Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)

ICAS and IMK Partnership

The Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS, University of Leeds) and the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) are two of Europe’s largest and renowned research organisations for atmospheric science. ICAS and IMK share a common vision and research strategy, and have a long tradition of successful collaboration, particularly through international field campaigns and large European projects or research programmes, but also through the small-scale interaction of individual scientists. For example in the area of “Dynamics and cloud processes in the troposphere” of the Helmholtz Programme "Atmosphere and Climate" (2009-2012) led by KIT, more peer-reviewed scientific papers were published with scientists from the University of Leeds than with any other institution worldwide. In order to sustain and expand this successful collaboration, ICAS and IMK have established a formal partnership.

The partnership steering board  holds twice annual telecons. The members of this board are:

ICAS: Martyn Chipperfield, John Marsham, Amanda Maycock

IMK: Christoph Kottmeier, Björn-Martin Sinnhuber, Thomas Leisner, Hans-Peter Schmid, Peter Knippertz