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Aeolus mission successfully completed with a new record

After almost five years of operation, the Doppler wind lidar instrument ALADIN on board Aeolus was shut down on July 5, 2023. Having exceeded its planned three-year-lifetime by 18 months, the satellit...
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Airborne eddy covariance measurements of agricultural nitrous oxide and methane emissions in the Netherlands

IPA scientists have successfully tested new measurement methods as part of the DLR GHGMon project during an aircraft measurement campaign to determine agricultural N2O and CH4 em...
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Increases in European thunderstorm and hail events

Researchers at the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), Munich Re, the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) could show that the number of thunderstorms...
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Investigation of atmospheric gravity waves

Gravity waves are primarily excited in the lower atmosphere, e.g. by flow over mountains. They propagate horizontally and vertically and transport energy and momentum over large distances. Gravity wav...
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The global climate model ECHAM was developed by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg/Germany and by the University of Hamburg. At present the model version 5 is mainly used at the insti...
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Integrated meteorological advisory system

Weather phenomena like turbulence, wind shear, lightning, heavy precipitation and in-flight icing are major contributors to disruptions of the air transport system. Events like the eruption of the Eyj...
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Polarimetric Doppler radar (POLDIRAD)

On the roof of the institute the polarimetric Doppler radar POLDIRAD has been operated since 1986. Measurements of the Doppler velocity are meanwhile standard for operational radars, but in Europe on...
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Living Planet

The European Space Agency ESA is running an Earth observation programme entitled "Living Planet", to study global environmental change. The programme’s key component is a fleet of dedicated satellites...
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