Dr. Joana Leitao

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
+49 331 28822-365


IASS Projects

  • Air quality modelling for policy advice

Research Interests

  • Emission inventories, urban emissions and air quality
  • Air quality and climate change interactions, trade-offs and co-benefits of mitigation strategies
  • Environmental Policy
  • Air pollution health impacts
  • Sustainable Development Goals

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017-present: Project Scientist, IASS, Potsdam, Germany
  • 2016-2017: PostDoc, CESAM/DAO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • 2012-2015: PostDoc, European Commission, JRC–IES, Ispra, Italy
  • 2007-2011: PhD in Environmental Physics, IUP/University of Bremen, Germany
  • 2006: Research Intern, Austrian Research Centers (ARC), Vienna, Austria
  • 2004-2006: MSc. Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 1998-2004: Environmental Eng., University of Aveiro, Portugal

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Rao, S., et al., A multi-model assessment of the co-benefits of climate mitigation for global air quality, Environ. Res. Lett., 11, 124013, 2016
  • Van Dingenen, et al., A global ex-post analysis of European emission controls in the road transport sector: what have we gained since the implementation of the EURO standards? – 19th International Transport and Air Pollution Conference, November 2012
  • Inness, A., et al., The MACC reanalysis: an 8-yr data set of atmospheric composition, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 31247-31347, 2013
  • Huijnen, V., et al.: Hindcast experiments of tropospheric composition during the summer 2010 fires over Western Russia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 4341–4364, 2012
  • Boersma, K. F., et al.: An improved tropospheric NO2 column retrieval algorithm for the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4,  1905-1928, 2011
  • Leitão, J., et al.: On the improvement of NO2 satellite retrievals – aerosol impact on the airmass factors, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 475-493, 2010
  • Saarnio, S., et al.: Methane release from wetlands and watercourses in Europe, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 43, Issue 7, Pages 1421-1429, 2009

Further Information

  • Air quality modelling for policy advice