How to become a client!
There are two ways to become our client and to adopt a High or a Low:
you can directly adopt a vortex or you can buy a High or Low by auction.
1. Direct adoption
You can directly adopt a High or Low from us. Choose a free letter from the
lists of all Highs and Lows. If your selected letter is indicated with “frei”,
click “frei” to download the application in form of a PDF. Please print it,
fill it out and send it back to us by post or fax. Please note: we cannot
consider an application that is not filled out properly.
Adoption at risk
According to experience there are about 50-60 highs and 130-150 lows which will
be baptized. But we can not foresee exactly how many vortices will be baptized
until the end of the year! Because of that there is the option of so called
“adoption at risk”. For such an adoption we can not guarantee that there will be
a baptism at the end of the year! But there will be no costs if a baptism does not
happen! Please regard that you also have no claim automatically for the next years!
Due to the large number of pressure systems there are several turns through the alphabet. Thus there are several Highs and
Lows beginning with the same letter in a year. If there is more than one application
for the last free letter, we will consider the first one we received.
If nobody wants to adopt a free letter that should be used in the weather charts
in the near future it will either be named by the meteorologist or it will be sold
at the internet-auctioneer eBay.
A letter that is sold by auction is indicated with the word “ebay”. If you click on
the word “ebay” you automatically will be taken to the auction. Here the usual rules
of auctions apply as published by ebay.
After you have successfully purchased “your” letter by auction we will pass on the
application form using the data provided by ebay. Please fill it out and send back to
us. Please note: We can only process the application if the form is complete.
Subsequently you will receive a conformation from us.
Currently there are no eBay-auctions.
This is how the adoption proceeds!
Provided your desired letter is still free and the chosen name complies to the rules, we confirm your application and you get a
confirmation/commitment. Please pay the appropriate amount only upon receipt of the commitment! Additional you get a preliminary
certificate. After that you are a client of ours and a High or Low will obtain the name you chose.
Depending on which cycle your vortex is, it can take some time until the baptism. If you want to estimate the space of time when
a baptism is going to be possible you can look at our lists with the past highs and lows. If you give us an email address we keep
you informed about to weeks previously. So you know how many vortices will be baptized before it is your turn.
The baptism itself is provided by the meteorologist on duty. After that your high or low appears at the weather maps and has
influence on the weather.
After your vortex disappeared from the maps we create a so called “Abschlusspaket” for you. This contains a certificate with the
baptism date, an individual life story and some weather maps! The preparation for this package takes about 6 to 8 weeks!
Application Forms and Contact
We will be glad to send you the application forms by mail or fax. Please contact us:
Institut für Meteorologie der FU Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker Weg 6-10
Telefon: +49 / 30 / 838 71226
Fax: +49 / 30 / 791 90 02
Alternatively you may download the application form here:
Application forms for High
Application forms for Lows
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