Kick-off 2017: Fixed wings and multicopters above Berlin and Stuttgart

The joint research project 3DO (Module B) started first measurement flights

In January and February, 3DO operated the first intensive winter observation period (IOP) in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart. Overall, four IOPs are planned during summer and winter to acquire a multitude of high-resolution three-dimensional atmospheric data sets in cities. These data sets are required to test and assess the performance of the new urban climate model, which is under development in Module A. The data sets are also applicable in urban planning and air quality control. Therefore 3DO research partners conducted stationary and mobile measurements of meteorological parameters and air pollutants during IOP I.

Measurement flights with unmanned aerial vehicles in Berlin and Stuttgart were part of the IOP I. Research partners of the University of Augsburg and Leibniz Universität Hannover sent up their fixed wings and multicopters to measure air temperature, humidity and wind up to 250 m maximum height. Another focus of the campaigns in Berlin and Stuttgart were air pollutants. Research partners in Hamburg were concentrating on small-scale variability of the wind field in urban areas taking measurements at various sites around the HafenCity University. For further information please click here.

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Preparation of IOP I under snowy conditions © Katharina
Scherber, Chair of Climatology, Technische Universität
Berlin 2017
Man at work © Katharina Scherber, Chair of Climatology,
Technische Universität Berlin 2017
   
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Measuring temperature, humidity and radiation at a facade
© Fred Meier, Chair of Climatology, Technische Universität
Berlin 2017
Measuring mast with 10 m height at Ernst-Reuter
-Platz, Berlin © Fred Meier, Chair of Climatology,
Technische Universität Berlin 2017
   
Bus fixed_wing
Measurement bus of Humboldt-Universität Berlin
© Fred Meier, Chair of Climatology, Technische Universität
Berlin 2017

Fixed wing with instrumentation landing on Dahlemer
Feld,Berlin © Andreas Philipp,  Institute of Geography,
University of Augsburg 2017

   

Hamburg

 
Mobile measurements in Hamburg © Universität
Hamburg, Technische Universität Dresden 2017