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Polarimetric 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.
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Global models


Global models have been used in numerical weather prediction and climate research for a long time. Numerical weather prediction models make a forecast of the atmospheric state for up to two weeks base...
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Balloon in the Sky: Onset of BHEA measurement campaign to improve climate models


The first measurement balloons are in the air, and by April 30, 2012 a total of 90 of these climate probes will be successively launched on a search for data. Starting from Oberpfaffenhofen, their pur...
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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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DFD on air at ARD


Some 1.4 million viewers saw yesterday’s presentation by Sven Plöger in the “Wetter vor 8” programme on ARD. The DLR logo was prominently displayed on the screen. DFD cooperates with TV weather host S...
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