Applied Climatology and Hydrology


  • Climate of the Air Layer Near the Ground (L/P)
  • Water Management and Hydrology (L/P)
  • Data Processing and Modelling in Climatology: Dendroclimatology (L/P)
  • Urban and Spatial Climatology (P)
Turn Start:

Winter term:

  • Climate of the air layer near the ground
  • Water Management and Hydrology

Summer semester:

  • Data Processing and Modelling in Climatology: Dendroclimatology
  • Urban and Terrestrial Climatology
Language of Instruction: German
Credit Points: 9
Content and Objective:

Climate of the air layer near the ground:

The lecture with exercise provides a basic understanding of the exchange relationships of momentum, mass and energy - in particular the energy and radiation balance - between the atmosphere and the surface depending on the stratification of the air and the soil properties. The significance of these relationships for humans and the landscape are elaborated. Regional and synoptic aspects of applied climatology and the significance of the methods for urban planning and air pollution control are also addressed.Energy, radiation and mass fluxes as well as associated balances at and over natural and artificial surfaces as well as the measurement and modelling of such fluxes or balances.

Regional aspects of applied and synoptic climatology, as well as spatio-temporal climate variability. Climatic aspects of urban planning and air pollution control

Water management and hydrology:

The lecture course Water Management and Hydrology provides the basic knowledge for the process understanding of the global and regional water cycle. From hydrological basics to hydrometry and deterministic modelling techniques, both theoretical and application-related knowledge is taught. The basics of data processing of water management information with time series systems, database management systems and GIS tools are taught.

Data processing and modelling: Dendroclimatology:

The course "Data Processing and Modelling: Dendroclimatology" aims at the processing and analysis of tree ring width time series derived from tree ring sequences of Central European trees. Based on the discussion of the importance of climatic growth factors for tree ring growth, a critical approach to climate reconstructions relevant in the current climate debate (IPCC) (e.g. hockey stick and spaghetti curve) is to be enabled.

Urban and terrestrial climatology:

Development and practice of special investigation methods and analysis tools for the state of the air near the ground and the energy and radiation balance of the boundary layer in connection with applied questions of urban and terrain climatology.

Participation Requirements:

Climate of the near-ground air layer as well as water management and hydrology:

  • None

Dendro-, urban and terrain climatology:

  • Climate of the near-ground air layer
  • Water management and hydrology
Examination Requirements:

Water Management and Hydrology

  • Written exam (passed)

Data Processing and Modelling: Dendroclimatology

  • Term paper (passed)

Urban and Terrain Climatology

  • Project report (passed)

Examination: Summer semester:
  • Oral examination on the contents of the module