Welcome

to the website of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics e.V. at the University 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. As associated institute of the University Rostock 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.

9th Trends workshop

The next Trends workshop on long term changes and trends in the atmosphere will take place from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Kühlungsborn more

New Collaborative Research Centre

(30 June 2016) Turbulences with impact: Leibniz researchers contribute to basic climate research. The IOW and the IAP... more

Rostock's Eleven @ IAP

(09 June 2016) Competition Science & Comunication - this time at IAP. In brief talks eleven students from the Rostock Region present their research... more

Multistatic Meteor Radar Workshop

(02 June 2016) Imaging the wind with meteor radars – new technical developments and scientific questions... more

Second ROMIC status seminar

(04 May 2016) Climate signals in the middle atmosphere - experts on the state of the art. What can we learn from recent satellite observations... more

"Excellent evaluation of the IAP"

(17 March 2016) Leibniz Institutes in Dresden, Köln/Bonn, Großbeeren/Erfurt und Kühlungsborn were evaluated more

LITOS in Scandinavia

(03 February 2016) Joint observational campaign for multi-scale analysis completed. "The LITOS campaign was a full success", ... more

Knowledge Caravan at IAP

(14 January 2016) Grammar school pupil from Rostock become acquainted with modern research... more

ILWAO Block Seminar

(14 July 2015) Science presentations and discussions - A seminar of the graduate school ILWAO for and with students... more

Inauguration of new extension

(09 July 2015) New extension building was inaugurated with a festive and informative event... more

Winner of Rostock's Eleven

(12 June 2015) Jens Söder wins this years competition science & communication... more

ROMIC status seminar

(03 June 2015) 80 researchers from all Germany report on the climate of the middle atmosphere ... more