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Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Scientists at IMK-IFU investigate changes in the atmosphere, the water balance and the living conditions for vegetation and society in global climate change.

Investigating processes that influence the atmosphere is an essential basis for understanding climate change and developing strategies that help us to cope with the changing conditions.

The researchers on the KIT-Campus Alpin use measurements and modeling to investigate the bio-geochemical and physical processes responsible for the interaction of climate, vegetation, soils, and water availability, for example, in the emission or degradation of greenhouse gases in climate-sensitive regions such as mountain regions, arid regions, agricultural areas, and cities. For more than 65 years, research at the Institute has always focused on environmental topics of great complexity and high social relevance. Today, the Institute is concerned with the causes and effects of climate change; for example, the role of agriculture in Bavaria, the African Sahel or in Southeast Asia.

The IMK-IFU is active in projects and partnerships worldwide - because the global dimension of climate change and human influence on the environment requires that local environmental issues are also addressed in a global context.

News

Gletscher Gletscherreste auf der ZugspitzeGabi Zachmann, KIT
Stefan Emeis spricht im BR zur Klimaerwärmung

Die Sendung UNKRAUT "Wie sie längst auch für Laien sichtbar wird" am 22.11.2021 behandelt das Ausmaß der Klimaerwärmung und die Folgen davon.

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Kueste Mecklenburg-VorpommernMarkus Breig, KIT
Stefan Emeis zu den Ergebnissen der 26. Weltklimakonferenz in Glasgow

„Das Glas ist halb leer!“ – Der Klimawissenschaftler Stefan Emeis im Campus-Report am 16.11.2021

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WPF LogoWPF Executive Board
KIT Women Professors Forum launched

The WPF is open to all female KIT professors, and aims to be a network to support visibility of its members, foster diversity at KIT, identify discriminating structures, and to help overcoming these. Almut Arneth is member of the WPF and serves also on its interim Executive Board.

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KIT IMK-IFU Garmisch-PartenkirchenMarkus Breig, KIT
Harald Kunstmann zum Stand der Grundwasserspiegel

Feuchter Sommer bringt Entspannung, gleicht Defizit aber nicht aus.

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ReisMagali Hauser, KIT
Rice producers can help limit global warming

The U.S. and the EU want to degrade methane emissions by 30 % by 2030.

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Hochwasser in Pfinztal Gabriele Zachmann, KIT
Harald Kunstmann zum Klimawandel in Deutschland

FOCUS Online Interview zu Folgen und notwendigen Maßnahmen.

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Megacities Shanghai, Souzhou und NanjingMarkus Breig, KIT
„Backofen Stadt“ - Stefan Emeis im Interview

„Backofen Stadt“ – Der Campus Alpin des KIT arbeitet an einem ganzheitlichen Modell des Stadtklimas - Campus-Report am 31.08.2021

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Gletscherzunge am Hohen Dachstein, Steiermark, ÖsterreichGabi Zachmann, KIT
„Die Regenerationsfähigkeit der Erde ist begrenzt“

Was passiert, wenn Erde und Klima aus ihrem Gleichgewicht geraten? Prof. Dr. Stefan Emeis im Interview.

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