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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.

Dushanbe/Leipzig, 14.04.2019,
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First dust conference in the Central Asian part of the earth’s dust belt

German-Tajik research cooperation set impulses

Davos, 18.02.2019,
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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,
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Leipzig researchers on Spanish Antarctic expedition

Focus on interactions between ocean and atmosphere around the Antarctic Peninsula

Leipzig, 20.12.2018,
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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, 12.03.2019,

3-year PhD position on cloud radiative effects over Central Europe

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

Leipzig, 13.12.2018,
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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,
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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

Leipzig, 30.11.2018,

PhD student for the project

We are a research institute of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Science Association e.V. and seek to hire a

Bonn, 21.08.2018,
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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,
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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:

Leipzig, 28.03.2018,
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Rapid pair production – Detection of a new reaction path in the atmosphere

Research team observes the formation of accretion products during the degradation of hydrocarbons

Leipzig, 12.03.2018,
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Surveying the Arctic: Tracking down carbon particles.

Researchers embark on aerial campaign over Northeast Greenland

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.