13:00 - 13:30
Climate: Learning: Lab Part 1: A guide for climate observations
ASL Neubau Foyer
Straße und Hausnummer:
Universitätsplatz 9
PLZ und Stadt:
34127 Kassel
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Prof. Dr. Britta Jänicke, M.Sc. Nisha Patel, Alexander Wenzel
Prof. Dr. Britta Jänicke, M.Sc. Nisha Patel, Alexander Wenzel
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Climate-adapted cities will only emerge if not only meteorologists and climatologists, but also urban and landscape designers, possess a basic understanding of environmental meteorology. The aim of this project is to establish a Climate:Learning:Lab that provides students with hands-on experience in applied environmental meteorology, bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and practical application, and creating innovative and collaborative learning environments. In this project, we went through the entire research process, starting from designing the study, setting up experiments, conducting measurement campaigns, and finally, analysing and interpreting the results for various meteorological variables. The students have selected three distinct research topics with a focus on the urban microclimate: 1. The first research topic investigates whether spontaneously grown trees are more resilient to climate conditions compared to planted trees. Spontaneous and planted trees were identified in the city area of Kassel, and air temperatures were measured over a 48-hour period. Additionally, thermal images were captured to gain insights into the cooling effect of leaves and their impact on the immediate surroundings. 2. The second research group is examining the urban heat island effect in Kassel air temperature measurements. This is done using both mobile sensors mounted on bicycles and stationary sensors. The mobile measurements are taken at multiple points along a route through Westkassel, which is based on historical measurement series and different urban typologies (represented by Local Climate Zones). The goal is to provide insights into the climatic effects of various urban typologies and establish reference points for historical comparisons. 3. The third research question focuses on studying the surface temperature variations of different materials. Over a 24-hour period, the temperature of various materials commonly found in the built environment, such as asphalt, gravel, and paving stones in different colors (dark and light), will be measured. This analysis aims to shed light on how different surface coverings influence the microclimate and to what extent the Urban Heat Island effect comes into play. During the final presentation, we will provide an overview of the main findings and conclusions relevant to urban and landscape planning. We will also discuss the prospects of establishing a Climate:Learning:Lab at the University of Kassel.