Climate:Learning:Lab Part 1

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Das Projekt findet auf Englisch statt.

Climate and weather data are presented and widely discussed in the public, yet assessing the quality and reliability of climate data is difficult. For the same, it is required to have knowledge about how to collect data, which measuring instruments are used and how are meteorological observations conducted, analysed and interpreted?

In this project, we work on an approach to handle simple meteorological measurement methods using thermometers, hygrometers, pyrometer and anemometers. This project is not only limited to that. Moreover, we go through the entire process of creating a study design, setting up experiments, carrying out measurement campaigns, analysing and interpreting the results for various meteorological variables.

The aim is to set up and apply the measuring instruments on specific micro-climatological research questions. The focus of the project is to create precise instructions, documents and video tutorials. These will be helpful for future students to quickly get started with meteorological measurements. The findings of the project will form a basis for the Climate:Learning:Lab at the Department 06, which consists of an E-tutorial as well as simple measuring instruments that can be used and borrowed for various courses but also for final theses.

In a two-day (27.-28. April) excursion to Frankfurt and Offenbach, we will deepen the expertise in meteorological observations and in climate communication. We will visit the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) with its headquarters of the german weather forecasts, have a guided tour through the Wetterpark and learn about climate communication in the exhibition Klima_X.

Requirements & recommendations: This project requires good knowledge of English as the project will be held in English. It is recommended to have prior knowledge about scientific writing and working. For example, it would be preferable to have completed a student project focusing on scientific writing or a student thesis (Studienarbeit). This course might be especially relevant in preparation for or in combination with a bachelor’s or master’s thesis focusing on microclimate.


Regular meeting: Tuesday, 14:00

Further information (HisPos)