Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (IMK-ASF)

The IMK-ASF

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.

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Atmospheric research: Airbus A350 becomes a research aircraft

In the IAGOS-CARIBIC European research infrastructure coordinated by KIT, a 1.7-ton measurement laboratory is used in the cargo hold of a converted passenger aircraft. The technical requirements for this have now been met.

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ECRA
10th anniversary of the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)

The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) celebrates its 10th anniversary on 10 March 2021. Interview with climate researcher Peter Braesicke, Chair of the Alliance.

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Digital GipfelKIT
Digital Summit 2020: Understanding methane emissions from the North Sea

Scientists want to evaluate local methane sources in the North Sea using high-resolution modelling.

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