Chemical composition and climate
We are proud to present a new introductory film, in which the Royal Belgian Institute is being presented in all its facets. Discover the many fields of research and societal challenges in which the Institute is active.
30 years after Mt. Pinatubo eruption: an illustration of the relationship between volcanoes and climate
BIRA-IASB is involved in the monitoring of volcanic and other stratospheric aerosols, delivering high quality data to centralised databases like the Copernicus programme, to be integrated in climatological models, among other things.
Trees emit isoprene, which strongly affects atmospheric chemistry and Earth's climate. BIRA-IASB scientists work on estimating how much isoprene is released, an important element in climate modelling and tackling climate change.
A BIRA-IASB scientist is among the 2% most cited researchers in the world, according to the Stanford international ranking. We interviewed Jean-François Müller about his life and career in scientific research.
Interview with BIRA-IASB scientist Alexis Merlaud, on an Antarctic expedition to measure aerosols at the Princess Elisabeth polar station.
The hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic is very deep this year, due to the exceptionally cold temperatures in the stratosphere.
BIRA-IASB published an article in Nature Geoscience, presenting the first unambiguous detection of nitrous acid (HONO) from space, revealing the existence of enhanced HONO over wildfires.
An ICOS synthesis study describing the fingerprint of the 2018 summer drought in Europe trough measurements of CO2.
Is the sky clearer and bluer since the start of the lockdown? Where does the colour of the sky comes from?
Space-borne and ground-based instruments can detect such fires from space, as part of the Copernicus Earth Observation programme coordinated by the European Commission.
ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) label for the Maïdo station on Reunion Island for BIRA-IASB.
Dormant since 1924, the Raikoke Volcano in the Kuril Island chain, near the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, recently awoke. Copernicus Sentinel-5P and Sentinel-3 satellites are giving vital information.
We contribute to the reflections on how we can adapt our lifestyle and our way of working to contribute to a climate-neutral society.