Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Our Profil

At the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (ASF) four methods are developed to observe and understand the Earth’s atmosphere:

  • optical measurements from ground-based stations, in particular to observe long-term changes,
  • spatially highly-resolved measurements using instruments on board of stratospheric balloons and aircrafts,
  • satellite-based measurements that provide excellent spatial (up to global) coverage,
  • global numerical models for the interpretation of the measurements.

The IMK-ASF has close interactions with the other divisions of IMK (IMK-TRO, IMK-AAF, IMK-IFU) and has long-standing collaborations with leading research groups in Europe (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands,...) and world-wide (USA, Canada, Japan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Brazil,...), as well as with various international organizations (ESA, CNES, NASA, EUMETSAT, WMO, COSPAR,...) and industry (EADS Astrium, Bruker,...).

 

Sections of the IMK-ASF

KIT/DLR
Balloons, aircraft, satellites

Section of remote sensing of trace species from aircraft, balloons and satellites as well as in-situ measurements onboard aircraft.

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Ground-based remote sensing and meteorological satellites
KIT/DWD
Modelling of the atmosphere

Research Groups of the IMK-ASF

 

 

In-situ measurements onboard aircraft (TOP)

 

Satellite climatology (SKL)

 

Interactions in the Atmospheric System (IAS)

 

Remote sensing using aircraft and balloons (FFB)

 

Ground-Based FTIR Remote Sensing (BOD)

 

Global Modelling (MOD)

 

Satellite-borne remote sensing of trace gases (SAT)

 

 

Middle Atmosphere, Solar Variability, and Climate Interactions (MSK)