cold water corals
Cold-Water Corals
Reef-forming cold water deep sea corals are a unique archive to study past ocean dynamics and climate.
measuring heat and gas transfer at the ocean
Air-Sea Interactions
Physical processes controlling the exchange of heat and gases between atmosphere and ocean as well as the properties of wind generated waves are studied using imaging techniques.
Sampling water from the ocean.
Ocean Tracers
Climate driven cycles of heat and carbon in the ocean are studied through the use of trace isotopes such as radiocarbon.
ICOS Labor am IUP Heidelberg
14C Sample Preparation at the ICOS Lab
ICOS-CRL, the Central Radiocarbon Laboratory of the European Research Infrastructure ICOS, analyses atmospheric 14CO2 to separate it into its biogenic and fossil components.
The HALO research aircraft at the airport in Rio Grande, Argentina during the SOUTHTRAC campaign in Sept. - Nov. 2019, with the mini-DOAS instrument on board.
stalagtites and stalagmites
Speleothems
Stalagmites are an important archive to study past climate.
preparing radiocarbon samples
Radiocarbon Laboratory
Carbon dioxide extraction from speleothem samples and carbon graphitization to trace the past global carbon cycle.
detecting bubbles generated by breaking waves
Breaking waves and bubble clouds
Bubble clouds, generated by breaking waves, play a role in the exchange of gases between the ocean and the atmosphere. Bubble sizes are measured using imaging techniques.
sample preparation at the MC-ICPMS laboratory
MC-ICPMS Laboratory
Preparation of high-precision isotope measurements with semi-automated multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers.
Th/U sample preparation
Th/U Laboratory
Preparation of the samples for high-precision Th/U dating requires the chemical purification of both trace elements from natural samples.
The Aeolotron Wind-Wave Tank
The Aeolotron
The largest active annular wind-wave tank in the world, the Aeolotron, is used to study small-scale exchange processes between the ocean and the atmosphere.
Prof. Dr. Almut Arneth
Climate change and land-use change and their role for terrestrial carbon sinks, crop yields and bioenergy
Dr. Axel Gerdes
U-Pb geochronology: From the evolution of the Early Earth to the human evolution
27.09.2019 - On Sept. 09 2019 the European Researcher's Night took place in Heidelberg and Mannheim. The Air-Sea Interaction group of the Institute of Environmental Physics opened its laboratory for…
26.09.2019 - In Berlin the 2nd International Conference "Our Climate - Our Future: Regional Perspectives on a Global Challenge" of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative "Regional Climate Change" (REKLIM…
24.09.2019 - The isotope hydrologist Matthias Sprenger (formerly Freiburg, now Barcelona) initiated an entry in the blog of the EGU Hydrology Division entitled “Hydrologists Join Youth-Led #…
23.09.2019 - Under the header “Scientists race to read Austria’s melting climate archive”, photo journalist Lisi Niesner from the news agency Reuters reports on a project with contributions of the…
05.09.2019 - The team around Sophie Warken presents an isotope and trace element data set of a stalagmite from Cuba, which covers the past 96000 years. The results confirm a relationship between…
30.07.2019 - A large group of hydrologists and water scientists – including members of the HydroTraP group of the IUP – has published a broad review on water ages in the critical zone. The paper is…
16.07.2019 - The second MetPVNet measurement campaign started on the 24th of June 2019 in the Allgäu region, using the same solar photovoltaic systems as in the first campaign last year. The aim of…