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Aerosol research group Weinzierl awarded with ERC Starting grant

Physicist Professor Bernadett Weinzierl is at DLR-Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Oberpfaffenhofen and at LMU’s Institute for Meteorology, and her research focuses on the physics of aerosols in Ea...
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Investigation of atmospheric gravity waves

Gravity waves are primarily excited in the lower atmosphere, e.g. by flow over mountains. They propagate horizontally and vertically and transport energy and momentum over large distances. Gravity wav...
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A satellite-supported procedure to predict volcano ash

To support the safety of air transport and improve the air traffic system's response times in the critical event of a volcanic eruption, the identification of ash-free airspace is essential. At the DL...
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New findings about the arctic ozone layer

As a major finding of the EU project RECONCILE, which was completed in February 2013, it is expected that, according to recent measurements, the ozone layer over the North Pole should recover by the e...
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Radiative Transport Models

At the Institute of Atmospheric Physics numerical models including different methods are used to study radiative transfer in the atmosphere and the interaction between radiation and clouds or aerosol....
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The Earth System Model Validation Tool (ESMValTool) is a diagnostics tool for the routine evaluation of Earth System Models (ESMs) with observations. It tests the representation of climatological mean...
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DEEPWAVE campaign - investigation of gravity waves in the atmosphere above New Zealand

For a number of nights between 29 June and 23 July 2014, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Falcon research aircraft will be flying over the New Zealand Alps ...
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Master thesis: Role of variable thermal expansion on the initiation of plate tectonics

The problem of the initiation of plate tectonics regards understanding the conditions, which lead to the formation of weak zones (plate boundaries) that serve as nucleation points for the onset of sub...
Related Topics: Geophysics Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
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