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Aerosol Measurement Site Augsburg

Ceilometer inercomparison Augsburg: M. Hoffmann
Ceilometer-intercomparison (Picture: M. Hoffmann)
Mixed layer height
Mixed layer height on Jan. 8 2009 (Figure: C. Münkel, K. Schäfer)
WRF/chem PM19
WRF-Chem simulation of PM10 (Figure: R. Forkel)

Within the region of Augsburg the impact of aerosols and air pollutants on human health within an interdisciplinary consortium is studied. IMK-IFU performs meteorological and air quality measurements to get a deeper knowledge about the composition and concentration of air pollutants and its dependence on the temporal formation of the mixing layer height within the urban boundary layer using, e.g., RASS and ceilometer measurement devices.

Furthermore detailed modelling activities from the micro- to the meso-scale are foreseen in order to address the contribution of primary and secondary aerosols in the region. Together with partners from, e.g., the HMGU, from the university of Augsburg, from the Deutsche Wetterdienst (DWD), and from the LfU (Bavarian Environmental Agency) the main focus is on aerosols and their impact on human health.

Augsburg is going to be the field site in the SmartAQnet project in the years 2017 to 2020.


Selected project activities:

  • WRF-Chem simulations for health impact studies (Poster)

  • The IMK-IFU activities related to the investigation of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud over Southern Germany were performed within the framework of the Aerosol Measurement Site Augsburg. This activity was supported by numerical simulations of the dispersion of the ash cloud.

  • Remote sensing of meteorological parameters to study their influences upon air quality in urban areas at the example of Augsburg.

  • Intercomparison of WRF-Chem simulations and ceilometer measurements (presentation at the 13th Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes 'Harmo13') Poster


Flyer with general information about the project

Contact: Stefan Emeis