stalagtites and stalagmites
Stalagmites are an important archive to study past climate.
An atmospheric suntracker on the roof of the IUP.
The rooftop atmospheric observatory
Measuring greenhouse gases and other atmospheric constituents above Heidelberg.
High Alpine research station Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps
High Alpine research station Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps
Since 1986, IUP is measuring here atmospheric 14CO2. Today the clean air station Jungfraujoch is part of the ICOS atmosphere station network.
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.
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.
cold water corals
Cold-Water Corals
Reef-forming cold water deep sea corals are a unique archive to study past ocean dynamics and climate.
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.
Mobiles Labor für das VERIFY Projekt
Mobile Laboratory of the VERIFY project
The mobile laboratory is used to monitor source-specific combustion gases (CO2, CO, CH4, NOx) in the atmosphere with the focus on domestic heating and traffic emissions.
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.
Plume Chasing in the EU CARES Project
Plume Chasing in the EU CARES Project
Plume Chasing Measurements with the ICAD instrument to detect high NOx emitting vehicles on the street.
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.
ICOS Labor am IUP Heidelberg
ICOS CRL flask CO2 Extraction and Graphitization Line
The Karl Otto Münich Central Radiocarbon Laboratory of the European Research Infrastructure ICOS prepares atmospheric CO2 samples for 14C analysis by AMS.
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.
preparing radiocarbon samples
Radiocarbon Laboratory
Carbon dioxide extraction from speleothem samples and carbon graphitization to trace the past global carbon cycle.
22.06.2023 - Nils Schorndorf and coworkers have published an updated Holocene sea-level record for Yucatan, Mexico. Hells Bells, underwater secondary carbonates discovered in sinkholes (cenotes)…
06.02.2023 - Several groups at IUP have contributed to a new paper, which presents the in-house developments of a method for precise fluid inclusion stable isotope analysis using cavity-ring down…
28.01.2023 - The IUP is involved in the Tandem-Fellowship "Climate physics meets ESD. A research orientierted hybrid module for future teachers". This project develops a new teaching/learning…
07.12.2022 - More than 10 years ago, the HydroTraP group at IUP contributed noble gas and especially helium data and its modeling to a multi-tracer groundwater dating study in the Great Artesian…
05.12.2022 - A major fraction of magmatic gas emissions are released into the atmosphere from open vents. The emission processes are characterized by fast turbulent mixing with atmospheric air (…
24.11.2022 - The Prague city demonstration campaign of the Horizon 2020 EU project CARES was a huge success. The campaign was running from 5th-23rd Sept. 2022. During this period three remote…
22.11.2022 - Piotr Korben and co-workers have published the results from the ROMEO campaign (ROmanian Methane Emissions from Oil and gas). The focus was on measurements of methane (CH4) emission…
16.11.2022 - The German Physical Society (DPG) awarded Emeritus Prof. Dr. Ulrich Platt with the  "Ehrennadel" (badge of honour) recognizing his distinguished and longstanding commitment for…
29.09.2022 - Impact of Nord Stream gas leaks on methane concentrations at ICOS stations in Scandinavia: ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) is a european infrastructure for the observation…