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WxFUSION – Forecasting of weather hazards – HGF supports the start-up of a new company

The novel system “WxFUSION” for forecasting thunderstorms has been developed at the department of cloud physics and traffic meteorology of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics. The technology uses sat...
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GEO Secretariat director visits EOC

The new director of the GEO Secretariat in Geneva, Barbara Ryan, visited EOC in Oberpfaffenhofen on 28 January 2013. Together with earth observation specialists from EOC she discussed DLR’s contributi...
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Regional climate

Climate simulation models as they are used to estimate global climate changes, have limitations with respect to regional features. The reason for this is the fact that the regional climate and its pos...
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Clouds, aerosols and climate

The role of clouds in the climate system is still the largest uncertainty in the prediction of the future development of climate and in the understanding of the water cycle. Broadening the knowledge a...
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Active Optical Systems

The department Active Optical Systems is involved in the development of methods of wavefront control being emitted and received by optical systems. These methods are utilized for active imaging and fo...
Related Topics: Lasers and Masers Meteorology and Climatology Optics Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Sources and sinks of tracegases

Gaseous and particulate trace constituents effect the earth's radiative budget and therefore climate. Concerning trace gases the directly effective greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2), methane ...
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Optimal use of renewable energy sources – „Energy Meteorology Knowledge Network” launched

What are optimal locations for future solar and wind energy converters? Can wind strength be predicted? Where can the highest levels of solar insolation be expected in the next few days and how high w...
Related Topics: System Analysis Solar Physics Meteorology and Climatology Geophysics Electronics and Electrical Engineering Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Virtual Alpine Observatory: Unique Climate Research Network

How will the climate evolve? What effects will that have on particular regions? Changes can be monitored especially rapidly and distinctly at high altitudes. In the atmosphere above high mountain regi...
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Climatology and Forecast

Solar irradiance is the "fuel" of solar power plants. The efficient use of solar radiation for solar energy applications requires a detailed knowledge of the short- and long-term variation of the radi...
Related Topics: Meteorology and Climatology Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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