Excellent research on Mt. Zugspitze: The Atmospheric Environmental Research Division of the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen now looks back at a rich history of 60 years. IMK-IFU scientists study changes of the atmosphere, water budget, and of the living conditions of vegetation and society during global climate change. On July 18, 2014, the Institute will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a ceremony and an open day event. Representatives of the media and the interested public are cordially invited.
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