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Ramiro Checa-Garcia

I am senior researcher at the Institute of Meteorology and Climatology (BOKU-Met) in Vienna (Austria). Currently, I work on the climate modelling of aerosols. atmospheric chemistry and climate radiative forcing.

My main interest is a better understanding of the climate response to greenhouse gases and aerosols, but also improve my knowledge of remote sensing applied on earth sciences. For the first question, I investigated the climate variability and radiative forcing estimations together with the role of the ozone on the climate system, and how to improve the modelling of aerosols in the Earth System Models. My experience on remote sensing comprises develop simulations of the measurement conditions to assert the uncertainty and new applications of remote sensing, but also in situ measurement to calibrate, test and validate satellite products and improve retrieval algorithms. Due to my professional trajectory, my interest is also related to mathematical methods, in particular those related to statistics and statistical physics, together with scientific computing. I have been working in several institutions:

- Institute of Meteorology and Climatology (BOKU-MET)
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
- Department of Meteorology. University of Reading.
- Institute for Tropospheric Research at Leibniz Institute.
- Institute for Meteorology-Climate Research. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
- Institute of Environmental Sciences.
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- University Autónoma of Madrid.
- PhD (Earth Sciences - Hydro-meteorology)
- MSc. Statistical Physics and BSc. Physics.


  • –present
    Chercheur au CNRS, Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement., Sorbonne Université


  • 2018 
    University Cambridge (United Kingdom), NERC Advanced Training on UKCA model
  • 2012 
    UCLM-UMBC, PhD Environmental Physics
  • 2006 
    UAM, Master Statistical Physics


  • 2020
    Multi-model evaluation of aerosol optical properties in the AeroCom phase III Control experiment, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • 2020
    Climate-driven chemistry and aerosol feedbacks in CMIP6 Earth system models , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • 2019
    Evaluating stratospheric ozone and water vapor changes in CMIP6 models from 1850-2100 , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • 2018
    Historical Tropospheric and Stratospheric Ozone Radiative Forcing Using the CMIP6 Database , Geophysical Research Letters
  • 2016
    The contribution of greenhouse gases to the recent slowdown in global-mean temperature trends, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2015
    Mapping spectroscopic uncertainties into prospective methane retrieval errors from Sentinel-5 and its precursor, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
  • 2015
    Geostationary Emission Explorer for Europe (G3E): mission concept and initial performance assessment, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques