The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). KIT-IMK employs various in-situ and remote sensing instruments on ground, aircraft, balloons, and satellites as well as atmospheric models for trace gases and aerosol/cloud particles.
KIT-IMK is involved in the observation of the atmosphere from passenger aircraft from the beginning:
- KIT initiated CARIBIC in the early 1990s together with MPI-C and TROPOS and contributed throughout CARIBIC I (1997-2002 on board a Boeing 767 by LTU airlines) and CARIBIC II (since 2004 on board the Lufthansa A340-600 D-AIHE).
- Since 2015, KIT-IMK is coordinating IAGOS-CARIBIC.
- Coordination of IAGOS-CARIBIC
- Operation of the IAGOS-CARIBIC container
- Operation of IAGOS-CARIBIC instruments for O3, H2O and cloud/ice water, isotopic composition of water vapour, organic compounds such as acetone, methanol, or acetonitrile