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PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Luciana Fenoglio-Marc


Dr.-Ing. habil. Luciana Fenoglio-Marc

  • Function:

Privatdozentin, Akademische Oberrätin

  • Email:

fenoglio [at] geod [dot] uni-bonn [dot] de

  • Phone:

+49 228 73-3575

  • Fax:

+49 228 73-3029

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  • Address:

Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation

Nussallee 17

D-53115 Bonn

Professional profile

  • Since September 2020 Academic chief-councilor at the University of Bonn.

  • Since Mai 2020 Academic lecturer for Physical Geodesy and Satellite Geodesy at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn.

  • Since September 2017 Academic councilor at the University of Bonn.

  • Since 2015 Research associate at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn.

  • 2014 Habilitation in the Department of Geodesy at the Technical University Darmstadt
  • 1996 Graduation as doctoral engineer in the Department of Geodesy at the Institute of Geodesy, Darmstadt University of Technology.
  • 1991 – 2015 Research associate at the Institute of Geodesy, Darmstadt University of Technology.
  • 1990-1991 Mathematical Analyst, Orbit and Attitude Control Section, Alenia Space, Turin
  • 19861991 Visiting scientist at Mission Analysis/Flight dynamics Section ESOC/ESA, Darmstadt.

  • 1985 – 1986 Mathematical Analyst, Mission Analysis Section, Alenia Space, Turin.

  • 1984 – 1985 Research associate, Center d'Etudes et de Recherches Géodynamiques et Astronomiques (CERGA), Grasse.


  • Small scale variability in water surface of sea and in-land water bodies and related processes 

  • Simulation of SWOT measurements and preparation for application in coastal zone 

  • Sea and in-land water change in a changing climate  

  • Conventional and Delay Doppler Satellite altimetry 

  • Satellite altimetry processing for coastal and inland water applications  

  • Unification of Vertical Datums 


  • DETECT-B01 Impact analysis of surface water level and discharge from the new generation altimetry observations, within DFG SFB 1502 DETECT - Regional Climate Change: Disentangling the role of land user and water management


  • Award from Italian Ministry of Education with fellowship for visit to CERGA Grasse France.

  • Award from Turin Astronomy Observatory with visit to Russian Pulkovo and Zelenchuk Observatories.

Functions (Selection)

  • Reviewer and participation in evaluation committee

    - Journals : Journal of Geodesy, Geophysical Research Letters, J. of Geophysical Res., Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, J. Geoph.  Intern., Marine Geodesy, Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Journal of Physical Oceanography.

    - Books: Springer Series, Elsevier

    - Research proposals: Ocean Science Sea Surface Topography (OSST), CNES, Estonian Research Council

    - PhD Thesis (Technical University of Denmark, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse, Universita’ di Bologna)

  • Participation to working groups: 

   - Sentinel 6/ Jason-CS Mission Advisory Group (since 2018) 

  - IAG sub-commission 2.5 on Satellite Altimetry (since 2016)  

    - Sentinel-3 Validation Team sub-group (S3VT-ALT) Project GB3VAL (since 2015) 

    - Satellite Altimetry SAR expert group (since 2015) 

    - Coastal Altimetry Working Group (since 2007)  

    - Ocean Sea Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) 

    - Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability (MEDCLIVAR) (since 2002) 

    - Radar Altimeter Data System User Group (RADS) 


  • 2016-2021 Satellite Geodesy and Earth System, in Master Program "Geodetic Engineering" (Talking hour: Thursday 1 - 2 pm).

  • 2019-2021 Monitoring water and cryospheric change from space, in Second Year of Master Program "Geodetic Engineering".

  • 2018-2021 Advanced Methods in Satellite Geodesy, in Second Year of Master Program "Geodetic Engineering".


  • Buchhaupt, C., Egido, A., Smith, W., Fenoglio, L. (2022). Conditional Sea Surface Statistics and Their Impact on Geophysical Sea Surface Parameters Retrieved From SAR Altimetry Signals, Adv. Space Research,

  • Bruni S., Fenoglio, L., Raicich, F., Zerbini, S. (2022). On the consistency of coastal sea level measurements in the Mediterranean Sea from tide gauge and satellite altimetry. J. of Geodesy,

  • Durand M. et al. included Fenoglio, L. (2021). A framework for estimating global river discharge from the SWOT satellite mission, DOI: 10.1002/essoar.10508946.1.

  •  International Altimetry Team (2021). Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress, Adv. Space Res.,68, pp. 319–363,

  • Nitzke, A., Niedermann, B., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Kusche, J., Haunert, J.-H. (2021). Reconstructing the time-variable sea surface from tide gauge records using optimal data-dependent triangulations. Computers & Geosciences, Vol. 157,
  • Fenoglio, L., Dinardo, S., Uebbing, B., Buchhaupt, C., Gärtner, M., Staneva, J., Becker, M., Klos, A., Kusche, J. (2021).  Advances in NE-Atlantic coastal Sea Level Change Monitoring from Delay Doppler Altimetry, Adv. Space Res.,68(2), pp. 571592,

  • Buchhaupt, C., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Becker, M., Kusche, J. (2021). Impact of Vertical Water Particle Motions on Fully-Focused SAR Altimetry. Adv. Space Res., 68(2), pp. 853–874,

  • Dinardo, S., Fenoglio, L., Becker, M., Scharroo, R., Fernandes, M. J., Staneva, J., Grayek, S., Benveniste, J., (2020) A RIP-based SAR Retracker and its application in North East Atlantic with Sentinel-3, Advances in Space Research, Special Issue 25 Years of Satellite Altimetry,

  • Hossain, F., Bonnema, M. Srinivasan, M., Beighley, E., Andral, A. Doorn, B., Jayaluxmi, I., Jayasinghe, S., Kaheil, Y., Fatima, B., Elmer, N., Fenoglio, L., Bales, J., Lefevre, F., Legrand, S., Brunel, D., and Le Traon, P.Y. (2020). The Early Adopter Program for the Surface Water Ocean Topography Satellite Mission: Lessons Learned in Building User Engagement during the Pre-launch Era. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. N. 101,  
  • Fenoglio-Marc L., Buchhaupt C. (2020). TUDaBo a SAR Processing Prototype for GPOD, Altimetry coastal and Open Ocean Performance. Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document, ESA, EOEP-SEOM-EOPS-TN-17-046 
  • Schroeder, S., Springer, A., Kusche, A., Uebbing, B., Fenoglio, L., Diekkrueger, B., Pomeon, T. (2019). Niger discharge from radar altimetry: bridging gaps between gauge and altimetry time series Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4113–4128, 2019

  • Klos, A., Kusche, J., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Bos, M., Bogusz, J. (2019) Introducing a vertical land motion model for improving estimates of sea level rates derived from tide gauge records affected by earthquakes. GPS Solut., 23: 102.
  • Benveniste, J., Cazenave, A., Vignudelli, S., Fenoglio, L., Shah, R., Almar, R., Andersen, O., Birol, B., Bonnefond, P., Bouffard, J., Calafat, F., Cardellach, E., Cipollini, P., Le Cozannet, G., Dufau, C., Fernandes, J., Frappart, F., Garrison, J., Gommenginger, G., Han, G., Høyer, J.L. , Kourafalou, V., Leuliette, E., Li, Z., Loisel, H. , Madsen Skovgaard, K., Marcos, M., Melet, A., Meyssignac, B., Pascual, A., Passaro, M., Ribó, S., Scharroo, R., Song, T., Speich, S., Wilkin, J., Woodworth, P., Wöppelmann, G. (2019) Requirements for a Coastal Hazards Observing System, in Frontiers in Marine Science, Coastal Ocean Processes, Front. Mar. Sci.,

  • Fenoglio, L.,  Dinardo, S.,  Buchhaupt,  C., Uebbing, B.,  Scharroo, R.,   Kusche, J., Becker, M. and Benveniste, J. (2019) Calibrating CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3A sea surface heights along the German coast, In: International Association of Geodesy Symposia. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,
  • Andersen, O. B., Nielsen, K., Knudsen, P., Hughes, C. W., Bingham, R., Fenoglio-Marc, L.,Gravelle, M., Kern, M., Padilla Polo, S. (2018) Improving the coastal mean dynamic topography by geodetic combination of tide gauge and satellite altimetry,  Marine Geodesy, doi.10.1080/01490419.2018.1530320.

  • Wiese, A., Staneva, J., Schultz-Stellenfleth, J., Behrens, A., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Bidlot, J.-R. (2018)  Synergy of wind wave model simulations and satellite observations during extreme events, Ocean Science, os-2018-87.

  • Reale, F., Fabio Dentale, F., Pugliese Carratelli, E., Fenoglio-Marc, L. (2018) Influence of Sea State on Sea Surface Height Oscillation from Doppler Altimeter Measurements in the North Sea, Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 1100; Doi.10.3390/rs10071100.

  • Cazenave, A., WCRP Global Sea Level Budget Group (2018) Global sea-level budget 1993–present, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1551–1590,

  • Kusche, J., Uebbing, B., Rietbroek, R., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Bernzen, A. , Braun, B. (2018), Bangladesch – integriertes Monitoring in einer klimasensitiven Region. zfv – Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement 143 (1), 4-14. Doi.10.12902/zfv-0193-2017.

  • Legeais, J.-F., Ablain, M., Zawadzki, L., Zuo, H., Johannessen, J., Scharffenberg, M., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Fernandes, M.J., Andersen, O.B., Rudenko,S., Cipollini, P., Quartly, G.D., Passaro, M., Cazenave,A., Benveniste, J. (2018) An improved and homogeneous altimeter sea level record from the ESA Climate Change Initiative, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 281-301,

  • Dinardo, S., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Buchhaupt, C., Becker, M., Scharroo, R., Fernandez, J., Benveniste, J. (2018). Coastal SAR and PLRM Altimetry in German Bight and Western Baltic Sea, Advance in Space Research, Special Issue CryoSat-2,

  • Buchhaupt, C., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Dinardo, S., Scharroo, R., Becker, M. (2018) A fast convolution based waveform model for conventional and unfocused SAR altimetry. Advances in Space Research, Special Issue CryoSat-2,

  • Wahle, K., Staneva, J., Koch, W., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Ho-Hagemann, H., Stanev, E. (2017) An atmosphere-wave regional coupled model : improving prediction of wave heights and surface winds in the Southern North Sea. Ocean Science, 13, pp. 289301,

  • Staneva, J., Wahle, K., Koch, W., Behrens, A., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Stanev, E. (2017) Coastal flooding: impact of waves on storm surge during extremes. A case study for the German Bight. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, pp. 2373–2389,

  • Ablain, M., Legeais, J.-F., Prandi, P., Marcos, M., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Deng, H., Cazenave, A. (2016) Altimetry-Based Sea Level at Global and Regional Scales. Surveys in Geophysics, 38(1), pp. 731,

  • Marcos, M., Marzeion, B., Dangendorf, S., Slangen, A., Palanisamy H., Fenoglio-Marc, L. (2016) Internal variability versus anthropogenic forcing on sea level and its components. Surveys in Geophysics, 38(1), pp. 329348.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Scharroo, R., Annunziato, A., Mendoza, L., Lillibridge, J., Becker, M. (2015) Cyclone Xaver seen by geodetic observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(22), pp. 9925–9932, doi.10.1002/2015GL065989.

    Fenoglio-MarcL. (2015). Satellite geodesy for sea level and climate change, Fachrichtung Geodäsie Fachbereich Bau und Umweltingenieurwesen TU Darmstadt,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Dinardo, S., Scharroo, R., Roland, A., Dutour, M., Lucas, B., Becker, M., Benveniste, J. (2015) The German Bight: a validation of CryoSat-2 altimeter data in SAR mode. Advances in Space Research, 55(11), pp. 2641–2656,

  • Passaro, M., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Cipollini, P. (2015) Validation of significant wave height for improved satellite altimetry in the German Bight. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 54(4), pp. 2146–2156, doi.10.1109/TGRS.2014.2356331.

  • Tsimplis, M., Calafat, F., Marcos, M., Jordá, G., Gomis, D., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Struglia, M., Josey, S. (2013) The effect of the NAO on sea level and on mass changes in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118(2), pp. 944–952, doi.10.1002/jgrc.20078.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Mariotti, A., Sannino, G., Meyssignac, B., Carillo, A., Struglia, M. (2013) Decadal variability of the net water flux at the Mediterranean Gibraltar Strait. Global and Planetary Change, 100, pp. 1–10,

  • aus der Beek, T., Menzel, L., Rietbroek, R., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Grayek, S., Becker, M., Kusche, J., Stanev, E. (2012) Modeling the water resources of the Black and Mediterranean Sea river basins and their impact on regional mass changes. Journal of Geodynamics, 59–60, pp. 157–167, doi.10.1002/jgrc.20078g.2011.11.011.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Schöne, T., Illigner, J., Becker, M., Manurung & Khafid, P. (2012) Sea Level Change and Vertical Motion from Satellite Altimertry, Tide Gauges and GPS in the Indonesian Region. Marine Geodesy, 35, pp. 137–150,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Becker, M., Rietbroek, R., Kusche, J., Grayek, S., Stanev, E. (2012) Water mass variation in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Journal of Geodynamics, 59-60, pp. 168–162,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Braitenberg, C., Turini, L. (2011) Sea level variability and trends in the Adriatic Sea in 1993-2008 from tide gauges and satellite altimetry. Physics und Chemistry of the Earth, 40-41, pp. 47–58,

  • Gommerginger, Ch., Thibaut, P., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Deng, X., Gomez-Enri, J., Gao, Y. (2011) Coastal  Altimetry/Retracking altimeter waveforms near the coasts. Springer Verlag 2011, pp. 61-101,

  • Trisirisatayawong, I., Naeije, M., Simons, W.,  Fenoglio-Marc, L. (2011) Sea level change in the Gulf of Thailand from GPS corrected tide gauge data and multi-satellite altimetry. Global and Planetary Change, 76(3-4) pp. 137-151,

  • Tsimplis M., F. Raicich, Fenoglio-Marc, L., A.G.P. Shaw, M. Marcos , S. Somot, A. Bergamasco, (2011) Recent developments in understanding sea level rise at the Adriatic coasts. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Tel, E. (2010) Coastal and global sea level. Journal of Geodynamics, 49(3–4) pp. 151–160,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Fehlau, M., Ferri, L., Becker, M., Gao, Y., Vignudelli, S. (2008) Coastal Sea Surface Heights from Improved Altimeter Data in the Mediterranean Sea. In Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation, IAG Symposia.pp. 253–261,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Kusche, J., Becker, M., Fukumori, I. (2007) Comments on "On the steric and mass-induced contributions to the annual sea level variations in he Mediterranean Sea” by D. Garcia et al., J. of Geophysical Res., Vol. 112 (C12), doi:10.1029/2007JC004196.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Kusche, J., Becker, M. (2006) Mass variation in the Mediterranean Sea from GRACE and its validation by altimetry, steric and hydrologic fields. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(19), doi:10.1029/2006GL026851.

  • Tsimplis, M., Alvarez-Fanjul, E., Gomis, D., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Perez, B. (2005) Mediterranean Sea level trends:atmospheric pressure and wind contribution, Geophysical Research Letters, 32(20), doi.10.1029/2005GL023867.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Tel, E., Garcia, M., Kjaer, N. (2005) Inter-annual to decadal sea level change in the south-western Europe from satellite altimetry and in-situ measurements. In Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions, IAG Symposia, 129, pp. 242-247,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Groten, E., Dietz, C. (2004)  Vertical Land Motion in the Mediterranean Sea from altimetry and tide gauge stations. Marine Geodesy, 27 (3), pp. 683-701, doi.10.1080/01490410490883441.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., (2002) Long-term sea level change in the Mediterranean Sea from multi-mission satellite altimetry and tide gauges, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 27, pp. 1419-1431, doi.10.1016/S1474-7065(02)00084-0.

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L., Groten, E. (2002) Modeling the sea level variation for the unification of altimetric missions, Advances in Space Research, 30(11), pp. 2357-2362,

  • Fenoglio-Marc, L. (2001) Analysis and representation of regional sea level variability from altimetry and atmospheric data, Geophysical Journal International, 145(1), pp. 1-18, doi.10.1046/j.1365-246x.2001.00284.x.

  • Fenoglio-Marc L. (1996). Sea Surface Determination with Respect to European Vertical  Datums, PhD Thesis, Deutsche Geodätische Kommission, Heft Nr. 464, München

  • Fenoglio, L., Groten, E. (1995) Mean Sea Level Determination in small ocean basins using ERS-1 Altimetry in a combined approach, Manuscripta Geodaetica 20:394-407.

  • Groten E., Fenoglio, L., Mueller, T. (1994) A comparison between classical crossover techniques and a Stochastic Deterministic Approach, Advances in Space Research, 14(5), pp. 85-94. doi.10.1016/0273-1177(94)90101-5.


Contributions in Books

1. Ablain M., J.F.Legeais, P. Prandi, M. Marcos, L. Fenoglio-Marc, J. Benveniste, H.B. Diengand A. Cazenave(2016). Altimetry-Based Sea  Level at Global and Regional Scales, Surveys in Geophysics, Special Issue on Sea Level, in Integrative Study of the Mean Sea Level and its Components, ISSI Books DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9389-8, International Space Science Institute Workshop, Bern, 2–6 February 2015. Space Science Series of ISSI 

 2. Marcos M., B. Marzeion, Dangendorf S., A. Slangen, H. Palanisamy, L. Fenoglio-Marc. Internal variability versus anthropogenic forcing on sea level and its components, Special Issue on Sea Level, Integrative Study of the Mean Sea Level and its Components, Surveys in Geophysics, ISSI Books DOI 10.1007/s10712-016-9373-3, International Space Science Institute Workshop, Bern, 2–6 February 2015. Space Science Series of ISSI 

3. Fenoglio-Marc L. and Groten E. (2015). Time Varying Mean Sea Level in Freeden W., M.Z. Nashed, T. Sonar (Eds.), Handbook of Geomathematics, DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-27793-1, ISBN: 978-3-642-27793-1 (Online)

4. Bouffard J. , L. Roblou, F. Birol, A. Pascual, L. Fenoglio-Marc, M. Cancet, R. Morrow and Y. Ménard (2011). Assessment of improved coastal altimetry strategies over the north western Mediterranean Sea,in Vignudelli (eds), Coastal altimetry, Springer Verlag, 297-330,

5. Gommenginger C., P. Thibaut, L. Fenoglio-Marc, X. Deng, J. Gomez-Enri, Y. Gao (2011) Retracking altimeter waveforms near the coasts, in Vignudelli (eds), Coastal altimetry, Springer Verlag, 297-330,

6. Gomis D., Tsimplis M., Marcos, M., Fenoglio-Marc L., B. Perez, F. Raicich, I. Vilibic, G. Wöppelmann, S. Monserrat (2012) Mediterranean Sea Level Variability and trends in Lionello P. (eds.) The Climate of the Mediterranean Region from the past to the future, Elsevier, London, 257-299, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-398466-1.00004-5 

7. Tsimplis M.N., A.G.P.S. Shaw, A. Pascual, M. Marcos, M. Pasaric, L. Fenoglio-Marc(2007) Can we reconstruct the 20thcentury sea level variability in the Mediterranean Sea on the basis of recent altimetric measurements? In Remote Sensing of the European Sea, edited by A.Barale and M. Gade, Springer Science

Recent abstracts EGU etc.  

  • Benveniste, J., Dinardo, S., Buchhaupt, C., Scagliola, M., Passaro, M., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Sabatino, G., Ambrózio, A., and Restano, M.: SAR, SARin, RDSAR and FF-SAR Altimetry Processing on Demand for CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3 at ESA G-POD, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-12480,, 2021.


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