Concept in Development

The FESSTVaL Summer School 2020 had to be cancelled due to measures to contain the Corona pandemic. We now seek for a new format for 2021 robust enough to be compatible with measures which might be still active in spring and summer 2021. The proposed format is as follows:

In the period from mid May to the end of July, we host one group of students per week (8 groups in total) with a maximum of 4 participants per week at the Meteorological Observatory in Lindenberg near Berlin. During this week, the group works on a scientific project suggested by the organising team. Results of the projects are presented within the frame of the FESSTVaL Virtual Summer Seminar on each Friday afternoon. Project supervisors are also on site to assist the groups. Additionally, a dedicated lecture will be given on each Monday within the frame of the FESSTVaL Lecture Series. Both, the FESSTVaL Lecture Series and FESSTVaL Virtual Summer Seminar are live broadcasted, recorded and open for online participation for those students not being on site. FESSTVaL Virtual Summer Seminars take place on 8 - 10 consecutive dates, once a week.


Group Projects and Supervisors 

  • Felix Ament (Universität Hamburg):  Chasing cold pools in a network
  • Henning Rust (Freie Universität Berlin):  Integrating a Citizen Science Instrument into a professional network
  • Ulrich Löhntert (Universität zu Köln):  Analysis of time synchronous ABL profiles
  • Cathy Hohenegger (Universität Hamburg):  Measurement of evapotranspiration (ET) 
  • Dave Turner (extern):  Characterizing cumulus properties using spectral infrared observations
  • Julian Quimbayo-Duarte (Goethe-Universität Frankurt am Main):  Turbulence properties of the boundary layer during FESSTVaL: Models vs Observations


Tentative Weekly Schedule




Project Work

Project Work

Project Work

Project presentation

EveningWelcome    Pictures, BBQ 


Summer School Schedule



Project title

31.05. – 06.06.

Cathy Hohenegger

Measurement of evapotranspiration

07.06. – 13.06.

Felix Ament

Cold pools

14.06. – 20.06.


No project, only lecture

21.06. – 27.06.

Ulrich Löhnert

Analysis of time synchronous ABL profiles

28.06. – 04.06.


No project, only lecture

05.07. – 11.07.

Henning Rust

Integrating a Citizen Science Instrument into a professional network

12.07. – 18.07.

Julian Quimbayo-Duarte

Turbulence properties of the boundary layer: Models vs Observations

Lecture Series

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17.05.Dr. Franz Berger (DWD, MOL-RAO)
Dr. Cathy Hohenegger (MPI-M Hamburg)
Prof. Dr. Henning Rust (FU Berlin)
Introduction of MOL-RAO
The FESSTVaL campaign
FESSTVaL Summer School
Dr. Linda Schlemmer (DWD)Land-atmosphere interactions in a heterogeneous environment
31.05.Dr. Cathy Hohenegger (MPI-M Hamburg)Atmospheric Convection: Knowns and Unknowns
07.06.Prof. Dr. Felix Ament (Universität Hamburg)Observing Precipitation at the Submesoscale using Radars
14.06.Irina Sandu (ECMWF)tbd
21.06.Prof. Dr. Ulrich Löhnert (Universität zu Köln)From the ground up: Re-thinking observations in meteorology
28.06.Dr. Gert-Jan Steeneveld (Wageningen University)Urban Meteorology: Bridging Observations, Crowdsourcing and Modelling
05.07.Prof. Dr. Henning Rust (FU Berlin)Citizen Science for Atmospheric Measurements
12.07.Prof. Dr. Jürg Schmidli &
Dr. Julian Quimbayo-Duarte (Universität Frankfurt)
Numerical modelling of the ABL over complex terrain and application to pollution control
19.07.Dr. Dave Turner (NOAA)tbd
26.07.Prof. Dr. Jens Bange (Universität Tübingen)Unmanned aircraft systems for meteorological research: technology and strategies
02.08.Prof. Dr. Stephanie Fiedler (Universität zu Köln)Renewable Energy in Climate Change



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