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Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Affiliation: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Markus Rapp
Head of the Institute
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. As an institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) we answer questions associated with atmospheric processes and with relevance to the research programmes "Aeronautics, Space, and Transportation" and "Energy" of the Helmholtz Association (HGF).
Forschungsflugzeug HALO: Auf der Langstrecke für Messungen im asiatischen Sommermonsun
Mit mehr als zwölf Messinstrumenten an Bord startete das Forschungsflugzeug HALO des DLR Ende Juli in Richtung Zypern. Von dort aus geht es dann für Messflüge in das Einflussgebiet des asiatischen Sommermonsuns über der Arabischen See, dem Indischen Ozean, dem Golf von Bengalen und dem östlichen Mittelmeer. Insgesamt fünf Wochen lang werden während der Mission OMO die Schadstoff-Emissionen ermittelt, die der Monsun vom Boden bis in große Höhen befördert und großräumig verteilt.
Wind-Lidar-Campaign in preparation of the ADM-Aeolus Mission
For accurate weather forecasts for Europe it is crucial to capture the winds over the North Atlantic as precisely as possible. Scientists at the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics have developed an airborne prototype of a wind lidar (light detection and ranging) that is scheduled for deployment on a new European Space Agency (ESA) satellite for launch by end 2016.
Contributions of IPA to the DKK position paper
The Deutsche Klimakonsortium (German Climate Consortium, DKK), the umbrella organisation of German climate researchers, has issued a position paper on the perspectives for climate research from 2015 to 2025. The paper was formulated by 80 invited scientists and experts, among them also scientists from the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics. It represents a consensus of the leading climate and climate impact researchers.
First successful tests of new LIDAR system measuring the climate gases CO2 and CH4 onboard HALO
After a development phase of more than four years, a new multi-wavelength LIDAR system for climate research has successfully been tested onboard the HALO research aircraft for the first time. Its aim is the simultaneous remote sensing of the greenhouse gases CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere, responsible for a large part of anthropogenic global warming and playing a key role in climate projections.
WakeNet-Europe Workshop 2015 - international wake turbulence networking
The DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA) co-chaired this year's WakeNet-Europe Workshop jointly with the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance and TU Braunschweig (in cooperation with the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands (NLR), Eurocontrol, and Thales). Strong participation from numerous European and global aviation stakeholders and presenters sparked a successful workshop, highly appreciated by representatives from the European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Study on the inclusion of aviation in international climate protection protocols
Evaluating the EMAC global climate model using the newly-developed ESMValTool
Aerosol research group Weinzierl awarded with ERC Starting grant
The effects of the transport sectors emissions on global atmospheric aerosols and climate
Sustainable Aviation with the help of climate-optimized flight planning
The ozone hole will be closed
A satellite-supported procedure to predict volcano ash
8th European weather radar conference successfully finished
DEEPWAVE campaign - investigation of gravity waves in the atmosphere above New Zealand
DLR Falcon visits Berlin Air Show between two environmental and atmospheric research missions
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