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Atmospheric Physics in Wuppertal

Atmospheric Physics in Wuppertal

The University of Wuppertal is the only university in the state of NRW which made atmospheric physics to one of its priority programs. Our working group is engaged in the reasearch of physical processes in the atmosphere from the Earth's surface to the upper atmosphere. We use ground-based instruments as well as instruments on airships, aircrafts, and satellites. We are involved in a wide range of research projects in close collaboration with national and international universities as well as with research centres of the HGF and the Max Planck Society.

Hurricane Francis

Photo taken by Mike Fincke aboard the International Space Station on August 27, 2004

Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs)

Photo taken during the RECONCILE campaign in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland on January 10,2010

Noctilucent Clouds

Photograph taken by Mika Yrjölä in August 2003. This image portraits a bright noctilucent cloud over Lake Saimaa.