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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, 22.08.2019,
Press releases

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, 30.07.2019,

W2-Professorship "Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics"

In a joint appointment procedure of the University of Leipzig and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research e.V. (TROPOS) a W2-Professorship "Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics" of the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences associated with the position of the Head of the department…

Davos, 18.02.2019,
Press releases

How does precipitation originate in the mountains?

Measuring campaign in the Swiss Alps brings cloud and snow research together intensively for the first time. Press release of the WSL.

Leipzig, 31.01.2019,
Press releases

Since 2016, Transregio 172 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) has been investigating "Arctic climate change" to find out why the Arctic is warming much more than the rest of the Earth. Photo: Sebastian Zeppenfeld, TROPOS

Leipzig researchers on Spanish Antarctic expedition

Focus on interactions between ocean and atmosphere around the Antarctic Peninsula

Leipzig, 20.12.2018,
Press releases

Official opening of DACAPO-PESO in Punta Arenas. Photo: Comunicaciones UMAG

Field experiment on clouds and precipitation under clean air conditions started in southern Chile

Researchers from Leipzig cooperate with scientists from Punta Arenas (Chile) to learn more about the relationship between air pollution, clouds and precipitation.

Leipzig, 13.12.2018,
Press releases

La Paz and at the background its iconic mountain Illimani (6439m asl). Photo: Ever Veimar Huanca Lucero

Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming

Reduction of transport emissions in emerging economies would have positive impacts on health and climate

Leipzig, 30.11.2018,
Press releases

Wood heating in Germany. The increase in private wood heating systems is causing local problems with air quality and is also contributing to global climate change. Photo: Tilo Arnhold, TROPOS

Scientists and engineers will discuss at UN climate conference how the fight against air pollution can protect the climate

Joint press release FZJ-IASS-TROPOS about side event in the EU pavilion at COP24 in Katowice on 3 December

Bonn, 21.08.2018,
Press releases

"Aeolus" is to create vertical wind profiles by 2021 using a modern and powerful laser system. Graphic: ESA/ATG medialab

ADM Aeolus – Measuring the wind from space with a laser for the first time

European Earth observation satellite to launch on 22 August 2018.
Press release by the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Leipzig, 31.05.2018,
Press releases

The unmanned airplane ALADINA in front of Mount Zeppelin near Ny-Ålesund (Photo: Konrad Bärfuss, TU Braunschweig).

UAV aircrafts provide new insights into the formation of the smallest particles in the Arctic

Scientists study particle formation over Spitsbergen
Joint Press Release of the Technical University of Braunschweig, the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research Leipzig and the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen:

Paris/Leipzig, 26.01.2017,
Press releases

LEAK in Leipzig. Photo: Yoshiteru Iinuma, TROPOS

Launch of the atmospheric simulation chambers research infrastructure EUROCHAMP-2020: looking beyond 2020

press release by EUROCHAMP-2020

Leipzig, 05.12.2016,
Press releases

Station SMEAR II of the University of Helsinki Hyytiäla (Finland). Photo: Juho Aalto

Important process for cloud formation from gases unravelled

new paper in Nature Communications

Leipzig, 25.02.2016,
Press releases

Atmospheric research infrastructure ACTRIS to European updated research infrastructure roadmap

Today European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has officially adopted ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure) on its updated research infrastructure roadmap. Among the other 5 new infrastructures on ESFRI roadmap, ACTRIS is considered highly important…

Leipzig, 20.11.2015,
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RV Polarstern. Photo: Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Mario Hoppmann

Substantial funding for DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Centre on "Arctic Climate Change"

Universities of Leipzig, Bremen and Cologne together with AWI and TROPOS successfully

Leipzig, 24.10.2014,
Press releases

CADEX (Central Asian Dust Experiment)

CADEX investigates dust over Central Asia

Tajik Academy of Sciences and TROPOS cooperate on aerosol research

Leipzig, 15.05.2013,
Press releases

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, 18.07.2019,
Press releases

How are pollen distributed in the air?

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

Leipzig, 26.06.2019,
Press releases

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