Atmosphere and climate

The atmosphere has a key-role for the environmental conditions on the planet. Yet, our understanding of the system “atmosphere” is incomplete and predictions concerning the development of the climate and its effects/feedbacks on the environment are subject to large uncertainties.

Therefore, one of our defined objectives is to better understand the complex interactions between the atmosphere and other divisions of the earth system. An interdisciplinary and integrated approach is pursued, with laboratory studies, field measurement campaigns, and long-term observations of the atmosphere.

All these aspects, combined with model simulations, will enhance our knowledge of the earth-atmosphere interactions (water fluxes, influence of land surface) and their impacts on anthropogenic activities.

In this framework, IIE focuses its efforts in the development of innovative sensing technologies (robots, wireless networks, LIDAR)

 

Laboratories :

 

APHYS

Physics of Aquatic Systems Laboratory - Margaretha Kamprad Chair

APRL

Atmospheric Particle Research Laboratory

ECOL

Ecological Engineering Laboratory

ECOTOX

Swiss Centre for Ecotoxicology EAWAG-EPFL

EML

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

GR-LUD

EPFL-PSI Joint Professorship on Solid Waste Treatment

LAPI

Laboratory of atmospheric processes and their impacts LAPI

LBE

Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology

LCE

Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

LGB

Laboratory for Biological Geochemistry

LTE

Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory

LTQE

Laboratory for Water Quality and Treatment

UPHERING

Prof. Hering Group in Environmental Chemistry

WIRE

Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory