Welcome to the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Department Troposphere Research (IMK-TRO)

The institute deals adresses important scientific questions of the atmosphere and climate and carries out projects in close cooperation with other research institutions. It conveys basic knowledge about the atmosphere and the climate system to students of meteorology and other disciplines in its courses.Findings from research are among others presented in publications and research highlights on this website. In addition, the research results are made available for applications in politics, administration, business and for citizens.

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New insights into disagreement between models about tropical rainfall

A simple diagnostic tool elucidates why mean rainfall differs in tropical aquachannel simulations with different configurations

Climate research: ICON weather and climate model goes open source

Public access brings greater transparency to science and enables collaborative efforts to improve environmental forecasting worldwide

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Sustainability Innovation Campus launched

The South German Climate Office was successful with a start-up project for heat adaptation in small municipalities in Baden-Württemberg

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“EE meets EP” – Helmholtz Program “Earth and Environment” meets European Parliament

A delegation of researchers from seven Helmholtz centers traveled to Brussels to engage with political and other stakeholders around the European Union

ICON goes open source

The renowned weather and climate model ICON is now being made available to society under an open source licence with the participation of KIT researchers.

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AGU Geophysical Monograph on Clouds and Their Climatic Impacts

New book edited by Sylvia C. Sullivan and Corinna Hoose explores the complexity of clouds.

How hot will our summers get?

A high-resolution climate simulation ensemble reveals the future development of heatwaves with climate change and the local heat stress for southern Germany.

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Andreas Fink zu Kipppunkten im Klimasystem

Abschmelzen der Westantarktis erscheint unumgänglich – trotzdem positive Trends nicht aus den Augen verlieren

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Serial clustering of different weather extremes

This project investigates temporal clustering of different extremes based on building insurance data and with respect to potential meteorological triggers


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