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Dr. Roswitha Marioth

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Phone: +49 721 608-43356

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Phone: +49 721 608-22801


Karlsruhe Meteorological Colloquium
Tuesday, 12. Mai 2020
Prof. Daniela Domeisen
Stratospheric contributions to sub-seasonal prediction
KIT, IMK-TRO, Campus Süd, Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1, Geb. 30.23 Seminarraum 13.OG
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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.



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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.


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.




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

Which are the large-scale processes that influence thunderstorm activity in Europe?

Research on extreme weather events and climate change has made significant steps forward in recent years. However, a better understanding of the influence of large-scale processes on thunderstorm activity is still required.

Performance criteria of wall-building materials under influence of climate change

A technical requirement profile for plasters was developed that actively intervenes in indoor climate by moisture storage and transport capacity.

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.


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.

Volcanic Ash Forecast with ICON-ART

Simulation of ash dispersion after the eruption of Raikoke volcano, one of the strongest eruptions during the last 30 years

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.

Convective precipitation using different grid spacing and land-surface representation

Modeled convective precipitation shows lower precipitation amounts using finer horizontal grid spacing and land-surface representation contributes about 20%.


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