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Airbus A350 Becomes a Research Aircraft

In the IAGOS-CARIBIC research infrastructure coordinated by KIT, a 1.7-ton measurement laboratory is used in the cargo hold of a converted passenger aircraft.

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Digitization of Material Sciences

Two KIT research projects are funded by the BMBF - Test phase of the project "Innovation Platform MaterialDigital" started.

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2021_024_Stauseen_Die Ressource Wasser einfacher schuetzenTobias Bleninger, UFPR
Reservoirs: Protecting Water Resources More Easily

International research project develops user-friendly methods for predictive assessment of water quality in reservoirs - Reduced data requirements enable global use.

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Ozone Decrease due to Corona Lockdown

KIT shows a record decrease of seven percent in the free troposphere with infrared measurements at Zugspitze.

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Hail: Danger from the Sky Grows

KIT digitally hosts 3rd European Hail Workshop from March 15 to 18, 2021 - Frequency and severity of hailstorms increase with climate change.

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Climate Change: Protection against Floods

IT researchers study the effects of heavy rainfall in southern Germany to develop recommendations for municipalities.

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Climate Change: Heat Stress Affects Livestock Production

KIT researchers warn of adverse effects on meat and milk production in East Africa. High temperatures and humidity lead to stress in animals.

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CO2 Emissions: Record Decline due to Corona

Fossil CO2 emissions have decreased more than ever before. However atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise.

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Digital Summit 2020: Understanding Methane Emissions from the North Sea

Scientists to evaluate local methane sources in the North Sea with high-resolution modeling.

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Green Deal: Good for a Climate-neutral Europe – Bad for the Planet

Import of Millions of Tons of Cereal and Meat Every Year Undermines EU Agricultural Standards – Damage to the Environment Is Outsourced.

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Climate Change Exacerbates Biodiversity Loss

Study in PNAS: Revised, post-2020 Biodiversity Targets Will Have to Consider Global Warming.

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Climate Research: New Video Series on the Impact of the Corona Pandemic

KIT researcher talks about the effects of the crisis on air pollution over China. Significant decrease observed in spring 2020.

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Artificial Intelligence for Groundwater Protection

Federal Ministry for the Environment funds AI lighthouse project "Nitrate Monitoring 4.0" for the reduction of nitrate in groundwater.

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Global Food Production Threatens the Climate

Use of Nitrogen Fertilizers in Agriculture Causes an Increase in Nitrous Oxide Concentration in the Atmosphere – Comprehensive Study with KIT Participation in Nature.

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Disaster Management: New Report of the CEDIM

Interdisciplinary KIT institution presents activities from 2017 to 2020 dissemination of Covid-19 current topic.

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Loss of Species Affects the Basis of Human Life

Jena Experiment: Biodiversity influences the functioning of ecosystems - Results in Nature Ecology & Evolution

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Corona-induced CO2 Emission Reductions Are Not Yet Detectable in the Atmosphere

Effects of the Pandemic Will Be Detected in the Atmosphere Much Later – To Reach the Paris Climate Goals, Decade-long Measures Are Needed.

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Dr. Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn appointed as KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow

The KIT Executive Board has appointed Dr.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn as a KIT Distinguished Senior Fellow with effect from October 1, 2020 for a period of three years.

Until his retirement, Dr. Ziegahn was Head of the Division Natural and Built Environment. We congratulate him on this appointment and are very happy that the KIT can continue to benefit from his knowledge and experience.

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New species extinction target proposed for global nature rescue plan

Scientists Demand Prominent Target to Lower Extinction Rates, Comparable to the 2-degree Climate Target.

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Saving Energy with User-friendly Buildings

Researchers from Karlsruhe and Ottawa Coordinate International Research Project on the Relationship between User Behavior and Energy Performance of Buildings

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KIT Supports Renovation of Maxau Rhine Bridge

Engineers at KIT Play a Major Role in Establishing the New Repair Process in Germany.

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Climate Goals of the Paris Agreement: Impact of Land Use

Researchers at KIT and the University of Edinburgh show that previous measures to reduce global warming through land use change are insufficient.

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DFG Collaborative Research Center “Waves to Weather” enters 2nd phase

Consortium with Munich and Mainz focuses on deficiencies and challenges of weather prediction with the aim to improve forecast models.

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Ammonia from Agriculture Influences Cloud Formation over Asia

Climate Researchers of KIT Solve the Puzzle of a Huge Aerosol Layer in the Atmosphere – Results will Improve Climate Models.

 

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Better Prepared for Forest Fires

Cross-institute Project to Understand the Dynamics of Forest Fires and Mitigate the Risk.

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2019_058_Crowd Oil Kraftstoffe Ausschnitt
Crowd Oil – Fuels From Air-conditioning Systems

Researchers Want to Use Air-conditioning and Ventilation Systems for Decentralized Production of Carbon-neutral Synthetic Fuels – Publication in Nature Communications

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2018_16_Kraftwerke erzeugen mehr Ultrafeinstaub als Verkehr - Ausschnitt
Power Plants Produce More Ultrafine Dust than Traffic

KIT Researchers Find that Filtration Systems Are the Biggest Sources of Ultrafine Particles Worldwide and Have Considerable Impacts on Climate.

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Under Extreme Heat and Drought, Trees Hardly Benefit from an Increased CO2 Level

Studies of Aleppo Pines Reveal: The Increase in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Concentration in the Atmosphere Does Not Compensate the Negative Effect of Climate Change.

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Atmosphere Research in Permanent Ice

Neumayer Station III in Antarctica Celebrates 10th Anniversary – From Summer 2019, KIT Will Operate a New Measurement Instrument there.

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Studie on Climate Protection: More Forest - Less Meat

Land-based Measures in Europe Require Food System Transformation – Simulations Reveal Relationships between Climatic and Socioeconomic Factors.

 

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A350_Malta_1_Torsten Gehrlein_KIT_1024px
Airbus A350 Becomes a Research Aircraft

In the IAGOS-CARIBIC research infrastructure coordinated by KIT, a 1.7-ton measurement laboratory is used in the cargo hold of a converted passenger aircraft.

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Logo-MaterialDigital
Digitization of Material Sciences

Two KIT research projects are funded by the BMBF - Test phase of the project "Innovation Platform MaterialDigital" started.

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2021_024_Stauseen_Die Ressource Wasser einfacher schuetzenTobias Bleninger, UFPR
Reservoirs: Protecting Water Resources More Easily

International research project develops user-friendly methods for predictive assessment of water quality in reservoirs - Reduced data requirements enable global use.

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Zugspitze_FTIR_Kuppel
Ozone Decrease due to Corona Lockdown

KIT shows a record decrease of seven percent in the free troposphere with infrared measurements at Zugspitze.

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Hagel
Hail: Danger from the Sky Grows

KIT digitally hosts 3rd European Hail Workshop from March 15 to 18, 2021 - Frequency and severity of hailstorms increase with climate change.

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starkregen-01Wolfgang Bader
Climate Change: Protection against Floods

IT researchers study the effects of heavy rainfall in southern Germany to develop recommendations for municipalities.

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Hitzestress
Climate Change: Heat Stress Affects Livestock Production

KIT researchers warn of adverse effects on meat and milk production in East Africa. High temperatures and humidity lead to stress in animals.

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co2-emissionen-20190611-CN-01-073
CO2 Emissions: Record Decline due to Corona

Fossil CO2 emissions have decreased more than ever before. However atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise.

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