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

Active and passive remote sensing of clouds and precipitation from ground-based and space-borne platforms is the central theme of our research. Synergetic remote sensing observations from both space and ground-based sensors and their clever use through the development of new retrieval algorithms and sampling strategies constitute our approach for probing clouds and precipitation in their natural environment. The development of new Earth Observation  radar concepts is also part of our group's research activities.

 Alessandro Battaglia is on ResearchGate

Current 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 algorithm developing team for the ESA/JAXA Earthcare mission


Research Group

Frederic Tridon, PDRA

Neil Humpage, PDRA

Tamasz Augustynek, PhD student

Pablo Saavedra, PhD student, DFG

Recent Publications

Tridon, F,  A. Battaglia and P. Kollias, Signal post-processing and reflectivity calibration of the ARM UHF wind profiler, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 2013, in press.

A. Battaglia, and J. Delanoe, Snow characterization from CALIPSO and CloudSat measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2013, in press

 Saavedra, P., A. Battaglia, and C. Simmer, Partitioning of cloud and rain water content by ground-based observations with the radiometer ADMIRARI in synergy with a micro rain radar during EUCAARI, J. Geophys. Res., 2012, 117, D05203, doi:10.1029/2011JD016579. 

Pounder, N., L. R. J. Hogan, T. Varnai, A. Battaglia and R. F. Cahalan: A variational method to retrieve the extinction profile in liquid clouds using multiple field-of-view lidar, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatology, 2012, 51, 350–365.

Battaglia, A., T. Augustynek, S. Tanelli, P. Kollias, Multiple scattering identication in spaceborne W-band radar measurements of deep convective cores, J. Geophys. Res., 2011, 116, D19201, 10.1029/2011JD016142. 

Battaglia, A., S. Tanelli, DOppler MUltiple Scattering simulator, IEEE Trans.Geo.Rem.Sens. , 2011, 49 (1), 442–450, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2010.2052818.






A full list of publications is available in PDF format by clicking here.


Links to related work



ARM program


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