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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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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Atmospheric Research: The CAIRT Satellite Concept Selected as a Candidate for "Earth Explorer 11”

ESA Has Selected Four Candidates for a New Earth Observation Satellite – KIT’s Proposal Focuses on Changes in the Earth's Atmosphere.

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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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