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Regional Climate and Hydrology: Projects

Recent projects: 

Near-Realtime Quantitative Precipitation Estimation and Prediction (RealPEP) (since 2019), Funding DFG
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Christian Chwala

South African Land Degradation Monitor (SALDi) (since 2019), Funding BMBF
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann,  Patrick Laux

AccHydro (since 2018), Funding DFG
Contact: Harald Kunstmann

VIWAT (since 2018), Funding KAAG
Contact: Harald Kunstmann

Seasonal Water Resources Management in Semiarid Regions: Application-oriented Transfer of Regionalized Global Information  (SaWaM)  (since 2017), Funding BMBF
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Contact: Harald KunstmannChristof Lorenz  

​High-Resolution Atmospheric Water Vapor Fields by Spaceborne Geodetic Sensing, Tomographic Fusion, and Atmospheric Modeling  (AtmoWater) (since 2017), Funding DFG
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

Integrating Microwave Link Data For Analysis of Precipitation in Complex Terrain: Theoretical Aspects and Hydrometeorological Applications (IMAP) (since 2014), Funding DFG
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Christian Chwala

WRF-Hydro  (since 2012)
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Benjamin Fersch

Regional Climate Change (REKLIM (Helmholtz Regional Climate Initiative)
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Contact: Benjamin Fersch, Harald Kunstmann 

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) (2010-2016), Funding: BMBF
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Joel Arnault

TERestrial ENvironmental Observatories (TERENO)  (since 2010), Funding: HGF
Setup and operation of a long term climate feedback observatory.
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

 

Past projects

REMOTE SENSING ALLIANCE  (since 2013), Funding HGF
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Christof Lorenz

WATER SCIENCE ALLIANCE  (since 2013), Funding HGF
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Jacob Garvelmann

GRACE-UAV (since 2014)
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Caroline Brosy

ACROSS  (since 2014), Funding HGF
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Benjamin Fersch, Hans Peter Schmid

QPCML  (since 2014), Funding Stiftung Energieforschung Baden-Württemberg
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

W2W  (since 2017), Funding DFG
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ContactHarald Kunstmann

DEPARTURE (2011-2015), Funding: BMBF
Decadal Prediction of African Rainfall and Atlantic Hurricane Activity
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Michael Warscher 

LUCCi (2010-2014), Funding: BMBF
Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam
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Contact: Patrick Laux

ET Tagging 
Tagging the moisture evaporating from a certain region into the atmosphere and tracking it until returning to the land surface as precipitation 
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann 

CEDIM (2008-2011)
Flood Hazard in Changing Climate for River Catchments in Germany
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

PREFEED (2010-2013, funding: DFG/NSFC)

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Long Term Land Use - Precipitation Feedbacks in the Hai River and Poyang Lake Region in China
Contact: Harald Kunstmann

Direct Water Balance (2007-2013), Funding: DFG
Water budget assessment for continents and large-scale river basins using regional atmospheric moisture budgets and terrestrial water storage variations from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE).
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Benjamin Fersch, Christof Lorenz

GLOWA Jordan  (2003-2012, funding: BMBF)
Sustainable water management in the Jordan River region: How can the benefits from the region's water be increased for humans and ecosystems under global change?
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Gerhard Smiatek

Nationalpark Berchtesgaden (2008 - 2012)
Water Balance of Nationalpark Berchtesgaden and Improvement of Snow Modeling.
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

Virtual Institute PROCEMA  (2008-2012, funding: HGF)
Regional precipitation observation by cellular network microwave attenuation and application to water resources management. 
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

FIGEH (2010-2012, Funding KFW Frankfurt)
Climate Change Investigation for the Figeh Spring Area, Syria
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Gerhard Smiatek

GLOWA Volta  (2006-2009, funding: BMBF)
Sustainable water use under changing land use patterns, rainfall reliability and water demand in the Volta Bassin.
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann, Patrick Laux

DEKLIM-QUIRCS  (Funding: BMBF)
Quantification of Uncertainties in Regional Climate and Climate Change Simulations.
Regionalization of Global Climate Scenarios with MM5. Evaluation of MM5 and model intercomparison.
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Contact: Harald Kunstmann

ALUCCSA  (2008-2010, funding: BMZ / GTZ)
Adaptation of Land Use to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Contact: Harald Kunstmann

ClimChAlp  (2008-2007, funding: StMUGV)
Performance analysis and comparison of regional climate models in the Alpine Space.
Contact: Gerhard Smiatek

D-Phase - Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts with MM5, MCCM and WRF for
Europe and the Alps, West Africa, and for the Jangtse-Region in China.
Contact:  Johannes Werhahn

Chiemgau  (Funding: BMBF)
Regional climate impact on the water balance in the alpine Chiemgau region.
Contact: Harald Kunstmann

Hydrological Modelling in China  (Helmholtz-CSC-Scholarship Program)
Integration of the NOAH LSM in the HMS model and application to the Jangtse River.
Contact: Harald Kunstmann