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Stratosphere (IEK-7)

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Satellite observations and model simulations of hydrogen chloride in about 21 km altitude for 20 July 2011
Mysterious Chemistry of the Polar Stratosphere
Since the discovery of the ozone hole more than three decades ago, the processes leading to ozone depletion in the stratosphere have been largely understood. In recent years, research has therefore concentrated on still unresolved issues relating atmospheric chemistry.
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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 …

Methods and Data

In this section we present methodical pillars of IEK-7 research as well as data sets. more: Methods and Data …

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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 …


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