The Department for Electrical Engineering and the Karl-Kübel-School Bensheim are showcasing their Urban Weather Project at the Federal Garden Show as part of a MINT cooperation. Teacher Rainer Wieland and Prof. Christof Hübner explain to visitors how to set up weather stations and put them into operation as well as how to analyse, process and visualise weather data.
The idea for the project stems from the realisation that climate change is leading to an increase in local weather extremes such as heavy rain, storms or long periods of drought. The microclimate in cities, which varies greatly from place to place, presents a measurement challenge that is being met with a dense measurement network of inexpensive and commercially available weather stations and specially developed energy-saving radio technology.
Schools from the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region are welcome to participate in the project. Thirty weather stations have already been financed by the Hopp Foundation. The long-standing cooperation with the Karl-Kübel-School promotes early career orientation and choice of study for future students. The project is also significantly supported by local industry such as the measurement technology specialist Tameq from Viernheim https://www.tameq.com/de/index.php.
Further information www.urban-weather-project.de
Details on studying Electrical Engineering at Hochschule Mannheim - University of Applied Sciences find on https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/