Partner 16 - UHam
University of Hamburg (UHam)
Expertise and experience of the organization
The UHam (appx. 40000 students) is Germany's 5th
largest university. Structured in six faculties, the Faculty of Mathematics,
Informatics and Natural Sciences is one of the largest and includes the Earth
Sciences Department with the Meteorological Institute (MI) and Institute
for Geography (IfGeogr). MI has several decades of experience in studies
on weather and climate as well as on atmospheric dispersion and air pollution.
MI has developed, validated and applied global to local scale numerical models,
including the model system M-SYS that allows investigations of pollution
transport and meteorology from the mesoscale down to the building-resolving
micro-scale. The models are public and simplified versions of the developed
models are used by consultants. MI is part of the Centre for Marine and Atmos.
Sciences (ZMAW), where 300 researchers and PhD students jointly work in marine,
climate and earth system research. Institute members collaborate in more
than 100 national and international projects, and contribute to or coordinate
several EU projects and COST actions. IGeogr covers all fields of geography
including economic and social effects (e.g. regional accounts of environmental
risks). Since the early nineties IGeogr is involved in elaborating indicators
of sustainable urban development, planning strategies and scenarios for urban
restructuring. More recently basic and applied research on urban growth strategies
has been included within a frame of concepts of ecological modernization
in urban governance. Currently IGeogr is involved in projects of recent trends
of re-urbanisation and a new meaning of compact city strategies. The empirical
work is based on GIS technologies.
Role and contribution
MI will improve an existing parameterisation for sub-grid-scale
urban effects (WP 2), implement it in the mesoscale meteorology and air quality
model system M-SYS and validate it for the Rhine-Ruhr. M-SYS will be applied
for the Paris case, which will also include an evaluation on different grids
(WP5). The evaluated M-SYS will be implemented for Shanghai and studies on
the Shanghai impact on the surrounding AQ will be performed (WP7). MI will
co-lead WP7 and additionally contribute to WP7 by leading task 7.3, developing
a joint evaluation method for the MEGAPOLI project and apply it to the different
models and applications (WP 7). IGeopgr will develop scenarios of possible
evolutions of megacities (Paris, London, Rhine-Ruhr, Shanghai, Mexico City,
Shanghai) by qualitative descriptions of the possible development of settlement
structure and infrastructure and advice in developing assumptions about the
effect of these scenarios on transport, energy supply and emissions of air
pollutants (WP 8).
Principal personnel involved
Dr. Heinke Schluenzen (Prof.; Ph.: +49-428385082;
Fax: +49-428385452, e-mail: email@example.com) - is head of mesoscale/microscale
modelling group at MI. She has long experience in model development, investigation
of boundary layer and lower troposphere processes, including chemistry, tracer
and pollen transport as well as pollen and aerosol formation from the building
and forest resolving scale towards the European scale. She coordinates the
development of the M-SYS community model system, initiated model evaluation
efforts, participated in several EU projects (e.g. ANICE, SATURN) and
is involved in the model evaluation tasks of current COST actions for mesoscale
(COST728, vice chair) and microscale (COST732) atmospheric modelling.
Selected relevant publications
Dr. Juergen Ossenbruegge (Prof.; Ph.: +49-428384909; Fax: +4928384967,
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) - is head of the Department
of Geography and leading a working group on economic and social restructuring
of urban areas. He has long experience in theoretical and empirical research
about spatial change and its environmental impact which includes pioneering
research on issues of sustainable development, innovation and regional development
as well as quantitative and qualitative concepts in order to evaluate risk
perception and the effects of environmental policies for spatial development.
This work has resulted in various academic projects and policy advices for
regional bodies in the research areas which are related to sustainable urban
Schluenzen K.H., Katzfey J.J. (2003) : Relevance
of sub-grid-scale land-use effects for mesoscale models. Tellus, 55A, 232-246.
Schluenzen K.H., Meyer E.M.I. (2007): Impacts of meteorological situations
and chemical reactions on daily dry deposition of nitrogen into the Southern
North Sea. Atmospheric Environment, 41(2), 289-302.
Trukenmüller A., Grawe D., Schluenzen K.H. (2004): A model system for
the assessment of ambient air quality conforming to EC directives. Meteorol.
Zeitschrift, 13 (5),387-394.
von Salzen K., Schlünzen K.H. (1999): Simulation of the dynamics and
composition of secondary and marine inorganic aerosols in the coastal atmosphere.
J. Geophys. Res., 104 (D 23) , 30201-30217.
Heeg, S., Klagge, B. Ossenbruegge. J. (2003): Metropolitan cooperation in
Europe: Theoretical issues and perspectives for urban networking. In: European
Planning Studies, 11 (2), S. 139-153.
FP7 EC MEGAPOLI, 2008-2011