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Research and publications

TROPOS conducts multifold studies, research projects and technologies to investigate troposheric aerosols and clouds and their interaction.

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On this website you will find lecture timetables, the doctoral seminar, schools and conferences as well as topics for master themes.

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Discover and learn more about the fascinating world of swimming laboratories, cloud formation and african dust in South America.

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Recent measurements at TROPOS

Recent atmospheric measurements at TROPOS

TROPOS enables the permanent observation of atmospheric parameters like aerosol pollution and cloud properties.

Leipzig, 30.09.2015,
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Surface of the oceans affects climate more than thought

first detected abiotic source of isoprene

Leipzig, 26.08.2015,

Postdoctoral scientist (PostDoc)

The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research e.V. (TROPOS) in Leipzig (Germany) is seeking a

Rostock/Leipzig, 28.07.2015,
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METEOR expedition „BioChemUpwell“ takes a close look at upwelling zones in the Baltic Sea

Chemists of TROPOS investigate exchange processes between ocean and atmosphere

Leipzig, 07.07.2015,
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Volcanic eruptions slow down climate change

Volcanic aerosols have acted as a natural umbrella to slow down global temperature increase from greenhouse gases

Leipzig, 18.06.2015,
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The path of light - International Symposium on light scattering in Leipzig

Leipzig. From June 22 to June 26 2015 scientists from all over the world meet at the 15th Electromagnetic & Light Scattering Conference ELS XV.

Leipzig, 03.06.2015,
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EU invests 10 million euros into a research infrastructure for aerosols, clouds and trace gases

TROPOS coordinates remote sensing and the European Centre for Aerosol Calibration in ACTRIS-2.

Leipzig/Helsinki, 26.05.2015,
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Researchers solve another piece of the puzzle how forests can effect our climate.

how forest emitted compounds affecting cloud seeds via formation of low-volatility vapours

Cabo Verde, 21.05.2015,
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Scientific networking at a research hotspot

International science symposium and summer school held in Cape Verde

Berlin, 22.01.2015,
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Leibniz strengthens dust research in Leipzig

a new working group on modelling and remote sensing of mineral dust in the atmosphere

Leipzig, 10.12.2014,
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Well-known oxidation mechanism also operative in the atmosphere – with far-reaching effects

Researchers discover mechanism of rapid formation of extremely low volatile organic compounds

Leipzig, 09.12.2014,
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Haagen-Smit Prize to Aerosol researchers

European team of Aerosol researchers with participation of TROPOS awarded

Leipzig, 24.10.2014,
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CADEX investigates dust over Central Asia

Tajik Academy of Sciences and TROPOS cooperate on aerosol research

Leipzig, 07.10.2014,
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Cloud towers above the Amazon

Scientists have successfully studied the formation of clouds and precipitation above the Brazilian rainforest with the research aircraft HALO

Leipzig, 02.10.2014,
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Soot Aerosols - Workshop on Measurement methods and perspectives

European researchers discuss new methods at the TROPOS

Leipzig, 29.07.2014,
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TROPOS-Researcher under the world-wide most influencing scientists

Only nine German scientists are listed under the „Highly Cited Researchers “in the field of geo-science

Davos, 24.04.2014,
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Experts warn against geo-engineering: considering the risks of unintended side effects

statements of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP) and the International Radiation Commission (IRC)

Leipzig, 26.02.2014,
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New gas-phase compounds form organic particle ingredients

Helsinki/Jülich/Leipzig. Scientists made an important step in order to better understand the relationships between vegetation and climate. So-called extremely low-volatility organic compounds, which are produced by plants, could be detected for the first time during field and laboratory experiments in Finland and Germany. These organic species contribute to the formation of aerosol that can affect climate and air quality, they report in this week’s issue of the journal NATURE. The results may help to explain discrepancies between observations and theories about how volatile organic compounds produced by vegetation are converted into atmospheric aerosol – especially over forested regions.