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 intense 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 project partners conducted stationary and mobile measurements of meteorological parameters and air pollutants during IOP 1.

Measurement flights with unmanned aerial vehicles in Berlin and Stuttgart were part of the IOP I. Project 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. The project 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.

Preparation of IOP 1 under snowy conditions © Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Climatology 2017

Man at work © Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Climatology 2017

Measuring mast with 10 m height at Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Berlin © Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Climatology 2017

Measuring temperature, humidity and radiation at a facade © Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Climatology 2017

Measurement bus of Humboldt-Universität Berlin © Technische Universität Berlin, Chair of Climatology 2017

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

Fixed wings in preparation © University of Augsburg, Andreas Philipp 2017

Multicopter at work © Leibniz Universität Hannover, Holger Schilke 2016

Mobile measurements in Stuttgart © University of Stuttgart, Ulrich Vogt 2017

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

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Meeting of Co-ordination Board 2018 on 26th of January from 12:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
Intense measurement campaigns in Berlin, Stuttgart and Hamburg are taking place in January and February 2018
Fifth Joint Research Project Meeting of 3DO in 2018 from 20th to 21st of June in Cologne
Annual [UC]² Programme Meeting 2018 from 21st to 22nd of June in Cologne