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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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Study

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

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

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Leipzig,
Recent measurements at TROPOS

Recent atmospheric measurements at TROPOS

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

Leipzig, 20.10.2014,
Vacancies

a PostDoc

The Leibniz-Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) is intensifying its experimental (laboratory and field) research in the area of aerosol cloud interactions. In this context we are looking for a PostDoc.

Leipzig, 07.10.2014,
Press releases

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

Leipzig, 20.05.2014,
Vacancies

Editor Assistant position available

Atmospheric Environment is the international journal for scientists and researchers in different disciplines interested in air pollution and its societal impacts.

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.

Leipzig, 13.01.2014,
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New website of the TROPOS now provides detailed information about the institute

The new website of the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research has been launched. The website www.tropos.de now provides much more detailed and current information about the work at the institute. The renewal was necessary because the former website no longer complied with the technical requirements.

Leipzig, 18.12.2013,
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Pollen influences optical properties of the atmosphere

Laser measurements show: pollen has considerably influence on air quality

Leipzig, 15.05.2013,
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European Research Infrastructures help to solve air quality issues

Brussels. Scientists have advocated for tightening the Air Quality Directive and expand research on air quality and climate change. Only appropriate investments in research can provide a solid basis for decision making in these areas that have major health and economic consequences for Europe’s citizens.

Leipzig, 14.05.2013,
Vacancies

Announcement for Master and Bachelor students

The working group "Tropospheric Aerosol" is continually looking for Master and Bachelor students.

Leipzig, 24.04.2012,
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Chacaltaya (5240 m) in Bolivia

The World highest monitoring station for measuring atmospheric composition change

Leipzig, 25.01.2012,
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African smoke reaches South America

Lidar measurements show intercontinental transport

Leipzig, 14.11.2011,
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Air pollution and volcanic ash cause more efficient freezing of clouds

Scientists found strong contrasts in cloud properties between the northern and southern hemisphere

Leipzig, 22.06.2011,
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Orientation of plancton effects the Oceans climate

Up to now scattering of light not sufficiently accounted for