Benjamin Bechtel

Dr. Benjamin Bechtel

Participating Researcher

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Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Institute of Geography
Room 811
Bundesstraße 55
20146 Hamburg

+49 40 42838 4962
benjamin.bechteldummy@uni-hamburgdummy2.de

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Research interests

Urban climatology, urban remote sensing, classification of local climate zones (LCZ), downscaling of land surface temperature (LST)

CliSAP Publications

  • Schlünzen, H., Riecke, W., Bechtel, B., Boettcher, M., Buchholz, S., Grawe, D., Hoffmann, P., Petrik, R., Schoetter, R., Trusilova, K., & Wiesner, S. (2018). Stadtklima in Hamburg. In H. von Storch, I. Meinke, & M. Claussen (Eds.), Hamburger Klimabericht – Wissen über Klima, Klimawandel und Auswirkungen in Hamburg. Springer Spektrum.
  • Bechtel, B., Demuzere, M., Sismanidis, P., Fenner, D., Brousse, O., Beck, C., Van Coillie, F., Conrad, O., Keramitsoglou, I., Middel, A., Mills, G., Niyogi, D., Otto, M., See, L., & Verdonck, M.-L. (2017). Quality of Crowdsourced Data on Urban Morphology—The Human Influence Experiment (HUMINEX). Urban Science, 1: 15. doi:10.3390/urbansci1020015.
  • Tuia, D., Moser, G., Saux, B. L., Bechtel, B., & See, L. (2017). 2017 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest: Open Data for Global Multimodal Land Use Classification [Technical Committees]. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, 5, 70-73. doi:10.1109/MGRS.2016.2645380.
  • Sismanidis, P., Keramitsoglou, I., Bechtel, B., & Kiranoudis, C. T. (2017). Improving the Downscaling of Diurnal Land Surface Temperatures Using the Annual Cycle Parameters as Disaggregation Kernels. Remote Sensing, 9(1): 23. doi:10.3390/rs9010023.
  • Böhner, J., & Bechtel, B. (in press). GIS in climatology and meteorology. In B. Huang (Ed.), Comprehensive geographic information systems (pp. 196-235). Elsevier.
  • von Szombathely, M., Albrecht, M., Antanaskovic, D., Augustin, J., Augustin, M., Bechtel, B., Bürk, T., Fischereit, J., Grawe, D., Hoffmann, P., Kaveckis, G., Krefis, A., Oßenbrügge, J., Scheffran, J., & Schlünzen, H. (2017). A Conceptual Modeling Approach to Health-Related Urban Well-Being. Urban Science, 1, 17. doi:10.3390/urbansci1020017.
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  • Arnds, D., Böhner, J., & Bechtel, B. (2017). Spatio-temporal variance and meteorological drivers of the urban heat island in a European city. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128, 43-61. doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1687-4.
  • Kaveckis, G., Bechtel, B., Oßenbrügge, J., & Pohl, T. (2017). Land use modelling as new approach for future hazard-sensitive population mapping in Northern Germany. In A. Awotona (Ed.), Planning for community-based disaster resilience worldwide: learning from case studies in six continents. London: Routledge.
  • Fenner, D., Meier, F., Bechtel, B., Otto, M., & Scherer, D. (in press). Intra and inter local climate zone variability of air temperature as observed by crowdsourced citizen weather stations in Berlin, Germany. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, available online. doi:10.1127/metz/2017/0861.
  • Bechtel, B., Pesaresi, M., Florczyk, A. J., & Mills, G. (in press). Beyond built-up – the internal makeup of urban areas. In Q. Weng, D. Quattrochi, & P. E. Gamba (Eds.), Urban Remote Sensing (2nd. ed.). CRC Press.
  • Lopes, P., Fonte, C., See, L., & Bechtel, B. (2017). Using OpenStreetMap data to assist in the creation of LCZ maps. In 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) (pp. 375-378). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ).
  • Kaloustian, N., Tamminga, M., & Bechtel, B. (2017). Local Climate Zones and Annual Surface Thermal Response in a Mediterranean City. In 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) (pp. 265-268). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ).
  • Bechtel, B., Conrad, O., Tamminga, M., Verdonck, M. L., Van Coillie, F., Tuia, D., Demuzere, M., See, L., Lopes, P., Fonte, C. C., Xu, Y., Ren, C., Mills, G., Kaloustian, N., & Cassone, A. (2017). Beyond the urban mask. In 2017 Joint Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) (pp. 109-112). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ).
  • Mills, G., Bechtel, B., Foley, M., Ching, J., See, L., & Feddema, J. (2017). The WUDAPT Project: Status of Database and Portal Tools. Talk presented at 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment / American Meteorological Society. Seattle. 2017.
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  • Bechtel, B., Zakšek, K., Oßenbrügge, J., Kaveckis, G., & Böhner, J. (2017). Towards a satellite based monitoring of urban air temperatures. Sustainable Cities and Society, 34, 22-31. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2017.05.018.
  • Broussea, O., Martilli, A., Foley, M., Mills, G., & Bechtel, B. (2016). WUDAPT, an efficient land use producing data tool for mesoscale models? Integration of urban LCZ in WRF over Madrid. Urban Climate, 17, 116-134. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2016.04.001.
  • Alexander, P., Bechtel, B., Chow, W., Fealy, R., & Mills, G. (2016). Linking urban climate classification with an urban energy and water budget model: Multi-site and multi-seasonal evaluation. Urban Climate, 17, 196-215. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2016.08.003.
  • Sismanidis, P., Keramitsoglou, I., Kiranoudis, C. T., & Bechtel, B. (2016). Assessing the Capability of a Downscaled Urban Land Surface Temperature Time Series to Reproduce the Spatiotemporal Features of the Original Data. Remote Sensing, 8(4), 274. doi:10.3390/rs8040274.
  • Seidel, J., Ketzler, G., Bechtel, B., Thies, B., Philipp, A., Böhner, J., Egli, S., Eisele, M., Herma, F., Langkamp, T., Petersen, E., Sachsen, T., Schlabing, D., & Schneider, C. (2016). Mobile measurement techniques for local and micro-scale studies in urban and topo-climatology. Die Erde, 147(1), 15-39. doi:10.12854/erde-147-2.
  • Bechtel, B., See, L., Mills, G., & Foley, M. (2016). Classification of Local Climate Zones Using SAR and Multispectral Data in an Arid Environment. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(5), 1-9. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2531420.
  • Danylo, O., See, L., Bechtel, B., Schepaschenko, D., & Fritz, S. (2016). Contributing to WUDAPT: A Local Climate Zone Classification of Two Cities in Ukraine. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(5), 1841-1853. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2539977.
  • Bechtel, B. (2016). The climate of the Canary Islands by annual cycle parameters. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B8, 243-250.
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  • Bechtel, B., Pesaresi, M., See, L., Mills, G., Ching, J., Alexander, P. J., Feddema, J. J., Florczyk, A. J., & Stewart, I. (2016). Towards consistent mapping of urban structures - global human settlement layer and local climate zones. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B8, 1371-1378.
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  • Kaloustian, N., & Bechtel, B. (2016). Local climatic zoning and urban heat island in Beirut. Procedia Engineering, 169, 216-223. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.10.026.
  • Bechtel, B. (2015). A New Global Climatology of Annual Land Surface Temperature. Remote Sensing, 7(3), 2850-2870. doi:10.3390/rs70302850.
  • Bechtel, B., Alexander, P. J., Böhner, J., Ching, J., Conrad, O., Feddema, J., Gerald, M., See, L., & Stewart, I. (2015). Mapping local climate zones for a worldwide database of the form and function of cities. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(1), 199-219. doi:10.3390/ijgi4010199.
  • Conrad, O., Bechtel, B., Bock, M., Dietrich, H., Fischer, E., Gerlitz, L., Wehberg, J., Wichmann, V., & Böhner, J. (2015). System for automated geoscientific analyses (SAGA) v. 2.1.4. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 8, 2271-2312. doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-2271-2015.
  • Bechtel, B. (2015). Die Hitze in der Stadt verstehen – wie sich die jahreszeitliche Temperaturdynamik von Städten aus dem All beobachten lässt. In H. Taubenböck (Ed.), Globale Urbanisierung: Perspektive aus dem All (pp. 199-210). Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-44841-0.
  • Zakšek, K., & Bechtel, B. (2015). Source area estimation of urban air temperatures. In Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland (pp. 1-4).
  • Bechtel, B. (2015). Recent advances in thermal remote sensing for urban planning and management. In Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland (pp. 1-4).
  • See, L., Perger, C., Duerauer, M., Fritz, S., Bechtel, B., Ching, J., Alexander, P., Mills, G., Foley, M., O'Connor, M., Stewart, I., Feddema, J., & Masson, V. (2015). Developing a community-based worldwide urban morphology and materials database (WUDAPT) using remote sensing and crowdsourcing for improved urban climate modelling. In Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 30 March - 1 April 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland (pp. 1-4).
  • Ching, J., Mills, G., See, L., Bechtel, B., Feddema Hanna A, J., Milcinski, G., Masson, V., Neophytou, M., Stewart, I., Wang, X., & Mitra, C. (2015). The Portal Component, Strategic Perspectives and Review of Tactical plans for Full Implementation of WUDAPT. Talk presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse. 2015-07.
  • Bechtel, B., Foley, M., Mills, G., Ching, J., See, L., Alexander, P., O’Connor, M., Albuquerque, T., Andrade, M., Brovelli, M., Das, D., Fonte, C., Petit, G., Hanif, U., Jimenez, J., Lackner, S., Liu, W., Perera, N., Rosni, N., Theeuwes, N., & Gál, T. (2015). CENSUS of Cities: LCZ Classification of Cities (Level 0): Workflow and Initial Results from Various Cities. Talk presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse. 2015-07.
  • Gál, T., Bechtel, B., Lelovics, E., & Unger, J. (2015). Comparison and integration of LCZ classification methods based remote sensing and GIS. Talk presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse. 2015-07.
  • Kaloustian, N., Diab, Y., Bechtel, B., & Oßenbrügge, J. (2015). Urban planning and climate issues of Beirut and Hamburg: Comparison of approaches and decision-making tools. Talk presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC9). Toulouse. 2015-07.
  • Bechtel, B., Wiesner, S., & Zakšek, K. (2014). Estimation of dense time series of urban air temperatures from multitemporal geostationary satellite data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7, 4129-4137. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2322449.
  • Bechtel, B., Zakšek, K., & Böhner, J. (2014). Satellitengestütztes Monitoring städtischer Lufttemperaturen. In E. Seyfert, E. Gülch, C. Heipke, J. Schiewe, & M. Sester (Eds.), Geoinformationen Öffnen das Tor zur Welt: 34. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF; 62. Deutscher Kartographentag der DGfK Geoinformatik 2014 der GfGI und des GIN (pp. Beitrag 154).
  • Kaveckis, G., Bechtel, B., Oßenbrügge, J., & Pohl, T. (2014). Land use modelling – a way of mapping future hazard-sensitive population. In 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos, Switzerland, 2014: Extended Abstracts (pp. 373-376).
  • Kaveckis, G., & Bechtel, B. (2014). Land Use Based Urban Vulnerability to Climate Change Assessment. In International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers (pp. 693-702).
  • Bechtel, B., Zakšek, K., Oßenbrügge, J., Kaveckis, G., & Böhner, J. (2014). Towards a satellite based monitoring of urban air temperatures. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, October 13-15, 2014 Venezia (pp. 936-947).
  • Ching, J., Mills, G., Fedemma, J., Oleson, K., See, L., Stewart, I., Bechtel, B., Chen, F., Wang, X., Neophytou, M., & Hanna, A. (2014). WUDAPT: Facilitating Advanced Urban Canopy Modeling for Weather, Climate and Air Quality Applications. Talk presented at AMS Meeting, February 02 - 06, 2014, Atlanta, GA. Atlanta. 2014-02-02 - 2014-02-06.
  • Bechtel, B., Zaksek, K., & Wiesner, S. (2013). Uncertainties in empirical downscaling of land surface temperature. In Interdisciplinary Conference of Young Earth System Scientists 2013: Understanding and Interpreting Uncertainty (pp. 102-103).
  • Bechtel, B., Zaksek, K., & Böhner, J. (2013). Hochauflösende Datensätze urbaner Oberflächentemperaturen zur Beobachtung der städtischen Wärmeinsel. Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie. Fernerkundung und Geoinformation e.V., 22, 36-45.
  • Gerlitz, L., Bechtel, B., Zaksek, K., Kawohl, T., & Böhner, J. (2013). SAGA GIS based processing of high resolution temperature data. In Proceedings of the EnvironInfo-Conference, September 2-4, 2013 – Hamburg (pp. 693-702).
  • Bechtel, B., Böhner, J., Zaksek, K., & Wiesner, S. (2013). Downscaling of diumal land surface temperature cycles for urban heat island monitoring. In Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 2013: Proceedings (pp. 91-94).
  • Kaveckis, G., Daneke, C., Bechtel, B., & Oßenbrügge, J. (2013). Conceptual framework for future urban social vulnerability assessment. Poster presented at GI-Forum/AGIT, International Conference in Salzburg, Austria, 2013.
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  • Bechtel, B., Zaksek, K., & Hoshyaripour, G. (2012). Downscaling Land Surface Temperature in an Urban Area: A Case Study for Hamburg, Germany. Remote Sensing, 4(10), 3184-3200. doi:10.3390/rs4103184.
  • Bechtel, B. (2012). Robustness of Annual Cycle Parameters to Characterize the Urban Thermal Landscapes. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sesning Letters, 9(5), 876-880. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2012.2185034.
  • Bechtel, B., & Daneke, C. (2012). Classification of Local Climate Zones Based on Multiple Earth Observation Data. IEEE Journal of selected Topics in apllied Earth Observations and remote sensing, 5, 1191-1202. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2189873.
  • Bechtel, B., Langkamp, T., Böhner, J., Daneke, C., Oßenbrügge, J., & Schempp, S. (2012). Classification and modelling of urban micro-climates using multisensoral and multitemporal remote sensing data. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XXXIX-B8, 463-468. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B8-463-2012.
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  • Bechtel, B., Daneke, C., Langkamp, T., Oßenbrügge, J., & Böhner, J. (2012). Classification of Local Climate Zones from multitemporal remote sensing data. In Proceedings ICUC8 – 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, August, 2012, UCD, Dublin Ireland.
  • Bechtel, B. (2012). Classification of Local Climate Zones from multitemporal remote sensing data. Urban Climate News, 46, 7-14.
  • Bechtel, B., Langkamp, T., Ament, F., Böhner, J., Daneke, C., Günzkofer, R., Leitl, B., Ossenbrügge, J., & Ringeler, A. (2011). Towards an urban roughness parameterisation using interferometric SAR data taking the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg as an example. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 20(1), 29-37. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2011/0496.
  • Bechtel, B., Böhner, J., Daneke, C., Langkamp, T., & Oßenbrügge, J. (2011). Neue Oberflächenparameter aus Fernerkundungsdaten zur mikroklimatischen Charakterisierung urbaner Strukturen. Publikationen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie. Fernerkundung und Geoinformation e.V., 20, 211-222.
  • Daneke, C., Bechtel, B., Boehner, J., Langkamp, T., & Ossenbruegge, J. (2011). Conceptual Approach to Measure the Potential of Urban Heat Islands from Landuse Datasets and Landuse Projections. In Computational Science and its Applications - ICCSA 2001, PT I (pp. 381-393).
  • Bechtel, B. (2011). Multisensoral remote sensing for the microclimatic characterisation and classification of urban structures. Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation, (5), 325-338. doi:10.1127/1432-8364/2011/0090.
  • Bechtel, B., & Schmidt, K. J. (2011). Floristic mapping data as a proxy for the mean urban heat island. Climate Research, 49, 45-58. doi:10.3354/cr01009.
  • Oßenbrügge, J., & Bechtel, B. (2010). Klimawandel und Stadt: Der Faktor Klima als neue Determinante der Stadtentwicklung. In Hamburger Symposium Geographie.