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Stratosphere (IEK-7)

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Lieferten sich ein spannendes Kopf-an-Kopf-Rennen: Corinna Kloss und Ayaz Khan. Der Physiker der Jülicher Troposphärenforschung setzte sich am Ende durch.
Jülich Atmospheric Research has the best Slammers
Jülich, 27 November 2015 – Ayaz Khan is this year’s champion of the Science Slam organized by the HITEC Graduate School. In an excitingly close competition, the early-career scientist from Jülich’s Institute for Tropospheric Research managed to beat Corinna Kloss to it in the end. 26-year-old Corinna is a PhD student at Jülich’s Institute for Stratosphere. Third place went to Sahir Naquash from the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Materials Synthesis and Processing.
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IEK-7 studies chemical, microphysical and dynamic processes in the atmosphere and the role they play in climate change. The institute focuses on the tropopause region (5 to 15 km), because this is where changes in greenhouse gases, aerosols and clouds have a particularly strong effect on the radiative forcing of the atmosphere. more: Research …


IEK-7 is involved in and coordinates numerous projects with partners in Germany and abroad. This includes collaborations within the Helmholtz Association, as well as with other research institutions, universities and industry partners. Projects are usually part of and funded by the R&D programmes for atmospheric and climate research of the Helmholtz Association (HGF), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Union (EU) and the European Space Agency (ESA). The results contribute to climate programmes, for example those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). more: Projects …


The results of our research are regularly published in the scientific literature. We also make key contributions to international assessments carried out by institutions such as WMO, IPCC and SPARC, which form the basis of decisions taken by policy makers in the field of atmospheric research and climate research. You can find information on past and present IEK-7 publications here: Results …