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METFUT, Future Challenges of Meteorology

Course Type Day Time Location
Blockcourse 23 – 28 August 2020   Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus

Important Update:

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemics, all of this module's teaching will take place online until further notice. After re-establishment of in-person teaching, the courses will take place in the listed rooms above.

Topic: Meteorological observations in mountainous areas

Block course at the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus (on Mt. Zugspitze)


Dates: 23 – 28 August 2020

Costs to be paid by participants: Food (max. 100€)

Travel and accommodation at Schneefernerhaus will be covered

Note: Limited number of participants (6), please register via KLIPS as soon as possible

A preparatory meeting with further information will take place on Tuesday, 9 June 2020, at 11:00.


Structure of the module:
  • Project work at UFS on one of the topics below, both hands-on work with instruments as well as data evaluation
Module examination:
  • Oral Presentation of results
  • Written report
Project work topics:
  • Clouds and their radiative effect in mountains
  • Diurnal cycle and mountain specifics of water vapor / temperature (Microwave radiometer)
  • Vertical thermodynamic and wind profiles (Radiosondes)
  • Precipitation estimation and classification in mountains with radars
  • Synoptical features in the Alps
  • Calibration of Microwave Radiometers

By successful completion of the module 6 ECTS credits points will be awarded.