Geoinformatik Beispiel Klimawandel

Stay cool!

Students in Surveying and Geoinformatics stay cool and are on the trail of the summer heat.

The hot days in June 2019 - were those typical summer days or was that another sign of climate change?

If you are interested, the German Weather Service has tables with many figures showing how the weather has been in Stuttgart over the last 60 years - and was it the same in Karlsruhe, Heilbronn, Aalen, Esslingen, Reutlingen, ...? It's easy to lose track and you can't imagine whether the weather has really changed in recent years or whether the heat has simply gone to your head. For a better view, the only thing you can do is to cool off in the open-air swimming pool - or use geoinformatics!

Geoinformatics is cool: From tables with columns of numbers, descriptive maps and diagrams are generated, with which everyone can find out for himself whether the summer heat is normal or not.

The students in the Surveying and Geoinformatics course, who were themselves plagued by the heat in the Stuttgart basin, analysed weather data of Baden-Württemberg from 1950 to 2019 in a student project. The extremely extensive amount of data was analysed with geoinformation systems and presented in maps. It becomes clearly visible how the climate has changed in the different regions of Baden-Württemberg. For example, the number of hot days above 30°C was counted and it was found that during the last 10 years there were more than twice as many hot days almost everywhere in Baden-Württemberg than in the 1950s!

By the way, one has also looked at precipitation values, rainy days and snow depths and shown the changes in maps.

After the project, people finally knew why they yearned so longingly for cooling off: the heat is not normal! In the last 60 years, there has been a change in the climate in Baden-Württemberg, which has not only affected individual regions, but has spread across the entire state.

So quickly switch on the surveying drone and use it as a fan or go to the open air pool!

Other student projects have evaluated the extensive data of European and local elections, as well as satellite data with geoinformation systems and presented them clearly in maps.

Publish date: 01. June 2019