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Paeth, H., Paxian, A., Sein, D.V., Jacob, D., Panitz, H.J., Warscher, M., Fink, A., Kunstmann, H., Breil, M., Engel, T., Krause, A., Toedter, J., Ahrends, B. (2017) Decadal and multi-year  predictability of the West African monsoon and the role of  dynamical downscaling, Meteorolgische Zeitschrift, doi: 10.1127/metz/2017/0811

Smiatek, G., Keis, F., Chwala, C., Fersch, B., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Potential of commercial microwave linknetwork derived rainfall for river runoff simulations, Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5f46

Dieng, D., Smiatek, G., Bliefernicht, J., Heinzeller, D., Sarr, A., Gaye, A. T., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Evaluation of the COSMO-CLM high-resolution climate simulations over West Africa, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025457,

Quansah, E., Kataka, G., Mauder, M., Annor, T., Amekudzi, L., Bliefernicht, J., Heinzeller, D., Balogun, A. A., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Numerical Simulation of Surface Energy and Water Balances over a Semiarid Grassland Ecosystem in the West African Savanna, Advances in Meteorology, doi: 10.1155/2017/6258180

Kerandi, N., Arnault, J., Laux, P., Wagner, S., Kitheka, J., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Joint atmospheric-terrestrial water balances for East Africa: a WRF-Hydro case study for the upper Tana River basin, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-017-2050-8

Klein C., Bliefernicht, J., Heinzeller, D., Gessner, U., Klein, I., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Feedback of observed interannual vegetation change: a regional climate model analysis for the West African monsoon, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3237-x


Kerandi, N., Laux, P., Arnault, J., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Performance of the WRF model to simulate the seasonal and interannual variability of hydrometeorological variables in East Africa: a case study for the Tana River basin in Kenya, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-016-1890-y

Laux, P., Nguyen, P.N.B., Cullmann, J., Van, T. P., Kunstmann, H. (2016) How many RCM ensemble members provide confidence in the impact of land-use land cover change?, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4836

Salack, S., Klein, C., Giannini, A., Sarr, B., Worou, O., Belko, N., Bliefernicht, J., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Global warming induced hybrid rainy seasons in the Sahel, Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/10/104008

Schmieder, J., Hanzer, F., Marke, T., Garvelmann, J., Warscher, M., Kunstmann, H., Strasser, U. (2016) The importance of snowmelt spatiotemporal variability for isotope-based hydrograph separation in a high-elevation catchment, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., doi: 10.5194/hess-20-5015-2016

Wolf, B., Chwala, C., Fersch, B., Garvelmann, J., Junkermann, W., Zeeman, M. J., Angerer, A., Adler, B., Beck, C., Brosy, C., Brugger, P., emeis, S., Dannenmann, M., de Roo, F., Diaz-Pines, E., Haas, E., Hagen, M., Hajnsek, I., Jacobeit, J., Jagdhuber, T., Kalthoff, N., Kiese, R., Kunstmann, H., Kosak, O., Krieg, R., Malchow, C., Mauder, M., Merz, R., Notarnicola, C., Philipp, A., Reif, W., Reineke, S., Rödier, T., Ruehr, N., Schäfer, K., Schrön, M., Senatore, A., Shupe, H., Völsch, I., Wanninger, C., Zacharias, S., Schmis, H.P. (2016) The ScaleX campaign: scale-crossing land-surface and boundary layer processes in the TERENO-preAlpine observatory, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00277.1

Heinzeller, D., Junkermann, W., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Anthropogenic aerosol emissions and rainfall decline in South-West Australia: coincidence or causality?, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0082.1

Smiatek, G., Kunstmann, H., Senatore, A., (2016) EURO-CORDEX regional climate model analysis for the Greater Alpine Region (GAR): Performance and expected future change, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2015JD02472

Smiatek, G., Helmert, J. and  E.-M. Gerstner (2015): Impact of land use and soil data specifications on COSMO-CLM simulations in the CORDEX-MED area. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 25, 215-230, doi: 10.1127/metz/2015/0594  

Wei, J., Knoche, H.-R., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Atmospheric residence times from transpiration and evaporation to precipitation: An age-weighted regional evaporation tagging approach, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024650

Hingerl., L., Kunstmann, H., Wagner, S., Mauder, M., Bliefernicht, J., Rigon, R. (2016) Spatiotemporal variability of water and energy fluxes - A case study for a meso-scale catchment in pre-alpine environment, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10893

Paxian, A., Sein, D., Panitz, H. J., Warscher, M., Breil, M., Engel, T., Tödter, J., Krause, A., Cabos Narvaez, W. D., Fink, A. H., Ahrens, B., Kunstmann, H., Jacob, D., Paeth, H. (2016) Bias reduction in decadal predictions of West African monsoon rainfall using regional climate models, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Volume 121, Issue 4, Pages 1715-1735, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024143

Arnault, J., Knoche, R., Wei, J., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Evaporation tagging and atmospheric water budget analysis with WRF: A regional precipitation recycling study for West Africa, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017704

Wagner, S., Fersch, B., Yuan, F., Yu, Z., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Fully coupled atmospheric-hydrological modeling at regional and long-term scales: Development, application, and analysis of WRF-HMS, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR018185

Chwala, C., Keis, F., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Real-time data acquisition of commercial microwave link networks for hydrometeorological applications, Atmos. Meas. Tech., Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 991-999, doi: 10.5194/amt-9-991-2016

Heinzeller, D., Duda, M. G., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Towards convection-resolving, global atmospheric simulations with the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) v3.1: an extreme scaling experiment, Geosci. Model Dev., Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 77-110, doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-77-2016