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Topics for B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses

Please contact Prof. Andreas Christen, Prof. Dr. Dirk Schindler, or Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis to inquire about current topics for B.Sc and M.Sc theses.

At the Chair of Environmental Meteorology, you can write your thesis in either German or English (here are the German thesis project titles). Selected topics are available in English only.

The following topics will be offered in 2019/20 at the Chair of Environmental Meteorology (selected topics in collaboration with research, government and industry partners):

Trace gas exchange between ecosystems and atmosphere

  • Analysis of one year of CO2 and H2O fluxes in the Namib Desert based on eddy-covariance measurements
    M.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen and Dr. Roland Vogt (University of Basel)
  • Intra-urban variability of mixing rations of the carbon dioxide in the city of Vancouver, Canada
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision:  Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen

Forest meteorology

  • Long-term trends in the water balance of a progressively drought-damaged Scots Pine forest.  
    M.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen.

Weather forecasting

  • On the quality of global precipitation forecasts as a function of model type and geographic context 
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision:  Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in collaboration with meteoblue AG in Basel, Switzerland)
  • On the quality of global wind forecasts as a function of model type and geographic context 
    B.Sc. or M.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Dirk Schindler, Dr. Christopher Jung (in collaboration with meteoblue AG in Basel, Switzerland)
  • On the quality of global temperature forecasts as a function of model type and geographic context
     
    B.Sc. or M.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in collaboration with meteoblue AG in Basel, Switzerland)
  • Predictability of Urban Heat Islands in European Metropolitan Areas
    B.Sc. or M.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in collaboration with meteoblue AG in Basel, Switzerland)
  • Influence of atmospheric parameters on astronomical seeing data at 20 astronomical telescope locations. 
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in collaboration with meteoblue AG in Basel, Switzerland)

Urban climatology 

  • On the role of green roofs on mitigating the urban heat island
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen and / or Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis (in cooperation with the German Weather Service in Offenbach)
  • Analysis of Nocturnal Ventilation using measured data from Stuttgart
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in cooperation with the German Weather Service in Offenbach)
  • Assessment of ventilation in a valley by simulations with the cold air drainage model KLAM_21
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in cooperation with the German Weather Service in Offenbach)
  • Determination of trajectories and cold air currents in Stuttgart using computer simulations of the 3-dimensional urban climate model MUKLIMO_3
    B.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in cooperation with the German Weather Service in Offenbach)
  • Cold air drainage maps for urban planning based on existing model simulations with MUKLIMO_3
    M.Sc. Thesis / supervision: Prof. Dr. Andreas Christen (in cooperation with the German Weather Service in Offenbach)

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