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Rudolf Geiger climate site

The Rudolf Geiger climate site was established in 1990 as the Geography department's field climate site according to the regulations of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD). Due to construction work the instrumentation had to be relocated in 2011 to a place about 170m south of the original site. Main uses of the site are in process studies and teaching.

Location: 51° 26' N, 7° 16' E, 127 m asl


Parameters recorded:

  • Air temperature at 2 m
  • Relative humidity
  • Temperature 5 cm above ground
  • Temperatures 10 cm, 20 cm and 50 cm below the surface
  • Precipitation
  • Dust deposition
  • Wind speed and direction at 10 m above ground
  • Sunshine duration, global and diffuse sky radiation
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Radiation (shortwave, infrared)