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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, 28. Apr 2020
Prof. Dr. Anke Nölscher
Titel folgt
KIT, Campus Nord, Gebäude 435, Seminarraum 2.05

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.



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.



1st ClimXtreme – Module A meeting takes place in Karlsruhe1. ClimXtreme - Modul A Treffen findet in Karlsruhe statt

On the 9th and 10th of January 2020, the IMK held the first Climate change and eXtreme Events (ClimXtreme) project meeting, devoted to Module A, Physics and Processes.

Stratospheric impact on cold spell predictability: The 2018 case

The predictability of the 2018 late-winter Eurasian cold spell was increased by stratospheric conditions.In mid-February 2018, there was a change

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

Subsiding air masses partly responsible for hot spells

KIT climatologists found subsiding parcels of upper level air being reponsible for extreme hot spells rather than hot air being transported from the South.

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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.

Strong increase of heat stress in Germany in the near future

In some regions of Germany, heat stress will increase significantly towards the middle of the century

Two YIN grants for interdisciplinary research

Young investigator group leaders cooperate with mathematicians and energy system modelers.

Local and precise: neural networks in the weather forecast

Scientists from meteorology and mathematics at KIT have jointly developed a new method that corrects errors in weather forecasting on the basis of artificial intelligence.


Clouds modify jet stream response to global warming

Climate model simulations indicate strong impact of clouds on the circulation response to global warming and regional climate change