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.

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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, 12.01.2018,
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TROPOS researchers again among the world's most influential scientists

only eleven researchers in Germany listed in the field of Geosciences as "Highly Cited Researchers"

Leipzig, 14.12.2017,
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Healthier Air due to the Low Emission Zone

Significant decrease of black carbon and ultrafine particles in urban air

Shandong, 10.11.2017,

Third Sino-European School on Atmospheric Chemistry (SESAC3), 21.-30.11.2017

60 selected Chinese and European doctoral candidates gain interdisciplinary knowledge on atnospheric chemistry on theory and in practical modules.

Leipzig, 19.07.2017,
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Millennial-scale fluctuations in Saharan dust supply across the decline of the African Humid Period

press release of the Leipzig University

Leipzig, 11.05.2017,
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Focus on the Arctic Climate: German Scientists on Missions in the Arctic by Ship and Plane

It is the end of May and time for many Germans to take out their bikes and enjoy the pleasant temperature. However, this is not on the minds of more than 60 meteorologists and physicists. Instead, their thoughts are on their upcoming journey through Arctic regions in frigid temperatures. Soon, they will start their elaborate survey of the regions between Greenland and Spitsbergen (Svalbard) on board two specially equipped research planes and one research vessel. Their mission includes finding out what role the Arctic cloud cover plays in the amplified Arctic climate change. The scientists will have eight weeks to answer this and other questions. Their work will contribute to the project 'Arctic Climate Change' funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) as part of the Umbrella Research Programme (DFG Sonderforschungsbereich) Transregio 172.

Leipzig, 15.02.2017,

Announcement for Master and Bachelor students

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

Paris/Leipzig, 26.01.2017,
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Launch of the atmospheric simulation chambers research infrastructure EUROCHAMP-2020: looking beyond 2020

press release by EUROCHAMP-2020

Leipzig, 05.12.2016,
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Important process for cloud formation from gases unravelled

new paper in Nature Communications

Leipzig, 06.10.2016,
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Impact of sea smell overestimated by present climate models

Most comprehensive study on the atmospheric oxidation of the natural climatic gas dimethyl sulfide published

Leipzig, 25.02.2016,
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Atmospheric research infrastructure ACTRIS to European updated research infrastructure roadmap

123 Forschungsorganisationen gründen Verbund im Wert von einer halben Milliarde Euro

Leipzig, 21.12.2015,
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TROPOS researchers again among the world's most influential scientists

only eight of Germany under the "Highly Cited Researchers" in the field of Geosciences

Leipzig, 20.11.2015,
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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, 30.09.2015,
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Surface of the oceans affects climate more than thought

first detected abiotic source of isoprene

Rostock/Leipzig, 28.07.2015,
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METEOR expedition „BioChemUpwell“ takes a close look at upwelling zones in the Baltic Sea

Chemists of TROPOS investigate exchange processes between ocean and atmosphere

Leipzig, 07.07.2015,
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Volcanic eruptions slow down climate change

Volcanic aerosols have acted as a natural umbrella to slow down global temperature increase from greenhouse gases

Leipzig, 18.06.2015,
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The path of light - International Symposium on light scattering in Leipzig

Leipzig. From June 22 to June 26 2015 scientists from all over the world meet at the 15th Electromagnetic & Light Scattering Conference ELS XV.

Leipzig, 03.06.2015,
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EU invests 10 million euros into a research infrastructure for aerosols, clouds and trace gases

TROPOS coordinates remote sensing and the European Centre for Aerosol Calibration in ACTRIS-2.