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Dr.  Bianca Adler

Dr. Bianca Adler

Gruppe: 

Land Surfaces and Boundary Layer


Tel.: +49 721 608-22833
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Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
 
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen



Research interest

  • Mountain meteorology
  • Multi-scale processes in the boundary layer over complex terrain
  • Moist and dry convective boundary layers
  • Meteorological measurements and instrumentation

 

Education & Employment

Since  07/2014 Research associate, IMK-TRO at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
06/2011 - 06/2014 PhD in Meteorology at IMK-TRO at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
2010-2011

Visiting scientist at Department of Atmospheric Sciences at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA

2010 Diploma in Meteorology, IMK-TRO at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

Detailed CV can be found here.

Projects
Titel Ansprechpartner

Dr. Norbert Kalthoff, Dr. Ulrich Corsmeier, Dr. S. Khodayar

Dr.N. Kalthoff, Dr. B. Adler



Peer-reviewed publications


2017
The Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa field campaign: Overview and research highlights [in press].
Flamant, C.; Knippertz, P.; Fink, A. H.; Akpo, A.; Brooks, B.; Chiu, C. J.; Coe, H.; Danuor, S.; Evans, M.; Jegede, O.; Kalthoff, N.; Konaré, A.; Liousse, C.; Lohou, F.; Mari, C.; Schlager, H.; Schwarzenboeck, A.; Adler, B.; Amekudzi, L.; Aryee, J.; Ayoola, M.; Batenburg, A. M.; Bessardon, G.; Borrmann, S.; Brito, J.; Bower, K.; Burnet, F.; Catoire, V.; Colomb, A.; Denjean, C.; Fosu-Amankwah, K.; Hill, P. G.; Lee, J.; Lothon, M.; Maranan, M.; Marsham, J.; Meynadier, R.; Ngamini, J.-B.; Rosenberg, P.; Sauer, D.; Smith, V.; Stratmann, G.; Taylor, J. W.; Voigt, C.; Yoboué, V.
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, BAMS-D-16-0256.1. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0256.1
Nocturnal low-level clouds over southern West Africa analysed using high-resolution simulations.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Gantner, L.
2017. Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 17 (2), 899–910. doi:10.5194/acp-17-899-2017
The ScaleX campaign: scale-crossing land-surface and boundary layer processes in the TERENO-preAlpine observatory.
Wolf, B.; Chwala, C.; Fersch, B.; Garvelmann, J.; Junkermann, W.; Zeeman, M. J.; Angerer, A.; Adler, B.; Beck, C.; Brosy, C.; Brugger, P.; Emeis, S.; Dannenmann, M.; De Roo, F.; Diaz-Pines, E.; Haas, E.; agen, M.; Hajnsek, I.; Jacobeit, J.; Jagdhuber, T.; Kalthoff, N.; Kiese, R.; Kunstmann, H.; Kosak, O.; Krieg, R.; Malchow, C.; Mauder, M.; Merz, R.; Notarnicola, C.; Philipp, A.; Reif, W.; Reineke, S.; Rödiger, S.; Ruehr, N.; Schäfer, K.; Schrön, M.; Senatore, A.; Shupe, H.; Völksch, I.; Wanninger, C.; Zacharias, S.; Schmid, H. P.
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (6), 1217-1234. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00277.1
2016
The role of Corsica in initiating nocturnal offshore convection.
Barthlott, C.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Handwerker, J.; Kohler, M.; Wieser, A.
2016. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (S1), 222-237. doi:10.1002/qj.2415
The variability of water vapour and pre-convective conditions over the mountainous island of Corsica.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Kohler, M.; Handwerker, J.; Wieser, A.; Corsmeier, U.; Kottmeier, C.; Lambert, D.; Bock, O.
2016. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (S1), 335-346. doi:10.1002/qj.2545
THE METCRAX II Field Experiment - A Study of Downslope Windstorm-Type Flows in Arizona's Meteor Crater.
Lehner, M.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.; Crosman, E. T.; Jeglum, M. E.; Cherukuru, N. W.; Calhoun, R.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Rotunno, R.; Horst, T. W.; Semmer, S.; Brown, W. O. J.; Oncley, S. P.; Vogt, R.; Grudzielanek, A. M.; Cermak, J.; Fonteyne, N. J.; Bernhofer, C.; Pitacco, A.; Klein, P.
2016. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (2), 217-235. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00238.1
2014
2013
KITcube - A mobile observation platform for convection studies deployed during HyMeX.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Wieser, A.; Kohler, M.; Träumner, K.; Handwerker, J.; Corsmeier, U.; Khodayar, S.; Lambert, D.; Kopmann, A.; Kunka, N.; Dick, G.; Ramatschi, M.; Wickert, J.; Kottmeier, C.
2013. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 22 (6), 633-647. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0542
Dry and moist convection in the boundary layer over the Black Forest - a combined analysis of in situ and remote sensing data.
Kalthoff, N.; Träumner, K.; Adler, B.; Späth, S.; Behrendt, A.; Wieser, A.; Handwerker, J.; Madonna, F.; Wulfmeyer, V.
2013. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 22 (4), 445 - 461. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0417
2012
Warm-Air Intrusions in Arizona`s Meteor Crater.
Adler, B.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.; Lehner, M.; Kalthoff, N.
2012. Journal of applied meteorology and climatology, 51, 1010-1025. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0158.1
2011
The dependence of convection-related parameters on surface and boundary-layer conditions over complex terrain.
Kalthoff, N.; Kohler, M.; Barthlott, C.; Adler, B.; Mobbs, S. D.; Corsmeier, U.; Träumner, K.; Foken, T.; Eigenmann, R.; Krauss, L.; Khodayar, S.; Di Girolamo, P.
2011. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137 (S1), 70-80. doi:10.1002/qj.686
Initiation of deep convection caused by land-surface inhomogeneities in West Africa: a modelled case study.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Gantner, L.
2011. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 112 (1-2), 15-27. doi:10.1007/s00703-011-0131-2
2010
Model representation of boundary-layer convergence triggering deep convection over complex terrain: A case study from COPS.
Barthlott, C.; Schipper, J. W.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Kottmeier, C.; Blyth, A.; Mobbs, S.
2010. Atmospheric Research, 95 (2-3), 172 - 185. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.09.010
2009
The impact of convergence zones on the initiation of deep convection: A case study from COPS.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Barthlott, C.; Corsmeier, U.; Mobbs, S.; Crewell, S.; Träumner, K.; Kottmeier, C.; Smith, V.; di Girolamo, P.
2009. Atmospheric Research, 93 (4), 680 - 694. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.02.010

Other publications


2017
Exchange processes in the boundary layer over a mountainous island. Observations and high-resolution simulations.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Bischoff-Gauß, I.
2017. 34th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2017), Reykjavik, IS, June 18-24, 2017
The impact of upstream flow on the boundary layer in a valley - observations and high-resolution simulations.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Bischoff-Gauß, I.
2017. 34th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2017), Reykjavik, IS, June 18-24, 2017
Interactions of a mesoscale katabatic flow with a small crater basin to produce cold and warm air intrusions, flow bifurcations and a hydraulic jump.
Whiteman, C. D.; Lehner, M.; Hoch, S. W.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Vogt, R.; Feigenwinter, I.; Haiden, T.; Rotunno, R.; Hills, M. O. G.
2017. 34th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2017), Reykjavik, IS, June 18-24, 2017
Challenges and applications of ground-based remote-sensing measurements.
Adler, B.
2017. Joint Congress of the 6th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean (MetMed) & Challenges in Meteorology 5 (MI5), Zagreb, HR, February 20-22, 2017
The evolution of nocturnal boundary-layer clouds in southern West Africa. A case study from DACCIWA.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Babic, K.; Lohou, F.; Dione, C.; Lothon, M.; Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia, X.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
Noctural low-level jet and low-level cloud occurence over southern West Africa during DACCIWA campaign.
Dione, C.; Lohou, F.; Lothon, M.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Babic, K.; Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia, X.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
Impact of low level clouds on radiative and turbulent surface flux in southern West Africa.
Lohou, F.; Kalthoff, N.; Dione, C.; Lothon, M.; Adler, B.; Babic, K.; Pedruzo-Bagazgoitia, X.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
Local factors governing the stratocumulus break-up and evolution in southern West Africa.
Pedruzo-Bagazgoita, X.; Lohou, F.; Dione, C.; Lothon, M.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Babic, K.; Vila-Guerau de Arellano, J.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
Overview of the DACCIWA ground-based field campaign in southern West Africa.
Lohou, F.; Kalthoff, N.; Brooks, B.; Jegede, G.; Adler, B.; Ajao, A.; Ayoola, M.; Babic, K.; Bessardon, G.; Delon, C.; Dione, C.; Handwerker, J.; Jambert, C.; Kohler, M.; Lothon, M.; Pedruzo-Bagazgoita, X.; Smith, V.; Sunmonu, L.; Wieser, A.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
Evolution of the atmospheric boundary layer in southern West Africa - an overview from the DACCIWA field campaign.
Kalthoff, N.; Lohou, F.; Brooks, B.; Jegede, G.; Adler, B.; Ajao, A.; Ayoola, M.; Babic, K.; Bessardon, G.; Delon, C.; Dione, C.; Handwerker, J.; Jambert, C.; Kohler, M.; Lothon, M.; Pedruzo-Bagazgoita, X.; Smith, V.; Sunmonu, L.; Wieser, A.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
2016
Towards the assimilation of KITcube data.
Gläser, G.; Knippertz, P.; Kalthoff; N.; Hoose, C.; Khodayar, S.; Fink, A. H.; Kohler, M.; Barthlott, C.; Handwerker, J.; Maurer, V.; Adler, B.; Gantner, L.; Wieser, A.; Kopmann, A.
2016. COSMO User Seminar, 7.-9. März 2016, Offenbach
Die Entwicklung von Stratusbewölkung in der nächtlichen Grenzschicht über Westafrika.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Gantner, L.
2016. Deutsch-Österreichisch-Schweizerische Meteorologen-Tagung (DACH 2016), Berlin, 14.-18.März 2016
Low-level cloud formation in southern West-Africa during the monsoon period.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Gantner, L.
2016. Understanding Clouds and Precipitation, Berlin, February 15-19, 2016
2015
Upstream conditions controlling downslope-windstorm-type flows in Arizona's meteor crater.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.; Lehner, M.
2015. 33rd International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM), Innsbruck, A, August 31 - September 4, 2015
Katabatic drainage flow characteristics on a low-angle slope around Arizona's meteor crater.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Lehner, M.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.
2015. 33rd International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM), Innsbruck, A, August 31 - September 4, 2015
The impact of boundary-layer processes on the pre-convective environment over the island of Corsica.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2015. PANDOWAE Final Symposium, Karlsruhe, May 18-21, 2015
2014
Amplification of high precipitation in the Western Mediterranean by Corsica island flow and convection.
Kottmeier, C.; Adler, B.; Kraut, I.; Vogel, B.; Nerding, K. U.; Corsmeier, U.; Ehmele, F.; Kalthoff, N.
2014. The World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014), Montreal, CDN, August 16-21, 2014
Variations of flow characteristics upstream and downstream of Arizona's meteor crater basin during downslope-windstorm-type flows.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2014. 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Praha, CZ, 6th - 10th October 2014
Water-vapour variability over the mountainous island Corsica during the HyMeX field campaign.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Kohler, M.; Wieser, A.; Corsmeier, U.; Kottmeier, C.; Lambert, D.; Bock, O.
2014. 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Praha, CZ, October 6-10, 2014
Some boundary-layer characteristics over homogeneous and inhomogeneous terrain. Field measurement with the KITcube.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.
2014. Vortr.: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 8.Oktober 2014
On the metrorological circumstances of the occurence of clear air echoes.
Handwerker, J.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.
2014. 8th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, September 1-5, 2014
Spatial distribution and temporal development of water vapour over the mountainous island Corsica.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Kohler, M.; Handwerker, J.; Wieser, A.; Corsmeier, U.; Kottmeier, C.; Lambert, D.; Bock, O.
2014. 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, Calif., August 18-22, 2014
Upstream flow and temperature conditions controlling downslope-windstorm-type flows in Arizona's Meteor Crater.
Lehner, M.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2014. 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, Calif., August 18-22, 2014
The second Meteor Crater Experiment (METCRAX II). An overview of the October 2013 field study.
Whiteman, C. D.; Lehner, M.; Hoch, S. W.; crosman, E.; Jeglum, M.; Cherukuru, N. W.; Calhoun, R.; Horst, T. W.; Brown, W. O. J.; Semmer, S.; Rotunno, R.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Vogt, R.; Grudzielanek, M.
2014. 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, Calif., August 18-22, 2014
The conditions in the luv and lee of Arizona's meteor crater during downslope-windstorm-type flows.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Lehner, M.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.; Cherukuru, N. W.; Calhoun, R.
2014. 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, Calif., August 18-22, 2014
Observed impact of the large-scale flow on the lee-side boundary layer over the mountainous island Corsica.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2014. 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, Calif., August 18-22, 2014
Spatio-temporal evolution of water vapour over the Corsican island.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Kohler, M.; Handwerker, J.; Wieser, A.; Corsmeier, U.; Kottmeier, C.; Lambert, D.; Bock, O.
2014. 8th HyMeX International Workshop, Valletta, Malta, 15th - 18th September 2014
Downslope-windstorm-type flows in Arizona's meteor crater. Initial findings from METCRAX II.
Lehner, M.; Whiteman, C. D.; Hoch, S. W.; Cherukuru, N. W.; Calhoun, R.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014
Nocturnal offshore convection near the island of Corsica.
Barthlott, C.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Handwerker, J.; Kohler, M.; Wieser, A.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-6083
2013
Vertical exchange processes over the Corsican island on convective days.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2013. 7th HyMeX International Workshop, Cassis, F, October 7-10, 2013
Observed interactions of convection and the large-scale atmospheric environment in Corsica.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.
2013. 7th HyMeX International Workshop, Cassis, F, October 7-10, 2013
Impact of environmental conditions on the evolution of dry and moist convection over complex terrain during HyMeX.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2013. DACH-Tagung, Innsbruck, A, 2.-6. September 2013
Exchange processes between the CBL in a mountain valley and the layers above during HyMeX.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2013. DACH-Tagung, Innsbruck, A, 2.-6. September 2013
Boundary-layer characteristics over complex terrain observed by remote-sensing systems during HyMeX.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2013. 32nd International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2013), Kranjska Gora, SLO, June 3-7, 2013
Dependency of convection on environmental conditions over complex terrain during HyMeX.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.
2013. 32nd International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2013), Kranjska Gora, SLO, June 3-7, 2013
2012
The dependence of convective precipitation on atmospheric conditions in Corsica.
Adler, B.; Späth, S.; Kalthoff, N.
2012. 6th HyMeX Workshop, Primosten, HR, May 7-10, 2012
2010
Sensitivity of a mesoscale convective system to soil moisture perturbations in West Africa.
Gantner, L.; Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.
2010. 10th EMS Annual Meeting and 8th European Conf.on Applied Climatology (ECAC), Zürich, CH, September 13-17, 2010 EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts, EMS2010-742, 2010
The impact of surface and boundary-layer conditions on convection-related parameters over mountainous terrain.
Kalthoff, N.; Kohler, M.; Barthlott, C.; Mobbs, S.; Corsmeier, U.; Adler, B.; Träumner, K.; Foken, T.; Eigenmann, R.; Krauss, L.; Khodayar, S.; di Girolamo, P.
2010. 14th Conf.on Mountain Meteorology, Lake Tahoe, Calif., August 30 - September 3, 2010
The impact of soil moisture inhomogeneities on modification of a mesoscale convective system: a budget-based model analysis.
Adler, B.; Gantner, L.; Kalthoff, N.
2010. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, May 2-7, 2010
Analysis of the initiation of a mesoscale convective system based on heat and moisture budget calculations.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Gantner, L.
2010. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, May 2-7, 2010
2009
A convergence zone triggering deep convection over complex terrain: COSMO simulations of a case study from COPS.
Barthlott, C.; Schipper, J. W.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Kottmeier, C.
2009. Poster Presentation at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2009, 19.04.-24.04.2009, Vienna, Austria
Analysis of the initiation and modification of mesoscale convective systems based on heat, moisture and momentum budget calculations.
Adler, B.; Gantner, L.; Kalthoff, N.
2009. African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) : 3rd Internat.Conf., Ouagadougou, BF, July 20-24, 2009
The impact of convergence zones on the initiation of deep convection.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Barthlott, C.; Corsmeier, U.; Khodayar, S.; Kottmeier, C.; Träumner, K.; Wieser, A.; Mobbs, S.; Crewell, S.; Smith, V.
2009. 7th COPS (Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study) Workshop, Strasbourg, F, October 27-29, 2008
COSMO model simulation of convergence zones in complex terrain: a case study from COPS.
Barthlott, C.; Schipper, J. W.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Kottmeier, C.
2009. Internat.Conf.on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM), Rastatt, May 11-15, 2009
The initiation of deep convection by boundary layer convergence zones during COPS.
Adler, B.; Kalthoff, N.; Barthlott, C.; Corsmeier, U.; Mobbs, S.; Crewell, S.; Träumner, K.; Kottmeier, C.; Wieser, A.; Smith, V.
2009. Internat.Conf.on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM), Rastatt, May 11-15, 2009
2008
Convergence zones during COPS IOP 8b: Results of COSMO simulations with 2.8 and 1 km grid resolution.
Barthlott, C.; Schipper, J. W.; Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Kottmeier, C.
2008. 7th COPS (Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study) Workshop, Strasbourg, F, October 27-29, 2008
Orographically-induced deep convection over the Black Forest mountains during COPS.
Kalthoff, N.; Adler, B.; Barthlott, C.; Corsmeier, U.; Khodayar, S.; Kottmeier, C.; Träumner, K.; Mobbs, S.; Crewell, S.; Coulter, R.
2008. 13th Conf.on Mountain Meteorology and 17th Conf. on Applied Climatology, Whistler, CDN, August 11-15, 2008