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On this homepage we give you a lot of informations on the subject "Urban Climates".  You can find information about addresses, literature, companies and meetings. In addition you can find a list with interesting homepages about Urban Climates and information about urban climate from cities all over the world. With a klick on the flags Deutsch You can switch between the german an the english Version.



Prof. Dr. Juergen Baumueller Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayer Dr. Andreas Matzarakis
Prof. Baumüller
Prof. Mayer
Dr. Matzarakis

With a klick on the names or the photos of the editors You can get informations about their adresses, their curriculum vitae and about publications


This homepage Urban Climates does not treat about the actual weather but about the special climatic changes in the cities. More and more people live in big cities, sometimes with more than 10 million inhabitants.  For a long time we know that the climate and the air-quality in cities strongly differ from those of the surrounding area. The Urban-Climatology explores these phenomenas.

A lot of the climatic effects in the cities are disadvantageous to the people who live in the cities. For example heat stress in summer and smog in winter and in summer. Climatologists try to improve the environmental conditions by a city-planning which involves climatic experiences. Therefore climatic investigations take place in a lot of cities to get climatic and air-pollution data for city-planning.

To make possible an exchange of experiences, we are developing this homepage " STADTKLIMA / URBAN CLIMATES" which allows to get information about this subject all over the world. The idea to create this homepage came up on the "Second Japanese / German Meeting" in Kobe (Japan) in september 1997.

In strong connection to the Urban-Climatology we must see the Human-Biometeorology, the Agricultural-Meteorology  and the Technical-Meteorology.


WEATHER : WEATHER  in meteorology is the physical situation of the atmosphere at a special time on a special location, destinated by the meteorological elements and their combination. Typical for WEATHER is the quick change sometimes.

CLIMATE: CLIMATE is the sum of all weather conditions, which characterize the mean conditions of the atmosphere on a special place in the world. The mean conditions are representated by   statistical  parameters  (mean, frequency, extremes, periods and others) over a long time (e.g.  30 years)

URBAN CLIMATES: URBAN CLIMATES is the climate modified by the resulting effects of the development of   cities ( including antropogenic heat and air pollution), (WMO, 1981)

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Literature about urban climate

Dictionary of Meteorology


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Stand: 28. Oktober 1998.

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