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. Two ceilometers measuring vertical profiles of aerosols and planetary boundary layer heights at different urban sites complement these LTO. New LTO 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; both in summer and in winter) in Berlin will be be carried out in winter with particular focus on air temperature and humidity as wells wind, while in summer focus additionally is on human-biometeorological variables. In the frame of TP1 unmanned aerial vehicles of the University of Augsburg generate vertical profiles of atmospheric variables.

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 management system. 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

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Closing meeting of the Programme from 28th to 29th of May 2019 in Hamburg
Sixth Joint Research Project Meeting of 3DO from 6th to 7th of December 2018 in Dresden, Radebeul
Forth and last intense measurement campaign of 3DO in Stuttgart and Berlin is finished. In Hamburg the campaign will take place from 15th of August until 15th of September 2018.