Subproject 1

Three-Dimensional Monitoring of Atmospheric Processes in Berlin

Subproject 1 (TP 1) plans the continuation and improvement of long-term observations (LTO) in Berlin through a network of urban automatic weather stations and eddy-covariance stations forming the (Urban Climate Observation Network – UCON ) Berlin. Urban atmospheric LTOs for vertical profiles of aerosols and planetary boundary layer heights at different urban sites in Berlin will be extended with two ceilometers. New LTOs of vertical profiles of air temperature and humidity, up- and downwelling short- and long-wave radiation, 3D-wind components and sensible heat flux will be implemented.

Mobile measurements during four intense observation periods (IOP) in Berlin shall be carried out with particular focus on human-biometeorological variables and urban green. Vertical profiles of atmospheric variables will be acquired by unmanned aerial vehicles.

TP 1 will contribute to 3DO by numerical modelling of atmospheric processes in Berlin in order to generate model data for development and testing purposes. TP 1 also takes part in the development and testing of concepts, analysis tools and components of the data-warehouse. TP1 will focus on analysis and visualisation tools for model validation, and for automated work flows for applying observational and model data for specific purposes in urban planning. Model validation studies will be jointly performed by partners from Modules A and B and application tests will be jointly performed by partners from Modules B and C.

Subproject 1: Three-dimensional Monitoring of Atmospheric Processes in Berlin