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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 ...
Related Topics: Geophysics Air Transportation and Safety Lasers and Masers Meteorology and Climatology

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

Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG)

The many responsibilities of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) include providing geodetic reference data and basic spatial data for federal agencies, public administrative offices, ...
Related Topics: Geophysics Earth Resources and Remote Sensing Astronomy

Water Vapor measurement in the atmosphere

Water vapor in the atmosphere is one of the key-substances, controlling both weather and climate. Moreover, it plays a central role in atmospheric chemistry. Water vapor is the dominant greenhouse gas...
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Multi-Scale Ionosphere Model from Combination of Modern Satellite observation Techniques. The MuSIK project aims at developing methods for imaging the three-dimensional electron distribution of the i...
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Aerosols from ocean shipping cause a significant negative climate forcing

Studies of the DLR-Institute of Atmospheric Physics with a global climate model published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics recently show a high impact of gaseous and particulate emissions from oce...
Related Topics: Geophysics Environment Pollution


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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50 years Institute of Atmospheric Physics

The DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics celebrates its 50th anniversary. The institute was founded on 1 July 1962 from two precursory institutes, the Institute of Aviation Meteorology and the Institu...
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Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigates the physics and chemistry of the global atmosphere from the Earth's surface up to the upper boundary of the middle atmosphere at about 120 km height. ...
Related Topics: Geophysics System Analysis

Protecting the Alps from traffic noise and air pollution

A European research project under the name of ALPNAP comes to a conclusion that helps to minimise noise and air pollution along main alpine traffic routes. The project was led by the German Aerospace ...
Related Topics: Environment Pollution Geophysics
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