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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, 06.09.2022,
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Smoke from the Black Summer wildfires in Australia impacted the climate and high altitude winds of the southern hemisphere for more than a year and a half

TROPOS analysis: Wildfire smoke becomes increasingly important for climate models due to climate change

Leipzig, 08.08.2022,
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Cleaner air as a result of coronavirus lockdown

Lockdowns in early summer 2020 meant that the amount of soot in the atmosphere, which is harmful to the climate and to health, almost halved

Ajdovščina/ Leipzig, 26.07.2022,
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Wood heating pollutes the air in mountain areas more than previously assumed

Study in Slovenian part of the Dinaric Alps sheds detailed light on fine dust distribution in a relief depression with a lot of wood burning in winter

Leipzig, 25.07.2022,

Two research engineers (w*/m*/d/x) for implementation and operation of atmospheric observatories

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, 15.06.2022,
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Atmospheric researchers of the new research infrastructure ACTRIS-D meet for the first time in Leipzig

German contribution to the European Network will enable better forecasts for air quality, weather and climate in the future

Leipzig, 26.05.2022,
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New class of substances detected in atmospheric chemistry

International team reports on highly oxidized hydrotrioxides in SCIENCE

Leipzig, 18.03.2022,
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Dramatic warming in the Arctic – HALO-(AC)3 field campaign investigates a worrying phenomenon

TROPOS joins with BELUGA balloon & measurements on Polar 6

Leipzig, 07.02.2022,
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Deep insights into the Arctic of tomorrow

First interdisciplinary results of MOSAiC drift published – with contributions from Leipzig on the atmosphere

Leipzig, 26.01.2022,
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Updrafts crucial - clouds in the southern hemisphere more precisely understood

Longest dataset of lidar-radar observations in the mid-latitudes of the southern hemisphere provides new insights into the differences to northern-hemispheric clouds

Leipzig, 21.01.2022,
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Climate change and wildfires could increase ozone hole

MOSAiC expedition observed strong smoke layer over the North Pole for the first time, revealing a new upwelling process in the troposphere

Leipzig, 02.12.2021,
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Air quality models can improve the accuracy of forecasts of daily solar power production in the future

Analyses of the influence of aerosols on the yield of photovoltaic systems contribute toward a better utilisation of electricity grids and the energy transition.

Ny-Ålesund/ Leipzig, 04.10.2021,
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Leipzig tethered balloon in action on Spitsbergen

TROPOS and Leipzig University measure for the first time in the polar night

Leipzig, 03.09.2021,
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New Professor for Aerosols and Cloud Microphysics

Joint appointment strengthens Leipzig climate research

Leipzig, 05.08.2021,
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Atmospheric research in Germany will be significantly expanded

National contribution to EU research infrastructure ACTRIS will enable better forecasts for air quality, weather, and climate in the future

Mindelo, 30.06.2021,
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Large measurement campaign in the Atlantic starts

TROPOS lidar on Cabo Verde in operation for the ESA wind satellite Aeolus

Leipzig, 10.06.2021,
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Soot from heaters and traffic is not just a local problem

Study from Thuringia shows: 50 per cent of the soot that is harmful to health comes from local sources and 50 per cent from long-distance transport.

Leipzig, 01.06.2021,
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Californian smoke drifted as far as Central Europe in autumn 2020 and caused heavy clouding of the sun

Comparison with ground measurements proves: ESA's Aeolus wind satellite also provides valuable data on aerosol in the atmosphere