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The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus is managed by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment, which established together with ten German research institutes a Virtual Institute for altitude, environment and climate research.
- Long-term observations of vertical profiles of temperature and humidity
- Long-term observation of integrated water vapor (IWV) and liquid water path (LWP)
- Investigation of super-cooled liquid water clouds
- Retrieval of snowfall quantities like snow water path (SWP) and snowflake orientation especially at higher frequency channels see also TOSCA
The Schneefernerhaus is an unique research station located at 2650m ASL in the bavarian Alps just 300m below the Zugspitze mountain (Germany's highest mountain). Due to the high elevation especially radiometric measurements at higher frequencies are less affected by water vapor and boundary layer. This has clear advantages for the measurements of cloud liquid water as well as for snowfall studies.
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