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Dr. Gerhard Smiatek

Senior Scientist
group: Regional Climate and Hydrology
room: 044
phone: +49 8821 183 282
fax: +49 8821 183 243
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Research fields:

  • Upscaling of land surface-, soil-, and vegetation parameters in their input into meteorology, climate and chemistry transport models
  • Regionalization of global climate change data
  • Impact of climate change and land use change on terrestrial hydrology
  • Parallel und distributed computing, Web services in interaction between environmental models and geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Development of hydrological decision support systems for sustainable river basin management: operational flood warning

Recent projects:


  • UNAM University, Mexico-City
  • Stutgart University, Faculty “Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy“: Introduction into Remote Sensing II  (1993 - 2009)

Selected publications:

  • Smiatek, G. and H. Kunstmann (2019): Simulating future runoff in a complex terrain Alpine catchment with EURO-CORDEX data. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 1925--1940, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-18-0214.1
  • Smiatek, G., Keis, F. Chwala, C., Fersch, B. and H. Kunstmann (2017): Potential of commercial microwave link network derived rainfall for river runoff simulations. Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5f46
  • Smiatek, G., H. Kunstmann and A. Senatore (2016): EURO-CORDEX regional climate model analysis for the Greater Alpine Region: Performance and expected future change. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024727
  • Smiatek, G. and H. Kunstmann (2016):  Expected future runoff of the Upper Jordan River simulated with a CORDEX climate data ensemble. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 865-879,doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0066.1
  • 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