UFS - Umweltforschungsstation (Environmental Research Station) Schneefernerhaus
"Managed by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment, ten leading German research institutes have come together at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus to establish a Virtual Institute for altitude, environment and climate research.
The location of the research station near the summit of the mountain Zugspitze – Germany's highest mountain - is ideal to continuously monitor the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphereand to analyse various processes which influence the weather and climate. It is on the basis of such observations that the current state and the future development of the worldwide climate may be understood." (Ref: http://www.schneefernerhaus.de/en/home.html )