Urban Climate Germany - Metropolitan Regions

Lead and contact person

© TU Berlin


The Chair of Climatology leads the subproject "Influence of weather and climate on wireless data transmission with terahertz technology" of the BMBF joint project AI-NET-PROTECT and represents an important extension of the application scenarios in urban areas.

© TU Berlin

Urban Climate Under Change

General and application-specific evaluation and performance of sensitivity studies using the PALM-4U urban climate model.

(Project completed)


Fred Meier

Office AB 3



Schmitz, Seán; Villena, Guillermo; Caseiro, Alexandre; Meier, Fred; Kerschbaumer, Andreas; Schneidemesser, Erika
Calibrating low-cost sensors to measure vertical and horizontal gradients of NO2 and O3 pollution in three street canyons in Berlin
Atmospheric Environment, 307 :119830
May 2023
ISSN: 1352-2310


Schatke, Mona; Meier, Fred; Schröder, Boris; Weber, Stephan
Impact of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown on NO2 and PM10 concentrations in Berlin, Germany
Atmospheric Environment, 290 :119372
December 2022
ISSN: 13522310
Schneider, Christoph; Neuwirth, Burkhard; Schneider, Sebastian; Balanzategui, Daniel; Elsholz, Stefanie; Fenner, Daniel; Meier, Fred; Heinrich, Ingo
Using the dendro-climatological signal of urban trees as a measure of urbanization and urban heat island
Urban Ecosystems, 25 (3) :849–865
June 2022
ISSN: 1083-8155, 1573-1642
Jongen, H. J.; Steeneveld, G. J.; Beringer, J.; Christen, A.; Chrysoulakis, N.; Fortuniak, K.; Hong, J.; Hong, J. W.; Jacobs, C. M. J.; Järvi, L.; Meier, F.; Pawlak, W.; Roth, M.; Theeuwes, N. E.; Velasco, E.; Vogt, R.; Teuling, A. J.
Urban Water Storage Capacity Inferred From Observed Evapotranspiration Recession
Geophysical Research Letters, 49 (3)
February 2022
ISSN: 0094-8276, 1944-8007
Gillefalk, Mikael; Tetzlaff, Doerthe; Marx, Christian; Smith, Aaron; Meier, Fred; Hinkelmann, Reinhard; Soulsby, Chris
Estimates of water partitioning in complex urban landscapes with isotope‐aided ecohydrological modelling
Hydrological Processes, 36 (3)
ISSN: 0885-6087, 1099-1085
Rocha, Alby Duarte; Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Förster, Michael; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Mapping evapotranspirative and radiative cooling services in an urban environment
Sustainable Cities and Society, 85 :104051
ISSN: 22106707


Schmitz, Seán; Towers, Sherry; Villena, Guillermo; Caseiro, Alexandre; Wegener, Robert; Klemp, Dieter; Langer, Ines; Meier, Fred; Schneidemesser, Erika
Unraveling a black box: An open-source methodology for the field calibration of small air quality sensors
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14 (11) :7221–7241
November 2021
Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Quanz, Justus; Nouri, Hamideh; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Modeling urban evapotranspiration using remote sensing, flux footprints, and artificial intelligence
Science of The Total Environment, 786 :147293
September 2021
ISSN: 00489697


Ulrich, Jana; Jurado, Oscar E.; Peter, Madlen; Scheibel, Marc; Rust, Henning W.
Estimating IDF Curves Consistently over Durations with Spatial Covariates
Water, 12 (11) :3119
November 2020
ISSN: 2073-4441
Jurado, Oscar E.; Ulrich, Jana; Scheibel, Marc; Rust, Henning W.
Evaluating the Performance of a Max-Stable Process for Estimating Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves
Water, 12 (12) :3314
November 2020
ISSN: 2073-4441
Jin, Luxi; Schubert, Sebastian; Fenner, Daniel; Meier, Fred; Schneider, Christoph
Integration of a Building Energy Model in an Urban Climate Model and its Application
Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 178 :249–281
ISSN: 0006-8314
Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Fenner, Daniel; Nouri, Hamideh; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Summer Nights in Berlin, Germany: Modeling Air Temperature Spatially With Remote Sensing, Crowdsourced Weather Data, and Machine Learning
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 13 :5074–5087
ISSN: 1939-1404
Krug, Alexander; Fenner, Daniel; Mücke, Hans-Guido; Scherer, Dieter
The contribution of air temperature and ozone to mortality rates during hot weather episodes in eight German cities during the years 2000 and 2017
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 20 (11) :3083–3097
Rost, Annemarie Tabea; Liste, Victoria; Seidel, Corinna; Matscheroth, Lea; Otto, Marco; Meier, Fred; Fenner, Daniel
How Cool Are Allotment Gardens? A Case Study of Nocturnal Air Temperature Differences in Berlin, Germany
Atmosphere, 11 (5) :500


Fenner, Daniel; Holtmann, Achim; Krug, Alexander; Scherer, Dieter
Heat waves in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany – Long–term trends and comparison of heat wave definitions from 1893 to 2017
International Journal of Climatology, 39 (4) :2422–2437
ISSN: 08998418
Krug, Alexander; Fenner, Daniel; Holtmann, Achim; Scherer, Dieter
Occurrence and Coupling of Heat and Ozone Events and Their Relation to Mortality Rates in Berlin, Germany, between 2000 and 2014
Atmosphere, 10 (6) :348
Li, Huidong; Zhou, Yuyu; Wang, Xun; Zhou, Xu; Zhang, Huiwen; Sodoudi, Sahar
Quantifying urban heat island intensity and its physical mechanism using WRF/UCM
The Science of the total environment, 650 (Pt 2) :3110–3119
Verdonck, Marie-leen; Demuzere, Matthias; Bechtel, Benjamin; Beck, Christoph; Brousse, Oscar; Droste, Arjan; Fenner, Daniel; Leconte, François; Coillie, Frieke
The Human Influence Experiment (Part 2): Guidelines for Improved Mapping of Local Climate Zones Using a Supervised Classification
Urban Science, 3 (1) :27
Scherer, Dieter; Ament, Felix; Emeis, Stefan; Fehrenbach, Ute; Leitl, Bernd; Scherber, Katharina; Schneider, Christoph; Vogt, Ulrich
Three-Dimensional Observation of Atmospheric Processes in Cities
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 28 (2) :121-138
Scherer, Dieter; Antretter, Florian; Bender, Steffen; Cortekar, Jörg; Emeis, Stefan; Fehrenbach, Ute; Gross, Günter; Halbig, Guido; Hasse, Jens; Maronga, Björn; Raasch, Siegfried; Scherber, Katharina
Urban Climate Under Change [UC]2 – A National Research Programme for Developing a Building-Resolving Atmospheric Model for Entire City Regions
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 28 (2) :95-104


Quanz, Justus; Ulrich, Susanne; Fenner, Daniel; Holtmann, Achim; Eimermacher, Jonas
Micro-Scale Variability of Air Temperature within a Local Climate Zone in Berlin, Germany, during Summer
Climate, 6 (1) :5
Li, Huidong; Wolter, Michael; Wang, Xun; Sodoudi, Sahar
Impact of land cover data on the simulation of urban heat island for Berlin using WRF coupled with bulk approach of Noah-LSM
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 134 (1-2) :67–81
ISSN: 0177-798X
Li, Huidong; Meier, Fred; Lee, Xuhui; Chakraborty, Tirthankar; Liu, Junfeng; Schaap, Martijn; Sodoudi, Sahar
Interaction between urban heat island and urban pollution island during summer in Berlin
The Science of the total environment, 636 :818–828


Fenner, Daniel; Meier, Fred; Bechtel, Benjamin; Otto, Marco; Scherer, Dieter
Intra and inter `local climate zone' variability of air temperature as observed by crowdsourced citizen weather stations in Berlin, Germany
Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26 (5) :525–547
ISSN: 0941-2948
Bechtel, Benjamin; Demuzere, Matthias; Sismanidis, Panagiotis; Fenner, Daniel; Brousse, Oscar; Beck, Christoph; Coillie, Frieke; Conrad, Olaf; Keramitsoglou, Iphigenia; Middel, Ariane; Mills, Gerald; Niyogi, Dev; Otto, Marco; See, Linda; Verdonck, Marie-leen
Quality of Crowdsourced Data on Urban Morphology—The Human Influence Experiment (HUMINEX)
Urban Science, 1 (2) :15