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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).
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 Systems 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
30 April 2015
The air traffic with its various climate effects can be integrated in the international climate protection protocols. Significant reductions of climate relevant emissions are possible without larger influences on the air traffic demand. This results from a recent study of DLR with contributions by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics. For the first time, the total climate effect of air traffic was considered in such a study. The total effect is about twice as high as the effect of CO2 alone.
Evaluating the EMAC global climate model using the newly-developed ESMValTool
A detailed evaluation of the global climate-chemistry model EMAC was carried out using the Earth System Model Validation Tool. Four EMAC simulations have been evaluated in order to identify differences in simulated ozone and selected climate parameters that resulted from (i) different setups of the EMAC model (nudged versus free-running) and (ii) different boundary conditions (emissions, sea surface temperatures and sea-ice concentrations)
Aerosol research group Weinzierl awarded with ERC Starting grant
Physicist Professor Bernadett Weinzierl is at DLR-Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Oberpfaffenhofen and at LMU’s Institute for Meteorology, and her research focuses on the physics of aerosols in Earth’s atmosphere. Aerosols are tiny particles such as mineral dust or black carbon suspended in the air. These particles can be transported over distances of thousands of kilometers and, because they can absorb and scatter solar radiation and affect cloud formation, they have a significant impact on atmospheric chemistry, air quality, climate and local weather.
The effects of the transport sectors emissions on global atmospheric aerosols and climate
Numerical simulations with a global chemistry-climate model show that the emissions from the transport sectors (land-based transport, shipping and aviation) have important impacts on atmospheric aerosol and climate. Several numerical simulations were performed with the global chemistry-climate model EMAC, coupled to the aerosol model MADE, to quantify the effect of transport emissions on atmospheric aerosol and climate.
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