Atmospheric Aerosol Research (IMK-AAF)
Welcome to the department "Atmospheric Aerosol Research" of the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Our research focuses on the role of aerosols in the climate system, the hydrological cycle, and the environment.
- operates the internationally renowned AIDA aerosol and cloud simulation chamber
- runs laboratories for aerosol and cloud research
- participates in ground-based and aircraft field campaigns around the world
The head of the division, Thomas Leisner, is professor at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg
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With effect from Oct. 1 2020, the KIT Excecutive Board has appointed the retired former head of KIT Divison IV, Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn as a KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow.
Dr. Ziegahn has selected IMK-AAF as his institutional host. We congratulate him on this distinction and are honored to welcome him as a member of the institute. With his expertise and network, he will be a valuable asset for our future development.
The KIT University of Excellence project "Research Infrastructure in Research-Oriented Teaching" (RI-RO) supports the integration of the large KIT research infrastructures into teaching activities.more
Based on more than 20 years of experience in operating the AIDA facility as a cloud simulation chamber, we have developed and started to operate the new dynamic cloud chamber AIDAd.more
In August 2020, Dr. Abdelmonem received his prestigious “own position” grant from the DFG for the third time in a row. The project will tackle atmospheric surface chemistry on the molecular level using NLO spectroscopy. Project start date: 01.01.2021more
German pine forests suffer from recent dry years which results in modified VOC and particle emissions.more
On November 18 and 19, 2019, scientists from different fields of research on the subject of mineral dust came together for the 6th time now.more