AIDA is a unique experimental facility for investigating the impact of aerosols on climate, weather, and the environment. Aerosol and cloud experiments are performed under relevant atmospheric conditions within a wide range of temperature, pressure, humidity, and cooling rate.
AIDA research topics cover many aspects of aerosol formation and chemistry, the direct and indirect effects of aerosols on climate, as well as the formation and characterisation of the ice phase in clouds.
The AIDA facility is also used as a platform for testing and comparing in situ instruments for water, aerosol and hydrometeor measurements during field campaigns or aircraft and balloon flights.
National and international partners are welcome to participate in AIDA research, instrument test and calibration activities.