Within the region of Augsburg the impact of aerosols and air pollutants on human health within an interdisciplinary consortium will be 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 the HMGU, from the university of Augsburg and from the LfU (Bavarian Environmental Agency) the main focus is on aerosols from emissions from house heating systems and their impact on human health.
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Selected project activities:
Evaluation of the interpretation of ceilometer data with RASS and radiosonde data including the detection of the volcanic ash cloud on 17 April 2010 by the ceilometer (presentation at the ISARS 2010 symposium) Abstract
Remote sensing of meteorological parameters to study their influences upon air quality in urban areas at the example of Augsburg (poster at the ISARS 2010 symposium) Abstract
- Intercomparison of WRF/chem simulations and ceilometer measurements (poster at the 13th Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes 'Harmo13') Poster
- The IMK-IFU activities related to the investigation of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud over Southern Germany were also performed within the framework of the Aerosol Measurement Site Augsburg.