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Improve indoor climate, reduce heat load in buildings

Summerly heat waves significantly affect indoor comfort.

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Measurements of atmospheric dust concentration at the Dead Sea

Insights into dust storm through new dust measurements at the Dead Sea.

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Recognize health-threatening heat islands in the city

If cities are too warm, this is also due to certain settlement structures.

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Less reliable wind energy production in Europe due to climate change?

Climate change could impede the wind energy production in Europe.

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Significant for air quality: understanding wind fields in the city

Wind and weather are decisive factors for air quality and climate in agglomerations.

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Tracing water over Africa

New collaboration of scientists from Karlsruhe, Zurich and Berlin to investigate the pathways of water vapour in the atmosphere!

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Flash floods in megacities of Africa and Southeast Asia

Better weather forecasts could have a noticeable influence on the agricultural, economic and social development in Africa.

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The enigma of low-level clouds over southern West Africa

State-of-the art measurements with the mobile platform KITcube allow to detect decisive processes and parameters for low-level cloud formation.

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Support cities with practical climate parameters in everyday life

Possibilities of the cities adapting to the climate change!

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Improving weather forecasts on sub-seasonal time scales

A better understanding of the dynamical processes governing sub-seasonal predictability and novel forecast products help improving 10-60 day weather forecasts.

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Researching Tram - on track of air pollution

Special prepared trams on the way between Karlsruhe city center and the surrounding area!

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Weakening of extratropical cyclones by cloud-radiative interactions

Idealized model simulations suggest that clouds and their radiative interactions might have an important and so far not studied impact on extratropical weather systems.

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Spanien+Satellit
State-of-the-art data bases to advance understanding on extreme weather

Stronger, more frequent weather extremes will occur under climate change. Improved understanding of these phenomena is vital to minimize damages.

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Flood risk in southwest Germany

An interdisciplinary research project between IMK-TRO, IWG and GPI enables the estimations of the flood risk in Germany.

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ESKP theme special "Metropolises under pressure"

Online dossier on the development of megacities, urban climate and quality of life, question of resources and threat of natural hazards.

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RegKlim
Modeling European and Arctic (Paleo)Climate at Regional Scales

High resolution isotope enabled regional climate models can improve significantly water isotope climatologies.

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How swelling of aerosols is dimming the atmosphere in Africa

Aerosol particles can take up huge amounts of water. This reduces the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface.

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First evaporation measurements at the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is shrinking. We measured the decisive factor - evaporation.

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Palaeoklima
Downscaling of paleoclimate model data

Downscaling of paleoclimate data offers new perspectives to comapare climate model and proxy data.

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New insights into century-scale rainfall variability over Africa

Using the longest and most comprehensive gauge series for Africa, Andreas Fink puts recent droughts into a longer term perspective.

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Peter Knippertz and Andreas Fink awarded with a prize.

“Meteorology of Tropical West Africa; the forecasters’ handbook” has been awarded by the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) with the prize “2017 ASLI Choice”.

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Was the earth a snowball?

Aiko Voigt gets to the bottom of the phenomenon at KIT. The results could provide insights into the extent to which life on other planets is possible.

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Reliable wind power for Europe

Comment of Prof. Joaquim G. Pinto and Dr. Christian M. Grams about the impact of climate change on European wind power

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Willis hail project is one of the Willis Tower Watson flagship projects

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