Welcome to the webpages of the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Research and publications

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

More info


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

More info


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

More info

Recent measurements at TROPOS

Recent atmospheric measurements at TROPOS

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

Leipzig, 26.09.2023,
Press releases

OLALA - A new laboratory for atmospheric research

Optical studies on desert dust for "sharper" satellite images

Leipzig, 07.09.2023,
Press releases

TROPOS measurement campaign on small-scale variability of sunlight in the USA successfully concluded

important climate data at the Earth’s surface for the latest satellite generations and the energy transition.

Leipzig, 30.08.2023,
Press releases

Direct formation of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere without considering SO2

A new reaction pathway shows direct formation of sulfuric acid from reduced sulfur compounds that is particularly important at cloud edges and over the pristine oceans.

Leipzig, 29.08.2023,
Press releases

PHILEAS: HALO takes off from Anchorage for further measurement flights

Press release of Forschungszentrum Jülich and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Leipzig, 07.08.2023,
Press releases

Up, up, and away with PHILEAS: LO research aircraft investigates the transport of greenhouse gases and aerosols over the Pacific Ocean

Press release by Forschungszentrum Jülich and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Leipzig, 28.07.2023,
Press releases

Last experiments of the Aeolus satellite for TROPOS before re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere

TROPOS involvement throughout the mission and preparations for the upcoming EarthCARE mission.

Leipzig, 17.07.2023,
Press releases

Arctic atmosphere has become significantly moister, regional storm activity increasing

Climate researchers’ findings make magazine cover - Media release by Leipzig University

Leipzig, 29.06.2023,
Press releases

Smoke from Canadian wildfires has been hanging over Germany for weeks.

New method improves detection of smoke particles in the atmosphere.

Brussels/Leipzig, 26.04.2023,
Press releases

ACTRIS - Largest multi-site infrastructure for atmospheric research worldwide officially launched

ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) was established as a European research infrastructure to provide science, industry and public authorities with access to a wide range of high-quality data, technologies, services and resources, and to promote cutting-edge research and international cooperation in the field of atmospheric research.

Leipzig, 21.02.2023,
Press releases

New cloud research project launched at the German Antarctic station Neumayer-III

First long-term measurements of the relationships between aerosols and clouds in a "clean-air laboratory".

Leipzig, 24.01.2023,

Topics for master and bachelor thesis

At TROPOS topics for master and bachelor theses are constantly announced and supervised. For an overview of the current announcements please click.

York/Leeds/Leipzig, 19.01.2023,
Press releases

Extensive field measurements of nitrous acid in the marine atmosphere

Scientists have shed new light on the ‘self-cleaning’ capacity of the atmosphere.

Leipzig, 20.12.2022,
Press releases

Loon stratospheric balloons confirm wind data from Aeolus

Researchers recommend more vertical measurements for follow-up mission

Leipzig, 19.12.2022,
Press releases

What is the role of gel particles in the formation of clouds?

MarParCloud campaign compares concentrations of transparent exopolymer particles (TEPs) in the ocean and in the atmosphere for the first time

Brüssel/Leipzig, 01.12.2022,
Press releases

How to improve indoor air quality?

Large EU project starts with particle experts from TROPOS

Leipzig, 30.11.2022,
Press releases

Nature: Researchers from Leipzig call for a joint research agenda linking research on climate extremes and biodiversity

Press release by iDiv and Leipzig University

Leipzig/Waihōpai, 18.11.2022,
Press releases

German researchers in New Zealand on the traces of climate change

German and New Zealand researchers measure together in the South Pacific