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.
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.
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.
cold water corals
Cold-Water Corals
Reef-forming cold water deep sea corals are a unique archive to study past ocean dynamics and climate.
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.
An atmospheric suntracker on the roof of the IUP.
The rooftop atmospheric observatory
Measuring greenhouse gases and other atmospheric constituents above Heidelberg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
05.08.2020 - Steffen Therre received his PhD last week. He studied physics and became a member of the team Physics of Environmental Archives during his Bachelor Science Project in 2014. Over the…
05.08.2020 - In a new publication in Global and Planetary Change three stalagmites from cave systems in Germany provide new insight on the most pronounced climate anomaly of the Holocene was the 8.2…
05.08.2020 - Evan Cooper Border a physics student in our team has received his PhD on last Wednesday. Evan worked on the hypothesis of whether or not natural U-isotopes, here the 234U/238U ratio,…
22.06.2020 - Therese Weißbach, a Physics student from the team Isotopologues has successfully defended her PhD entitled 'Spectroscopic isotopic ratio analysis on speleothem fluid inclusions -…
12.05.2020 - A transdisciplinary study on climate change adaptation of urban squares with contributions by IUP researchers has been published. A Heidelberg research team including members of the…
29.02.2020 - Steffen Therre and his coworkers have published a speleothem 14C record spanning 28'000 years, which shows clear influences of climate on soil carbon cycling. The dead carbon fraction (…
17.10.2019 - On 17 October 2019, a continuing education for physics teachers was held at the Haus der Astronomie , entitled: Vom Klimawandel zum Schwarzen Loch: Mit Daten und Simulationen die Welt…
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…
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…