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.
preparing radiocarbon samples
Radiocarbon Laboratory
Carbon dioxide extraction from speleothem samples and carbon graphitization to trace the past global carbon cycle.
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.
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.
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.
cold water corals
Cold-Water Corals
Reef-forming cold water deep sea corals are a unique archive to study past ocean dynamics and climate.
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.
stalagtites and stalagmites
Speleothems
Stalagmites are an important archive to study past climate.
02.03.2020 - Thomas Krengel an Earth Science student from the team Physics of Environmental Archives has successfully defended his PhD entitled '550,000 years of marine climate variability in 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 (…
06.02.2020 - An at least 10,000 years old prehistoric human skeleton was found on the Yucatán Peninsula in southern Mexico. Hence, through a multi-disciplinary study involving radiometric dating the…
26.11.2019 - An exceptionally large cold-water coral mound province was discovered extending over 80 km along the Namibian shelf (offshore southwestern Africa) during the M122 Anna cruise on board…
14.11.2019 - On Friday, 15.11.2019 we will celebrate a colloquium with our Alumni of Environmental Physics to celebrate the 70th birthday of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Platt. In the afternoon, our students…
07.11.2019 - The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has announced that it will  honour a  senior scientist of the IUP, Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Levin, with one of its most prestigious awards in 2020.
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…
09.10.2019 - The two teams Physics of Environmental Archives and Carbon and Water Isotopes spent four days in the french Vosges on team building, project structuring and management, data…
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…