Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

Department Atmospheric Aerosol Research

Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research

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



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.

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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.

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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