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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.




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 .

IMK-IFU Seminar 2014

large lecture room at IMK-IFU

Thursday, 04.12.2014, 16:00 s.t.

"Observation- and Model-based Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) using weather radar - New approaches in the DFG research group 'CAOS' "

Dr.-Ing. Uwe Ehret & Dipl.-Met. Malte Neuper, Institute for Water and River Basin Management, Section Hydrology, KIT Karlsruhe


Tuesday, 16.12.2014 16:00 s.t.

"How cam we maintain water quality under agrícultural intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa? An assessment of research from plot to basin scales."

Dr. Gretchen M. Gettel, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

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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