Measurement station at Horstmarer Landweg
For the second time the measurement station for the climatology master course “bio-/ atmosphere exchange” was established at Horstmarer Landweg. Different meteorological data are measured for five weeks. With eddy covariance and Bowen ratio the fluxes of carbon dioxide and water vapor shall be determined.
Polarstern: Open Ship 2017
On 22 April 2017 the research ship "Polarstern" was anchored in Bremerhaven and invited the pubilc for a tour on board. In addition everybody had the chance to attend different exhibitions and talks about current research themes. Among many other visitors a group of students of the Uni Münster perceived the rare opportunity and got informed about the Polarstern guided by Dr. Jennifer Sobiech-Wolf, a trained landscape ecologist and employee of AWI. On the occasion of the March for Science there was a tall banner with a famous quote: "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley
New measurements of fog in Taiwan, Xitou...
A measurement station is running in Xitou, Taiwan since the beginning of March. The study focuses on fog and the data will be analyzed in a master thesis. Therefore visibility, droplet size distribution and carbon dioxide and water vapor fluxes are measured with the eddy covariance method. In addition, fog water samples are collected with an active fog collector for chemical analysis during fog events.
In Lulin, Taiwan, there are more measurements on fog. During fog events the relative humidity is calculated by measurements of the water vapour concentration and precise temperature in the air. In addition the droplet size distribution is measured and fog samples are taken for analyzing the ions and mercury concentration in the water.
Climate change in urban planning
On the 14th of December an interview with Prof. Dr. Otto Klemm about the challenges of urban planning in terms of climate change was published in the university newspaper "wissen|leben". link
ILÖK-Kolloquium on the 10th of January 2017
Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena will lecture about "Towards global data-driven Earth System Science for improving climate and Earth system modeling“ in the ILÖK-Kolloquium on the 10th of January at 6 pm in the lecture hall Geo 1. This Event is creditabel in MSc Lök, module M2/M1
More participation in Kolloquium AG Landschaftsökologie
In January 2017 there will be more presentations of masterthesis relevant to climatologie in the Kolloquium AG Landschaftsökologie (5pm, room 513). The topics are "Fog Water Chemical Composition at Ailao-Mountain, Yunnan Province, SW China" (at 9th of January, presented by Felix Nieberding), "Temporal high resolved measurements of gas and particles along the roadside: New ways of analyzing air quality and emissions" (at 16th of January, presented by Christian Peitzmeier) and "Up on the roof: Quality inspection of 3D ultrasonic anemomenter data in a herterogeneous urban environment" (on 23rd of January, presented by Petra Steffen).
PhD candidate Bruna Segalin in Münster for three month
Since 14th of December 2016 the brazilian Bruna Segalin from São Paulo is part of the working group clomatology. The meteorologist and Phd candidate in atmospheric science is analyzing particulate matter from indoor elderly residence in São Paulo, to get to know the levels and composition, compare with WHO standards, find sources and some relationship with the health. For three month she will be analyzing her measurements with the help of
Prof. Dr. Otto Klemm. We're happy to have her here.
Participation in Kolloquium AG Landschaftsökologie
At 12th of December the masterstudents Elena Plank und Bettina Breuer will give a overview of their masterthesis in the Kolloquium AG Landschaftsökologie (5pm, room 513). The topics are "LiDAR Messung am Aasee - Stadtklimatologische Untersuchung einer Kaltluftschneise" (Elena Plank) und "Fog and Water Vapor Fluxes above a primary subtropical mountain evergreen forest in SW China" (Bettina Breuer). Both presentations will be in german.
Visiting of kindergartners
On Thursday the 8th of December a group of kindergartners from "Die Glühwürmchen e.V." visited the University of Münster. For the compition "Klima.Kita.NRW " () eleven children (plus two tutors) came to the faculty of earth science to learn something about geoinformatics and climatologie.
ILÖK-Kolloquium on the 8th of November
We welcome Prof. Neng-Huei (George) Lin from the National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan (Department of Atmosperic Sciences) in Münster. He will present a talk about "Overview of Chemical, Physical, Optical and Radiative Mesurements of Biomass-burning Aerosol and related pollutants during the Seven South East Asian Studies (7-SEAS) Spring Campains" in the ILÖK-Kolloquium on the 8th of November 2016 at 6 pm in the lecture hall Geo 1. This Event is creditabel in MSc Lök, module M2/M1.
Welcome new employee
This semester Hanna Lokys joins the team of the research goup climatology. We welcome her and wish her a good start in her new job.