Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research


The TROPOS was founded for the investigation of physical and chemical processes in the polluted troposphere. Rapid advances in our understanding of tropospheric multiphase processes and an application of this process understanding to the prediction of the consequences of human impacts can only be expected from concerted approaches from several directions. Consequently, the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research conducts field studies in several polluted regions parallel to the development of analytical methods for aerosol and cloud research. These tools are not only applied in field experiments but also in extensive laboratory investigations, which form a second major activity. A third and equally important approach consists of the formulation and application of numerical models that reach from process models to regional simulations of the formation, transformation and effects of tropospheric multiphase systems. The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research belongs to the Leibniz Association, which is named after Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 - 1716), philosopher and universal scholar. His notion of a close combination between theory and practice (theoria cum praxi) is evident concerning the institutes´ work.

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Contributing instruments

Instrument PI
PollyXT lidar Ulla Wandinger
Microwave Radiometer Ulla Wandinger

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CHARADMexp campaign is funded by the European Space Agency.

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CHARADMexp is supported by the BEYOND Centre of Excellence, in the frame of the satellite cal/val activities performed by the Centre. LIVAS climatology as well as the smoke dispersion and dust services provided by BEYOND will be validated through the CHARADMexp campaign.

ACTRIS provides support to CHARADMexp participants by offering access to the Finokalia research facilities through the Transnational Access activity of the Network.