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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, 14.05.2024,

Scientific employee for the investigation of 3D cloud-radiation effects (m, f, d, n.a.)

The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) is a research institute of the Leibniz Association and an internationally renowned institute in the field of aerosol and cloud research.

Leipzig, 17.04.2024,
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Aral Sea has made Central Asia significantly dustier

Study by TROPOS and FU Berlin compares dust emissions in the 1980s and 2010s

Leipzig, 21.03.2024,

Scientific Officer/Coordinator (m, f, d, n.a.)

The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) is a research institute of the Leib-niz Association and an internationally renowned institute in the field of aerosol and cloud re-search.

Leipzig, 11.04.2024,
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Second dust conference in the Earth's desert belt

German-Uzbek cooperation brings researchers together

Leipzig, 20.03.2024,
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New Leibniz Science Campus researches wild fires and climate

Smoke at the centre of the joint project

Leipzig, 01.02.2024,
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EarthCARE: Tracking interactions in Earth's atmosphere

Germany plays a key role in the algorithm development & data interpretation of the mission.

Mainz/Leipzig, 10.01.2024,
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Start of major aircraft measurement campaign in the Australian Pacific

Third and final part of the CAFE research expedition to study photochemistry and aerosol particle formation in the tropical atmosphere

Leipzig, 20.12.2023,
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Corona pandemic has reduced the melting of Himalayan glaciers.

Clean air would make water supplies safer for billions of people.

Leipzig, 13.12.2023,
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How forests smell – a risk for the climate?

New study by Leipzig University, TROPOS and iDiv on the link between biodiversity and climate

Leipzig/Köln/Bremen, 24.11.2023,
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Research to continue on Arctic amplification and its global impacts

Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio 172 “Arctic Amplification (AC)³” renewed again

Leipzig, 21.11.2023,
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Effect of aerosol particles on clouds and the climate captured better

Global measurements and model calculations show that the complex relationship between the chemistry and climate impact of aerosol particles can be successfully captured by a simple formula.

Leipzig, 13.11.2023,
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Evidence of global impacts of individual extreme forest fires

How the Black Summer forest fires affected global circulation.

Leipzig, 05.10.2023,
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Atmospheric research in the Atlantic to be expanded

Presidents lay the foundation stone for new laboratory building on Cabo Verde

Leipzig, 26.09.2023,
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OLALA - A new laboratory for atmospheric research

Optical studies on desert dust for "sharper" satellite images

Leipzig, 07.09.2023,
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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,
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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,
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PHILEAS: HALO takes off from Anchorage for further measurement flights

Press release of Forschungszentrum Jülich and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz