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Adopt a Vortex!



You can find the current lists here: Highs and Lows

The allocation of highs and lows for 2018 started on September 13th 2017.

There are still attractive letters for Lows in 2017 available!

Please send us the application form (Lows and Highs) via fax, post or e-mail.
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You can find the "Geburtstagswetterkarte" (birthday weather map) of the "Berliner Wetterkarte" here.


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Giving names to high and low pressure systems has a long tradition: Since 1954, the Institute of Meteorology of the Free University of Berlin names Highs and Lows which influence the weather in middle Europe. Those names are used by meteorological services and you can see them in weather briefings in newspapers, on radios and at television.

Weather report Berliner Tagesspiegel    Weather report n-tv    Weather report Sat1
Weather report Berliner Tagesspiegel, n-tv and Sat1 Television

With Adopt-a-Vortex everybody is able to participate in the naming process. This is not only for entertainment purposes, but it has a very serious reason! Every adoption means to enable the continuation of climate observation and the comprehensive weather observation by students, which is carried out at the Institute of Meteorology of the Free University of Berlin, Euro by Euro.

Of course supporting this initiative does not mean that you really influence the weather itself, but you can leave your signature on the weather charts. After the high or low has vanished from the weather charts, every client of ours gets a ‘Post Mortem Documentation’ consisting of a certificate, weather chart of the ‘day of birth’, an individual life story and a ‘Berliner Wetterkarte’ for his or her vortex. So give joy to yourself or loved ones!

In even years, highs obtain male names and lows are female. In uneven years it is the opposite.

class="norm_ueber2">And this is the way to adopt a Vortex!

Please read the information about the procedure and mind our general rules when you file an application.

We would be quite pleased if you frequently use this opportunity to adopt a vortex for the continuation of the uninterrupted “Berliner Klimareihe” (Berliner Record of climate). It is also an important contribution for the training of students of meteorology.

In the following table you can see the current situation: The given names, their adopters and the ‘day of birth’. Free names are indicated by their first letters and also have the status ‘free’.

Lows

Given Name or Free Letter AdopterState or Day of Namegiving
AlanaAlana Funk
15. Jun 18
BigiBigi Schärer
16. Jun 18
Cathy (gespr.: Kati)Cathy Weder (www.hamburg-zwei.de)18. Jun 18
DagmarDagmar Dorn
allocated
ElisoniaElisonia Lopes
allocated
FabiolaFabiola Ferenci
allocated
GislindeGislinde Konrath
allocated

List of all names given to Lows and free letters in 2017
Lists of all given names

Highs

Given Name or Free Letter
BodoBodo Viergutz
15. Jun 18
ChristofDr. Christof A. Neumann
17. Jun 18
DarylDaryl Kelvasa
19. Jun 18
EkkehardEkkehard Jenne
allocated
FalkFalk Hameister
allocated
GottfriedGottfried van den Bercken
allocated
HelmutHelmut Laux
allocated

List of all names given to Highs and free letters in 2017
Lists of all given names

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