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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.




MICMoR Summerschool 2014, July 21-30 "Examining Mountain Ecosystems in Regional to Global Environments of Carbon-cycling and Climate (EMERGE-CC)"

Main Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ankur Desai (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)

Venue: KIT-Campus Alpin (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Program MICMoR Summer School 2014
EGU Outstanding student poster award (OSP) 2014

Congratulations to Moussa Waongo, PhD student of IMK-IFU!

He received the EGU Outstanding student poster (OSP) award 2014 of the European Geoscience Union for the poster presentation "Crop planting date optimization: An approach for climate change adaption in West Africa".

EGU Outstanding student award winners

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.


1st Rain Cell Africa Workshop

November 11-14th, 2014

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 2014
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