DFG Research Unit 1736

UCaHS - Urban Climate and Heat Stress
in mid-latitude cities in view of climate change

The DFG Research Unit UCaHS ended in December 2016. UCaHS addressed complex scientific questions related to heat stress in mid-latitude cities by a multi- and interdisciplinary approach involving climatologists, urban geographers and hydrologists, physicians, architects, physicists and engineers, urban planners and social scientists.

The causal chains spanning from climate modifications by urban regions to out- and indoor heat-stress hazards were analysed in detail. Heat-stress risks were studied by available observational data, in particular for specifically vulnerable groups of elderly people or patients in hospitals. [Read more]

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Thermal infrared image of the Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Berlin Charlottenburg. © F. Meier

last update: Jul. 22, 2024

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer (TUB)
Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes (HUB)
Dr. Ute Fehrenbach (TUB)
Dr. Fred Meier (TUB)


Map of our observations:

UCaHS Observation Network
Latest Publication:
Donner, J., Sprondel, N. F. and J. Köppel (2017): Climate Change Adaptation to Heat Risk at the Local Level: A Bayesian Network Analysis of Local Land-Use Plan Implementation. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 19 (2).
Follow-on projects:
Heat waves in Berlin, Germany – Urban climate modifications

BMBF Programme Urban Climate Under Change

Urban Vertical Green 2.0