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, aerosols and clouds 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.

KIT is planning for climate research in space

The CAIRT satellite mission aims to clarify how the Earth's atmosphere reacts to climate change.

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Prof. Dr. Joachim Curtius (rechts) überreicht den Preis an Dr. Sören Johansson.M. Höpfner (KIT-IMK-ASF)
Dr. Sören Johansson receives the award for the best HALO publication

During the HALO (High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft) Symposium on 9 November 2023, Dr. Sören Johansson received the award for the best HALO publication 2023 for his work on upper atmosphere pollution from fires in the Amazonian region.

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Dr. Eva Pauli erhält den Lauer-Preis von Prof. Dr. Jörg Bendix (Lauer-Stiftung, links) und Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz, rechts). Foto: Jan Cermak Jan Cermak
Dr. Eva Pauli received the 2023 award of the Wilhelm-Lauer-Foundation

In the course of a festive event in Frankfurt on 21 September 2023, Dr. Eva Pauli received the 2023 award of the Wilhelm-Lauer-Foundation.

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