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Prof. Dr. Benjamin Bechtel

Research Focus

  • Urban climatology
  • Remote sensing
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Urban health

Publications

Journals

  • Bechtel B, Alexander PJ, Beck C, Böhner J, Brousse O, Ching J, Demuzere M, Fonte C, Gál T, Hidalgo J, Hoffmann P, Middel A, Mills G, Ren C, See L, Sismanidis P, Verdonck M-L, Xu G, Xu Y (2019) Generating WUDAPT Level 0 data – Current status of production and evaluation. Urban Climate 27:24–45
  • Hidalgo J, Dumas G, Masson V, Gwendall P, Bechtel B, Bocher E, Foley M, Schoetter R, Mills G (accepted) Comparison between Local Climate Zones maps derived from administrative datasets and satellite observations. Urban Climate.
  • Demuzere M, Bechtel B, Mills G (accepted) Global transferability of Local Climate Zone models. Urban Climate
  • Lai J, Zhan W, Huang F, Voogt J, Bechtel B, Allen M, Peng S, Hong F, Liu Y, Du P (2018) Identification of typical diurnal patterns for clear-sky climatology of surface urban heat islands. Remote Sensing of Environment 217:203–220
  • Weidinger J, Gerlitz L, Bechtel B, Böhner J (2018) Statistical modelling of snow cover dynamics in the Central Himalaya Region, Nepal. 75:181–199
  • Bobrowski M, Bechtel B, Böhner J, Oldeland J, Weidinger J, Schickhoff U (2018) Application of Thermal and Phenological Land Surface Parameters for Improving Ecological Niche Models of Betula utilis in the Himalayan Region. Remote Sensing 10:814. doi: 10.3390/rs10060814
  • Zou Z, Zhan W, Liu Z, Bechtel B, Gao L, Hong F, Huang F, Lai J (2018) Enhanced Modeling of Annual Temperature Cycles with Temporally Discrete Remotely Sensed Thermal Observations. Remote Sensing 10:650. doi: 10.3390/rs10040650
  • Yokoya N, Ghamisi P, Xia J, Sukhanov S, Heremans R, Tankoyeu I, Bechtel B, Saux BL, Moser G, Tuia D (2018) Open Data for Global Multimodal Land Use Classification: Outcome of the 2017 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11:1363–1377. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2799698
  • Szombathely M von, Albrecht M, Augustin J, Bechtel B, Dwinger I, Gaffron P, Krefis AC, Oßenbrügge J, Strüver A (2018) Relation between Observed and Perceived Traffic Noise and Socio-Economic Status in Urban Blocks of Different Characteristics. Urban Science 2:20. doi: 10.3390/urbansci2010020
  • Wiesner S, Bechtel B, Fischereit J, Gruetzun V, Hoffmann P, Leitl B, Rechid D, Schlünzen KH, Thomsen S (2018) Is it possible to distinct global and regional climate change from urban land cover induced signals? A mid-latitude city example. Urban Science 2:12. doi: 10.3390/urbansci2010012
  • Sismanidis P, Bechtel B, Keramitsoglou I, Kiranoudis CT (2018) Mapping the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Europe’s Land Surface Temperatures. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 15:202–206. DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2017.2779829
  • Ching J, Mills G, Bechtel B, See L, Feddema J, Wang X, Ren C, Brousse O, Martilli A, Neophytou M, Mouzourides P, Stewart I, Hanna A, Ng E, Foley M, Alexander P, Aliaga D, Niyogi D, Shreevastava A, Bhalachandram S, Masson V, Hidalgo J, Fung J, Fatima Andrade M, Baklanov A, Wei Dai D, Milcinski G, Demuzere M, Brunsell N, Pesaresi M, Miao S, Chen F (accepted); World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT), an urban weather, climate and environmental modeling infrastructure for the Anthropocene. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
  • Yokoya N, Ghamisi P, Xia J, Sukhanov S, Heremans R, Tankoyeu I, Bechtel B, Le Saux B, Moser G, Tuia D (accepted) Open data for global multimodal land use classification: Outcome of the 2017 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest. IEEE J Sel Top Appl Earth Obs Remote Sens
  • Bechtel B, Zakšek K, Oßenbrügge J, Kaveckis G, Böhner J (2017): Towards a satellite based monitoring of urban air temperatures. Sustainable Cities and Society. 34:22–31.
  • Fenner D, Meier F, Bechtel B, Otto M, Scherer D (2017): Intra and inter ‘local climate zone’variability of air temperature as observed by crowdsourced citizen weather stations in Berlin, Germany. Meteorologische Zeitschrift. 26:525–547, doi: 10.1127/metz/2017/0861
  • Bechtel B, Demuzere M, Sismanidis P, Fenner D, Brousse O, Beck C, Van Coillie F, Conrad O, Keramitsoglou I, Middel A, Mills G, Niyogi D, Otto M, See L, Verdonck M-L (2017) Quality of Crowdsourced Data on Urban Morphology - The Human Influence Experiment (HUMINEX). Urban Science 1:15; doi: 10.3390/urbansci1020015
  • Von Szombathely M, Albrecht M, Antanaskovic D, Augustin J, Augustin M, Bechtel B, Bürk T, Fischereit J, Grawe D, Hoffmann P, Kaveckis G, Krefis AC, Oßenbrügge J, Scheffran J, Schlünzen H (2017) A Conceptual Modeling Approach to Health Related Urban Well-Being.  Urban Science 1: 17. doi: 10.3390/urbansci1020017
  • Sismanidis P, Keramitsoglou I, Bechtel B, Kiranoudis, CT (2017): Improving the Downscaling of Diurnal Land Surface Temperatures Using the Annual Cycle Parameters as Disaggregation Kernels. Remote Sensing 9(1), 23. doi: 10.3390/rs9010023
  • Alexander PJ, Bechtel B, Chow WTL, Fealy R, Mills G (2016): Linking urban climate classification with an urban energy and water budget model: Multi-site and multi-seasonal evaluation. Urban Climate 17:196–215. doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.003
  • Sismanidis P, Keramitsoglou I, Kiranoudis CT, Bechtel B (2016): Assessing the Capability of a Downscaled Urban Land Surface Temperature Time Series to Reproduce the Spatiotemporal Features of the Original Data. Remote Sensing 8:274. doi: 10.3390/rs8040274
  • Brousse O, Martilli A, Foley M, Mills G, Bechtel B (2016): WUDAPT, an efficient land use producing data tool for mesoscale models Integration of urban LCZ in WRF over Madrid. Urban Climate 17:116–134. doi: 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.04.001
  • Bechtel B, See L, Foley M, Mills G (2016): Classification of Local Climate Zones using SAR and multi-spectral data in an arid environment. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2531420
  • Danylo O, See L, Bechtel B, Schepaschenko D, Fritz S (2016): Contributing to WUDAPT: A Local Climate Zone Classification of Two Cities in Ukraine. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2539977
  • Seidel J, Ketzler G, Bechtel B, Thies B, Philipp A, Böhner J, Egli S, Eisele M, Herma F, Langkamp T, Petersen E, Sachsen T, Schlabing D, Schneider C (2016): Mobile measurement techniques for local and micro-scale studies in urban and topo-climatology. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin 147:15–39. [pdf]
  • Arnds D, Böhner J, Bechtel B (2015) Spatio-temporal variance and meteorological drivers of the urban heat island in a European city. TheorAppl Climatol:1–19. doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1687-4
  • Conrad O, Bechtel B, Bock M, Dietrich H, Fischer E, Gerlitz L, Wehberg J, Wichmann V, and Böhner J (2015): System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses (SAGA) v. 2.1.4. – Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1991-2007. doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1991-2015
  • Bechtel B (2015): A New Climatology of Annual Land Surface Temperature. Remote Sensing 7(3): 2850-2870. doi:10.3390/rs70302850
  • Bechtel B, Alexander PJ, Böhner J, Ching J, Conrad O, Feddema J, Mills G, See L, Stewart I (2015): Mapping Local Climate Zones for a Worldwide Database of the Form and Function of Cities. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 4:199–219. doi:10.3390/ijgi4010199
  • Conrad O, Bechtel B, Bock M, Dietrich H, Fischer E, Gerlitz L, Wehberg J, Wichmann V, Böhner J (2015): System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses (SAGA) v. 2.1.4. Geosci Model Dev Discuss 8:2271–2312. doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-2271-2015
  • Bechtel B, Wiesner S, Zakšek K (2014): Estimation of dense time series of urban air temperatures from multitemporal geostationary satellite data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. doi 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2322449
  • Bechtel B, Zakšek K, Hoshyaripour G (2012): Downscaling land surface temperature in an urban area: A case study for Hamburg, Germany. Remote Sensing 4(10): 3184-3200. doi: 10.3390/rs4103184 [pdf]
  • Bechtel B, Daneke C (2012): Classification of local Climate Zones based on multiple Earth Observation Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 5(4): 1191-1202. doi 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2189873
  • Bechtel B (2012): Robustness of Annual Cycle Parameters to characterize the Urban Thermal Landscapes, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9(5):876-880. doi 10.1109/LGRS.2012.2185034
  • Bechtel B (2011): Multisensorale Fernerkundungsdaten zur mikroklimatischen Beschreibung und Klassifikation urbaner Strukturen. Photogrammetrie – Fernerkundung – Geoinformation 2011(5):325-338. doi 10.1127/1432-8364/2011/0090
  • Bechtel B, Schmidt KJ (2011): Floristic mapping data as a new proxy for the mean urban heat island. Climate Research 49: 45-58.
  • Bechtel B, Langkamp T, Ament F, Böhner J, Daneke C, Günzkofer R, Leitl B, Oßenbrügge J, Ringeler A (2011): Towards an urban roughness parameterisation using interferometric SAR data taking the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg as an example. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 20(1): 29-37. doi 10.1127/0941-2948/2011/0496

Book chapter, Proceedings etc.

  • Bechtel B, Pesaresi M,  Florczyk AJ,Mills  G (accepted): Beyond built-up – the internal makeup of urban areas. In: Weng Q, Quattrochi DA, GambaP (eds): Urban Remote Sensing (Second Edition). Taylor & Francis.
  • Bechtel B, Sismanidis P (accepted): Time series analysis of moderate resolution land surface temperatures. In: Weng Q (ed) Remote Sensing: Time Series Image Processing. Taylor & Francis.
  • Schlünzen, H, Riecke, W, Bechtel, B, Boettcher, M, Buchholz, S, Grawe, D, Hoffmann, P, Petrik, R, Schoetter, R, Trusilova, K, & Wiesner, S (in press): Stadtklima in Hamburg. In H. von Storch, I. Meinke, & M. Claussen (Eds.), Hamburger Klimabericht – Wissen über Klima, Klimawandel und Auswirkungen in Hamburg. Springer Spektrum.
  • Böhner J Bechtel B (2017): GIS in meteorology and climatology. In: Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems. Elsevier. accepted.
  • Tuia D, Moser G, Saux BL, Bechtel B, See L (2017) 2017 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest: Open Data for Global Multimodal Land Use Classification [Technical Committees]. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 5:70–73. doi: 10.1109/MGRS.2016.2645380
  • Mills G, Bechtel B, Foley M, Ching J, See L, Feddema J (2017): The WUDAPT Project: Status of Database and Portal Tools. American Meteorological Society, 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment. [pdf]
  • Bechtel B, Demuzere M, Xu Y, Verdonck ML, Lopes P, See L, Ren C, v. Collie F, Tuia D, Fonte CC, Carssone A, Kaloustian N, Conrad O, Tamminga M, Mills, G (2017): Beyond the urban mask: Local climate zones as a generic descriptor of urban areas – Potential and recent developments. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Dubai, UAE.
  • Lopes P, Fonte C, Bechtel B, See L (2017): Using OpenStreetMap data to assist in the creation of LCZ maps. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Dubai, UAE.
  • Kaloustian N, Tamminga M, Bechtel B (2017): Local Climate Zones and Annual Surface Thermal Response in a Mediterranean City. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Dubai, UAE.
  • Kaloustian N, Bechtel B (2016): Local Climatic Zoning and Urban Heat Island in Beirut. Procedia Engineering 169:216–223. doi 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.10.026
  • Bechtel B (2016): THE CLIMATE OF THE CANARY ISLANDS BY ANNUAL CYCLE PARAMETERS. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLI-B8:243–250. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-243-2016
  • Bechtel B, Pesaresi M, See L, Mills G, Ching J, Alexander PJ, Feddema JJ, Florczyk AJ, Stewart I (2016): TOWARDS CONSISTENT MAPPING OF URBAN STRUCTURES – GLOBAL HUMAN SETTLEMENT LAYER AND LOCAL CLIMATE ZONES. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLI-B8:1371–1378. doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-1371-2016
  • Ching J, Mills G, See L, Bechtel B, Feddema J, Stewart I, Hanna A, Wang X, Ng E, Ren C, Brousse O, Martilli A, Neophytou M, Milcinski G, Foley M, Alexander P, Hidalgo J, Masson V (2016)WUDAPT (World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools): an International Collaborative Project for Climate Relevant Physical Geography Data for the World’s Cities. In: 10–14 January 2016 in New Orleans.
  • Gerlitz L, Bechtel B, Böhner J, Bobrowski M, Bürzle B, Müller M, Scholten T, Schickhoff U, Schwab N, Weidinger J (2016): Analytic Comparison of Temperature Lapse Rates and Precipitation Gradients in a Himalayan Treeline Environment: Implications for Statistical Downscaling. In: Singh RB, Schickhoff U, Mal S (eds) Climate Change, Glacier Response, and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya. Springer International Publishing, p 49–64
  • Kaveckis G, Bechtel B, Ossenbrügge J, Pohl T (2016): Land use modelling as new approach for future hazard-sensitive population mapping in Northern Germany. In: The Disaster Life Cycle: Case Studies from Five Continents. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Wey Court East, England - Accepted.
  • See L, Ching J, Masson V, Feddema J, Mills G, Neophytou M, Foley M, O'Connor M, Perger C, Duerauer Ma, Frtiz S,  Bechtel B (2015): Generating WUDAPT’s Specific Scale-dependent Urban Modeling and Activity Parameters: Collection of Level 1 and Level 2 Data. Proceedings ICUC9 – 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, July 20-24, 2015 Toulouse, France.
  • Mills G, Jason C, See L, Bechtel B (2015): An introduction to the WUDAPT project. Proceedings ICUC9 – 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, July 20-24, 2015 Toulouse, France.
  • Ching JK, Mills G, See L, Bechtel B, Feddema J, Hanna A, Milcinski G, Masson V, Neophytou M, Stewart I, Wang X, Mitra C  (2015): The Portal Component, Strategic Perspectives and Review of Tactical plans for Full Implementation of WUDAPT. Proceedings ICUC9 – 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, July 20-24, 2015 Toulouse, France.
  • Kaloustian NC, Diab Y, Bechtel B, Ossenbrügge J (2015): Urban planning and climate issues of Beirut and Hamburg: Comparison of approaches and decision-making tools. Proceedings ICUC9 – 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, July 20-24, 2015 Toulouse, France.
  • Gál T, Bechtel B, Lelovics E, Unger J (2015): Comparison and integration of LCZ classification methods based remote sensing and GIS. Proceedings ICUC9 – 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, July 20-24, 2015 Toulouse, France.
  • Bechtel B, Foley M, Mills G, Ching J, See L, Alexander P, O’Connor M, Albuquerque T, Andrade M, Brovelli M, Das D, Fonte CC, Petit G, Hanif U, Jimenez J, Lackner S, Liu W, Perera Na, Rosni NA, Theeuwes N, Gál T (2015):
    CENSUS of Cities: LCZ Classification of Cities (Level 0): Workflow and Initial Results from Various Cities. Proceedings ICUC9 – 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, July 20-24, 2015 Toulouse, France.
  • Zakšek K, Bechtel B (2015): Source Area Estimation Of Urban Air Temperatures. Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120499
  • See L, Bechtel B, Mills G, Ching J et al. (2015): Developing A Community-Based Worldwide Urban Morphology And Materials Database (WUDAPT) Using Remote Sensing And Crowdsourcing For Improved Urban Climate Modelling. Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120501
  • Bechtel B (2015): Recent advances in thermal remote sensing for urban planning and management. Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120515
  • Kaveckis G, Bechtel B, Ossenbrügge J, Pohl T (2016): Land use modelling as new approach for future hazard-sensitive population mapping in Northern Germany. In: The Disaster Life Cycle: Case Studies from Five Continents. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Wey Court East, England - Accepted.
  • Bechtel B (2015): Die Hitze in der Stadt verstehen – wie sich die jahreszeitliche Temperaturdynamik von Städten aus dem All beobachten lässt. In: Taubenböck H, Wurm M, Esch T, Dech S (eds) Globale Urbanisierung - Perspektive aus dem All. Springer Spektrum, p 205-216. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44841-0_21
  • Kaveckis G, Bechtel B, Ossenbrügge J, Pohl T (2014): Land use modelling – a way of mapping future hazard-sensitive population. Proceedings of 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos, Switzerland.
  • Kaveckis G, Bechtel B (2014): Land Use Based Urban Vulnerability to Climate Change Assessment, International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE). Selected papers, 9th International Conference “Environmental Engineering”, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Ching J, Mills G, Fedemma J, Oleson K, See L, Stewart I,  Bechtel B, Chen F, Wang X, Neophytou MKA, Hanna A (2014): WUDAPT: Facilitating Advanced Urban Canopy Modeling for Weather, Climate and Air Quality Applications. AMS Meeting, February 02 - 06, 2014, Atlanta, GA. [pdf]
  • Bechtel B, Zakšek K, Böhner J (2014): Satellitengestütztes Monitoring städtischer Lufttemperaturen. Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation e.V. 23.
  • Bechtel B, Böhner B, Zakšek K, Wiesner S: (2013) Downscaling of diurnal land surface temperature cycles for urban heat island monitoring. Proceedings of the JURSE 2013, April 21-23, 2013 - São Paulo - Brazil: 91-94. doi: 10.1109/JURSE#.2013.6550673
  • Bechtel B, Zakšek K, Böhner J (2013): Hochauflösende Datensätze urbaner Oberflächentemperaturen zur Beobachtung der städtischen Wärmeinsel. Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation e.V. Vol.22: 36-45
  • Gerlitz L, Bechtel B, Zakšek K, Kawohl T, Böhner J (2013): SAGA GIS based processing of high resolution temperature data. Proceedings of the EnvironInfo-Conference, September 2-4 2013, Hamburg
  • Bechtel B (2012): Classification of Local Climate Zones from multitemporal remote sensing data. Urban Climate News 46: 7-14 [pdf]
  • Bechtel B, Langkamp T, Böhner J, Daneke C, Oßenbrügge J,  Schempp S (2012): Classification and modelling of urban micro-climates using multisensoral and multitemporal remote sensing data. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XXXIX-B8: 463-468. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-463-2012
  • Bechtel B, Daneke C, Langkamp T, Oßenbrügge J, Böhner J (2012): Classification of Local Climate Zones from multitemporal remote sensing data, Proceedings ICUC8 – 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, 6th-10th August, 2012, UCD, Dublin Ireland.
  • Bechtel B (2011): Multitemporal Landsat data for Urban Heat Island assessment and classification of Local Climate Zones. Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 2011 Joint. IEEE international. doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2011.5764736
  • Daneke C, Bechtel B, Böhner J, Langkamp T, Oßenbrügge J. (2011): Conceptual approach to measure the potential of Urban Heat Islands from Landuse datasets and Landuse projections, Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6782/2011, 381-393. doi:  10.1007/978-3-642-21928-3_27
  • Bechtel B., Böhner J, Daneke C, Langkamp T, Oßenbrügge J (2011): Neue Oberflächenparameter aus Fernerkundungsdaten zur mikroklimatischen Charakterisierung urbaner Strukturen, Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie. Fernerkundung und Geoinformation e.V., Vol. 20: 211-222.
  • Oßenbrügge J, Bechtel (2010): Klimawandel und Stadt: Der Faktor Klima als neue Determinante der Stadtentwicklung, Hamburger Symposium Geographie 2.
  • Langkamp T, Bechtel B, Daneke C (2010): Alteration of Urban Climate by Urban Morphology taking Wind and Temperature as examples. 17th Conf. International Seminar on Urban Form - ISUF, 20th – 23rd August 2010. [pdf]
  • Daneke C,  Bechtel B., Langkamp T (2010): Classification Scheme of Urban Structures based on climatic Characteristics, designed for Land Use Modeling Applications. 17th Conf. International Seminar on Urban Form - ISUF, 20th – 23rd August 2010. [pdf]
  • Bechtel B, Ringeler R, Böhner J (2008): Segmentation for Object Extraction of Trees using MATLAB and SAGA. In: Böhner, J., Blaschke, T. & L. Montanarella: SAGA - Seconds Out = Hamburger Beiträge zur Physischen Geographie und Landschftsökologie 19: 1-12. [pdf
  • Bechtel B (2007): Objektextraktion von Bäumen aus Luftbildern. Vergleich und Steuerung von Segmentierungsverfahren zur Vorbereitung eines Expertensystems. Diplomarbeit. [pdf]

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