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Prof. Dr. Ch. Kottmeier
Head of the Institute

Dr. U. Corsmeier

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

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


Karlsruhe Meteorological Colloquium
Tuesday, 28. Mai 2019
Prof. Trude Storelvmo
Mixed phase clouds and climate: from small scale understanding to large scale impacts
KIT, CN, IMK, Geb. 435, Raum 2.05



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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.


Job Opening

There is an opening for a full professorship (W3) in Meteorology at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO). We are looking for a leading scientist with an outstanding track record in the broad area of fundamental research in meteorology/atmospheric sciences.


Forensic Disaster Analyses of Cyclone IDAI

In March, tropical storm IDAI caused many deaths, injuries and severe damage to buildings, highways and critical infrastructure in South East Africa.

Doktorand des KIT wird Schmidt Science Fellow

Andreas Schlüter, Doktorand am IMK-TRO des KIT
ist der einzige Schmidt Science Fellow aus Deutschland.

Practical tailored climate parameters for climate adapation

Climate change affects many fields of action. The integration of adaptation experience into the analysis of regional climate simulations provides a basis for the implementation of adaptation measures.

Hagelschäden Sydney
Severe hail damage in Sydney – an extreme event?

IMK-TRO joined forces with insurance partners to understand Australia hail risk.

Countless feather clouds

Contrails reduce photovoltaic production!

Will there be a flood after the heat wave?

Heavy precipitation events are investigated by IMK-TRO in the Eastern Ore Mountains when KITcube joins the MOSES observation system starting in spring 2019.

Auto unter Baum
Convective wind gusts in Germany

Extreme gusts in summer are often associated with severe damage.

Particulate Matter Pollutes the Air above Africa too

Impact of air pollution on climate, humans and the environment as well as the role of the West African summer monsoon – German-African consortium presents policy brief.

Process-oriented Understanding of weather forecast error

Cloud-condensational processes associated with weather systems can amplify forecast error and result in severe “forecast busts” of the large-scale circulation.