SGM Symposium : “Measuring weather”

Our group had the pleasure to host this years Symposium of the Swiss Society for Meteorology (SGM). Within four sessions, the participants could listen to 11 highly interesting contributions from emeriti, scientists, engineers, meteorologists, and entrepreneurs within the field of historic to modern measurements, and from established to new remote and in-situ measurement techniques. Dr. […]

Urban Climate: Simulating the effect of building orientation on cold air streams

Due to climate change, cities will increasingly have to deal with extreme heat events during the summer season. After 2003 and 2015, 2018 was another year with a summer that brought above-average temperatures in Switzerland during which excess mortality was observed (2003: 6.9%, 2015: 5.4%, 2018: 3.4%, source: BAFU, 2019). Therefore, it becomes increasingly important […]

Project RAPTOR: Second test campaign at the Gas Turbine Research Centre in Wales

Exactly one year after the first measurements at the Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC) in Wales, the second measurement campaign was due there. And just like last year, the situation with the COVID pandemic started to deteriorate dramatically just before our departure. After numerous meetings, discussions and clarifications, including the development of strict COVID protection […]