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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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Related Topics: Geophysics Meteorology and Climatology

ECHAM


The global climate model ECHAM was developed by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg/Germany and by the University of Hamburg. At present the model version 5 is mainly used at the insti...
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Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Geophysics

Integrated meteorological advisory system


Weather phenomena like turbulence, wind shear, lightning, heavy precipitation and in-flight icing are major contributors to disruptions in the air transport system. In addition, rare but serious event...
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Related Topics: Air Transportation and Safety Meteorology and Climatology Geophysics

Living Planet


With its "Living Planet" earth observation program the European Space Agency keeps track of global environmental change. Basis of the program is a series of special type of satellites called Earth Exp...
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Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Geophysics Earth Resources and Remote Sensing Environment Pollution Instrumentation and Photography Lasers and Masers

Pre-launch campaign in Iceland for the ADM-Aeolus satellite mission


Scientists from the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics travelled to Iceland for the last of a series of DLR-led technology demonstration campaigns for ESA’s meteorological satellite mission, ADM-Aeo...
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Related Topics: Geophysics Meteorology and Climatology Optics

Polarisations Doppler Radar (POLDIRAD)


On the roof of the institute the polarimetric Doppler radar POLDIRAD is operated since 1986. This radar operates in C-band and is designed for research purpose. Measurements of the Doppler velocity ar...
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Spring came early in 2014 judging by lengthy time series


That‘s easy to forget, considering the inconsistent and rainy summer that followed. But spring 2014 was unusually warm, and there was more sunshine and less rain than in previous years. This impressio...
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Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Geophysics Solar Physics

WAOSS - The Spaceborne Stereo Camera WAOSS for the Mars96 Mission


The Wide-Angle Optoelectronic Stereo Scanner WAOSS is a three CCD line pushbroom stereo camera (see figure 3). It was developed for the Russian Mars96 mission to study the atmosphere and the surface o...
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Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Earth Resources and Remote Sensing Geophysics

Earth Observation


With the help of remote sensing satellites, scientists receive information on the status and variations of the Earth system. Only if these data are available can the Earth’s climate and environmental...
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Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
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