to the website of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V. at University of Rostock (IAP). The Institute has been founded in 1992 and is member of the research association 'Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (WGL)'. The institute is located near the Baltic Sea resort Kühlungsborn and owns a separate site on the island Rügen, close to Juliusruh. In addition IAP is a major partner of the ALOMAR observatory in northern Norway. A total of 65 persons are employed at IAP including 10-15 Ph.D. students.

The Leibniz-Institute is one of the German main centers for Middle Atmosphere research and operates active cooperations with several international research organizations.

The most important scientific topics at IAP are

  • investigation of the mesosphere
  • atmospheric coupling
  • trends in the middle atmosphere

In case of questions and comments regarding the scientific aims of the
IAP please contact Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Lübken (luebken@_we_dont_like_spam_iap-kborn.de).

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Job advertisements

The IAP has several open positions for PhD students and graduate students. More information.


Publications of IAP


The IAP is member of the research association 'Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (WGL)'. More information.

University of Rostock

IAP staff members give lectures and seminars at the University of Rostock. More  information concerning the co-operation with the University.


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