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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.


Institute Colloquium

(03.12.2020 10:15) Tristan Staszak (IAP) Investigation of PMWE formation mechanism: results from a sounding rocket campaign more


Institute Colloquium

(10.12.2020 10:15) Dr. Maosheng He (IAP) Diagnosing global scale mesospheric waves with dual radar systems more


Visit of Peru's Ambassador

(09 Sep 2020) Global research and international relation. At September 9th the ambassador of Peru Elmer Schialer ... more


SIMONe in South America

(03 Jun 2020) Six months of MLT observations in Peru and Argentina with a new radar network. The mesoscale structures... more


Special Seminar

(13 May 2020) Scientific life under conditions of Corona. New solutions for the supervision of students... more


Lively Science

(20 Oct 2019) Wondering, asking amd experimenting at the Public Day. 1600 visitors came at 19 October 2019 to the IAP... more


VAHCOLI lab inauguration

(28 Sep 2019) Next etap for the development of mobile lidar systems. In presence of the landes minister of education, science and culture, Bettina Martin, ... more


Highlights of Physics

(23 Sep 2019) The IAP presents. Under the slogan "Show up! To visualize the unvisible"... more


Meeting of Section D

(06 Sep 2019) Directors of Leibniz Institute convene at IAP. This year the meeting was combined with a local visit... more


Institute Colloquium

(28.01.2021 10:15) Dr. Petr Sacha (Univ. Wien) On the complex interaction between parameterized orographic gravity wave drag and resolved dynamics in chemistry-climate models more