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Scientists from Wuppertal participate in "LecturesForFuture"

Around 26,800 scientists say they support the "ScientistsForFuture" initiative. It is based on the "FridaysForFuture" movement in which students protest for a more consistent climate policy every Friday ...[more]

Researchers from Wuppertal measure the temperature of the upper atmosphere from space

Northwest China, December 22, 2018, 12:51 am Central European time: The rocket of the type "Long March 11" successfully takes off from the Jiuquan spaceport. On board is a satellite ...[more]

Research mission in Kap Verde: Use HALO to investigate air pollution over the Atlantic

"Sal instead of Wuppertal" is the saying currently for Prof. Dr. Ralf Koppmann and his team from the Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research. The Cape Verdean island is the headquarters of the research mission CAFE-Africa in the coming weeks (Chemistry of the Atmosphere Field Experiment in Africa)...[more]

New research field for atmospheric chemists: Project for indoor air pollution started

"We spend 80 to 90 percent of our lives indoors. Nevertheless, we atmospheric chemists have so far paid little attention to the processes in indoor air." It was therefore natural for Peter Wiesen that the Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Research of the University of Wuppertal participates in the "Indoor Air Pollution Network" - in short: INDAIRPOLLNET.[more]

Prof. Dr. Martin Riese was appointed to the Advisory Group of the satellite mission FORUM

Only two concepts have the chance to become the ninth Earth Explorer mission of the European Space Agency ESA: FORUM and SKIM. In both projects, Mission Advisory Groups are now starting to work out the respective scientific potential. Also, Prof. Dr. Martin Riese from the Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research at the University of Wuppertal is involved in this comitee: The scientist from Forschungszentrum Jülich was appointed to the ten-member FORUM Mission Advisory Board. There he collaborates with researchers from Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain and Belgium.[more]

How fast does the detergent of the atmosphere work? German-Argentinian cooperation project on atmospheric chemistry started

Wherever gasoline or solvents are used, special partially oxygenated organic compounds enter the atmosphere through evaporation. There, these substances, which include, for example, unsaturated esters, ketones or alcohols, are degraded by OH radicals– the so-called detergent of the atmosphere. Scientists at the University of Wuppertal are investigating how quickly this degradation will take place and what products will be produced during the next three years  - amongst other things with the help of a photoreactor.[more]

View into the photoreactor with simulated sunlight switched on

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University of Wuppertal
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D-42119 Wuppertal