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.To press release
The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) celebrates its 10th anniversary on 10 March 2021. Interview with climate researcher Peter Braesicke, Chair of the Alliance.To interview
Scientists want to evaluate local methane sources in the North Sea using high-resolution modelling.To press release
The German Meteorological Society awards honorary membership to Professor Herbert Fischer, former director of the IMK-ASF (1986-2009).To the German Meteorological Society
The "Digital Earth" project with KIT participation was awarded a special prize for Digital Science at the Digital Leader Award.To press release
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.To the project website
In the BLUESKY project, scientists are investigating the effects that the shutdown of social and economic life has on the atmosphere.To press release (in German)
Even during the Covid 19 crisis, climate change continues. Climate neutrality must play an important role in economic support for development after Covid-19.more information
Scientist honoured for best PhD thesis of the last two years.More Information
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.
To the paper (SharedIt)
Jennifer Schröter and Christian Scharun from IMK-ASF got the invitation to talk on the podcast „Modellansatz“ of the Department of Mathematics of KIT.
This podcast deals with recent modelling activities and strategies for the global atmospheric model ICON-ART. Together with Gudrun Thäter they discuss challenges when it comes to modelling the greenhouse gase methane, in particular.
The modelling activities are carried out in the scope of the Helmholtz Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity (ESM) and Digital Earth (DE) project.
A workshop on “Opportunities for scientific collaboration between Argentina, Chile and Germany in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere of the Southern Hemisphere”, organized by KIT-IMK-ASF and CONICET, the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina, was held in Buenos Aires from 30-31 October 2018. More than 30 scientists from Germany, Argentina and Chile took part to discuss and define possible joint projects.
The Executive Summary (ES) of the “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018” has been released. In a large international effort scientists, including KIT IMK-ASF researchers, have been assessing the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer. The ES describes the current state and projected recovery of the ozone layer, including when the ozone hole will vanish.
In the "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)" Atmospheric Sciences at KIT ranked 16th world-wide, 1st in Germany, and best research field at KIT.
Paper in Science describes implications of emissions from Asian air pollution.
Reinhard Süring Foundation honors scientist at 11th German Climate Symposium.
Académie des Sciences in Paris würdigt Karlsruher KlimaforscherZur Presseinformation
The main goal of these observations was to check the current understanding of stratospheric bromine chemistry and to estimate the amount of lower-stratospheric inorganic bromine, which has been assessed to be about 21–25 pptv.
shed light on the variation of the stratospheric residual circulation in time scales of years, and help to uncover gaps of current understanding.
In the project Namib Fog Life Cycle Analysis (NaFoLiCA), scientists from the KIT are investigating the dynamics of the fog in the Namib together with other partners.
Research aircraft HALO: Atmospheric scientists investigate the connections between monsoon and greenhouse gases and their effects on the global climate.
Climate research: International team investigates the air at altitudes of up to 20 kilometers - ammonia is the focus of the KIT scientists.
Mission with the research aircraft HALO investigates the influence of air pollution from large european cities on the earth's atmosphere.
The Scientific Council evaluates infrastructures as the basis for the decision on the National Roadmap. He describes the data generated by the AtmoSat concept as "unique" and "of the highest relevance".
Statement by the German Climate Consortium (DKK) with the participation of Prof. Braesicke on the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement
The IMK-ASF is organizing on 05/06 July the 2nd International POLSTRACC Science Workshop.
With the new emission module, the atmospheric distribution of acetone was simulated with ICON-ART for the first time.