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.

 Lea Eisenstein
Artificial intelligence helps distinguish high-wind areas in winter storms

New software RAMEFI allows an objective identification and thus detailed analysis of forecast errors in winterstorms

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Wolken_KlimageschichteIMK-TRO
Clouds played an important role in the history of climate

Global models show the crucial influence of clouds on changes in Earth’s climate and on conditions for the evolution of life

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PI_2022_67_750x500.pngDominik Kuhn
Climate Change and Land-use Changes Increase Likelihood of Flood Events

New Studies on the 2021 Floods in the Eifel Region and on Future Trends of Such Extreme Events

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 Andreas Wieser
Evaluation of the urban climate model PALM-4U over Stuttgart

Hight time-resolved Doppler Lidar measurements of vertical wind in Stuttgart enable validation of turbulence parameters in urban climate model PALM-4U

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 S. Mohr KIT
11. REKLIM-Konferenz „Klimawandel in Regionen“: Saubere Luft ̶ Saubere Energie

Date: September 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Location: KIT, Campus South, Geb. 30.10, NTI lecture hall

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 C. Grams
In search of the culprit for mispredictions of high-pressure situations

Warm conveyor belts associated with low-pressure systems are linked to the prediction of persistent high-pressure systems over Europe

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 Markus Breig (KIT)
Interactive globe of the IMK-TRO at Hannover Messe 2022

The South German Climate Office and CEDIM present current projects and results from climate and risk research at the Hannover Messe from 30.05.-02.06.2022.

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    EUMETSAT/Dundee University
How to measure the "pulse" of the tropical atmosphere?

New paper led by IMK-TRO’s Peter Knippertz brings together international experts to systematically compare methods to identify equatorial waves

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  D. Moses
“Vertical mapping” of airborne microorganisms with measurements from KIT meteorological tower

Meteorological tower at KIT Campus North contributes to research on the microbiome in the atmosphere; the results were recently published in PNAS.

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