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Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Aerosol Research

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


6th Staubtag Meeting

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.

Germany expands climate research activities

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research decided to substantially support ACTRIS-D as one of three infrastructures recently selected for the National Roadmap on the installation of research infrastructures.

First MOSES campaign on heat waves near Jülich

A first measurement campaign on MOSES heat waves took place in July 2018 near Jülich studying soil moisture, ground - atmosphere exchange processes, and the distribution of atmospheric aerosol particles

Aurora Australis
MARCUS - Southern Ocean Boundary Layer Aerosol in Focus

IMK-AAF is participating in the MARCUS field campaign by monitoring the biological aerosol with the WIBS4 instrument.

Characterisation of Urban Aerosol in Stuttgart

In July and August 2017 we participated in a joint research project on the three-dimensional observation of atmospheric processes in cities (3DO).

SOCRATES - Southern Ocean Clouds in Focus

The IMK-AAF is participating the SOCRATES field campaign in Tasmania, Australia and is providing cloud microphysics measurements with the PHIPS probe. 

portrait Nsikanabasi Umo
IMK-AAF welcomes AvH Postdoctoral Research Fellow

In September 2017, Dr. Nsikanabasi Umo joined IMK-AAF following his prestigious Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award.

HyICE - Aerosol-cloud studies in Hyytiälä

Aerosol-cloud interaction is a first time focus of a field campaign at the SMEAR-II station in Hyytiälä, Finland.

Bolivia campaign
Bolivia campaign – particle nucleation and urban influence at 5240 masl

Research groups from La Paz, Stockholm, Helsinki, Innsbruck, Granada, Leipzig, and Karlsruhe combine their instruments to characterize the aerosol at the Chacaltaya GAW Station, Bolivia from November 2017 to June 2018.