The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research is operating a 200m tall weather tower since 1972 (see photography above). Additionally, standard meteorological parameters and near-surface radiative fluxes are measured.
At the tower measurements are carried out at altitudes of 2m, (10m), 20m, 30m, 40m, 50m, 60m, 80m, 100m, 130m, 160m, and 200m allowing atmospheric boundary layer studies. Measured parameters are wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity; not all parameters are measured in all given altitudes, only for those altitudes given in bold font all parameters are available. A list of the parameters measured at the tower and the site in general is given here.
Most of the sensors sample data every minute. We do not offer these original data. Available via ICDC are daily mean values. If you require data at finer temporal resolution please contact Martin Kohler. You can learn more about the Karlsruhe weather tower and take a glimpse at the actually measured values if you click here.