Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Atmospheric Chemistry (Prof. Thomas Peter)

The Atmospheric Chemistry Group is involved in three types of activities


Field measurements of NOx, Ozone, CO and VOCs are performed in the boundary layer as well as in the tropopause region. In addition, long term ozone trends are determined from ground based and balloon borne measurements.

Laboratory experiments are carried out to study the microphysics and properties of aerosols as well as the formation mechanisms of cloud particles. In addition Rutherford backscattering is used to determine uptake of volatile and non-volatile species in ice and liquids.

Modelling studies are concerned with the thermodynamics and uptake/chemical kinetics of aerosols, simulation of the physical chemistry in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, modelling of cloud formation in close connection to field observations, as well as statistical interpretation of long term ozone trends.

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