Dr. Alessandro Battaglia

Contact Details

Earth Observation Science Group

Space Research Centre

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Leicester

Leicester, LE1 7RH

Phone: +44 (0)116 2523521

Fax: +44 (0)116 2522464

Email: ab474@le.ac.uk


Research Interests

The core of my research area focuses on the use of centimetre and millimetre-wavelength radars to a wide range of fundamental scientific challenges including cloud and precipitation microphysics and dynamics, cloud and precipitation climatology, and the impact of clouds and precipitation on the energy budget via radiative and diabatic effects. An improved understanding of the energy and water cycle and its response to climatic change is an important prerequisite for reliable forecasts of future climate; however, the representation of clouds and precipitation in global circulation and numerical weather models remains one of the major roadblock for improving predictions in the short and long range. Synergetic remote sensing observations from both novel space-based and ground-based sensors and their innovative use through the development of new inversion algorithms and adaptive sampling strategies constitute my methodology for improving our understanding of clouds and precipitation in their natural environment.

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Current Projects

  • Ice processes in Antarctica: Identification via multi-wavelength active and passive measurements and model evaluation funded by US-Department of Energy

  • GRaCE G-band radar for cloud evaluation funded by CEOI

  • Radiation and Rainfall funded by NCEO

  • Multi frequency Radar Instrument Study funded by ESA

Past Projects




Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI)


Current Professional Activities

Reader in the Earth Observation Science Group, Leicester

Privat Dozent, Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn

Science team member of the NASA PMM

Member of the ESA-JAXA EarthCARE Mission Advisory Group

Member of the ESA SKIM Mission Advisory Group

Member of the algorithm developing team for the ESA/JAXA Earthcare mission


Research Group

Kamil Mroz, PDRA

Frederic Tridon, PDRA

Tamasz Augustynek, PhD student

Pablo Saavedra, PhD student, DFG

Recent Publications

Full list of publications


Links to related work



ARM program


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