Measuring systems

Description of the measuring instruments used during the Swabian MOSES 2021 measurement campaign

The following prodives an overview on the measuring devices used during the Swabian MOSES measurement campaign in the Swabian Alb, Neckar Valley and Filder area.

Some specialized and highly complex measuring devices are set up at the main locations (measuring stations) of the campaign. These include a precipitation radar and special aerosol measuring devices. With the deployment of further measuring instruments, which are available in larger numbers, entire sensor networks can be set up. For example, a total of 23 distrometers are used for local precipitation measurement. In addition, mobile measuring systems enable flexible investigations, such as a rover equipped with neutron sensors for continuous measurement of soil moisture. Two research aircraft provide important data on the prevailing flow conditions on days with particularly high thunderstorm activity.

Information on the scientific background of the measurements and the research objectives can be found here.

i Markus Breig (KIT)
i Dipl.-Ing. Mark Bitter (TU Braunschweig)