Subproject 12: Vertical sounding of meteorological parameters using an octocopter

Subproject 12 (TP 12) will conduct microscale measurements of meteorological quantities based on vertical soundings using an octocopter. The octocopter is equipped with temperature and moisture sensors. An extension for wind measurements and thermography is planned. A microsensor measuring particulate matter concentrations (PM10) from TP 2 can be added to the equipment of the octocopter for measurements of air quality.

Results of the profile measurements in TP 9 (TU Dresden) and own observations with a sound/sonic detecting and ranging (SODAR) instrument and mobile meteorological tower will be used for verification of the measurements with the octocopter.

Participation in the intense observation periods (IOP) in winter will focus on calm wind situations, while in the IOP in summer the focus will be set on heat stress situations.

TP 12 contributes to the programme by providing the microscale data via the data management system for validation of urban climate model developed in Module A, and for application tests together with Module C.

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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.