The IMK-ASF operates and owns numerous measuring devices worldwide. Long-term measurements to capture the composition of the atmosphere using various FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) devices take place within the framework of different networks such as NDACC, TCCON, or COCCON. Additionally, there are several stations that record surface temperatures, making a significant contribution to the validation of satellite data. The map below provides an overview of the currently operated measuring devices. Further information about each station, its equipment, and (if available) a link and time series of publicly accessible data can be found behind the respective station symbol.
In addition to stationary measurements, the IMK-ASF also utilizes airborne platforms for campaigns to investigate the atmosphere in different regions of the Earth. For this purpose, FTIR spectrometers developed in cooperation with colleagues from the Forschungszentrum Jülich are deployed on stratospheric balloons and high-altitude aircraft. An overview of past campaigns using these devices can be found here. As part of the European research infrastructure IAGOS-CARIBIC, regular measurements are conducted aboard a Lufthansa passenger aircraft. An overview and further information about these measurements can be found here.