to the website of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V. at the Rostock University (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. As associated institute of the Rostock University it is part of the teaching programme in physics. A total of about 90 persons is employed at IAP. The institute realizes an equal-opportunity and family-friendly human resource policy and is certified with the audit "berufundfamilie" ('career and family').

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

  • exploration of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere
  • coupling of atmospheric layers
  • long-term changes in the middle atmosphere

The aims of the IAP are described in the Scientific Framework Program.

Second FISAPS Workshop


(06 - 08 Nov 2018) The second workshop on "Fine Scale Atmospheric Processes and Structures" will be held from 06 till 08 November 2018 at IAP... more

Man-made NLC Trend


(18 Jul 2018) AGU press release on IAP paper. Anthropogenic influences change the visibility of noctilucent clouds... more

Physicist of the Week


(17 Jul 2018) Dr. Kathrin Baumgarten was elected by the DPG. The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft / German Phsical Society (DPG) runs a Arbeitskreis Chancengleichheit / Working Group Equal Opportunity (AKC)... more

Reliable staff aware


(27 Jun 2018) Certificate on audit berufundfamilie confirmed again. It is about compatibility of profession and family, ... more

Successful PMWE Starts


(19 Apr 2018) News from the sounding rocket project. The first campaign of the PMWE project... more

Targetted Funding approved


(18 Jan 2018) Start for VAHCOLI. To measure three-dimensional wind and temperature up to 100 km altitude with Doppler lidar... more