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Rauch, M., Bliefernicht, J., Laux, P., Salack, S., Waongo, M., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Seasonal Forecasting of the Onset of the Rainy Season in West Africa, Atmosphere, doi: 10.3390/ATMOS10090528

Smiatek, G., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Simulating Future Runoff in a Complex Terrain Alpine Catchment with EURO-CORDEX Data, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0214.1

Dong, N., Yu, Z., Gu, H., Yang, C., Yang, M., Wei, J., Wang, H., Arnault, J., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Climate-induced Hydrological Impact Mitigated by a High-density Reservoir Network in the Poyang Lake Basin, Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/J.JHYDROL.2019.124148

Adeyeri, O. E., Laux, P., Lawin, A. E., Ige, O., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Analysis of hydrometeorological variables over the transboundary Komadugu-Yobe basin, West Africa, Journal of Water and Climate Change, doi: 10.2166/WCC.2019.283

Arnault, J., Wei, J., Rummler, T., Fersch, B., Zhang, Z., Jung, G., Wagner, S., Kunstmann, H. (2019): A joint soil-vegetation-atmospheric water tagging procedure with WRF-Hydro: Implementation and application to the case of precipitation partitioning in the upper Danube river basin, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2019WR024780

Zhang, Z., Arnault, J. Wagner, S., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Impact of lateral terrestrial water flow on land -atmosphere interactions in the Heihe river basin in China: Fully coupled modeling and precipitation recycling analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/2018JD030174

Blöschl et al. (2019): Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) - a community perspective, Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

Auer, H., Bliefernicht, J., Seidel, J., Kunstmann, H., Demuth, N. (2019): Evaluation of High-Resolution Ensemble Precipitation Forecasts for Early Flood Warnings in Small-Scale River Basins during the Heavy Rainfall Period 2016 in Germany, Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, doi: 10.5675/HYWA_2019.3_1

Mott, R., Wolf, A., Kehl, M., Kunstmann, H., Warscher, M., Grünewald, T. (2019): Avalanches and micrometeorology driving mass and energy balance of the lowest perennial ice field of the Alps: a case study, The Cryosphere, 13, 1247-1265, doi: 10.5194/tc-13-1247-2019

Maity, R., Suman, M., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Bias correction of zero-inflated RCM precipitation fields: A copula-based scheme for both mean and extreme conditions, Journal of Hydrometeorology, April 2019, pages 595-611, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-18-0126.1

Chwala, C. and Kunstmann, H. (2019): Commercial microwave link networks for rainfall observation: Assessment of the current status and future challenges, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, Volume 6, Issue 2, doi: 10.1002/wat2.1337

Soltani, M., Laux, P., Mauder, M., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Inverse distributed modelling of streamflow and turbulent fluxes: A sensitivity and uncertainty analysis coupled with automatic optimization, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 571, pages 856-872, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.02.033

Laux, P., Kerandi, N., Kunstmann, H. (2019): Physics Parameterization Selection in RCM and ESM Simulations Revisited: New Supporting Approach Based on Empirical Copulas, Atmosphere, 10 (3), 150, doi: 10.3390/atmos10030150


Rummler, T., Arnault, J., Gochis, D., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Role of Lateral Terrestrial Water Flow on the Regional Water Cycle in a Complex Terrain Region: Investigation with a Fully Coupled Model System, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/2018JD029004

Lorenz, C., Montzka, C., Jagdhuber, T., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Long-Term and High-Resolution Global Time Series of Brightness Temperature from Copula-Based Fusion of SMAP Enhanced and SMOS Data, Remote Sensing, Volume: 10, Issue: 11, doi: 10.3390/rs10111842

Coppola, E., Sobolowski, S., Pichelli, E., Raffaele, F., Ahrens, B., Anders, I., Ban, N., Bastin, S., Belda, M., Belusic, D., Caldas-Alvarez, A., Cardoso, R. M., Davolio, S., Dobler A., Fernandez, J., Fita, L., Fumiere, Q., Giorgi, F., Goergen, K., Güttler, I., Halenka, T., Heinzeller, D., Hodnebrog, Ø., Jacob, D., Kartsios, S., Katragkou, E., Kendon, E., Khodayar, S., Kunstmann, H., Knist, S., Lavín-Gullón, A., Lind, P., Lorenzz, T., Maraun, D., Marelle, L., van Meijgaard, E., Milovac, J., Myhre, G., Panitz, H.-J., Piazza, M., Raffa, M., Raub, T., Rockel, B., Schär, C., Sieck, K., Soares, P. M. M., Somot, S., Srnec, L., Stocchi, P., Tölle, M.  H., Truhetz, H., Vautard, R., De Vries, H., Warrach-Sagi, K. (2018): A first-of-its-kind multi-model convection permitting ensemble for investigating convective phenomena over Europe and the Mediterranean, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4521-8

Bliefernicht, J., Waongo, M., Salack, S., Seidel, J., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Quality and Value of Seasonal Precipitation Forecasts issued by the West African Regional Climate Outlook Forum, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0066.1

Bliefernicht, J., Berger, S., Salack, S, Guug, S., Hingerl, L., Heinzeller, D., Mauder, M., Steinbrecher, R., Steup, G., Bossa, A. Y., Waongo, M., Quansah, E., Balogun, A. A., Yira, Y., Arnault, J., Wagner, S., Klein, C., Gessner, U., Knauer, K., Straub, A., Schönrocj, R., Kunkel, R., Okogbue, E. C., Rogmann, A., Neidl, F., Jahn, C., Diekkrüger, B., Aduna, A., Barry, B., Kunstmann, H. (2018): The WASCAL Hydro-Meteorological Observatory in the Sudan Savanna of Burkina Faso and Ghana, Vadose Zone Journal, doi: 10.2136/vzj2018.03.0065

Kiese, R., Fersch, B., Baessler, C., Brosy, C., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Chwala, C., Dannenmann, M., Fu, J., Gasche, R., Grote, R., Jahn, C., Klatt, J., Kunstmann, H., Mauder, M., Rödiger, T., Smiatek, G., Soltani, M.,  Steinbrecher, R., Völksch, I., Werhahn, J., Wolf, B., Zeeman, M., Schmid, H. P. (2018): The TERENO Pre-Alpine Observatory: Integrating Meteorological, Hydrological, and Biogeochemical Measurements and Modeling, Vadose Zone Journal, Volume: 17, doi: 10.2136/vzj2018.03.0060

Sylla, M. B., Pal, J. S., Faye, A., Kangbeni, D., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Climate change to severely impact West African basin scale irrigation in 2°C and 1.5°C global warming scenarios, Scientific Reports,  Volume: 8, Issue: 1, Pages: 14395, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32736-0

Lorenz, M., Bliefernicht, J., Haese, B., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Copula-based downscaling of daily precipitation fields, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.13271

Berger, S., Bliefernicht, J., Linstädter, A., Canak, K., Guug, S., Heinzeller, D., Hingerl, L., Mauder, M., Neidl, F., Quansah, E., Salack, S., Steinbrecher, R., Kunstmann, H. (2019): The impact of rain events on CO2 emissions from contrasting land use systems in semi-arid West African savannas, Science of The Total Environment, Volume: 647, Pages: 1478-1489, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.397

Dieng, D., Laux, P., Smiatek, G., Heinzeller, D., Bliefernicht, J., Sarr, A., Gaye, A. T., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Performance analysis and projected changes of agro-climatological indices across West Africa based on high-resolution regional climate model simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/2018JD028536

Sylla, M. B., Faye, A., Giorgi, F., Diedhiou, A., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Projected heat stress under 1.5°C and 2°C global warming scenarios creates unprecedented discomfort for humans in West Africa, Earth's Future,  doi:10.1029/2018EF000873

Dang, T., Pedroso, R., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Development of an integrated hydrological-irrigation optimization modeling system for a typical rice irrigation scheme in Central Vietnam, Agricultural Water Management, Volume: 208, Pages: 193-293, doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2018.05.018

Arnault, J., Rummler, T., Baur, F., Lerch, S., Wagner, S., Fersch, B., Zhang, Z., Kerandi, N., Keil, C., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Precipitation sensitivity to the uncertainty of terrestrial water flow in WRF-Hydro - An ensemble analysis for Central Europe, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0042.1

Wagner, A., Heinzeller, D., Wagner, S., Rummler, T., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Explicit convection and scale-aware cumulus parameterizations: High-resolution simulations over areas of different topography in Germany, Monthly Weather Review, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-17-0238.1

Soltani, M., Laux, P., Mauder, M., Kunstmann, H. (2018): Spatiotemporal variability and empirical Copula-based dependence structure of modeled and observed coupled water and energy fluxes, Hydrology Research, doi: 10.2166/nh.2018.163

Heinzeller, D., Dieng, D., Smiatek, G., Olusegun, C., Klein, C., Hamann, I., Salack, S., Bliefernicht, J., Kunstmann, H. (2018): The WASCAL high-resolution regional climate simulation ensemble for West Africa: concept, dissemination and assessment, Earth Syst. Sci, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, Pages: 815-835, doi: 10.5194/essd-10-815-2018


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