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KIT among the world's top 100 in eleven disciplines

KIT performs well in the U.S. News University Ranking 2022-2023 - seven top positions nationally.

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Blind Spots in Plastic Waste Monitoring

KIT researchers and partners assume that much more plastic is transported in flowing waters than estimated so far - new approaches to modeling.

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Atmospheric research: Better greenhouse gas monitoring for Germany

With the help of a monitoring system, sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in Germany are to be better recorded and monitored in future.

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2022_092_Lithiumgewinnung-GeothermieStephan Kelle 2016
Limits of Lithium Extraction from Thermal Water

A KIT Team Has Analyzed the Extraction of Lithium from Thermal Water Resources in Germany – Feasible Extraction Volumes and Time Horizon Limit the Potential.

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Tracking the weather: climate research in Africa

Flood protection or the preservation of the rainforest - the study of meteorological correlations makes valuable contributions.

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Heat stress in North Africa: Securing milk production with goats and camels

Switching from cattle to camel and goat husbandry promotes more sustainable and safer milk production in the drylands of northern Africa.

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Using Water Resources More Sustainably with a Hydrological Database

KIT Researchers Aim to Compile Hydrological Data to Identify the Effects of Climate Change on Water Cycles in Germany.

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Climate change: Heat in the underground can be recycled

Study shows great potential for heat supply with accumulated heat in the underground.

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Between Heaven and Earth: Open Day at Campus Alpin

For 68 years, the KIT Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been researching pressing climate and environmental issues.

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2022_067_Klimawandel-und-LandnutzungsaenderungenDominik Kuhn
Climate Change and Land Use Change Favor Flood Events

Current studies on the flood disaster in the Eifel in 2021 on the future development of such extreme events.

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SFB-ECOSENSE_Waelder-im-KlimawandelMartin Denter
Climate change: Better predicting impacts on forests

Researchers are developing sensors to measure ecosystem conditions in the forest and detect changes more quickly.

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Sustainability: Managing grassland with sensors and AI

Using a combination of unmanned aerial systems and machine learning, KIT researchers are gathering information on grassland features to map, monitor and assess them.

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Urban Timber Construction: Colored Facades Increase Acceptance

Practical architectural study reveals the importance of wood as a sustainable building material for the city - plea for colored, greened facades.

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KIT Team wins University Building Competition

RoofKIT Project impresses at the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 with an energy-efficient and cycle-compatible addition to an existing Building.

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GeoLaB: Future with Geothermal Energy

KIT and Research Partners Build the World's First Underground Reservoir Simulator for Deep Geothermal Energy Research.

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KIT at Hannover Messe 2022

Future Hub und Energy Solutions: From 30 Mai to 2 June 2022, KIT will present selected highlights from technology development at two stands.

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RoofKIT: Ecological and Sustainable Construction

KIT team plans, designs, and constructs an energy-efficient and sustainable building in an international university architectural competition.

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2022_044_KlimaforschungBodenbender
Climate Research: Ultrafine Dust Could Cause Weather Extremes

KIT researchers prove global increase of ultrafine particles from fossil fuel exhaust gases and warn of significant weather effects

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2022_045_Nationaler Preis – Bildung fuer nachhaltige Entwicklung fuer das KIT_72dpiBMBF / Hans-Joachim Rickel
National Award on Education for Sustainable Development for KIT

KIT receives 10,000 euros in prize money for outstanding educational initiatives in the category "Places of Learning"

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Geothermie: Mit Wärmerecycling das Stadtklima mildern

Forschende des KIT untersuchen Möglichkeiten, um die städtische Überwärmung im oberflächennahen Untergrund zu recyclen.

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Three ERC Consolidator Grants for KIT Researchers

Christoph Kirchlechner, Lars Heinke, and Inge Hinterwaldner will receive up to two million euros for their research projects.

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2022_018_Klimawandel-Grundwasserspiegel
Declining Groundwater Levels due to Climate Change

Based on artificial intelligence, KIT and BGR develop forecast models on the future development of groundwater levels in Germany.

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2022_015_Corona-Nachweis-im-Abwasser
Corona Detection in Wastewater

KIT coordinates nationwide project group testing a wastewater-based COVID-19 early warning system.

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2022_009_Landnutzung
Land Use: Call for a Fair Protection of Species

A study with KIT participation sheds light on the trade-off between biodiversity and food security in land use.

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2022_005_FahrradmobilitaetUrban Emotions, KIT
Safety and Convenience in Bicycle Mobility

Research project collects data as a basis for improving municipal bicycle infrastructure - partners from science, industry and cities.

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Corona Restrictions: Traffic Change and Mobility

Study on mobility in the pandemic: public transport use declines, people increasingly ride bicycles or walk.

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Leibniz Prize for Almut Arneth

KIT ecosystem researcher receives the highest research prize in Germany - the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is endowed with EUR 2.5 Million.

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Traffic Simulation: Ridepooling Promotes Traffic Transformation

On-demand transport services benefit the traffic transition - as researchers demonstrated in an elaborate traffic simulation.

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Quantifying ice-nucleating particles in Iceland’s desert

IMK-AAF contributed to field experiments in Iceland to investigate the mineral composition of Icelandic dust and its effects on climate. In the desert of Dyngjusandur/ Iceland airborne dust for ice nucleation experiments was collected.

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GeoKarlsruhe 2021: Research for a Sustainable Development of Our Planet

The International Geoscientific Online Conference Themed “Sustainable Earth – from Processes to Resources“ is held at KIT.

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Atmospheric research: Balloon measurement campaign in Sweden

KIT researchers and partners jointly investigate Earth System connections in high altitudes.

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ATTO-Beobachtungsturm-2Martin Kunz, MPI-BGC
Research tower in the Amazon region

Max Planck Society and Federal Ministry of Education and Research extend ATTO project by another three years.

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Biodiversity: Land Use - A Threat to and Opportunity for Bumblebees

KIT researchers investigate the effect of land use changes on European bumblebee species under a changing climate.

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Vorhersagen-Luftqualitaet-Wetter-KlimaMarkus Neumann
Better Forecasts of Air Quality, Weather, and Climate

ACTRIS-D Will Enhance Atmosphere Research in Germany – KIT Expands Capacities to Solve Current Climate Problems.

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Flood Risks Were Significantly Underestimated

CEDIM presents report on flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia - Damages could exceed ten billion euros.

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Sustainable Mining of Raw Materials from Thermal Springs in Chile

BrineMine Project at KIT: Responsible Extraction of Energy, Raw Materials, and Drinking Water from Geothermal Wells.

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Atmospheric Research: The CAIRT Satellite Concept Selected as a Candidate for "Earth Explorer 11”

ESA Has Selected Four Candidates for a New Earth Observation Satellite – KIT’s Proposal Focuses on Changes in the Earth's Atmosphere.

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2021_044_Globale-Landnutzungsaenderungen
Global Land Use Changes Are Bigger than Estimated

Using a new set of maps, KIT researchers prove that land use changes are four times bigger than assumed.

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More Climate Resilience through Improved Seasonal Forecasts

More precise meteorological forecasts for water scarce regions by statistical methods from the KIT help to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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From Thunderstorms to Heavy Rain to Droughts

Research alliance launches measurement campaign relating to hydro-meteorological extremes in the Swabian Jura.

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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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2020_088_biodiversitaet-im-gruenlandJena Experiment
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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2020_078_Geringere CO2-Emissionen durch Corona-Beschraenkungen noch nicht in der Atmosphaere erkennbar
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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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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atmosphaerenforschung_kit
KIT among the world's top 100 in eleven disciplines

KIT performs well in the U.S. News University Ranking 2022-2023 - seven top positions nationally.

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2022_097_Ueberwachung-von-Plastikmuell
Blind Spots in Plastic Waste Monitoring

KIT researchers and partners assume that much more plastic is transported in flowing waters than estimated so far - new approaches to modeling.

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treibhausgas-monitoring_20220511-MB-01-002-1
Atmospheric research: Better greenhouse gas monitoring for Germany

With the help of a monitoring system, sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in Germany are to be better recorded and monitored in future.

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2022_092_Lithiumgewinnung-GeothermieStephan Kelle 2016
Limits of Lithium Extraction from Thermal Water

A KIT Team Has Analyzed the Extraction of Lithium from Thermal Water Resources in Germany – Feasible Extraction Volumes and Time Horizon Limit the Potential.

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Boot
Tracking the weather: climate research in Africa

Flood protection or the preservation of the rainforest - the study of meteorological correlations makes valuable contributions.

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Rinderherde
Heat stress in North Africa: Securing milk production with goats and camels

Switching from cattle to camel and goat husbandry promotes more sustainable and safer milk production in the drylands of northern Africa.

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2022_075_Wasserressourcen-nachhaltiger-nutzen
Using Water Resources More Sustainably with a Hydrological Database

KIT Researchers Aim to Compile Hydrological Data to Identify the Effects of Climate Change on Water Cycles in Germany.

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innenstadtansicht
Climate change: Heat in the underground can be recycled

Study shows great potential for heat supply with accumulated heat in the underground.

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