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Prof. Dr. J. Orphal
H.-v.-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Leopoldshafen
Tel: +49 721 608-29121
Fax: +49 721 608-24742

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Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing

The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (ASF) investigates dynamic, microphysical and chemical processes in the Earth’s atmosphere, with the goal to understand, quantify and predict its natural variability and long-term changes.

Accurate measurements of atmospheric trace gases from various observational platforms (ground-based stations, air craft, balloons, satellites) provide the data that are required for the modelling of atmospheric processes.

Particular focus of the activities of IMK-ASF is to investigate the complex links and feedbacks between climate change, dynamics and transport, and atmospheric chemistry.


Messung der Emissionen
Volatile organic compound emissions from the oil and natural gas industry

Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with oil and
natural gas production in the Uintah Basin, Utah were measured with great
detail from a mobile laboratory using PTR-MS instruments. One of the
instruments was developed at ASF. 
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Recent increase of HCl observed

HCl is an indicator of ozone destroying substances in the stratosphere. In a recently published Nature paper, ASF-Scientists together with international colleagues, found a recent increase of HCl but could show that a change of the stratospheric circulation is responsible.
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High-altiutude balloon flight over Canada: Researchers Measure Ozone-depleting Bromine compounds How much does bromine affect stratospheric ozone? Answering this question has been the primary objective of measurements by a multi-instrument gondola carried by a high-altitude balloon on 7-8 September 2014. The gondola accommodates a unique combination of remote sensing instruments coordinated by IMK-ASF of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the University of Heidelberg.
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KIT-Forscher messen Emissionen der Hauptstadt Eine neue Methode, um den Treibhausgasausstoß von Großstädten und anderen räumlich begrenzten Quellen zu messen, haben Wissenschaftler des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) entwickelt. to the press release
Remote sensing of greenhouse gases aboard RV Polarstern

Scientists from KIT measure atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane
concentrations from aboard the research vessel Polarstern.

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Debatte: Über den Umgang mit Unsicherheiten Beitrag von Prof. Dr. Johannes Orphal in der Zeitschrift "Karlsruher Transfer".
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