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Dr. Christof Lorenz

PostDoc
group: Regional Climate and Hydrology
room: 040B
phone: +49 8821 183 214
fax: +49 8821 183 243
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Research interests:

  • Seasonal climate forecasts
  • Geostatistical data fusion and downscaling
  • Hydrometeorological modeling
  • Remote Sensing of the terrestrial water cycle
  • Large-scale hydrology

Current project:

  • SaWaM - Seasonal Water Resources Management: Regionalized Global Data and Transfer to Practise (BMBF)

Past projects:

  • HGF Alliance "Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics?": Copula Based Merging of Modelled and Satellite Derived Soil Moisture Fields and Ecosystem Fluxes
  • DFG Priority Programme 1257 "Mass transport and mass distribution in the system Earth": The global continental water balance using GRACE space borne gravimetry and high-resolution consistent geodetic-hydrometeorological data analysis

Selected Publications:

  • Lorenz, C., M. J. Tourian, B. Devaraju, N. Sneeuw, and H. Kunstmann (2015): Basin-scale runoff prediction: An Ensemble Kalman Filter framework based on global hydrometeorological data sets, Water Resour. Res., 51: 8450-8475, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016794 (link)
  • Lorenz, C., Kunstmann, H., Devaraju, B., Tourian, M. J., Sneeuw, N., and Riegger, J. (2014): Large-Scale Runoff from Landmasses: A Global Assessment of the Closure of the Hydrological and Atmospheric Water Balances, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15: 2111 -  2139, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-0157.1 (link)
  • Lorenz, C. and Kunstmann, H. (2012): The Hydrological Cycle in Three State-of-the-Art Reanalyses: Intercomparison and Performance Analysis Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13: 1397 - 1420 doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-11-088.1 (link)

Complete publication list  

Employment:

  • since 07/2017: Project coordinator of the SaWaM project at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, division for Regional Climate and Hydrology
  • 09/2016 - 06/2017: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, division for Regional Climate and Hydrology
  • 05/2010 - 08/2016: PhD student at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, division for Regional Climate and Hydrology

Education:

  • 08/2016: Dr. rer. nat. in Climate- and Environmental sciences, Augsburg University, Germany; Doctoral Thesis: Closure of the Water Cycle -  Global Analysis and Hydrometeorological Data Assimilation
  • 04/2010: Diploma in Geodesy and Geoinformatics, University of Stuttgart, Germany