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The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (IMK-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.


Klimawandel geht weiter

Auch während der Covid-19-Krise geht der Klimawandel weiter. Bei wirtschaftlicher Förderung zur Entwicklung nach Covid-19 muss Klimaneutralität eine wichtige Rolle spielen.

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Dissertation award for Julia Fuchs

Scientist honoured for best PhD thesis of the last two years.

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Composition and origin of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer (ATAL) uncovered

A comprehensive study lead by IMK-ASF and published in Nature Geoscience reveals solid ammonium nitrate particles forming due to ammonia emissions at ground as a major component of the ATAL at 12-18 km altitude.

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To the Nature Geoscience publication

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