Collage_Highly-Cited-Researchers_2021_rdax_1200x675KIT; Georg Kronenberg; privat
"Highly Cited Researchers" from KIT

Seven KIT researchers are among the most cited scientists worldwide this year. Evaluation from 2010 to 2020.

A Clock without a Cuckoo - The Black Forest in Climate Change

When the climate changes, it is also affecting the weather. Hans Schipper from the South German Climate Office explained at TEDx KIT how one is connected to the other and what all this has to do with the cuckoo. 

Staubemission-in-Island_Nsikanabasi_Umo_rdax_1200x675Nsikanabasi Umo, KIT
Climate research: Effects of dust from a cold desert

International field campaign investigates emission, transport and composition of dust in Iceland

2021_074_Biodiversitaet_Landnutzung als Bedrohung und Chance fuer Hummeln_72dpiPenelope Whitehorn, KIT
Biodiversity: Land Use – Threat to and Opportunity for Bumblebees

KIT Researchers Investigate the Effect of Land Use Changes on European Bumblebee Species under a Changing Climate

Messballons-vor-Abflug_rdax_1200x675Hans Nordmeyer, IMK-ASF/KIT
Atmospheric Research: Balloon Measurement Campaign in Sweden

KIT Researchers and Partners jointly investigate Relationships in the Earth System in High Air Layers

2021_073_Bessere Vorhersagen fuer Luftqualitaet, Wetter und Klima_72dpiMarkus Neumann
Better Forecasts for Air Quality, Weather, and Climate

Atmospheric research in Germany significantly expanded with ACTRIS-D - KIT extends its capabilities to solve current climate issues

forschungsflugzeug-HALO_rdax_1200x675Emma Järvinen, KIT
Atmospheric research: Ice clouds warm the Arctic

Scientists use the HALO research aircraft to study the climate impact of cirrus clouds.

Verwüstung Bad MünstereifelBernd März, Unwetter-Freaks
Flood Risks Were Significantly Underestimated

CEDIM presents report on flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia - Damages could exceed ten billion euros

Andreas Fink, Christian Grams, Julian Quinting: Severe weather in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate

"The current event is beyond any previous observations for many parameters. The very high amounts of precipitation in a short period of time, the relatively large area affected, and the high discharge rates of small and medium-sized streams as well as rivers are extreme."

Kleine_Eiskristalle_AtmosphärenforschungFritz Waitz, KIT
Atmospheric research: Small ice crystals with a big effect

KIT and the University of Vienna Researchers Investigate the Influence of small Atmospheric Ice Crystals in the Earth's Climate System

Swabian MOSESMelissa Körlin, KIT
Jannik Wilhelm, Michael Kunz, Andreas Wieser: The Swabian MOSES Team on the hail storm in the Neckar valley

With several thousand lightning strikes, hail up to five centimeters in diameter and heavy rainfall, which led to numerous flooded roadways and flooding of smaller rivers, a heavy hailstorm passed over southern Germany on 06/23/2021. 

CAIRT Laila Tkotz
Atmospheric Research: The CAIRT Satellite Concept Selected as a Candidate for "Earth Explorer 11”

ESA Has Selected Four Candidates for a New Earth Observation Satellite – KIT’s Proposal Focuses on Changes in the Earth's Atmosphere.

2020_109_Klimawandel verschlimmert Biodiversitaetsschwund_72dpiAlmut Arneth
Almut Arneth: Climate protection, biodiversity and social justice must be thought of together

We need to think climate protection and environmental protection together. Measures that focus solely on climate protection, for example, can also have a negative impact on biodiversity and society.

atmosphaerenforschung-20200722-CN-04-070_rdax_1200x675.jpgAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Shanghai Ranking: KIT on Top Positions

Atmospheric Research, Energy Management, and Metallurgy at KIT in Global Comparison. Five subjects rank first in Germany.

KlimaresilienzHarald Kunstmann, KIT
More climate resilience through improved seasonal forecasts

More precise seasonal meteorological predictions for water-scarce regions by statistical methods from KIT help decision makers to mitigate the local consequences of climate change.

PIKarina Winkler, KIT
Global Land-use Changes Larger than Estimated

KIT researchers verify with the help of a new set of maps that land-use changes are four times larger than previously assumed

2021_041_kitcube_rdax_1024x576_98Andreas Wieser, KIT
From Thunderstorms to Heavy Rain to Droughts

Research alliance launches measurement campaign relating to hydro-meteorological extremes in the Swabian Jura.

A350Thorsten Gehrlein
Airbus A350 Becomes a Research Aircraft

In the IAGOS-CARIBIC research infrastructure coordinated by KIT, a 1.7-ton measurement laboratory is used in the cargo hold of a converted passenger aircraft.

10th anniversary of the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA)

The European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) celebrates its 10th anniversary on 10 March 2021. Interview with climate researcher Peter Braesicke, Chair of the Alliance.

EHW2021_Punge_PI_rdax_98.pngPunge, Heinz Jürgen
Hail: Danger from the sky grows

Hailstorms cause severe damage - and as a result of climate change, they are expected to occur more frequently and more intensely in the future. To discuss the current state of hail research, the IMK-TRO hosted the 3rd European Hail Workshop from 15 to 18 March 2021.

SchneefernerhausHannes Vogelmann, KIT
Ozone Decrease due to Corona Lockdown

KIT shows a record decrease of seven percent in the free troposphere with infrared measurements at Zugspitze.

Protecting and Managing Forests with AIDominic Hohlbaum/ Triebfeder
Protecting and Managing Forests with AI

KIT and EDI GmbH Develop Intelligent Assistance System for Forest Management under a Changing Climate – New Interactive Video of the Series “Sachen machen mit KI”

StarkregenWolfgang Bader
Climate Change: Protection against Floods

IT researchers study the effects of heavy rainfall in southern Germany to develop recommendations for municipalities.

Cloud ObservationMarkus Breig, KIT
Leading Role of KIT in Cloud Observation

KIT Researchers Set Up and Manage the Topical Center CIS for Direct Measurement of Cloud Properties – Part of the European Research Infrastructure ACTRIS