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Micrometeorology - Prof. Christoph Thomas

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Seminar/Excursion: Experimental micrometeorology: From design to interpretation of land surface exchange measurements, field course (28352)

WS 2019/2020
2020-03-15-2020-03-27 (several days), near Schleswig, Germany

Christoph Thomas, Wolfgang Babel, Johannes Olesch

Geoecology, M. Sc., Modul PM5

The focus of this course lies on measurement and analysis of energy and matter exchange between atmosphere and surface. All participants will conduct measurements by themselves, analyse the data, evaluate their quality, present the results and write a report. While working on these tasks, the participants will be individually supervised, fundamental basics will be taught or worked out in groups. In preparation to the field lab/computer lab days in Lindenberg the participants will choose a scientific question and the respective micrometeorological technique together with the supervisors. Individual wishes, based on given project work or simply on individual interest, are appreciated!

The following techniques will be used as a minimum:

  • Set-up and maintenance of energy and carbon dioxide exchange (eddy-covariance, radiation, soil heat flux)
  • analysis of eddy-covariance data including corrections, data quality and footprint
  • analysis of energy balance components and closure

The course will be held in English, and 5 ETCS were received.

Update: The preparatory meeting to the field course, initially planned on Nov 27, will be held on 12 Dec, 12:00 in S 130 (NWIII)

More details and material will be provided via elearning


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