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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, 21. Jan 2020
PD Dr. Johannes Schneider
Aircraft-based single particle composition measurements in the Arctic:
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.



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%.


White Christmas: A challenge for Subseasonal Prediction!?

Weather regimes and stratospheric conditions together change odds for regional weather extremes and subseasonal predictability in winter.

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

Relative impact of aerosol, soil moisture and orography on convection

For the first time, the relative impact of orography, soil moisture and aerosols on precipitation over Germany was analyzed for different weather regimes.

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.

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.