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.

MessballonThomas Gulde
GLORIA-B launched on stratospheric balloon in Canada

This flight extends the time series of KIT measurements with specially developed IR remote sensing spectrometers on stratospheric balloons. Since 1989, 26 large balloon launches were carried out to investigate the chemical composition of the atmosphere (up to ~40 km) under changing conditions by climate change.

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Christian ScharunMelanie Bauer
Christian Scharun wins Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe

The jury and audience award of the Falling Walls Lab Karlsruhe went to Christian Scharun with "Breaking the Wall of Greenhouse Gas Emissions".

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