IAGOS: Successful Atmospheric Research

IAGOS: Successful Atmospheric Research

Jülich, 13 December 2022 – Commercial aircraft that collect important data for atmospheric research on their flights around the world: this is the idea behind the project IAGOS, which emerged from the research projects MOZAIC and CARIBIC in 2012, and became a European Research Infrastructure in 2014. Prof. Andreas Petzold from the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Troposphere at Forschungszentrum Jülich is coordinator of IAGOS-D, Germany’s contribution to the IAGOS project. Today, State Secretary Judith Pirscher from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) visited Forschungszentrum Jülich to pay tribute to the successful work of IAGOS-D. Measuring instruments for atmosphere observation are currently installed on eight commercial aircraft from six airliners. IAGOS has developed into a unique global infrastructure for long-term global observations of our atmosphere within Earth system science.

Last Modified: 26.10.2023