The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig (TROPOS) was founded in 1992 in order to research processes in the troposphere and has established itself with a research profile that is unique worldwide. At the core of the research lies the formation of aerosols and clouds and their influence on climate and human health. As an internationally leading institution for the basic research of aerosols and clouds, TROPOS gathers, analyses and models physical and chemical processes from the molecular and microscale up to long-distance transport in areas of varying contamination. The results of the research work build the foundations for policy recommendations regarding issues of climate and health in politics. The institute resides in the Science Park in North East Leipzig. TROPOS works here alongside the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and further institutions of the Leibniz scientific community. Starting from the institute in the old laboratory from DDR times TROPOS has continuously grown through the addition of the administrative building, the cloud laboratory, the aerosol chamber hall as well as the datacentre and logistic centers. The newest member of the TROPOS family is a highly efficient research machine that secures the know-how and high-ranking international position of the institute through conditions that are focused on optimizing the lab work.
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