EOL Seminar: Boundary Layer and Micrometeorological Measurements at Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory, Germany

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
Virtual (Webcast link provided below)
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Melissa Ward
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SPEAKER: Dr. Frank Beyrich - Meteorologisches Observatorium Lindenberg, Deutscher Wetterdienst

DATE: November 30, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm MST

WEBCAST: https://operations.ucar.edu/live-eol

QUESTIONS: Slido will be used to answer your questions during the seminar.



Lindenberg Meteorological Observatory has a more than one hundred years long tradition in exploring the vertical structure of the atmosphere. Over many decades this focused on the use of kites, balloons, and radiosondes. In the 1990ies, the observatory developed a new strategy aimed at a comprehensive characterization of the physical structure and processes of the atmosphere above Lindenberg – the so-called “Lindenberg Column”. Major steps towards this goal were the built-up of a strong ground-based remote sensing component and the establishment of a boundary layer field site (in German: Grenzschichtmessfeld, GM) close to the village of Falkenberg, about 5 km to the South of the observatory site. The basic measurement program at GM Falkenberg became operational in 1998 and has been continuously developed since then.

The presentation will give an overview on the instrumentation and measurements at GM Falkenberg, I will then show some results from the long-term measurements over more than 20 years and discuss the use of the Falkenberg data by the NWP model development groups at DWD. Finally, I will present some exemplary results of field experiments that were performed at GM Falkenberg together with national and international cooperation partners, such as the LITFASS-2003 and FESSTVaL-2021 campaigns.