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WG Urban Climate and Urban Monitoring Network

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 287
12165 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Uwe Ulbrich

The working group "Urban Climate and Urban Monitoring Network" investigates the interaction between microclimates (temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind) and urbanisation under the influence of climate change and their impact on public health. Data from measurement campaigns, short-term stations and the Berlin city monitoring network play an important role. Remote sensing and modelling of climatological parameters in cities also play an important role. The aim is to achieve sustainable urban development and adaptation to climate change. The working group has many years of experience in the application of high-resolution climate models, which include dynamic and statistical downscaling as well as micro-climate simulations. The spatial resolution can reach up to 1m. The UHI effect is also modelled in these dimensions.

The Berlin city monitoring network consists of 11 stations distributed over the entire city area. These stations report measurement values every minute to the central office at the Institute of Meteorology. In addition, there is the data from the 24-hour weather observation at the Institute. You can find out more about the city monitoring network here.