Research infrastructure

The design, construction, and operation of large research infrastructures are a particular strength of the Helmholtz Association and of the Program.

Jointly operated research infrastructure is an important part of collaborative research. Research infrastructure in support of atmospheric and climate research consists of multi-component sensing equipment intended to be deployed in distributed or mobile networks, or in observatory settings to observe a large number of variables and processes simultaneously (ATMOsense). Experimental laboratory facilities (ATMOlabs) provide process understanding and provide open access for the scientific community. Highly specialized modeling tools (ATMOmod) are developed in house and complement the observational and laboratory infrastructure. Whole Atmosphere Approach” relies on the integration of observational systems, experiments, predictive models and data analysis, utilised as a closely interconnected network of infrastructures that provides the foundation for answering our research questions.

AIDA KIT
AIDA

Aerosol Interaction and Dynamics in the Atmosphere experimental facility

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Schneefernerhaus KIT
Research Station Schneeferner­haus

at Mount Zugspitze Bavaria, Germany

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Gewächshaus KIT
Experimental plant laboratory and greenhouse facility
HALO KIT
HALO

High altitude and long range research aircraft

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CARIBIC KIT
IAGOS-CARIBIC

Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container

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KITcube KIT
KITcube
Schneefernerhaus Vogelmann
NDACC

Six Sites of the Network for the detection of Atmospheric Composition Change

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TCCON Hase
TCCON

Three sites of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network

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TERENO KIT
TERENO prealpine

TERestrial ENvironmental Observatory

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