Archive (Current Activities)

publications 2015

Buchin, O., Hoelscher, M.-T., Meier, F., Nehls, T. and F. Ziegler (2015): Evaluation of the health-risk reduction potential of countermeasures to urban heat islands. Energy and Buildings, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.06.038.
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Burkart, K., Meier, F., Schneider, A., Breitner, S., Canário, P., Alcoforado, M. J., Scherer, D. and W. Endlicher (2015). Modification of Heat-Related Mortality in an Elderly Urban Population by Vegetation (Urban Green) and Proximity to Water (Urban Blue): Evidence from Lisbon, Portugal. Environmental Health Perspectives, 1–35 , doi:10.1289/ehp.1409529.
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Curio, J., Fehrenbach, U., Höpfner, C., Scherer, D., Amraoui, F. & H. Rhinane (2015): Methods for complex knowledge production: Numerical Modelling. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 95.
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Curio, J., Maussion, F., and Scherer, D.(2015): A 12-year high-resolution climatology of atmospheric water transport over the Tibetan Plateau. Earth System Dynamics, 6, 109-124, doi:10.5194/esd-6-109-2015.
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Fehrenbach, U., Curio, J., Höpfner, C., Scherer, D., Amraoui, F., Mansour, M. & H. Rhinane (2015): Deepening the problem analysis: Natural hazards and risks. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 212-216.
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Fehrenbach, U., Helten, F., Scherer, D. & H. Rhinane (2015): Strategies and actions: Open access to knowledge. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 462-467.
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Feiertag, P., Giseke, U., Brand, C., Chlaida, M., Helten, F., Scherer, D., Ouchker, J., Amraoui, F. & M. Mdafai (2015): Strategies and actions: The UAC Action Plan for Grand Casablanca. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 468-477.
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Feiertag, P., Naismith, I.-C., Heinze, M., Brand, D., Fehrenbach, U., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Helten, F., Kasper, C., Scherer, D., Giseke, U., Chlaida, M., Mansour, M. & F. Amraoui (2015): Grand Casablanca 2025: Integrated scenarios. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 223-232.
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Fenner, D., Mücke, H.-G., Scherer, D. (2015): Innerstädtische Lufttemperatur als Indikator gesundheitlicher Belastungen in Großstädten am Beispiel Berlins. UMID, 1, 30-38.
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Garcia, E., Otto, M. (2015): Caracterización ecohidrológica de humedales alto andinos usando imágenes de satélite multitemporales en la cabecera de cuenca del río Santa, Ancash, Perú (Ecohydrological characterization of High Andean wetlands based on multi-temporal remote sensing images in the case of upper Santa River, Ancash, Peru). Ecología Aplicada, 14(2): 115-125.
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Giseke, U., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Helten, F., Kraume, M., Scherer, D., Spars, G., Adidi, A., Amraoui, F., Berdouz, S., Chlaida, M., Mansour, M. & M. Mdafai (2015): Dealing with five major challenges of growing city regions. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 19-27.
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Giseke, U., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Helten, F., Kraume, M., Scherer, D., Spars, G., Adidi, A., Amraoui, F., Berdouz, S., Chlaida, M., Mansour, M. & M. Mdafai (2015): The UAC research approach: Problems, questions and definitions. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 28-36.
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Giseke, U., Helten, F., Spars, G., Scherer, D., Mdafai, M., Berdouz, S., Amraoui, F., Mansour, M., Ouchker, J. & J. Brandt (2015): Strategies and actions: Dealing with constraints: Limitations of the problem solutions. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 478-486.
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Heinze, M., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Helten, F., Prystav, G. & D. Scherer (2015): The economic impacts of urban agriculture: The economic impact of the Pilot Projects. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 418-429.
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Höpfner, C., Fehrenbach, U., Scherer, D. & H. Rhinane (2015): Methods for complex knowledge production: Earth observation. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 94.
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Jänicke, B., Meier, F., Hoelscher, M., Scherer, D. (2015). Evaluating the Effects of Façade Greening on Human Bioclimate in a Complex Urban Environment. Advances in Meteorology, Article ID 747259
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Kasper, C., Brand, C., Brandt, J., Fehrenbach, U., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Giseke, U., Heinze, M., Helten, F., Kraume, M., Scherer, D., Chlaida, M., Mansour, M. & M. Mdafai (2015): Connecting spheres: Urban agriculture as a multi-dimensional strategy: A way to make it work: multifunctional spatial systems. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 346-366.
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Kasper, C., Giseke, U., Brand, C., Brandt, J., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Helten, F., Kraume, M., Scherer, D., Mansour, M. & M. Chlaida (2015): Connecting spheres: Urban agriculture as a multi-dimensional strategy: Five integrative sub-concepts. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 330-344.
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M. Mdafai & D. Scherer (2015): Presentation of Grand Casablanca: City profile. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 55-59.
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Neckel, N., Kropácek, J., Schröter, B. and D. Scherer (2015): Effects of Cyclone Hudhud captured by a high altitude Automatic Weather Station in northwestern Nepal. Weather, 70(7): 208–210. doi: 10.1002/wea.2494.
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Rhinane, H., Fehrenbach, U., Höpfner, C. & D. Scherer (2015): Methods for complex knowledge production: Information and communication platforms. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 98.
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Scherer, D., Brand, C., Brandt, J., Fehrenbach, U., Gerster-Bentaya, M., Prystav, G., Amraoui, F., Berdouz, S. & M. Chlaida (2015): Urban agriculture’s contribution to a climate-optimized urban development: Climate optimized urban development and urban agriculture: the local level. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 388-395.
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Scherer, D., Curio, J., Fehrenbach, U., Höpfner, C., Amraoui, F., Berdouz, S., Chlaida, M. & A. Ouldbba (2015): Problem oriented analysis: Environmental conditions. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 126-131.
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Scherer, D., Curio, J., Fehrenbach, U., Höpfner, C., Amraoui, F. & A. Ouldbba (2015): Problem oriented analysis: Climate. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 132-150.
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Scherer, D., Curio, J., Fehrenbach, U., Höpfner, C., Amraoui, F., Berdouz, S., Chlaida, M. & H. Rhinane (2015): Deepening the problem analysis: Natural resources. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 204-211.
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Scherer, D., Fehrenbach, U., Höpfner, C., Amraoui, F., Ouldbba, A. & H. Rhinane (2015): Urban agriculture’s contribution to a climate-optimized urban development: Climate optimized urban development and Urban Agriculture: the regional level. In: Urban Agriculture for Growing City Regions. Connecting Urban-Rural Spheres in Casablanca: 382-387.
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Walikewitz, N., Jänicke, B., Langner, M. and W. Endlicher (2015). Assessment of indoor heat stress variability in summer and during heat warnings: A case study using the UTCI in Berlin, Germany. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1–14 , doi:10.1007/s00484-015-1066-y.
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Walikewitz, N., Jänicke, B., Langner, M., Meier, F., Endlicher, W. (2015). The difference between the mean radiant temperature and the air temperature within indoor environments: A case study during summer conditions. Building and Environment, 84, 151-161.
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Yi, C., Kim, K. R., An, S. M.,Choi, Y.-J., Holtmann, A., Jänicke, B., Fehrenbach, U. and D. Scherer (2015): Estimating spatial patterns of air temperature at building-resolving spatial resolution in Seoul, Korea. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4363
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„KiezKlima“: ideas for the Brunnenviertel neighbourhood

KiezKlima-Workshop
KiezKlima workshop

At the first KiezKlima workshop for the development of climate adaptation measures and improvement of local climate in April 2016 ideas were developed and discussed in collaboration with citizens. Stakeholders of politics, science, local initiatives and providers of social services were also involved.

Results of the first KiezKlima workshop with citizens:

Report of results (pdf, in German)

Deutschlandfunk: radio report with Daniel Fenner (audio, in German)

Further ideas of measures and ideas can be brought forward online on the map-based website

KiezKlima Crowdmap

as well as in the Brunnenviertel neighbourhood until the end of Mai 2016.

At the second workshop on the 2 June 2016 all ideas will be concretised and measures for realisation will be developed.

Further information: KiezKlima website (in German)

Berliner Zeitung:
"Zahl der Tropennächte in Berlin könnte sich verfünffachen"

In this article Daniel Fenner describes a scenario of climate changes in Berlin until the year 2100 and depicts, which measures could have a positive influence on local climate.

To the article (in German)

Latest Teaching News (in German)

Here you can find latest news and suggestions for students: Teaching News

UCaHS: "The battle against heat stress in the city
- How climatologists, engineers, doctors and urban planners cooperate"

The issue July 2015 of the newspaper "TU intern" reports about the interdisciplinary DFG-research group "Urban Climate and Heat Stress in mid-latitude cities in view of climate change", abbr.: UCaHS.

In cooperation climatologists, doctors, engineers and urban planners analyse heat stress risks and develop adaption and mitigation measures.

To the article (in German)

UCaHS website:

To the project

web.de: Against heat death: Berlin tests cooled patient’s rooms

Prof. Dr. Christian Witt and his team at Charité Berlin are testing in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer the cooling of patient’s rooms with a capillary system.

In the framework of the UCaHS project measures for reduction of heat stress are explored by scientists of different fields especially for risk patients.

To the article (in German)

UCaHS: "Cooler Kollaps - Deutschland kühlt sich krank"

TV documentary on 3sat about research on cooling and indoor climate with Prof. Dr. Scherer and other scientists:

To the video (in German)

Further information:

Description (in German)

"In der Wetterstation Wedding wird geforscht"

The local online newspaper "Weddingweiser" reports about the project "KiezKlima". Weather stations have been installed in kindergartens north of Bernauer Straße in order to develop and implement climate adaption measures:

To the article (in German)

An interactive "netatmo"-weather map shows updated values of more than 1000 measuring stations in Berlin:

To the weather map

Berliner Abendblatt: "Klimamessung im Brunnenviertel"

On the front page of the local newspaper "Berliner Abendblatt" the article

"Klimamessung im Brunnenviertel (PDF)"

was published referring to the "KiezKlima" project.

The cover picture shows the climate scientists Daniel Fenner and Hartmut Küster
in the district Brunnenviertel with an automatic weather station.
By means of the recorded data scientists and inhabitants will develop measures for adaption to climate change together.

Urban climate observation network Berlin:
new station in the district Brunnenviertel

station Swinemünder Straße
Station Swinemünder Straße

The new station
Swinemünder Straße
is located in the district "Brunnenviertel".

The Urban climate observation network was expanded in the context of the "KiezKlima" project.

Radio interview with Prof. Dr. D. Scherer

UCaHS Logo
UCaHS Logo
A radio interview about how cities prepare for extreme weather was published in the "Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)".

The whole interview
with Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer
can be listened here (in German):

"Hitze, Hagel, Hochwasser
- Städte wappnen sich für Extremwetter"

"KiezKlima" project: website and flyer published

Flyer KiezKlima
Flyer KiezKlima

The flyer of the "KiezKlima" project can be downloaded here.

Further information on the project:
"KiezKlima Website"

Urban climate observation network Berlin:
Website renewed

Messnetz Stationskarte
Urban climate observation network Berlin
 

An updated overview of the Urban climate observation network Berlin with specific information on the stations is available at:

Stations overview

Wilhelm-Lauer-Award 2014: Dissertation honored

The dissertation
of the climate scientist Dr. Fabien Maussion

entitled
"A new atmospheric dataset for High Asia
Development, validation and applications in climatology and in glaciology"

was honored with the Wilhelm-Lauer-Award.
This award dignifies "outstanding geo-ecological works", which are "a substantial gain in knowledge", with the price money of 5000 €.

The dissertation has been written at the Chair of Climatology under supervision of
Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer.

Dr. Fabien Maussion
Abstract Wilhelm-Lauer-Foundation

New UCaHS energy-balance station

Long-term energy balance measurements at TU campus main building (F. Meier)
© Institute of Ecology

In early July, our new UCaHS energy-balance station has been installed at top of the TU-Berlin main building. For further information about our UCaHS research click here: ucahs.org

Casablanca: New Web-based Information Services for the Environment (WISE)

Animated NDVI map for Wilaya WISE logo
The new Web-based Information Services (WISE) of Casablanca is designed to import and distribute knowledge about aspects of climate, environment, natural resources, interactions and connected risks, urban planning and socio-economic fields of interest. It was presented to the public and science community on Wednesday, the 25.06.2014 by the partners of the project and the Chair of Climatology.
Web-based Information Services for the Environment - Casablanca

Publications 2014

Otto, M., Höpfner, C., Curio, J., Maussion, F., & Scherer, D. (2014). Assessing vegetation response to precipitation in northwest Morocco during the last decade: an application of MODIS NDVI and high resolution reanalysis data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-19.
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Kim, K. R., Yi, C., Lee, J.-S., Meier, F., Jänicke, B., Fehrenbach, U., Scherer, D. (2014). BioCAS: Biometeorological Climate impact Assessment System for building-scale impact assessment of heat-stress related mortality. DIE ERDE, 145(1), 62–79.
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Scherer, D., Fehrenbach U., Lakes, T., Lauf, S., Meier, F. and Schuster, Ch. 2014: Quantification of heat-stress related mortality hazard, vulnerability and risk in Berlin, Germany. – DIE ERDE 144 (3-4), 238-259. doi:10.12854/erde-144-17. Link

Fenner, D., Meier, F., Scherer, D., & Polze, A. (2014). Spatial and temporal air temperature variability in Berlin, Germany, during the years 2001-2010. Urban Climate. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2014.02.004. Link

Publication in Nature Climate Change

Zhadang Glacier
Asian glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau also controlled by west winds over Europe

TUB-Climate-Colloquium
Department of Ecology, Technische Universität Berlin

October 22nd, 2014, at 10:00 to 11:30, Rothenburgstraße 12, Kurssaal AB08

Title:
“BioCAS: Bio-Climatic impact Assessment of Heat Stress at Building-scale”

Referent:
Kyu Rang Kim, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Applied Meteorology Research Laboratory
National Institute of Meteorological Research (NIMR) / KMA

Abstract: An urban climate analysis system for Seoul was combined with biometeorological models for spatially distributed assessment of heat stress risks in urban areas. Daily maximum perceived temperature PTmax was mapped and applied to an empirical-statistical model that explains the relationship between PTmax and excess mortality rate rEM in Seoul, expressed as mortality increase relative to the expected base mortality. The resultant rEM map quantifies the detrimental impact of the heat wave event at the building scale. Mean (maximum) values of rEM in old and new town areas in an urban re-development site in Seoul were estimated at 33% (151%) and 17% (108%), respectively, indicating that urban re-development in this area has generally resulted in a significant reduction of heat-stress related mortality. The study illustrates that BioCAS can be generally applied for quantification of the impacts of severe weather heat events on human health for different urban development scenarios with variable building morphologies and vegetation.

© Institute of Ecology


New Station of our Urban Climate Network

Station Wiener Str., Berlin
New Station "Wiener Straße" in Berlin Kreuzberg

Postal address:

Fachgebiet Klimatologie
Institut für Ökologie
TU Berlin
Rothenburgstraße 12
D-12165 Berlin

Location

Office:

Elke Thiessenhusen

room: AB1-110
opening hours:
Monday - Thursday
9am - 2pm
Tel: +49-(0)30-314-73195
Fax: +49-(0)30-314-71355