Subproject 8: Urban Climatology and Air Pollution in Stuttgart

Important questions in the view of thermally induced flows are: 1. large scale meteorological conditions for the formation of the flow systems and their frequency of occurrence, 2. physical properties of flow systems in different development stages and 3. their impacts on thermal stress and air quality.

Hence, subproject 8 (TP 8) will investigate the Urban Atmospheric Boundary Layer with special focus on the influence of thermally induced flow systems by determining the vertical distribution of meteorological parameters (wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity) as well as air pollutants (nitrogen dioxide, ozone, aerosol particles), black carbon and carbon dioxide in four intense observation periods (IOP) up to 1000 m height. These vertical soundings will be complemented by a mobile monitoring station, measuring the same compounds on ground during the IOPs.

For areas with a lack of measurement data, diffusive samplers will be set up to perform long-term observations (LTO) of nitrogen dioxide, nitrous gases and ozone. LTOs of urban climate in Stuttgart will be continued and improved. Data will be shared with other partners for joint research in Module B.

TP 8 will contribute to the development and testing of concepts and analysis tools, and will implement the data in the data management system. TP 8 will also participate in model validation studies and contribute to application tests.

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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.