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  • Enable research-based learning in environmental meteorology
  • Loan easy-to-use sensors for teaching and thesis work
  • Provide an e-learning course on how to conduct sensor-based studies
  • Supported by central teaching funding and QSL funds.

Climate-adapted cities will only emerge if not only meteorologists and climatologists have a basic understanding of environmental meteorology, but also urban and landscape designers - like the students from Department 06, ASL - can benefit from it. For this reason, the Climate:Learning:Lab aims to enable students to experience applied environmental meteorology at the interface between science and practice through inquiry-based learning and to create novel, collaborative learning environments.

For this purpose, a Climate:Learning:Lab is to be set up for permanent use in various courses and theses, consisting of an e-tutorial in the form of an open-moodle course that explains measurement designs and the use of measurement instruments, and simply the corresponding measurement instruments.

To initialize the Climate:Learning:Lab, two student projects (Phase 1 & Phase 2) are planned to address the respective methodological and subject-specific issues and thus prepare and reflect on the content for the e-tutorials.

Study project phase 1: The focus is on measurement methodological knowledge based on the metrological investigation of the North Campus: What should be considered when carrying out own micrometeorological measurements? Which locations and heights are suitable? Which organizational conditions have to be considered? How can the measurement data be evaluated and presented?


Currently available sensors:

  • Six HOBO U23 Pro v2 external temperature data loggers, accuracy: ±0.21°C from 0° to 50°C, resolution: 0.02°C, typical external temperature sensor response time: 3 minutes, 45 seconds in air moving 1 m/sec, with radiation shield and tripod, data acquisition via USB interface.
  • An industrial-grade, compact thermal infrared (TIR) camera, FLIR C5TM. Accuracy: ±3 °C from 0 °C to 100 °C.
  • One GPS tracker, Qstarz BT-Q1000XT GPS Logger, for mobile measurements and location tracking
  • One laser range finder, Leica DISTO D2, for recording site-specific distances such as tree heights
Image: © Nisha Patel

Study project phase 2: Focus is on the technical knowledge and reflection of the results by means of a metrological investigation, e.g. at the North Campus: What are the causes for the measured variability of the climate elements? How reliable are the results?

(Work packages phase 2: Is a predominantly independent measurement performance possible with the tutorials developed so far? Where is potential for improvement?)

Additional sensors:

Three automatic weather stations with air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, global radiation, precipitation.

  • Full usability
  • Establishment of a system for free loaning of tutorials
  • Publication of e-learning tutorials