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Research activities

The research activities of the Simulation Laboratory Climate Science cover:

  • climate modelling and numerical weather prediction
  • atmospheric remote sensing and radiative transfer
  • inverse modelling and data assimilation
  • high-performance computing
  • scientific visualization

For specific topics please see our publications.

Third-party projects

We are currently contributing to these projects:

  • NASA project "Wave-induced Atmospheric Variability Enterprise (WAVE)" (since 2020)
  • DFG project "Upper troposphere and lower stratosphere transport pathways of aerosols and tracers associated with the Asian monsoon circulation (AeroTrac)" (since 2019)
  • Helmholtz project "PilotLab Exascale Earth System Modeling" (since 2019)
  • NERC project "Planetary and Gravity Waves as Drivers of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings (PEGASUS)" (since 2019)
  • ISSI project "New Quantitative Constraints on Orographic Gravity Wave Stress and Drag" (since 2018)

We were involved in these projects:

  • BMBF project "High-Definition Clouds and Precipitation for Advancing Climate Prediction - HD(CP)²" (2012 - 2019)
  • ESA study "Characterisation of Particulates in the Upper Troposphere / Lower Stratosphere" (2016 - 2018)
  • EUDAT pilot project "Jülich Atmospheric Data Distribution Service" (2016 - 2017)
  • NSF program "EarthScope": "Study of the spatial and temporal distribution of atmospheric gravity waves using pressure data from the dense USArray Transportable Array" (2014 - 2017)
  • NASA program "The Science of Terra and Aqua": "Quantifying Gravity Wave Effects on Climate Using High-Resolution Aqua Observations" (2012 - 2014)
  • ESA study "PREMIER - Consolidation of Requirements and Synergistic Retrieval Algorithms" (2011 - 2013)
  • G8 ECS project "Enabling Climate Simulations at Extreme Scale" (2011 - 2013)