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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, 26.03.2020,

PhD student position (m, f, div) - (project DUSTRISK)

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

Leipzig, 16.03.2020,
Press releases

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

Leipzig, 19.06.2019,
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Academies stress need for global action on harmful air pollution

calling for a new global compact to improve collaboration on the growing problem of harmful air pollution

Leipzig, 03.06.2019,
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Solving the entrainment puzzle

EU supports studies in Leipzig as part of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

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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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,
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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.