Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock (IAP)
The Leibniz Institute for Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rostock (IAP) was founded in January 1992. In addition to the facilities in Kühlungsborn, the institute operates a branch in Juliusruh on the island of Rügen. The IAP conducts research on the atmosphere, particularily on the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (approx. 50-200 km), as well as on the dynamic coupling between atmospheric layers at different altitudes from the troposphere to the thermosphere.