Workshop on ´Tropical Meteorology and Chemistry´

14-16 May 2003, Wessling, Pfarrstadl, Germany

(Local organisation: DLR-Oberpfaffenhofen, Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre)



Evening storm seen from Bauru, Brazil

The workshop deals with tropical meteorology and chemistry as needed in connection with ongoing and future scientific projects in the tropics concerning climate, air composition and related meteorological, physical and chemical processes.


The organisers of this workshop are involved in two European projects that are being performed in the coming years in the tropics, HIBISCUS and TROCCINOX and of a related Brazilian project.


The workshop serves to collect the knowledge on the relevant processes with respect to tropical meteorology and chemistry and to identify open questions and possible answers that might be achieved by ongoing and future projects in the tropics.



Invitation and First Announcement 


Workshop Programme 


Workshop Proceedings 

Workshop participants in front of ´Pfarrstadl´ at Wessling
















The workshop will be held at the ´Pfarrstadl´ in Wessling, a building next to the katholic church of ´Mariä Himmelfahrt´. Its a beautiful location on the shore of Lake Wessling, close to the DLR campus WSW of Munich. (Regional Map)


How to get there:

within walking distance (900 m) from S-Bahn (S5) station Wessling. (Map) During a scenic walk along the lakeside you may admire local cultural artefacts.


See ´Travel´ for regional traffic links.




Participants are kindly asked to submit the following information
·        Name and email address
·        short explanation of your scientific interest with respect to the topic of this workshop,
·        topic of a Poster contribution,
·        topic of a short discussion contribution (5 minutes),
·        any suggestion and comment
to by March 15, 2003.


Registration of posters and short contributions is closed. Participant´s registration is still possible.

Registration fee of 50€ to be payed on-site.



Guidelines for Presentations 




Poster presentations are organised in Poster Sessions. for each poster paper one numbered poster board is reserved with a clear dimension of 120 cm (width) x 150 cm (height). All the material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board is available at the Meeting Desk.


The number of each poster paper and of its corresponding poster board is given in the appropriate session programme. The first part of this number indicates the Session number  and the second part the running number of the poster contribution.


Display time is during the entire meeting (Wed 14 May 9.00 through Fri 16 May 12.00). The Authors in Attendance Time(s) is (are) the time(s) when the respective authors of a Poster Session must be present at their display for presentation. The Authors in Attendance Time(s) for each Poster Session given in the programme.




The meeting room is equipped with one overhead and one PC/Video projector together with a Laptop/Desktop Station (see below), a pointer, and one large screen. Additional technical equipment, such as a slide projector or a video recorder can be requested (see contact at end of page).


There are two options for a PC demonstration: either the author brings his/her own computer (Laptop) and installs it at the Laptop Station (test before session starts), or he/she brings his/her own CD-ROM and uses the permanently installed Desktop (preferred option due to short presentation time). The software installed on the Desktop includes Adobe Acrobat, Power Point and Windows. For special requirements please contact the workshop organizers in advance (see end of page for contact).


Hotel Reservation 


Pre-reservation of a block of rooms (single rooms, shower, breakfast) has been arranged at:


  1. Gästehaus Florianshof, Hauptstr. 48, D-82237 Auing/Wörthsee
  2. Phone: +49 8153 8820, Fax: +49 8153 882222


    S-5 station: Steinebach

    Location map


  3. Hotel Huber, Bahnhofsplatz 8, D-82110 Germering
  4. Phone: +49 89 8 94 17-0, Fax: +49 89 89417333


    S-5 station: Germering-Unterpfaffenhofen

    Location map


Final reservation has to be done by workshop participants. Please refer to keyword TROPIC.

Both hotels are located close to S-Bahn stations of line S5.


Further hotel suggestions:


or search the whole region at




Regional Overview Maps

The Workshop venue at Wessling, the recommended hotels and the DLR research center at Oberpfaffenhofen are all located about 20 km WSW of Munich.


Road travel via Highway A96 (Lindau-Munich).

Railway by Schnellbahn-trains S5.


Franz-Joseph Strauss airport NNE of Munich offers international flights.


The Workshop venue and the hotels listed above are all located in reasonable walking distance from an S-Bahn (S5) station of MVV (Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund - Munich Transport and Tariff Association).





From Munich airport:

    Normal procedure (daytime and evening hours):

    S1 or S8 both to Munich direction leave the airport every 10 min. Change trains at Laim to S5 into Herrsching direction (every 20 min). (see regular network map)

    Departure times:         S1       S8         S5

    Nighttime Traffic


    Detailed Description

    (in German)


    Important change during night hours 21.30 - 4.00 (working days):

    Due to construction works during night hours (21.30 - 4.00) reduced S-Bahn traffic on central lines.

  • With S1 change trains at Central station (Hauptbahnhof, track 27-36 ground level)
  • to

      -  S4 (track 27-36 ground level) into Geltendorf direction, or to

      -  S8 (downstairs) into Nannhofen direction.

    Change, in either case,  to S5 at Pasing into Herrsching direction.


  • With S8 change trains at Ostbahnhof to same line S8 into Nannhofen direction. Change train again at Pasing to S5 into Herrsching direction.


From Munich Central-Station (Hauptbahnhof):

    Normal procedure (daytime and evening hours):

    S5 is leaving into Herrsching direction every 20 min.

    Departure times:       S5


    Important change during night hours 21.30 - 4.00 (working days):

    Due to construction works during night hours (21.30 - 4.00) reduced S-Bahn traffic on central lines.

      -  S4 (track 27-36 ground level) into Geltendorf direction, or to

      -  S8 (downstairs) into Nannhofen direction.

    Change, in either case,  to S5 at Pasing into Herrsching direction.


By car:


Road travel via Highway A96 (Lindau-Munich). Left turn at Exit ´Oberpfaffenhofen´. Follow road into DLR-Wessling-Herrsching direction. (Regional Map)


By Taxi:


When arriving very late (close to midnight) a transfer by taxi might be more comfortable. Approximate costs to DLR center: from the airport 90 €, from Munich-Pasing 40 €.


For further information contact 


Dr. Hartmut Höller, DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, 82230 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany




Dr. Nikolai Dotzek, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, 82230 Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany


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