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"Like a giant elevator" - new rapid routes of ozone-depleting substances into the stratosphere

New results show for the first time through direct observation that short-lived organic chlorine compounds, which are mainly produced and released into the atmosphere in Asia, are catapulted to over 14 kilometers in summer by the Asian monsoon and then distributed further globally in the lower stratosphere, where they where they contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer.[more]

Atmospheric research in Germany is being expanded significantly: Bergische Universität part of the new research infrastructure

Germany is getting a new infrastructure for researching fine dust particles, clouds and trace gases. Spread over eleven institutions, this German contribution to the EU research infrastructure ACTRIS (Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) will enable better predictions for air quality, weather and climate in the future. Atmospheric researchers from the Bergische Universität under the direction of Prof. Dr. Peter Wiesen are involved in this major project. [more]

New interdisciplinary center for atmosphere and environment founded

Global environmental changes are the greatest challenge for the continued existence of mankind today. In addition to the ubiquitous discussion about climate change, changes in the other two environmental compartments, water and soil, pose a very big problem. At the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, extensive research is carried out on the subjects of air, soil and water. With the newly founded Interdisciplinary Center for Atmosphere and Environment (IZAU), these activities are now more closely interlinked. [more]

BMBF promotes collaborative project to understand climate change

As part of the "Role of the Middle Atmosphere in Climate (ROMIC-II)" program, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes a collaborative project entitled "Impact of SOlar, Volcanic and Internal variability on Climate (ISOVIC)" with one Million euros. 360,000 euros of this goes to the Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. The project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ralf Koppmann. [more]

"ACTRIS-D" works on better forecasts for air quality, weather and climate

Improving climate models and their predictive power - this is one of the goals of the European research infrastructure for atmospheric aerosols, clouds and trace gases (ACTRIS). With ACTRIS-D, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has now also set up a research infrastructure ... [more]

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 Prof. Dr. 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]

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