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Dr. Jianhui Wei

group: Regional Climate and Hydrology
room: 048B
phone: +49 8821 183 269
fax: +49 8821 183 243
jianhui weiMia1∂kit edu

Research Interests:

  • Impact of regional climate change on terrestrial hydrology
  • Feedback mechanisms between land and atmosphere
  • Moisture tracking and recycling & water cycle
  • Further development of evaporation tagging algorithm: evapotranspiration partitioning tagging & atmospheric moisture residence times
  • Regional atmospheric modeling & local large-eddy simulations (dynamical downscaling)
  • Hydrological modeling & parameters optimization (particle swam optimization)



Research Projects:

  • Since 05/2018 - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research-Atmospheric Environmental Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,  Project:  DFG-NSFC, AccHydro - How Does Global Warming Accelerate the Hydrological Cycle in the East Asian Monsoon Region ?
  • 07/2016 - 05/2018 -  Institute of Physics and Meteorology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart,  Project:  DFG Research Group, CAOS - Catchments As Organized Systems in subproject "Understanding and characterizing land surface-atmosphere exchange and feedbacks"
  • 04/2016 - 07/2016 - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research-Atmospheric Environmental Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Project:  HGF Alliance, Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

4. Wei*, J., R. Knoche, and H. Kunstmann (2016), Atmospheric residence times from transpiration and evaporation to precipitation: An age-weighted regional evaporation tagging approach.
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 6841-6862, DOI:10.1002/2015JD024650.

3. Arnault*, J., R. Knoche, J. Wei, and H. Kunstmann (2016), Evaporation tagging and atmospheric water budget analysis with WRF: A regional precipitation recycling study for West Africa. Water Resour. Res., 52, 1544-1567. DOI:10.1002/2015WR017704.

2. Wei*, J., R. Knoche, and H. Kunstmann (2015), Contribution of transpiration and evaporation to precipitation: An ET-Tagging study for the Poyang Lake region in Southeast China.
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, 6845-6864, DOI:10.1002/2014JD022975.

1. Guan Y., J. Wei, D. Zhang*, M. Zu, and L. Zhang (2013), To identify the important soil properties affecting Dinoseb adsorption with statistical analysis.
The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 362854, 7 pages, DOI:10.1155/2013/362854.

Conference Contributions:

Renner M., C. Brenner, K. Mallik, D. Wizemann, J. Wei, I. Trebs, K. Schulz, V. Wulfmeyer, and A. Kleidon, Understanding the diurnal variation in evaporation using pattern-based evaluation of evaporation schemes: A case study in Luxembourg, Vienna, Austria, April 2018 (poster)

Wei J., O. Branch, S. Bauer, D. Wizemann, and V. Wulfmeyer, Impact of enhanced hydrological processes on land-atmosphere feedbacks for the Attert catchment in Luxembourg ? - LES runs with WRF-NOAHMP-HYDRO vs. WRF-NOAHMP. EGU, Vienna, Austria, April 2017 (poster)