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Head of the Institute
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Schmid



Helmholtz Research School

"Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions"


The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK)
comprises four divisions: IMK-AAF, IMK-ASF, IMK-TRO and IMK-IFU more...




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

The atmospheric environment is the air we breathe ...

The terrestrial biosphere, hydrosphere and the atmosphere are highly dynamic compartments of the Earth system. All three compartments are tightly coupled and strongly interact in a complex way by the exchange of vast quantities of matter and energy. Research in this topic aims at understanding the interaction and feedback processes between soil, vegetation and the atmosphere (water, energy, biogenic greenhouse gases and VOCs) at high temporal and spatial resolution at regional scales. We specialize in observational and experimental approaches that are closely linked to process- and integrated modelling activities.




IMK-IFU Seminar 2015

large lecture room at IMK-IFU

Thursday, 22.01.2015 16:00 s.t.

"Atmospheric Variability and its Implications in Validating Flow and Dispersion Models"

Prof. Dr. Michael Schatzmann, Meteorological Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany


Thursday, 29.01.2015 16:00 s.t.

"Improved modelling of the global terrestrial carbon cycle by application of the MPI-Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System (MPI-CCDAS)"

Dr. Gregor Schürmann, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

Seminar for PhD Students 2015 large lecture room at IMK-IFU

Thursday, 26.02.2015, 10:00 s.t.

'"Uncertainties from above and below - regional climate downscaling of West African monsoon"

Cornelia Klein, IMK-IFU (Advisor: Prof. Harald Kunstmann)

PhD-seminar announcement
1st Rain Cell Africa Workshop

March 30th - April 2nd, 2015

including training school for young researchers from West Africa.

training school flyer

Venue: Palm Beach Hotel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Organizing Comittee:
Boubacar Barry, WASCAL, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Frédéric Cazenave, LTHE, IRD, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Marielle Gosset, GET, IRD, Toulouse, France
Harald Kunstmann, KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Francois Zougmoré, Lame, Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

1st Rain Cell Africa Workshop 2015
VDI-Badge of Honour 2014

Congratulations to our colleague Prof. Dr. Stefan Emeis! He was awarded for his volunteering work at the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) KdRL advisory board "Bodengebundene Fernmessung meteorologischer Größen" by the VDI badge of honour 2014 .

60 Years of Atmospheric Environmental Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1954-2014 An historical essay (in German, 6 MB) highlights the beginnings of environmental research in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen region, and the institutional history of the Institute since 1954.

Published in Lech-Isar-Land 2014, Heimatkundliches Jahrbuch des Heimatverbandes Lech Isar Land e.V., Fotosatz Mohrenweiser GmbH, Weilheim

A short outline of the current research work of IMK-IFU offers the flyer of IMK-IFU.


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