Office hour on 12th of December is cancelled

The office hour of Prof. Klemm is cancelled on the 12th of December. The lectures in the week from the 11.12 also do not take place.

mobile measurements in Münster

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As part of a study project, bachelor students will take mobile measurements in the city of Münster. For this purpose, various measuring devices were mounted on a cargo bike, with which the students depart a set route several times. The aim of the project is to investigate the spatial distribution of the CO2 concentration and the heat island effect.

Visit from Brazil

From 16th of October 2017 to 15th of November 2017, Laís Fajersztajn from São Paulo is part of the working group climatology. During her stay, she
would like to get to know the work of our group and strengthen the contact
between Brazil and Germany. On October 24th at 6:15 pm, she will give a
lecture entitled "Air Pollution and Health: A Contribution from Brazil". At
this lecture she will present an overview of the health studies conducted
at the Laboratory of Experimental Air Pollution at the University of
São Paulo, which include many designs such as toxicological, clinical and
biomonitoring studies. We're happy to have her here.

We welcome the new PhD student Laura Ehrnsperger

Since 1 October 2017, Laura Ehrnsperger has been supporting the working group climatology in the field of urban climatology. We're happy to have her here.

Publication about pollution measurements on the roadside

Container housing the measuring instruments
Container housing the measuring instruments
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In May / June 2016 three students of the working group climatology performed highresolution measurements on pollutants on the roadside. The measurement was setup next to the busy street "Bült" in Münster. The exhaust plumes of the passing traffic fleet were analysed by the amount of nitrogen oxides. The results show that the real-world vehicle emissions exceed the legal limits by far. More projects like this are planned, for example there might be measurments in combination with an automatic detection of the license plates to assign the individual exhaust plumes to the respective types of vehicle. Recently the results were published in the research article "Real-world vehicle emissions as measured by in situ analysis of exhaust plumes" which is freely available here. The article is released in the scientific mgazine "Environmental Science and Pollution Research".

Press release of the University Münster (german)

Visitors from Taiwan

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Recently two international guests were visiting the climatology working group. The taiwanese researchers Prof. Neng-Huei (George) Lin and Wei-Ti Tseng are from the National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan (Department of Atmosperic Sciences). Wei-Ti Tseng was here to continue working on his PhD project about dust percipitation in Taiwan. Prof. George Lin and Prof. Klemm travelled to the European Aerosol Conference in Zurich on August 27.

Measurement station at Horstmarer Landweg

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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

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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...

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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.

...and Lulin

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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

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).