Second International Scintillometer Workshop

The second international Scintillometer Workshop will  be held on the 8th of November 2007 at the Wageningen International Conference Centre (WICC) in Wageningen, the Netherlands.


Organized by: Meteorology and Air Quality Group of Wageningen University, the Netherlands and the German Weather Service (DWD), Lindenberg, Germany.


The scope of the workshop encompasses scintillometer topics that range from instrument-development to theoretical issues to the application of scintillometry as a tool to obtain area-averaged turbulence statistics and subsequent turbulent fluxes of heat, water vapour and momentum in the atmospheric surface layer.

Two guest speakers have been invited: Rod Frehlich and Sylvain Cheinet.
Rod Frehlich will give a presentation on “Stable Boundary Layer Measurements and Scintillometry”. Rod is a member of the NOAA scintillometer group that built and tested numerous scintillometer designs in the seventies and eighties of the last century. He is now at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Sylvain Cheinet will give a presentation entitled “The Impact of Boundary Layer Turbulence on Optical Propagation”.

The workshop is organized in honour of Henk de Bruin, who retired earlier this year. With this event Henk will take formal leave from the international scintillometer community. He will give an overview of the scintillometer research conducted by the Wageningen group over the last 15 years.


09:00 - 09:15 Bert Holtslag: Opening of the workshop. presentation

09.15 - 10.00 Henk de Bruin: Time to think reflections of a retired scintillometer researcher.

10.00 - 10.45 Rod Frehlich: Stable Boundary Layer Measurements and Scintillometry. presentation

10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 11.45 Sylvain Cheinet: The Impact of Boundary Layer Turbulence on Optical Propagation. request presentation

11.45 - 12.15 Arnold Moene: Spatial Variability of Structure Parameters using Wavelet Analysis. request presentation

12.15 -12.45 Wim Kohsiek: Inner scale Measurement with a Large Aperture Scintillometer. presentation

12.45 -13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 14.15 Oscar Hartogensis: Innovations in Scintillometry - Measuring surface fluxes of water vapor, sensible heat and momentum on field to kilometer scales. request presentation

14.15 - 14.45 Frank Beyrich: Operational Aspects of Scintillometry. abstract  presentation

14.45 - 15.15 Wim Bastiaanssen: Need for ET field measurements in Water-scarce Basins. abstract  presentation

15.15 - 15.45 Tea break

15.45 - 16.15  Dirk Schuttemeyer: Seasonal and diurnal fluxes of heat over an urban area: First results from long-term measurements. presentation

16.15 - 16.45 Jonathan Evans: Landscape-Scale Heat Flux Measurements Using Scintillometry Over Complex Terrain. abstract  presentation

16.45 - 17.15 General discussion.

17.15            Closure and drinks.

The updated program can be downloaded from here.


The workshop is free to attend and includes a lunch.

You can register for the workshop by sending a message to

Deadline for speakers: September 15 2007

Deadline for participation: October 1 2007