„Der Klimawandel vor unserer Haustür“ - Interview with Prof. Dr. Scherer

On 07.11.2021 Inforadio broadcast an interview on the topic of "Climate change in Berlin-Brandenburg", in which Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer was involved::
Inforadio Audiothek
A more detailed version is also available in the ARD Audiothek .

Wissensstadt Berlin

Participation of the Chair of Climatology with several projects in the exhibition in front of the City Hall of Berlin on Wissensstadt Berlin from June 2021 onwards.

Interview by Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Interview by Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) about the BMBF funded programme 'Urban Climate Under Change [UC]²' on the occasion of a networking event in the context of the BMBF digital strategy: Digital climate model helps cities adapt to climate change.

New Research Project: "Open Urban Climate Observatory Berlin for environmental research and applications"

In order to better capture the spatially highly differentiated urban climatic variables (for example, air temperature and heavy rainfall), the new project Open Urban Climate Observatory Berlin for environmental research and applications implements weather observations according to the Citizen Science concept in an existing scientific measurement network, the Urban Climate Observatory Berlin (UCO Berlin).

This project is funded by the Berlin University Alliance .
Project participants at the department are Dr. Fred Meier and Dr. Marco Otto.

Job advertisement

The Chair of Climatology is looking for a Research Assistant starting as soon as possible. The application deadline is 21th of June 2021.
The full job description can be found here .

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents only by email to Dr. Fred Meier.

We are looking forward to receive your application!

9th Japanese-German Meeting on Urban Climatology 2020 has to be postponed again to 2022!

Dear colleagues,
the COVID-19 pandemic still causes planning uncertainties. Since we cannot ensure that the 9th Japanese-German Meeting on Urban Climatology (JGM9) can take place in an in-person event, we have decided to postpone it again by one year to 2022. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that planning of the meeting can start early in 2022, so that we can inform you about the new meeting date for the JGM9 and the new call for details on registration and submission of papers. We hope to welcome you all then finally next year in Berlin for personal exchange and scientific discussions in urban climatology.

Kind regards and best wishes on behalf of the organization team:
Dieter Scherer
Ute Fehrenbach
Achim Holtmann
Fred Meier
Elke Thiessenhusen

The "Central Europe Refined analysis" is now available

The Central Europe Refined analysis version 1 (CER v1) is a gridded atmospheric data set, created by dynamical downscaling of ERA-Interim reanalysis data using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). The data set covers all of Europe (30 km resolution), Germany (10 km) and the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg (2 km) with its three domains. Currently, the data set covers the period 2001-2016 and will be extended until summer 2019.

Further details concerning the data:

A New Version of the High Asian Refined Analysis (HAR v2) is Now Available

The High Asian Refined analysis version 2 (HAR v2) is generated by dynamical downscaling of ERA5 reanalysis data using the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF). Compared to the old version (HAR), HAR v2 has an extended 10 km domain and a longer temporal coverage. It will be extended back to 1979 and will be continuously updated in the future. Currently, HAR v2 is available from 2004 to 2018.

For more detail visit:

Postal address:

Fachgebiet Klimatologie
Institut für Ökologie
TU Berlin
Rothenburgstraße 12
D-12165 Berlin



Elke Thiessenhusen

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Tel: +49-(0)30-314-73195
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