The projects of the research group air quality are funded by institutional and by third party money (e.g. DFG, BMBF, and European funding).
AQMEII: WRF/Chem simulations as contributions to the Air Quality Modelling Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII). The focus of the ongoing second phase of AQMEII is on the evluation of online coupled meteorology-air quality models including feedback processes.
UHI project: Assesment of mitigation and adaptation of urban heat island effects based on WRF simulations (European project in close cooperation with the City of Stuttgart)
Beijing Air Quality: Measurements and model simulations on air quality in Beijing in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), KIT's Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry (PD Dr. S. Norra), and IMK-TRO (Dr. B. Vogel).
|Aerosol-Climate-Health: Investigations of emissions and air quality in urbanized regions (Augsburg and Munich) by means of measurement campaigns and numerical modelling with WRF/Chem and GRAL in order to address the impact of aerosols on human health|
Contacts: Klaus Schäfer, Stefan Emeis, Peter Suppan, Renate Forkel
TUFFO: Analysis of the impact of turbulent vertical humidity fluxes on the static stability ofthe marine boundary layer (MBL). The situation in the MBL is different to land surfaces due to the perfect humidity source at the lower boundary (i.e. the sea surface). Data fom the offshore mast FINO1 will be analysed.
|Tall Wind Project: This project aims at a continuous description of the vertical wind profile through the Prandtl and Ekman layer. Mixed-layer height (MLH) is one scaling length scale in this profile description. IMK-IFU contributes MLH measurements by ceilometers. Funding by the Danish Government.|
Contacts: Stefan Emeis
|Beech draught: Modeling of beech-dominated deciduous forest development based on competitive mechanisms of water and nitrogen partitioning with MoBiLe (DFG funded project).|
Contacts: Rüdiger Grote
|CANOPEE: Simulations of biogenic emissions of Quercus Pubescens and in-canopy chemistry with CACHE as complementation of a measurement campaign at the Observatoire Haute Provence (ANR-project by J. Lathiere)|
Contacts: Renate Forkel
|PMinter: Regional air quality modelling with WRF/Chem for Carynthia, Styria, and Slowenia (Subcontract of TU Graz).|
Contacts: Renate Forkel, Johannes Werhahn
|RHM project: Investigations of air pollution in the metropolitan region of Santiago de Chile within the context of traffic emissions and their impact on human health as part of the Helmholtz initiative “Risk-Habitat-Megacity”.|
Contacts: Peter Suppan, Renate Forkel, Klaus Schäfer
|BayFORUV: Assessment of the impact of climate change on air quality by means of regional climate chemistry simulations for Southern Germany with MCCM (Funding by the Bavarian Government).|
Contacts: Renate Forkel, Richard Knoche
|Mexico City Air Quality: Investigations of air pollution in Mexico City based on regional air quality simulations with MCCM (GTZ funded project)|
Contacts: Peter Suppan, Renate Forkel
|VERITAS: First: Update of turbulence parameterization in numerical wind field models such as WRF. The enhanced parameterization yields a better representation of turbulence intensity in the simulations. Second: Novel universal description of the dependence of friction velocity and drag on wind speed in the marine PBL. (July 2008 to November 2011, funding: BMU)|
Contacts: Richard Foreman, Stefan Emeis
OWID: Analysis of the maritime boundary layer structure using FINO1 data. The project was made in cooeration with DEWI and was funded by the German Ministry of Environment (BMU) for the period April 2005 to June 2008.
|ECATS: Assessment of processes influencing airport air pollution in metropolitan regions whereas airport emissions contribute significantly to the urban and suburban air quality (EC-funded Network of Excellence).|
Contacts: Klaus Schäfer
|ALPNAP: Definition of mitigation and adaptation strategies for health impact and sociological assessment studies in a changing global climate in collaboration with local and regional experts and stakeholders (INTERREG IIIB project)|
Contacts: Peter Suppan, Klaus Schäfer, Stefan Emeis