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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 Technical Short Course 2015, March 3-6

"Putting People on the Land.
Introducing the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems, climate and society."

In cooperation with LUC4C - EU-Project, Dr. Thomas Pugh, IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Program MICMoR Technical Short Course 2015
IMAP Scientific Training

March 10-12, 2015

Integrating Microwave Link Data For Analysis of Precipitation in Complex Terrain: Theoretical Aspects and Hydrometeorological Applications (IMAP)

Scientific exchange visit and training at IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Organized by Working Group "Regional Climate and Hydrology"


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
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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