The research conducted at the Institute of Meteorology is dedicated to the understanding and modeling of weather and climate processes and their interactions with the environment. In addition to research on the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, interactions with the surface of the Earth, vegetation, and oceans play an important role.
The Institute’s primary fields of research cover climate variability from paleoclimates to decadal predictions, meteorological extreme events and their effects on weather and climate, and the exploration of the upper atmosphere and its interactions with the lower atmosphere. The Institute’s urban environmental research with a focus on Berlin offers many opportunities for inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations.
Another major area of research focuses on the development of remote sensing techniques for monitoring environmental and climate-related variables that can also be implemented at the Institute.