deutsch  | Home | Legals | Data Protection | Sitemap | KIT

Prof. Dr. Ch. Kottmeier
Head of the Institute

Dr. Roswitha Marioth

Office Campus South:
Phone: +49 721 608-43356

Office Campus North:
Phone: +49 721 608-22801


Karlsruhe Meteorological Colloquium
Tuesday, 30. Jun 2020
Dr. Catherine Meissner
Active meteorological research areas in wind energy
Former IMK-TRO members

Stay in touch with us and send us your contact details. more…

Atmospheric research at KIT is one of the best in the world

The current ranking of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the "Shanghai" ranking, lists KIT's atmospheric research in an outstanding 8th place in a global comparison. Compared to the previous year, KIT improved by eight places, making it the best university in Germany in this area.



Infobox 10117

Wettervorhersagen unserer Partner:

Welcome to the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department Troposphere Research (IMK-TRO). In the field of tropospheric research, fundamental research on climate, water cycle and trace gas budgets are carried out. These atmospheric processes such as turbulence, convection, cloud formation, aerosol physics, precipitation formation and exchange processes on the Earth's surface by measurements and theoretical methods are examined in detail. The results are used in models of the atmosphere to represent and predict processes in the climate system or weather phenomena.


Update on studies and teaching during to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We try to maintain the teaching activities in the summer semester as best as possible. You can find further information on the website under Study and Teaching.


A New Research Avenue for Improving Extreme Weather Prediction

A new dynamical systems method may improve the ability to predict extreme weather events and complement numerical weather predictions.

The DACCIWA rain gauge network in southern West Africa

On the usage of high-resolution rain gauges to monitor tropical rainfall and validate satellite-based preipitation products over Ghana.

Aircraft and lidar measurements during the CROSSINN campaign: complex cross-valley flow structure as never seen before

The CROSSINN project investigates the three-dimensional structure of valley flows in a major Alpine valley

Successful start of collaboration between IMK and University of Tsukuba

DAAD joint research project will study the subseasonal predictability of weather regimes in Europe and Asia.

Improved Forecast for aviation safety: The mixture does it

The representation of aerosol dynamics improves the forecast of volcanic ash dispersion

Cloud life cycles and glaciation observed by satellite

The temporal evolution of convective clouds, from initiation via glaciation to dissipation, is inferred using geostationary space-based measurements

Resolving Sahelian thunderstorms improves weather forecasts for Europe

A more realistic representation of summertime West African thunderstorms results in improved medium-range weather forecasts for the mid-latitudes

From Rain to Flood?

HYDREX 2019, Measuring campaign in the Müglitz valley in Saxony is about to be completed. Helmholtz research centres carry out joint measurement campaign on hydrological extremes.

How to understand better atmosphere’s influence on thunderstorm lifetime?

Ongoing research aims to identify meteorological quantities for the improvement of short-term thunderstorm forecasts in cooperation with DWD.