Institute for Technical Physics

Climate Physics

Which physical processes contribute to climate change? What is the radiation balance of our earth?

A fundamental understanding of the climate system is of particular importance in times of climate change. In addition to the atmosphere, the climate system also includes the oceans, the ice of the glaciers and poles as well as the bio- and lithosphere.

This station demonstrates that our climate is primarily controlled by solar radiation and processes within the atmosphere. In addition, the influence of water bodies, glaciers and poles on the climate and their mutual interactions are a central theme of this station.


Thermal conduction, thermal convection, global ocean currents and wind systems, thermal radiation, greenhouse effect