grant.
  • 2017 Travel grant from the US GCOS office to attend GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2016 Invited speaker at the International Radio Occultation Working Group Meeting in Seggau, Austria.
  • 2016 Invited speaker at the GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting in Boulder, Colorado, US
  • 2016 - Liaison between the radio occultation community and the Global Climate Observing System Reference Upper-Air Network.
  • 2015 - 2017 Doctoral Research Grant German Academic Exchange Service.
  • 2015 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award.
  • 2013 - 2014 Several scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service as part of the Transformation Partnership with Egypt.

Media

Read a newspaper article about the collaboration of New Zealand-based scientists with NASA https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/lauder-scientists-working-nasa

Read a newspaper article about Jordis work at the Palau Atmospheric Observatory https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/atmospheric-research-fun-tropical-adventure



Peer-reviewed Publications


 Date  


Journal

 Authors

 Title

 Link
 
2018 
 
Earth System Science Data

 Tradowsky, J.S., Bodeker, G.E., Querel, R.R.,  Builtjes, P.J.H. and Fischer, J.

Combining Data from the Distributed GRUAN Site Lauder-Invercargill, New Zealand, to Provide a Site
Atmospheric State Best Estimate of Temperature


Here
 
2018
 
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques

 
Kremser, S., Tradowsky, J.S., Rust, H.W. and Bodeker, G.E.

Is it feasible to estimate radiosonde biases from interlaced measurements


 Here

 Apr 2017

 
AMS Journal for Applied Meteorology and Climatology

 Tradowsky, J.S.; Burrow, C.B.; Healy, S.B.; and Eyre, J.

 A new method to correct radiosonde temperature biases using radio occultation data


 Here
 

2016
 

GSICS Quarterly Newsletter

 

Tradowsky, J.; Bodeker, G.; Thorne, P.; Carminati, F. and Bell, W.,

 

GRUAN in the service of GSICS: Using reference ground-based profile measurements to provide traceable radiance calibration for space-based radiometers



Here


Published Reports and other disseminations


 Date  


Publication type

 Authors

 Title

 Link
 
2019

 Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility Visiting Scientist Report

 
 J.S. Tradowsky

 Radio Occultation Measurements as the Primary Anchor in a Hierarchy of Anchor Observations for Numerical Weather Predictions
 
Here
 
2019

StratoClim EU-Deliverable (D2.5)


Müller, K.; Notholt, J.; Cairo, F.; Tradowsky, J.S.; Ritter, C. and von Hobe, M.

Final report on measurements in the tropical Western Pacific and all results delivered to database

 

 
2018

 Deep South National Science Challenge Report

 
 J.S. Tradowsky and J. Conway

Using the single-column version of the New Zealand Earth System Model for surface and top-of-the-atmosphere radiation experiments in the Deep South 

 
 
2018

 
Doctoral thesis Freie Universitaet Berlin

 J.S. Tradowsky

 Enhancing the Upper-Air Observational Temperature Record to Improve Satellite Validation and Weather Forecasts

 
 
2018

StratoClim EU-Deliverable (D2.4)


K. Müller; Notholt, J.; Cairo, F.; Tradowsky, J.S.; Ritter, C. and von Hobe, M.


Report and data set from the second year of
measurements in the tropical Western Pacific
 

2016


Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility Visiting Scientist Report

 J.S. Tradowsky
  

Radiosonde Temperature Bias Corrections using Radio Occultation Bending Angles as Reference



Here
 
2015

 Radio Occultation Meteorology Satellite Application Facility Visiting Scientist Report


 J.S. Tradowsky
 
Characterisation of radiosonde temperature biases and errors using radio occultation measurements
 
Here
Suplemantary material:
Here



Conferences attended by Jordis and the presentations given there

 Date ConferenceWhere Type of  presentation
 
Authors      Title   Link
 
25 - 27 November 2019
 
Meteorological Society of NZ Annual Conference, 2019 

Wellington
 
Talk
 
Tradowsky, J. ; Bodeker, G.E.; Kreft, P.; Rosier, S. Stone, D. and Renwick, J.

Extreme Weather Event Real-time Attribution Machine (EWERAM) - An Overview


Here

6 - 8 May 2019


Deep South Challenge Conference


 Auckland

Poster 

Tradowsky, J. and Conway, J. 

Using the single column NZESM for radiation experiments in Antarctica 

Here

19 - 23 June  2018


POLAR 2018 SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference

 
Davos, Switzerland
   
Poster

 Tradowsky, J.S.; Bodeker, G.E.; Schmithuesen, H.; Conway, J.; Revell, L.

 Understanding outgoing long-wave radiation from the Antarctic atmosphere

 
Here

 23 - 26 April 2018

 
ICM-10 - 10th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting

 
Potsdam, Germany
 
Talk

Tradowsky, J.S.
; Bodeker, G.E.; Querel, R.R.; Builtjes, P.J.H. and Fischer, J. 
 
A site atmospheric state best estimate of temperature for Lauder, New Zealand
 
Here
 
13 - 15 November 2017

 
Meteorological Society of New Zealand
Annual Conference

 
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
 
Talk
 
Tradowsky, J.S.; Bodeker, G.E.; Querel, R.R.; Builtjes, P.J.H. and Fischer, J.
 
A site atmospheric state best estimate of temperature for Lauder, New Zealand

Here
 
21 - 27 September 2017

Joint COSMIC 10th Data Users' Workshop & 6th International Radio Occultation Working Group Meeting (IROWG)

 
Estes Park, Colorado, US

Talk 

Tradowsky, J.; Burrows, C.; Healy, S.; Eyre, J. and Bodeker, G. 
 
Comparison of GRUAN profiles with radio occultation bending angles propagated into temperature space

 Here
 
4 - 6 September 2017

Deep South Challenge Symposium 
 
Wellington, New Zealand
 
Talk

Conway, J.Lewis, J.; Querel, R.; Revell, L.Tradowsky, J.; Varma, V. and Williams, J.


Developing capacity in process assessment and improvement in NZESM through the use of the single column version of the model


Here 
 
12 - 16 June 2017

 ICM-9 - 9th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting

 
Helsinki, Finland

 Talk

Tradowsky, J.S.


An update fro the International Radio Occultation Working Group Meeting 2016


Here 
 
12 - 16 June 2017

 ICM-9 - 9th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting

Helsinki, Finland
 
 
Talk

 Tradowsky, J.S.; Burrows, C.; Healy, S. and Eyre, J.
 
Comparison of GRUAN profiles with radio occultation bending angles propagated into temperature space


Here

 12 - 16 June 2017

 ICM-9 - 9th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting


Helsinki, Finland 
 
Poster

Tradowsky, J.S.; Bodeker, G.E.; Querel, R.R.; Builtjes, P.J.H. and Fischer, J. 

A site atmospheric state best estimate of temperature for Lauder, New Zealand


Here 

September 2016 

OPAC-6 and IROWG-5

Graz, Austria 
 
Invited talk

Tradowsky, J.; Bodeker, G.; Thorne, P. and Dirksen, R.

The GCOS Reference U
pper-Air Network (GRUAN) and its relevance to the Radio Occultation Community


Here 

25 April 2016 

ICM-8 - 
 8th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting.

 Boulder, Colorado, US

Talk 

Tradowsky, J.; Bodeker, G.; Querel, R.; Builtjes, P. and Fischer, J.
 
A site Atmospheric State Best Estimate for the temperature above Lauder, New Zealand 

Here

25 April 2016

ICM-8 - 
8th GRUAN Implementation and Coordination Meeting.
 
Boulder, Colorado, US


Talk 
 
Tradowsky, J.; Burrows, C.; Healy, S. and Eyre, J.

A new method  to correct radiosonde temperature biases using radio occultation data


Here 
 
14-18 December 2015
 
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
 
San Francisco, California, US

  Poster

 J.S. Tradowsky; G.E. Bodeker; R.R. Querel; P.J.H. Builtjes; J. Fischer; J. Lewis
 
A Site Atmospheric State Best Estimate of Temperature for Lauder, NZ

 
Here

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