Marvin Knapp

This is Marvin Knapp
Position PhD Candidate
Address Im Neuenheimer Feld 229
Room 320
Group Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
Website ORCID, Homepage

Research interests

  • Remote sensing of greenhouse gases
  • Spectral imaging
  • Emission estimation and mitigation targets

I developed an early interest in environmental physics during my studies in Heidelberg, where I focused on remote sensing of the atmosphere. During my time here, I worked with air-borne DOAS observations and ground-based FTIR spectroscopy. Currently I am developing carbon dioxide and methane imaging techniques for shortwave infrared hyperspectral cameras in a novel viewing geometry. I enjoy working on the methods which process the field observations into scientifically relevant data, e.g. methane emission dynamics from coal mine ventilation shafts.


  • Knapp, M., Scheidweiler L., Külheim F., Kleinschek R., Necki J., Jagoda P., and Butz A.: Spectrometric imaging of sub-hourly methane emission dynamics from coal mine ventilation, Environmental Research Letters, doi:/10.1088/1748-9326/acc346, 2023
  • Butz, A., Hanft, V., Kleinschek, R., Frey, M. M., Müller, A., Knapp, M., Morino, I., Agusti-Panareda, A., Hase, F., Landgraf, J., Vardag, S. and Tanimoto, H.: Versatile and Targeted Validation of Space-Borne XCO2, XCH4 and XCO Observations by Mobile Ground-Based Direct-Sun Spectrometers, Front. Remote Sens., 2, 775805, doi:10.3389/frsen.2021.775805, 2022
  • Knapp, M., Kleinschek, R., Hase, F., Agustí-Panareda, A., Inness, A., Barré, J., Landgraf, J., Borsdorff, T., Kinne, S., and Butz, A.: Shipborne measurements of XCO2, XCH4, and XCO above the Pacific Ocean and comparison to CAMS atmospheric analyses and S5P/TROPOMI, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 199–211,, 2021
  • Hüneke, T., Aderhold, O.-A., Bounin, J., Dorf, M., Gentry, E., Grossmann, K., Grooß, J.-U., Hoor, P., Jöckel, P., Kenntner, M., Knapp, M., Knecht, M., Lörks, D., Ludmann, S., Matthes, S., Raecke, R., Reichert, M., Weimar, J., Werner, B., Zahn, A., Ziereis, H., and Pfeilsticker, K.: The novel HALO mini-DOAS instrument: inferring trace gas concentrations from airborne UV/visible limb spectroscopy under all skies using the scaling method, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4209–4234,, 2017