new DFG-CRC approved : "ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms: (AC)3". By Leipzig University, the University of Bremen, the University of Cologne, AWI & TROPOS will starts 2016.
Correspondet of the German TV news "Tagesthemen" reports on the impact of climate change to Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia at the highest atmospheric measurement station of the WMO's "Global Atmosphere Watch Programme". At an altitude of 5240 m TROPOS among others conducts also long term measurements at this station.
Leibniz anniversary 2016 in Leipzig: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is often described as the last polymath and one of the most famous scientists of the city of Leipzig. 2016 is the 370th anniversary of his birth and the 300th of his death. More about historical and contemporary places in Leipzig at the webpage of the city (in German only).