Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research


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.

Atmospheric research between Germany and Tierra del Fuego - the SouthTRAC campaign

For the SouthTRAC aircraft measurement campaign, a KIT team and other partners started to Tierra del Fuego at the end of 2019 and targeted the so far little explored southern atmosphere.

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Atmospheric research: Pollutant concentration during the corona pandemic

In the BLUESKY project, scientists are investigating the effects that the shutdown of social and economic life has on the atmosphere.

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Climate change continues

Even during the Covid 19 crisis, climate change continues. Climate neutrality must play an important role in economic support for development after Covid-19.

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