Workshop on Measurement of Atmospheric Water Vapour: Theory, Techniques, Astronomical and Geodetic Applications

Wettzell / Hoellenstein (Germany), October 9-11, 2006

This meeting brings together astronomers, geodesists and meteorologists who are developing and using radiometers to measure tropospheric constitutents for correction of propagation effects and for atmospheric studies. The meeting provides a platform to learn about and compare the different hardware and retrieval algorithms in use and to identify potential for improvements.

Most of the presentations shown at this workshop are available for download.

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Workshop Topics


We request you kindly to register your interest to attend by following the registration link on this webpage (see below). This will ensure that you receive the second announcement.

There is no registration fee, thanks to support from RadioNet.

Location and Transportation

The meeting will be held near Wettzell Fundamental Station, at the Landhotel Miethaner.

Landhotel Miethaner
Höllenstein 13
94234 Viechtach-Höllenstein
Tel: +49 - (0)9942 - 9530
Fax: +49 - (0)9942 - 353199

Train connections: For train connections from the airports to Plattling, see

A shuttle service will be provided by local staff on Sunday afternoon Oct 8th from Plattling to the hotels, between ~ 14:00 and 18:00 local time to cover the main arrival period. We will contact you for your arrival times and may adjust this period as needed according to the demand.

A limited number of seats may be available in private cars coming to Wettzell and could pick up participants arriving at Munich or Frankfurt airport. The wiki page at allows you to advertise available seats or to search for available seats.

Rental cars are available at the airports. If you wish to share a rental car with other participants, you can advertise this using the wiki page above. From Munich airport (Flughafen München 2, 85356 Freising (Attaching), Flughafen München) to 93444 Kötzting is 160 km requiring 2 h under normal traffic conditions. You may use the road map for orientation (look for 'Höllenstein').


We have block booked 30 rooms at the Landhotel Miethaner for the nights of Oct 8th, 9th and 10th. The cost per night is 35 EUR incl. breakfast to be paid upon departure.

Additional rooms have been booked at the Hotel Amberger Hof ( "A" in town map) and the Hotel Zur Post (labeled "B" in town map) in Bad Koetzting for participants with cars who can drive each morning to the Landhotel Miethaner for the meeting. The cost per night is approx. 40 EUR.

We will contact you to confirm your arrival/departure details and to individualize your booking with the hotel, so that you do not need to contact the hotel. If you need to change your booking after that, please contact the hotel directly and advise Thomas Kluegel (e-mail address see below).


Breakfast is included in your hotel reservation.

Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided at Hotel Miethaner.

Dinner is available in the hotel restaurant, and there is a choice of restaurants in the nearby towns of Viechtach or Koetzting (you would need a car).

Conference dinner will be on Monday evening (Oct 9th) at Hotel Miethaner. Cost will be covered by RadioNet.


There is no internet connection at the hotels. We will provide a WLAN hotspot and a public laptop in the lounge of the meeting hotel for internet access. Internet is available also at the Wettzell observatory.

Financial Support

Some support for travel and accommodation is available through RadioNet, primarily but not exclusively for European participants. Contact Robert Laing (e-mail address see below) prior to the meeting with a request for support.

For more details see


The proceedings will be published electronically by posting manuscripts and PDF or PowerPoint presentations under the meeting web page.

We will arrange to have the manuscripts linked at ADS.

Latex template files will be provided closer to the meeting.

Deadline for submission: Dec 4, 2006

Important Dates

15.05.2006 First Announcement, registration open
15.08.2006 Second Announcement
01.09.2006 Registration deadline
15.09.2006 Third Announcement
09.10.2006 Workshop first day
10.10.2006 Workshop second day
11.10.2005 Tour of the Wettzell Fundamental Station (9 am to 11 am)
04.12.2005 Deadline for proceedings submission


Scientific Organizing Committee:
Walter Alef, MPIfR
Richard Hills, Cambridge
Reinhard Keller, MPIfR
Robert Laing, ESO
John Richer, Cambridge
Alan Roy, MPIfR
Local Organizing Committee:
Thomas Klügel
Wolfgang Schlüter

The common e-mail alias for the LOC is:



Please note that the list of participants will not be updated immediately.

Fundamentalstation Wettzell | Sackenrieder Str. 25 | D-93444 Kötzting
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Letzte Änderung: 24.10.2006