Field Course in Northern Sweden

Geländepraktikum Nordschweden

    Teacher: Prof. Dr. Scherer

    The field course takes place every second year in the Abisko region of northern Sweden.


    The field course lasts a total of 15 days during the semester's lecture-free period, eleven days are spent at the Tourist Station in Katterjokk and four at the Tarfala Research Station. The course is divided thematically into an excursion and a practical training. In the excursion part, the Tarfala Research Station and the glaciers observed there will be visited. During the practical course, various meteorological parameters are measured and evaluated in the Katterjokk with the help of automatic measuring stations and the results are presented in lectures.


    Prerequisites for a successful participation in the field course are, besides basic meteorological-climatological knowledge, above all interest, commitment and physical fitness.
    In the master's degree programs "Urban Ecosystem Sciences" ( StuPO 2006, incl. amendment of the statutes in 2015) and "Technical Environmental Protection" (StuPO 2009) , the field course can be taken as a compulsory elective module. In addition, it is suitable as an elective course for a variety of courses of study at the universities of Berlin and Potsdam, especially in the fields:

    • Geography, Geo-ecology, Earth sciences

    • Technical environmental protection

    • Planning sciences

    The status of the preparations for the current field course in northern Sweden can be found in the corresponding course on the ISIS platform.


    The excursion and field course addresses questions of:

    • topo- and microclimatic phenomena

    • experimental research methods

    • Sensor technology and data acquisition systems

    • Design and execution of meteorological measurements

    • Data processing, evaluation and presentation

    • Interpretation of the results

    Looking back to previous years

    Link to a list of previous field courses - many pictures included

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Postal address:

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



Elke Thiessenhusen

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