Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science

Foehn Research during MAP

ETH Doppler Radar

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The work is focusing on the Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP). MAP is an international research initiative devoted to the study of atmospheric processes over mountainous terrain.

There are three objectives:

  1. Identification of the mechanisms which are responsible for the removal of the cold air pool (cap) by Foehn .
  2. To find out what parameters lead to flow splitting in the area of Bad Ragaz and Sargans (between the Rhine Valley and the Walensee Region) during a Foehn event .
  3. To specify the Foehn criteria for surface stations in the Rhine Valley and the Brandner Valley.

Contact: Hans Richner


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