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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, 20.08.2020,
Press releases

The relative humidity in rooms apparently plays an important role in the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo: Tilo Arnhold, TROPOS

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads more indoors at low humidity.

Indian-German research team recommends at least 40 percent humidity in public buildings

Bremerhaven, 31.07.2020,
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BELUGA in use on the MOSAiC ice floe. Photo: Lianna Nixon, University of Colorado

Farewell to the MOSAiC ice floe.

Balloon measurements by TROPOS and Leipzig University completed. Lidar measurements continue on Polarstern.

Leipzig, 26.06.2020,
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Traffic density, wind and air stratification influence the pollution with the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide, according to the conclusion of a TROPOS study commissioned by the LfULG, for which data from 29 stations in Saxony were evaluated - including Dresden. Photo: Burkhard Lehmann, LfULG

Traffic density, wind and air stratification influence the concentrations of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide

Leipzig researchers use a calculation method to remove weather influences from air pollution data

Leipzig, 18.06.2020,
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Leipzig research balloon becomes important platform for Arctic atmosphere measurements in the international MOSAiC expedition

Researchers from TROPOS and the University of Leipzig make a major contribution to the success of the largest Arctic expedition

Leipzig, 19.05.2020,
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The measurements clearly showed that significant amounts of ultra-fine particles are also released during cooking, baking and toasting. Photo: Tilo Arnhold, TROPOS

Exposure to ultrafine aerosol particles in German homes depends primarily on the people themselves

First long-term study on particulate matter from 10 nano- to 10 micrometers in apartments in Leipzig and Berlin

Leipzig, 13.05.2020,
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Michael Fanselow receives the masks from China in the central warehouse of the University of Leipzig Medical Center from Cretschmar MesseCargo, who transported the 10 boxes from the airport to the clinic. Photo: Stefan Straube, University of Leipzig Medical Center

30,000 protective masks against the COVID-19 virus for University of Leipzig Medical Center

German-Chinese scientific cooperation organizes delivery from China

Leipzig, 17.03.2020,
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Leibniz-Expertenservice „Globale Gesundheit im Zeichen von Globalisierung und Klimawandel“

Auch zwei TROPOS-Forschende sind beim Leibniz-Expertenservice dabei.

Leipzig, 16.03.2020,
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MOSAiC aerial survey campaigns for the atmosphere and sea ice temporarily suspended

Press release by AWI

Bremerhaven, 02.03.2020,
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Two New Records at the North Pole

AWI press release on the second leg of the MOSAiC expedition

Leipzig, 09.12.2019,
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The Arctic atmosphere - a gathering place for dust?

For the first time during the MOSAiC expedition, a multi-wavelength lidar provides data on fine dust in the central Arctic during polar night.

Leipzig, 25.11.2019,
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In the focus of climate change

German remote sensing experts participate in the construction of a new centre in Cyprus.

Leipzig, 18.11.2019,
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New findings on the largest natural sulfur source in the atmosphere

Laboratory results from Leipzig question current knowledge on the degradation of dimethyl sulfide within the sulfur cycle

Leipzig, 09.11.2019,
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Turbulence creates ice in clouds

Scientists from Leipzig measure an important sub-process of the water cycle.

Leipzig, 22.08.2019,
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Clean air for a sustainable future

Three Leibniz Institutes are working on solutions to reduce the health impact of air pollution by soot in the Southeast Asian megacity of Manila.

Leipzig, 18.07.2019,
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How are pollen distributed in the air?

Finnish-German research team to use lasers to investigate allergy-inducing particles

Leipzig, 26.06.2019,
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Earth observation network PollyNet gets new station in Asia

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds technology for Tajikistan, Cyprus and Cape Verde with almost three million euros

Leipzig, 25.06.2019,
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Do ice cores help to unravel the clouds of climate history?

International team measures ice nuclei from Arctic clouds of the past 500 years for the first time