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.

Climate research: ICON weather and climate model goes open source

Public access contributes to better transparency in science and makes it possible to jointly improve climate predictions worldwide.

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The Institute mourns Thomas von Clarmann

"You can't give life more days, but you can give days more life."


The IMK-ASF mourns the loss of its colleague Thomas von Clarmann, who sadly passed away on 13.01.2024.

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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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