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Climate Researchers Warn of Risks from Air Pollution in West Africa

Air Pollutants over Megacities Might Affect Regional Climate Change ...

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Transregio „Waves to Weather“

DFG supports current aspects of weather research at SFB/ Transregio 165 „Waves to Weather“. IMK is involved with many projects at Transregio.

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Atmospheric research in the Valley of the Dead Sea

Researchers Study Change in the Dead Sea Valley

New junior research group "Clouds and storm tracks"

A BMBF-funded junior research group has started on Sep 1, 2016 within the HD(CP)2 project.

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New EU project DACCIWA started

IMK-TRO coordinated €9M project “Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa” started...

Fires Pollute the Air in West Africa

KIT coordinates EU-funded project DACCIWA that studies the air over the coastal region of West Africa.

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Storm documentation of Deutsche Rück

In the current storm documentation of the Deutsche Rück the weather patterns of the last year and the ensuing natural hazard damage is described.

Cloud Physics: KIT Researcher Receives ERC Starting Grant

For her research on the composition of clouds, Professor Corinna Hoose is awarded an ERC Starting Grant in the amount of EUR 1.5 Million.

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SAVE THE DATE: REKLIM Regional conference in Karlsruhe

The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regional climate change) invites you to its 6th regional conference in Karlsruhe on 05/10/2016.

Implementation of first meteorological station in Palestine

Together with several stations in Israel and Jordan IMK-TRO operates its first permanent meteorological station in Palestine.

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Vaisala Award

Prof. Andreas Fink, IMK-TRO, has been decorated with the Vaisala Award at the Royal Meteorological Society. programm.

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PANDOWAE Final Symposium

Progress and Future Directions of Research on Predictability and Dynamics of midlatitude Weather Systems Karlsruhe, Germany, 18-21 May 2015

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Weather Measurement for Research and Education

The KIT weather station "Rheinstetten" has been operational since 10 years.

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Hitzewelle 2015 - Schwitzen auf der Wärmeinsel

Während der Hitzewelle Anfang August war es  in der Karlsruher Innenstadt bis zu 7 Grad wärmer...

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Mineral Dust

A new textbook from P. Knippertz und J.-B. Stuut dealing with state of the art research in the field of mineral dust is published by Springer. 

Cloud research for better weather and climate models

Measurement campaign in Jülich captures the spatial structure of the cloudy atmosphere more accurately than ever before - Climate scientists from the KIT with "KITcube" be involved.

Training course for the model system ICON-ART

A training course for the model system ICON-ART was held from July 7 to July 9, 2014 in the Hessian city Langen.

Comenius EduMedia Seal

The GeoPortal of Landesmedienzentrum Karlsruhe which is in parts operated in cooperation with the IMK (online tool about weather analysis and forecast) was decorated with the Comenius EduMedia Seal 2014. more...

IMK-TRO now at Facebook

The institute has now a Facebook-account. Link

App of the "South German Climate Office" now available. "Your Climate" presents locations in Karlsruhe with significance for the climate of the city. more...
Nachhaltigkeitstage Baden-Württemberg 2014

Das Süddeutsche Klimabüro präsentiert sich auf dem KIT-Campus Süd am 11. Juli

Registration: International REKLIM-Conference in Berlin, Germany from 6–9 October, 2014

"Our Climate – Our Future, Regional perspectives on a global challenge"

Organization Inside of the Chaos KIT-YIG have developed a new measurement approach which helps to a better understanding of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. more...
Supertyphoon 'Haiyan' Philippines CEDIM analyzes Tropical Cyclone "Haiyan" and its impacts in an interdisciplinary team. Results will be published here in a series of reports. more...
First European Hail Workshop, 25-27 June, Bern

IMK-TRO together with University of Bern, Meteo Swiss and Mobiliar Lab jointly organizes the 1st European Workshop in Bern.

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Olympia-Wetterbericht für Sotschi IMK-Forscher erstellen hoch aufgelöste Wetterprognosen für die deutschen Olympia-Teilnehmer mehr...
Internationales Messprogramm HyMeX im Mittelmeerraum mit KIT-Beteiligung gestartet

Die Intensivmessphase (Special Observation Period, SOP) des Forschungsprogramms HyMeX (Hydrological Cycle of the Mediterranean Experiment) begann offiziell am 4. September und wird bis zum November durchgeführt. 

Wissenschaftsfestival „Effekte“

Im Rahmen von CEDIM präsentiert sich das Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK) beim Wissenschaftsfestival „Effekte“ (22.-23.6.13) in Karlsruhe

Heavy thunderstorms with tornados over the Great Plains and Mid-West of the USA

Badly affected was Oklahoma, where an EF5-Tornado struck Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City.

Wettergefahren-Frü (german)
Aktuelle Informationen zum Starkregen/Hochwasser in Mitteleuropa und im nördlichen Alpenraum

Das stationäre Regenband im Osten Deutschlands brachte bis Montagmorgen weitere 24-stündige Niederschlagssummen zwischen verbreitet 20 und 40 mm.

Wetter aus Karlsruhe für erfolgreiche Segelflug-Weltmeisterschaft deutscher Piloten In Argentinien fand vom 5.-20.1.2013 die Segelflug-Weltmeisterschaft statt. Meteorologen des KIT waren in verschiedener Weise daran beteiligt. mehr...
Winter im März - normal? Der Winter im März 2013 war sehr ungewöhnlich hinsichtlich Intensität und Andauer... mehr

Temperaturen unter Null Grad und länger anhaltender Regen - das waren die Zutaten für eine ausgeprägte Glatteislage. Insbesondere im Südwesten Deutschlands sorgte dies am 20. Januar 2013 für teilweise erhebliche Behinderungen. Vereiste Böden und Oberleitungen ...

HyMeX (HYdrological cycle in Mediterranean EXperiment)

In the HyMeX project, among other things, the formation of high impact weather in the western Mediterranean is investigated in detail.

Extreme Hitze in USA

Nach einem rekordverdächtig warmen Frühjahr setzte sich die Wärme und Hitze im Sommer 2012 über den USA und über Nordamerika beständig fort. Der Juli 2012 ging in den USA als heißester Juli seit Aufzeichnungsbeginn ein. Im Kanadisch-Arktischen Archipel und auf Grönland wurde massiver Eisschwund beobachtet.

32nd "Sparkassen" - Prize awarded to Dipl.-Met. Marie Kapsch

For her diploma thesis "Longterm variability of hail-related weather types in an ensemble of regional climate models" at the IMK-TRO Marie Kapsch was awarded the "Sparkassen" - prize.

YIG Dual-Doppler Lidar

Young Investigator Group "Exploring Coherent Structures Using Dual-Doppler Lidar Systems" at IMK-TRO


The combined weatherforecast and particle dispersion model COSMO-ART is running operational now.

COPS: Results published

A Special Issue of the „Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society“ has been published with results of the COPS project aiming at an improvement of precipitation forecasts in weather prediction models. The main findings were presented to the public in a press conference.

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KITcube: Measuring operations started

The atmospheric observation system "KITcube" was passed to its purpose on 15th November 2011 by the Vice President of KIT, Dr. Peter Fritz.
In Hatzenbühl/Pfalz measurements in the atmosphere began that contribute to a better understanding of the weather.

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Land der Ideen
Award for AERO-TRAM

As part of the competition for innovative ideas the AERO-TRAM was awarded. It has been developed and operated by the IMK-TRO in collaboration with the Karlsruhe public transport operators and the company enviscope. The city railway measures air quality in the greater area of Karlsruhe. The award was presented during the KIT annual celebration 2011 to the leading scientists of the project, Dr. B. Vogel and Dr. U. Corsmeier.

"Land der Ideen"

The Cold Spell in Europe at the beginning of February - an Analysis

On the webpage of Wettergefahren-Frühwarnung (german) there is an analysis available now concerning the cold spell in Europe at the beginning of February 2012 with detailed informations about the weather situation, measuring data, a climatological classification and many pictures.

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KIT Doctoral Award 2011 goes to Dr. Katja Träumner

The head of the Young Investigator Group "EDDy" at IMK-TRO has been awarded as part of the KIT annual celebration with the KIT Doctoral Award 2011 for her PhD thesis on entrainment processes at the upper edge of the boundary layer. The work is based among other things on measurements in the atmosphere with a lidar instrument.

Special information about Fukushima

Current weather forecasts and calculated dispersion of contaminated air

Disaster in Japan - impacts for nuclear facilities

Expert groups of KIT evaluate incidents in Fukushima.

THORPEX European Regional Meeting

'THORPEX European Regional Meeting' , 24-27 May 2011, at  "Karlsruher Schloss, Gartensaal"

Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud

In a joint initiative of KIT and DWD a pre-operational version of COSMO-ART Model was created.
This model provides predictions of the spread of ash particles.

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15th UN Climate Change Conference

At the UN climate change conference the nations of the world come togehter in order to agree on a new Climate Protection Agreement.

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10 years "Lothar"

Recent television reports with contributions from KIT give a review of the storm of the century "Lothar".

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For the first time a tram is used as carrier for measurement equipment to make a study of air quality in an urban area.