The activities of Research Area "Atmospheric Variability and Trends" are embedded in R&D activitites of the German Helmholtz Society (basic funding) as well as in related funded projects.
The R&D activities are part of the "Atmosphere and Climate Program" of the research area "Earth and Environment" of the German Helmholtz Society. Contributions are made to "Program-Topic 3: Trace Substances in the Troposphere" .
Current funded projects are:
|EU-INGOS||Integrated non-CO2 Greenhouse gas Observing System||R. Sussmann|
|DBU||Quantifying the water vapor greenhouse effect at the high-altitude research station Zugspitze/Schneefernerhaus via radiative closure experiments in the infrared||A. Reichert|
|ESA-GHG-cci||A project proposal for generating the Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in the framework of ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI)||R. Sussmann|
|StMUG||Measurement of the water vapor greenhouse effect in the Arctic and the Alps||R. Sussmann|
|StMUG||Development of a high-power Raman lidar for profiling of water vapor and temperature up to the stratosphere||T. Trickl|
|BMWi||Development of a reliable wide-range-tunable pulsed optical parametric oscillator with a band width below 100 MHz||T. Trickl|
|EU-HYMN||Hydrogen, Methane and Nitrous oxide: Trend variability, budgets and interactions with the biosphere||R. Sussmann|
|EU-GEOMON||Global Earth Observation and Monitoring||R. Sussmann|
|ESA-TASTE||Technical Assistance To Envisat validation by soundings, spectrometers and radiometers||R. Sussmann|
|EU-EARLINET-ASOS||European Aerosol Lidar Research Lidar Network||T. Trickl|
|EU-ACCENT-TROPOSAT-2||The Satellite Remote Sensing Task of ACCENT, the European Network of Excellence on Atmospheric Composition Change||PI-Contribution R. Sussmann|
|BMBF/DLR (German Space Agency)||SATVAL-A – Validation of ENVISAT/SCIAMACHY methane columns||R. Sussmann|