Technical Visits: IRF, atmospheric research
ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA
IRF studies mother-of-pearl clouds, noctilucent clouds and other atmospheric phenomena, which contribute to ozone destruction or can warn us of climate change. Atmospheric research over the next few years will be driven by the necessity to better understand the processes that influence the climate — now and in the future. It is important to understand how changes in the dynamics of the middle atmosphere can influence weather systems in the troposphere. IRF analyses data from international satellite missions and ground-based instruments distributed around the globe, develops its own measuring instruments and makes comparisons between the conditions in the Arctic and on Antarctica.
LECTURER: Assoc. Prof. Uwe Raffalski
CONTENT: General information and a guided tour of IRF, about 40-45 minutes. Lecture of about 45 minutes.
TIME: Approximately half a day or 2-2½ hours.
AVAILABILITY: Year-round, upon request.