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Eine blaueingefärbte Taste mit der Aufschrift SERVICE, Foto: Colourbox
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Frequently asked questions

Students/Guest auditors

On this page you will find the answers to frequently asked questions and the explanation of important terms from the application to the completion of your studies.

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  • As a guest auditor, you can attend courses at our institute without obtaining a degree.
  • Auditing as a guest is available for all who wish to continue studying individually before, during or after their professional career.
  • Audtiting as a guest is also possible without a university entrance qualification.
  • Find out more on the university's web pages about how you can become a guest student at our university and which offers are available to you.

Weather and climate

Leipzig Instrumentation

The measuring equipment is located on the premises of the Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (51°33'33.N, 12°38'88.E) on a meadow behind the institute building and on the institute's tower.

Collm Instrumentation

The Collm Observatory is located at the northern base of Collm in the forest. The measuring equipment is located on the tower of the institute building (51°30'44.N, 13°00'27.E) above the tree line.

The weather data is free for use.

The weather data is gatherd exclusively for educational purposes and are not an alternative or substitute for the official data of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Weather Service). Furthermore, no guarantee can be given for the accuracy and completeness of the data.

The mesosphere/lower thermosphere (MLT) is one of the most scientifically challenging regions of the atmosphere. The MLT is the region where wave-wave and wave-mean flow interactions lead to a mean circulation regime that is extremely far from radiative equilibrium. Although radar measurements of MLT winds have been possible for more than half a century, our current knowledge on MLT dynamics is still far from complete, mostly due to incomplete coverage of the global wind field by ground-based remote sensing system.

As a contribution to our knowledge of MLT dynamics a SKiYMET meteor radar has been continuously operated at Collm Observatory (51.3°N, 13°E) since August 2004. The measurements deliver hourly wind information for the height range between 80-100 km and daily mean temperatures near the mesopause. Together with the earlier LF wind measurements peformed at Collm from 1959 - 2008 a unique MLT circulation parameter dataset is available.

All data are to be considered preliminary. They are only for information purposes and must be validated by the responsible authority before us!

Data of the SKiyMet meteor radar

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