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Prof. Dr. Ch. Kottmeier
Head of the Institute

Dr. Roswitha Marioth

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

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Phone: +49 721 608-22801


Karlsruhe Meteorological Colloquium
Tuesday, 16. Jun 2020
Dr. Erica Madonna
The link between jet stream variability, storm tracks, and high-latitude weather and climate
Former IMK-TRO members

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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.



The DACCIWA rain gauge network in southern West Africa

On the usage of high-resolution rain gauges to monitor tropical rainfall and validate satellite-based preipitation products over Ghana.

Aircraft and lidar measurements during the CROSSINN campaign: complex cross-valley flow structure as never seen before

The CROSSINN project investigates the three-dimensional structure of valley flows in a major Alpine valley

Improved Forecast for aviation safety: The mixture does it

The representation of aerosol dynamics improves the forecast of volcanic ash dispersion

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%.


Contribution of Mediterranean soil moisture conditions to heat wave intensity in Central Europe

European heat waves, such as those in summer 2003 and 2015, have a high heat-related mortality rate, e.g. 2003: 70,000 deaths

Climate change impacts on European olive orchards

Climate change will have a strong impact on southern European olive producing countries

Two YIN grants for interdisciplinary research

Young investigator group leaders cooperate with mathematicians and energy system modelers.

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.