Michael Kahnert

Adj professor at Space, Earth and Environment, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Global Environmental Measurements and Modelling

Michael Kahnert is adjunct professor in global environmental measurement and modelling and a research scientist at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. He works with fundamental questions and numerical methods in electromagnetic scattering theory, applications to aerosols, ice clouds, and cosmic dust, radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres, as well as inverse modelling, remote sensing, chemical data assimilation, air pollution modelling, and aerosol-cloud coupling.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2012–2016

Observational Constraints from Satellites for Atmospheric Chemistry in Earth System Modelling (OSCES)

Michael Kahnert Global Environmental Measurements and Modelling
Swedish National Space Board

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Publications

2017

How much information do extinction and backscattering measurements contain about the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosol?

Michael Kahnert, Emma Andersson,
Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics. Vol. 17, p. 3423-3444
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Morphological models for inhomogeneous particles: light scattering by aerosols, cometary dust, and living cells

Michael Kahnert, Timo Nousiainen, Johannes Markkanen et al
Light Scattering Reviews 11, Springer, Berlin, p. 299-337
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Coupling aerosol optics to the MATCH (v5.5.0) chemical transport model and the SALSA (v1) aerosol microphysics module

Emma Andersson, Michael Kahnert,
Geoscientific Model Development. Vol. 9 (5), p. 1803-1826
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Numerical solutions of the macroscopic Maxwell equations for scattering by non-spherical particles: A tutorial review

Michael Kahnert,
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 178, p. 22-37
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Observations of the spectral dependence of linear particle depolarization ratio of aerosols using NASA Langley airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar

S. P. Burton, J. W. Hair, Michael Kahnert et al
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Vol. 15 (23), p. 13453-13473
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Methodology for evaluating lateral boundary conditions in the regional chemical transport model MATCH (v5.5.0) using combined satellite and ground-based observations

Emma Andersson, Michael Kahnert, A. Devasthale et al
Geoscientific Model Development. Vol. 8 (11), p. 3747-3763
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Integration of prognostic aerosol-cloud interactions in a chemistry transport model coupled offline to a regional climate model

M.A. Thomas, Michael Kahnert, C. Andersson et al
Geoscientific Model Development. Vol. 8 (6), p. 1885-1898
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Modelling radiometric properties of inhomogeneous mineral dust particles: Applicability and limitations of effective medium theories

Michael Kahnert,
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer. Vol. 152, p. 16-27
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Review: Model particles in atmospheric optics

Michael Kahnert, T. Nousiainen, H. Lindqvist et al
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer. Vol. 146, p. 41-58
Journal/newspaper article
2014

Volcanic ash infrared signature: porous non-spherical ash particle shapes compared to homogeneous spherical ash particles

A. Kylling, Michael Kahnert, H. Lindqvist et al
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. Vol. 7 (4), p. 919-929
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Impact of dust particle non-sphericity on climate simulations

P. Raisanen, P. Haapanala, C. E. Chung et al
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. Vol. 139 (677), p. 2222-2232
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Exploiting the favourable alignment of CALIPSO's descending orbital tracks over Sweden to study aerosol characteristics

Manu Anna Thomas, Abhay Devasthale, Michael Kahnert et al
Tellus Series B - Chemical and Physical Meteorology. Vol. 65
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Light scattering by the Martian dust analog, palagonite, modeled with ellipsoids

S. Merikallio, T. Nousiainen, Michael Kahnert et al
Optics Express. Vol. 21 (15), p. 17972-17985
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

The single-scattering properties of black carbon aggregates determined from the geometric-optics surface-wave approach and the T-matrix method

Y. Takano, K. N. Liou, Michael Kahnert et al
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer. Vol. 125, p. 51-56
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

T-matrix computations for particles with high-order finite symmetries

Michael Kahnert,
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 123, p. 79-91
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Light scattering by a cube: Accuracy limits of the discrete dipole approximation and the T-matrix method

M. A. Yurkin, Michael Kahnert,
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 123, p. 176-183
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

A T matrix method based upon scalar basis functions

D. W. Mackowski, Michael Kahnert, M. I. Mishchenko et al
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 123, p. 113-121
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

The T-matrix code Tsym for homogeneous dielectric particles with finite symmetries

Michael Kahnert,
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 123, p. 62-78
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Models for integrated and differential scattering optical properties of encapsulated light absorbing carbon aggregates

Michael Kahnert, T. Nousiainen, H. Lindqvist et al
Optics Express. Vol. 21 (7), p. 7974-7993
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Comparison of scattering by different nonspherical, wavelength-scale particles

Timo Nousiainen, Evgenij Zubko, Hannakaisa Lindqvist et al
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 113 (18), p. 2391-2405
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Light scattering by particles with small-scale surface roughness: comparison of four classes of model geometries

Michael Kahnert, Timo Nousiainen, Manu Anna Thomas et al
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Vol. 113 (18), p. 2356–2367
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

A case study on the reciprocity in light scattering computations

K. Schmidt, M. A. Yurkin, Michael Kahnert et al
Optics Express. Vol. 20 (21), p. 23253-23274
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Optical properties of light absorbing carbon aggregates mixed with sulfate: assessment of different model geometries for climate forcing calculations

Michael Kahnert, T. Nousiainen, H. Lindqvist et al
Optics Express. Vol. 20 (9), p. 10042-10058
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Sensitivity of the shortwave radiative effect of dust on particle shape: Comparison of spheres and spheroids

P. Haapanala, P. Raisanen, Michael Kahnert et al
Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres. Vol. 117 (8)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed