The Basel University, founded in a.D. 1460, is a mid-sized (about 13000 students) University in Switzerland. By its location right at the border to Germany and France, international cooperation has a long tradition and is more cultivated than at other Swiss Research institutions. Being the place of one of the longest temperature records worldwide, meteorological and climatological aspects have a long tradition in regional research activities.
The research group Meteorology, Climatology and Remote Sensing was founded in 1989 with the appointment of Prof. Dr. Eberhard Parlow. Since then UNIBAS developed to an internationally acknowledged institution in the fields of remote sensing, urban climatology, micrometeorology, turbulence research, and numerical weather forecast. UNIBAS has extensive expertise in applications of Remote Sensing, GIS and Spatial DSS and provides consulting services to regional, urban and environmental planning authorities. As the leading house of several urban climate studies UNIBAS fosters the transfer of scientific knowledge into application. UNIBAS organized and carried out BUBBLE (Basel Urban Boundary Layer Experiment), a comprehensive study of exchange processes in the urban environment. Because the BUBBLE dataset is of high quality and freely available it was and still is the base data set of numerous publications.