Applied Geosciences – Environmental Physics Group (UP)

Part of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Tübingen

Specialist Areas

  • Small Meteorological UAV for Wind-Energy Research
  • Automatic probing of the turbulent flow around wind converters and farms
  • Turbulent wind field up- and down-stream of wind farms
  • Turbulent structure between individual wind converters
  • Vertical profiles up-stream and above wind converters
  • Wake detection and tracing
  • In situ comparison with remote-sensing systems
  • Input data for numerical flow simulation


  • Winds of Time (07/07/2020)
    How can the latest meteorological technology be used to ensure optimal use of wind for renewable energy? That was the question that Meteorological Technology International’s reporter asked University of Tübingen Professor Jens Bange and Dr. Andrew Clifton, WindForS Managing Director and also Operating Agent of the IEA Wind Task 32 on wind lidar. Our answer? We think ...
  • X-wakes: Investigating how offshore wind farms change the wind (02/11/2019)
    More and more wind farms are being built in the waters around Europe, Asia, and soon in the USA. But as more wind plants are built, there’s a chance that they will start to change the wind conditions locally. The new X-Wakes project will investigate how the wind conditions in the German Bight might change with large-scale expansion of offshore ...
  • IEA Topical Expert Meeting “Wind Energy in Complex Terrain” (13/11/2013)
    From 12-13 November 2013, the Endowed Chair of Wind Energy of Stuttgart University (SWE) was host to an expert meeting on “Wind energy in complex terrain”. The meeting was organized in cooperation with CENER, the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre (Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables) and is part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) ...
  • “Energy Meteorology“ Symposium In Grainau (06/06/2013)
    From 4th to 6th June 2013 the third symposium on “Energy Meteorology” was held in Grainau. WindForS institutes presented several talks on wind resources, offshore as well as onshore, prediction of wind energy and solar energy and their respective applications. Stefan Emeis (KIT- IMK): Atmospheric turbulence and wakes of large wind farms Jens Bange (EKUT-ZAG), V. Hochschild, ...
  • WindForS Research Project “Lidar Complex” Funded (01/10/2012)
    The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) has approved the research project “Lidar Complex” providing funding for three years. The project deals with the development of Lidar technology in mountainous, complex terrain. In addition to three Lidar systems owned by the Stuttgart Chair of Wind Energy (USTUTT) and the Institute for Meteorology (KIT) two wind measuring ...