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MET4ATM (Meteorology for Air Traffic Management)

Despite most modern air traffic management and flight control technologies, weather phenomena repeatedly impede operation of air transport. The MET4ATM project intends to develop methods for planning ...
Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Aircraft Stability and Control Aircraft Communications and Navigation Air Transportation and Safety

Global models

Global models of the atmosphere are traditionally used in weather forecasting and climate research. Global numerical weather prediction (NWP) models predict the temporal development of the state of th...
Related Topics: Geophysics Environment Pollution Meteorology and Climatology Oceanography

Flight tests for alternative fuels

Alternative fuels have the potential to support the environment and climate-friendly developments in air transport. At present, global air traffic contributes towards almost five percent of global war...
Related Topics: Propellants and Fuels Geophysics Meteorology and Climatology

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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IPA scientists observe less nitrogen oxides in tropical thunderstorms than expected

Thunderstorms are not only spectacular weather events. They also have a great influence on atmospheric chemistry and climate. In a lightning channel, substantial amounts of nitrogen oxides (NO) are fo...
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Measurement flights on the formation of ozone by thunderstorms

Thunderstorms have a significant effect on the formation of ozone. Nitrogen oxide is produced as a result of lightning; this in turn yields ozone at altitudes of 10 kilometres. Strong updraughts in th...
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DLR Falcon visits Berlin Air Show between two environmental and atmospheric research missions

In time for the start of the Berlin Air Show (ILA) and coming straight from joint flight trials with NASA in Palmdale, California, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Falcon 20 E research aircraft lande...
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Important IPA contributions to the 30th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology

This year the International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM) took place in Germany for the 5th time. The DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA) was responsible for the organisation of the e...
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