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Stationary Weather Stations in the Central German Arid Area

Automatisierte Datenabfrage und Analyse von Klimamesswerten
Automatisierte Datenabfrage und Analyse von Klimamesswerten

Project: ADAK - Automated data retrieval and analysis of climate metrics, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Geosciences and Geography

Weather, weather and climate occupy people's minds on a daily basis. Topics such as the hole in the ozone layer, climate change and the greenhouse effect are more topical today than ever before.  
In industrialized nations, it is estimated that between 5 and 10 % of the gross national product is directly dependent on weather events (Glaser, Gebhard & Schenk, 2007). Against this background, the question of how far Central Europe will be affected by climate change arises once again.

In the search for answers, the IGW is making a contribution by currently establishing a network of measuring stations for the analysis and documentation of the climate for research and teaching purposes. One test area is the Central German Dryland, which is located, so to speak, at the gates of the university. This area is particularly predestined for climate research in Germany, as it is ecologically particularly sensitive to climate change due to a negative water balance and its natural environment.


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