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  • 2015-08-12:new product of radar data of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) and our measurements is online. The measurements cover the area around Hamburg.
  • 2015-01-23: Find us on Facebook! News about the PATTERN network as well as about other meteorological measurements and information from the University of Hamburg are published under Wetternetz Uni Hamburg.

General Description

In the framework of the project Precipitation and Attenuation Estimates from a High Resolution Weather Radar Network (PATTERN) a network of four low-cost high-resolution rain radars, four mirco rain radars (MRR) and four rain stations consisting of MRR and rain gauge have been set up in the North of Hamburg in Northern Germany (see map). The Hamburg rain radar covers the urban area of the city. In June 2014 stations for observing radiation budget, turbulence and surface fluxes will be added to the network.

Rain Radars

Section rain radars contains precipitation observations from the Hamburg rain radar and a radar network consisting of four high-resolution low-cost rain radars in the North of Hamburg. Latest radar images are displayed as well as movies of the last hour and the last three hours in temporal resolution of 30 seconds and spatial resolution of 60 meters.

Rain Stations

Section rain stations contains observations from four reference stations consisting of micro rain radar and rain gauge. Additionally wind speed observation at each reference stations are displayed. Latest precipitation data from the rain station at Wettermast Hamburg are also shown.

Micro Rain Radars

Within the project PATTERN X seven micro rain radars (MRR) are installed in area covered by the rain radar network in the North of Hamburg. Precipitation (R) and reflectivity (Z) time series as well as Z/R-relations based on measurements of the past 24 hours at about 100 m height above ground are displayed. Addiationally observation from the MRR at Wettermast Hamburg are shown. 


The section projects gives an overview on projects, master's and bachelor's theses that make use of measurements obtained in PATTERN X. Abstracts to all projects can be found. 


In section publications all papers, extended abstract, contributions to conferences as well as Master's and Bachelor's Theses related to PATTERN X are listed.


Description of all instruments used in PATTERN X including technical specifications can be found in section technology.


This project is a collaboration between the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorologie and is funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Collaborators: Prof. Dr. Felix Ament, Dr. Katharina Lengfeld, Dr. Marco Clemens, Hans M√ľnster, PhD student Nicole Feiertag, PhD student Claire Merker.



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