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An overview of four use cases from a dense urban measurement network in Basel, Switzerland:
Quality of the measurements, temperature and precipitation variability, and mitigation of urban heat island mitigation strategies
Schlögl, S., Bader, N., Reiss, A., Ströbel, B., and Gutbrod, K., 2023
EMS Annual Meeting 2023, Bratislava, Slovakia, 4-8 Sep 2023, EMS2023-370 "Nowadays, cities worldwide cope with challenges such as air pollution, extreme air temperatures, and heavy precipitation. In the future, these problems will occur more often due to climate change. This trend will result in an unknown amount of economic damage and endanger the life and health of the cities' populations. Therefore, heatwave management monitoring tool is required to monitor the climate in the city [...]"
High-resolution air temperature forecast for urban heat wave management
Bader, N., Schlögl, S., and Gutbrod, K., 2023
EMS Annual Meeting 2023, Bratislava, Slovakia, 4-8 Sep 2023, EMS2023-379 "Urban areas are becoming more vulnerable with their growth and an increasing number of heatwaves caused by anthropogenic climate change. Differences in the surface structure, such as between green spaces and sealed surfaces, cause differences in surface energy budget due to the different heat storage capacity, resulting in a high inner-city air temperature variability [...]"
Showing the value of green spaces from a climate perspective: a weather sensor network for city spaces in Tallinn
Hoy, A. and Gutbrod, K., 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023, EGU23-8092 "Grey infrastructures like buildings, roads and parking lots relate to surface sealing, lack of ventilation and anthropogenic heat - leading to effects like urban heat (UHI) and dry islands (= higher temperatures and lower relative humidity), and impact surface runoff during precipitation events. Hence, urban climate conditions differ significantly from their rural surroundings, demanding more granular data to quantify the effect city space has on weather parameters. However, observations and weather forecasts are usually made for rural areas, representative for a larger area - not for spaces where most people live, work and sleep. While a lot of data indeed exist for urban areas already - e.g., from satellites, radar stations and climate models - they all need calibration from measurements, in the city itself [...]"
Urban climate: Verification of urban heat island mitigation strategies in the Swiss city Basel
Schlögl, S., Smalla, T., and Gutbrod, K., 2022
EMS Annual Meeting 2022, Bonn, Germany, 5-9 Sep 2022, EMS2022-336 "Cities worldwide will be affected by anthropogenic climate change and additionally cope with additional heat due to greater heat storage capacity of artificial surfaces, less ventilation, and a higher risk of extreme floods due to sealed surfaces. Urban heat island mitigation strategies (such as rooftop greening, increasing surface albedo of the city and irrigation of green surfaces, which leads to significant evaporative cooling) are well known, but the magnitude in air temperature reduction is still not fully understood and significantly differs between cities [...]"
High-resolution temperature downscaling for global cities based on satellite imagery, weather station data and NWP model data
Bader, N., Schlögl, S., and Gutbrod, K., 2022
EMS Annual Meeting 2022, Bonn, Germany, 5-9 Sep 2022, EMS2022-384 "The growth of urban areas in combination with an increased number of heatwaves worldwide caused by the anthropogenic climate change can make cities more vulnerable. Increasing number of buildings and sealed surfaces are changing the energy budget in urban areas towards higher longwave radiation fluxes due to the greater heat storage capacity [...]"
Automated detection of urban heat islands based on satellite imagery, digital surface models, and a low-cost sensor network
Schlögl, S., Bader, N., Anet, J. G., Frey, M., Spirig, C., Renold, M., and Gutbrod, K., 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19-30 Apr 2021, EGU21-14143 "Today, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas and the proportion is projected to increase further in the near future. The increased number of heatwaves worldwide caused by the anthropogenic climate change may lead to heat stress and significant economic and ecological damages. Therefore, the growth of urban areas in combination with climate change can increase future mortality rates in cities, given that cities are more vulnerable to heatwaves due to the greater heat storage capacity of artificial surfaces towards higher longwave radiation fluxes [...]"
Building a new high-density air temperature measurement network in two Swiss cities
Anet, J. G., Schlögl, S., Spirig, C., Frey, M. P., Renold, M., and Gutbrod, K. G., 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19-30 Apr 2021, EGU21-9102 "With progressive climate change, weather extremes are very likely to become more frequent. While rural regions may suffer from more intense and longer drought periods, urban spaces are going to be particularly affected by severe heat waves. This urban temperature anomaly, also known as “urban heat island” (UHI), can be traced back to different factors, the most prominent being soil sealing, lower albedo and lack of effective ventilation [...]"
How Are Turbulent Sensible Heat Fluxes and Snow Melt Rates Affected by a Changing Snow Cover Fraction?
Schlögl, S., Lehning, M., and Mott, R., 2018
Front. Earth Sci. 6:154. "The complex interaction between the atmospheric boundary layer and the heterogeneous land surface is typically not resolved in numerical models approximating the turbulent heat exchange processes. In this study, we consider the effect of the land surface heterogeneity on the spatial variability of near-surface air temperature fields and on snow melt processes [...]"
Representation of Horizontal Transport Processes in Snowmelt Modeling by Applying a Footprint Approach
Schlögl, S., Lehning, M., Fierz, C., and Mott, R., 2018
Front. Earth Sci. 6:120. "The energy balance of an alpine snow cover significantly changes once the snow cover gets patchy. The local advection of warm air causes above-average snow ablation rates at the upwind edge of the snow patch. As lateral transport processes are typically not considered in models describing surface exchange, e.g., for hydrological or meteorological applications, small-scale variations in snow ablation rates are not resolved [...]"
How much can we save? Impact of different emission scenarios on future snow cover in the Alps
Marty, C., Schlögl, S., Bavay, M., and Lehning, M., 2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 517-529 "This study focuses on an assessment of the future snow depth for two larger Alpine catchments. Automatic weather station data from two diverse regions in the Swiss Alps have been used as input for the Alpine3D surface process model to compute the snow cover at a 200 m horizontal resolution for the reference period (1999-2012) [...]"
Sensitivity of Alpine3D modeled snow cover to modifications in DEM resolution, station coverage and meteorological input quantities
Marty, C., Schlögl, S., Bavay, M., and Lehning, M., 2017
Environmental Modelling & Software Volume 83, 387-396 "This study presents a comprehensive sensitivity and uncertainty assessment of important input parameters on the Alpine3D modeled snow water equivalent (SWE) for two different alpine catchments. Horizontal resolution of the DEM grid, station coverage and several meteorological input quantities were modified [...]"
Cryospheric aspects of climate change - impacts on snow, ice, and ski tourism
Marty, C., Abegg, B., Bauder, A., Marmy, A., Lüthi, M. P., Bavay, M., … Farinotti, D., 2014
CH2014 - impacts. Toward quantitative scenarios of climate change impacts in Switzerland, 49-55 "A multi-day snow cover is projected to become a rare phenomenon in the Swiss Plateau by the end of the century assuming that the future climate is evolving according to the non-intervention scenarios A1B or A2, whereas the depth and duration of the snow cover will be significantly reduced at higher elevations [...]"

Neural Network Modelling of Present and Future Urban PM10 Concentrations based on Measurement Results

Presentation of the VitiMeteo forecasting system

Grapevine Downy Mildew: Long-term development and validation of plant protection strategies based on the forecast model “VitiMeteo Plasmopara”

Verification of the New Nonhydrostatic Multiscale Model on the B Grid (NMMB): A View on Global Predictability of Surface Parameters

Deutsche Artikel

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Conference contributions

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