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May. 07, 2015 - 15:00
Hilke Lentink, Lisa-Ann Quandt

1. The extratropical transition of Typhoon Choi-Wan (2009), a modeling study (Hilke Lentink), 2. Forecast variability of blocking during the Russian Heat Wave in 2010 (Lisa-Ann Quandt)

May. 12, 2015 - 16:45
Dr. Axel Seifert
Deutscher Wetterdienst

Titel folgt

May. 18, 2015 - 13:00

PANDOWAE Final Symposium vom 18. - 21. Mai 2015 Progress and Future Directions of Research on Predictability and Dynamics of midlatitude Weather Systems

May. 19, 2015 - 00:00

PANDOWAE Final Symposium vom 18. - 21. Mai 2015 Progress and Future Directions of Research on Predictability and Dynamics of midlatitude Weather Systems

May. 20, 2015 - 00:00

PANDOWAE Final Symposium vom 18. - 21. Mai 2015 Progress and Future Directions of Research on Predictability and Dynamics of midlatitude Weather Systems

May. 21, 2015 - 00:00

PANDOWAE Final Symposium vom 18. - 21. Mai 2015 Progress and Future Directions of Research on Predictability and Dynamics of midlatitude Weather Systems

May. 21, 2015 - 15:00
Christian Barthlott, Konrad Deetz, Manuel Schmidberger

1. COSMO simulations for Pentecost 2014 (Christian Barthlott), 2. Simulations for DACCIWA with COSMO-ART (Konrad Deetz), 3. Hail hazard and hail risk modelling for Germany (Manuel Schmidberger)

May. 28, 2015 - 15:00

1. Impact of WAM on global weather prediction (Gregor Gläser), 2. Operational pollen forecast (Heike Vogel)

Jun. 03, 2015 - 15:00

Titel folgt (Florian Becker)

Jun. 11, 2015 - 15:00
Florian Ehmele, Susanna Mohr

1. Projekt FLORIS-SV (Florian Ehmele), 2. Projekt ConWingG - konvektive Starkwindereignisse (Susanna Mohr)

Jun. 16, 2015 - 16:45

, Direktor MPI

Titel folgt

Jun. 18, 2015 - 15:00
Hendrik Feldmann, David Piper, Elody Fluck

1. Regional Decadal Predictions for Europe (Hendrik Feldmann) 2. Titel folgt (David Piper), 3. Hail statistic in Western Europe (Elody Fluck)

Jun. 22, 2015 - 11:00
Thea Schmitt
KIT,

New Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber INKA for Laboratory Investigations of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation

Jun. 25, 2015 - 15:00
Jutta Metzger, Natalie Laube, Marianne Uhlig

1. Evaporation Measurements at the Dead Sea (Jutta Metger), 2. Titel folgt (Natalie Laube), 3. Titel folgt (Marianne Uhlig)

Jul. 02, 2015 - 15:00

1. KITcube observations- results from previous campaigns (Norbert Kalthoff), 2. Titel folgt (Bernhard Mühr)

Jul. 07, 2015 - 16:45
Dr. Christian Keil
, Meteorologisches Institut

Vorhersagbarkeit von Niederschlag

Jul. 09, 2015 - 15:00
Martin Kohler, Marlon Maranan, Bianca Adler

1. Titel folgt (Martin Kohler), 2. Current status of DACCIWA and METCRAX II analysis (Bianca Adler), 3. Titel folgt (Marlon Maranan)

Jul. 15, 2015 - 15:00

Titel folgt (Markus Augenstein)


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Aerosols, Clouds, and Atmospheric Chemistry

Welcome to the division "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.
The IMK-AAF

  • operates the internationally renowned AIDA aerosol and cloud simulation chamber
  • runs laboratories for aerosol and cloud research
  • participates in field campaigns
  • performs numerical modelling of atmospheric aerosol processes

The head of the division, Thomas Leisner, is professor at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg.

 

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Ice nucleation by cellulose aerosol

Searching for the ice nucleating particle (INP) types in the atmosheric aerosol is still a major challenge of aerosol-cloud-climate research. Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Meteorological Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan, and the University of Bielefeld have identified cellulose as an important source of atmospheric INPs, as reported  in Nature Geoscience 8, 273-277 (2015) .

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International Symposium on Ultrafine Particles

The effects of ultrafine particles, the smallest constituents of airborne particulate matter, on air quality, atmospheric processes, climate, and human health are by far not finally investigated to proven evidence. The 5th EFCA Ultrafine Particles Symposium  will reflect the most recent scientific progress in the field and aims to contribute to the dialogue with policymakers in Europe.  The symposium takes place on May 4 - 5 in Brussels, Belgium. It is co-organized by KIT and chaired by the head of IMK-AAF, Prof. Thomas Leisner.

 
Research Infrastructure Project AIDA-2

The ongoing AIDA-2 project includes the construction of a new lab building, the renovation of the AIDA facility, the installation of an aerosol mass spectrometry lab, and the construction of a novel dynamic cloud chamber. Building construction and AIDA renovation are making good progress. Reopening of the AIDA facility is planned for September after the installation of a new liquid gas supply system.

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Aerosol Simulation Web Site Released by IMK-AAF A web based version of the extensively validated detailed numerical aerosol process model COSIMA-F has been made freely available to the public. This code describes the structural properties and dynamical evolution of  ramified aggregates, e.g. freshly emitted soot, based on fractal scaling laws. However, it can also be operated like a conventional aerosol behaviour code when dealing with compact aerosol particles. Several entirely editable default scenarios are available. For more information or conducting your own simulations please visit the COSIMA homepage