In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics

Engines produce contrails
Con­trail cir­rus in the sky
Image 1/2, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Contrail cirrus in the sky

Air­craft en­gines emit soot par­ti­cles. These act as con­den­sa­tion nu­clei for small, su­per­cooled rain­drops that freeze im­me­di­ate­ly to form ice crys­tals that are vis­i­ble in the sky as con­trails.
View from the window of the DLR research aircraft Cessna Grand Caravan
Cess­na Grand Car­a­van mea­sure emis­sions
Image 2/2, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Cessna Grand Caravan measure emissions

View from the win­dow of the DLR re­search air­craft Cess­na Grand Car­a­van dur­ing a flight to mea­sure emis­sions from coal mines and pow­er plants in the Up­per Sile­sian re­gion.

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigates the physics and chemistry of the global atmosphere from the Earth's surface up to the stratosphere. The knowledge of the dynamic, cloud-physical and chemical processes taking place there forms the basis for a variety of applications in the aerospace industry. The relevant mechanisms and changes in the atmosphere are quantified and systematically investigated using remote sensing, measurement aircraft and computational models - both on a regional and global scale.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Rapp
    Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2521
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1841
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen
    Contact
  • Nadja Reimann
    Sec­re­tary of In­sti­tute
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics
    In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics
    Telephone: +49 8531 28-2520
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1841
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen
    Contact
DLR at a glance
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DLR at a glance
DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
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Research
Locations and Offices
Oberpfaffenhofen
Projects
  • 570,258
    828

    In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics: num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions – 69 per­cent of open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

  • 570,258
    570
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (69 percent)
  • 570,258
    258
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    39

    In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics: num­ber of PhD stu­dents (2018)

  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    39
    2018
  • 52,98
    150

    In­sti­tute of At­mo­spher­ic Physics: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

  • 52,98
    52
    Female
  • 52,98
    98
    Male
Milestones

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