Göttingen, 150 m
2000: Here are the pioneers of our weather club. From left to right: Konrad, Fabian, Arne, Alexander, Marcus, Sebastian, Felix and Fabian.
2003: Jonas was
interviewed when the show Nano
(shown on channel 3sat) came for a visit. Greetings to
show’s makers in
2005: Clemens and Nikolai taking a well earned break during the website’s construction.
2005: Anna preparing part of the display in front of the Geography Classroom .
2005: Tobias doing research on the web “Who provides the best weather forecast?”
2005: Michael, Alex and Nils during our first foray into the world wide web .
2006: The web-team Eric, Clemens and Nikolai standing in front of their workstation (2006).
31st of May 2006: we were interviewed by "N-Joy" for the competition "Plietsch" in which we participated and won the second place.
Despite the sympathic diversion in the background Bruno was able to informate "N-Joy"competently. If you want to know what he told them please click here. INTERVIEW
2006: Once again our Weather-Club was one of the highlights at the schools open day ( in all modesty ).
If you want to know more, then please click on the photo above.
2009: The result of our „Youth does research“ work: Our assumption was that the quantity of lightning has to do with the acidity in rain clouds. Click here to see what we found out after endless experiments.
2011: Some members of the weather study group were looking for the secret on the roof of the sek II building
2011: Paula, Mikal and Eva started the fire vortex, with great zeal. The young visitors were really amazed.
2012: The experts of the weather club taking a short break before getting back to their „hard“ work (click on the photograph to zoom in).
2014: At the award ceremony of the innovation price (district Göttingen). It would have been really great...
2015: The DLR school lab’s tornado course, which was built in cooperation with the weather club, was one of the main attractions at the „Second night of knowledge“
2016: Florian (on the right) and Jonah (middle) are editing a very fancy videoclip: „The ancient refrigerator“.
Hakan is about to configurate an article for the big compendium „Botanic treasures of the region“, written by Mr. Hartmann.
Who we are and what we do:
We gather and process meteorological information. Every week, approximately 8 to 10 students meet to find out about the weather.
been installed on the
An electronic display has been installed next to the showcase in front of the geography classrooms on the first floor, displaying current meteorological information which has been gathered by the FKG Tower and processed by a computer. The display was financed by the school's "Förderkreis", a parent initiative to sponsor school activities. The computer, used exclusively by us, was sponsored by the Volksheimstätte Göttingen (Thank you!) The computer runs 24 hours/day processing current meteorological data.
We offer individual weather forecasts (up to 4 days) for nearly every place in Germany/Europe for both students and teachers at FKG.
We have also participated in both national and international competitions, for example, "Join Multimedia" (Siemens) , Plietsch (NDR) and "Der goldene Floh." We have even received prices and awards there.
We are particularly proud of the fact that the television stations 3sat and NDR filmed our work here at FKG, then turned it into a 4-minute and a 6-minute segment, titled "Kachelmanns Erben" and "Göttinger Wetterforscher" on the program "Nano." and "Hello Niedersachsen".
Everyday an average
of 80 people visits our page – upward trend.
time there are exchange students form
in serious matters our page is inquired:Advocates
need our page often in lawsuits like traffic accidents where weather is
relevant (e.g. very bad rainfall)
Yet we have to say clearly that all the data is not from a public authority but can give information about the actual weather situation.
If there is any insured loss, the injured also ask us about specific data ( e.g. wind speed, precipitation amount) which we certainly like to provide.
More exiting was the following event: The whole crew of the DLR (German aerospace center) Göttingen was sent home before the windstorm Kyrill because of our gale warning. That was absolutly necessary as roof tiles were flown from the roofs in town at .
weather data already helped to complete a dissertation of a PhD. student in
agricultural science – topic: “The acclimatization of agriculture”
In February 2010 some students from the FKG (among them two from the weather-club) went to
In 2011 there will be a big farewell activity/event in Göttingen in the FKG.
In September 2010 the weather-club celebrated its 10th anniversary. Six former weather-club members who participated from the beginning met again after several years. It was a fun afternoon and an even funnier evening where you could often hear words like “Do you remember...”.
Since May 2011 we have a cooperation with a french weather club. The students of the "cité scolaire" in Béziers also conduct research about tornadoes. We regularly exchange ideas and mutally translate our articles that often published on our websites. Take a look!
In spring 2013 we got the unique opportunity to replace our rather frail station with a brand-new Davis weather station! Placing it on the rooftop was fairly easy, but installing the new software sometimes brought us to the brink of despair. But eventually, il worked!
We also cooperate with the School_Lab (DLR) where we help with the development of some models dealing with tornadoes.
We have already been part of the "Night of Science" twice (in 2013 and 2015)!
We are especially happy about all the informations and photographs provided since 2015 by Mr. Hartmann, former FKG teacher, who informs and shows us magnificient pictures of seasonal and regional plants.
2000: Here we are setting up our first weather station near the schoolgarden.
2002: At the
“Golden Flea” competition in
2003: At the club BBQ (from left to right) Lennart
(a big hello to Lübeck), Stefan, Clemens, Nils,
Lenaic (..and one to
2003: Preparing ourselves for the Siemens Join Multimedia competition.
2004: Another BBQ: Steffi,
2010: The weather study group members having a constructive break during the 10th anniversary of the school_lab of the DLR. We showed interested guests models of fire tornadoes and fog vortex (see article on „Tornado in a casserole“)(from above to below and left to right: Lisa, Julia W., Julia H., Meentje, Leonie and Torge)
In September 2010, the new members of the weather study group interviewed Mr. Meyer about the photovoltaic system that was installed on the roof of one of the FKG buildings. (click here for the interview)
2013: In spite of bitter cold, the repeater needs to be supplied with a new battery!
2013: In a great heat we helped to install the new weather station on top of the music tower at a hight of 25 meters - it was a lot of fun!
2014/15: Over a period of many months we made a film with the telling title „Much commotion about a dream“. What could it be about? The title already tells a lot..
2015: During our project week, we could finally finish the movie „Following the secret“ that we had started in 2010. Compare this photograph with the one of 2011 (at the left top corner). They have changed a little, haven’t they?
Unknown member of the weather study group undertaking a hopeless attempt to get a smile out of you. Unfortunately, he is always alone. Maybe that is because he has got such an extreme viewpoint?
For example, he believes in having found the proof for global warming!!!!
-I want to have a look at it!
He has got two theories about the future climate in Göttingen/ the FKG
- desert climate (click here)
- pluvial climate (click here)
thanks to Jochen Pietsch!!!
Our special member of the weather study group seriously believed that global warming had some advantages, for example, he was of the opinion that he could be in summer and winter at the same time. He got photographic evidence with a lot of witnesses in it!!! Could it be possible after all?
Do you want to have a look at it?
(x) No, I am not interested!
(x) Yes, I would really like to know about it!