The IAP deals with scientific investigations of the atmosphere in its whole vertical extent, thus studying the boundary layer, troposphere, middle atmosphere, ionospheres and magnetospheres of the Earth and Solar system bodies, and solar wind by applying experimental and theoretical methods and numerical simulations. The activities include also monitoring and special measurements, data evaluation and their transfer into worldwide data networks, and expertises.

The research is now conducted in the following streams:

  • atmospheric boundary layer processes
  • mesoscale, dynamical, and applied meteorology
  • climate variability and climate change
  • ozone research
  • ionosphere and magnetosphere, including our own satellite experiments
  • space plasma physics
  • solar-terrestrial relations