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Dr. Sven Wagner

Jan. 2017

Dr. Sven Wagner

Research fields:

  • High resolution dynamical downscaling
  • Development and application of fully two-way coupled atmospheric-hydrological model systems
  • Impact of climate change on terrestrial hydrology
  • Hydro-meteorological decision support in sustainable water management
  • Assimilation of satellite derived land surface properties in hydrological modelling
  • Propagation of precipitation uncertainties in hydrological modelling using geostatistical methods

Current projects:

  • SYNOPSE: „Synthetische Niederschlagszeitreihen für die optimale Planung und Betrieb von Stadtentwässerungssystemen“ funded by BMBF 
  • WASCAL: West African Science Service Center on Climate and Adapted Land Use

Finished projects:

  • PREFEED: Long Term Land Use - Precipitation Feedbacks in the Hai River and Poyang Lake Regions in China funded by NSFC/DFD joint program “Land Use and Water Resources Management under Changing Environmental Conditions”
  • “Flood hazard in a changing climate” funded by CEDIM (Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology,  http://www.cedim.de)
  • GLOWA Volta: Analysis of the physical and socio-economic determinants of the hydrological cycle in the Volta Basin in the face of global change (http://www.glowa.org/ ; http://www.glowa-volta.de/)


  • Numerical Methods in Hydrological and Meteorological Modelling, MSc. Geography, MSc. Climate and Environmental Sciences, 2 SWS, University of Augsburg, 09.-13.02.2015
  • Regional climate simulations using WRF. MICMoR Summer School, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, July 17, 2012
  • Training course in Hydro-Meteorological Decision Support at the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources (UNU-INRA) in Accra (Ghana) from 14. – 17.01.2008 and at the Direction Générale des Ressources en Eau (DGRE) in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 22. – 25.01.2008

Peer-reviewed publications

High resolution regional climate model simulations for Germany: part II — projected climate changes (Wagner S., Berg P., Kunstmann H., Schaedler G) Climate Dynamics, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 415-427, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-012-1510-1 , 2013.

High resolution regional climate model simulations for Germany: part I — validation (Berg P., Wagner S., Kunstmann H., Schaedler G) Climate Dynamics, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 401-414, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00382-012-1508-8 , 2013.

High resolution climate change impact analysis on medium sized river catchments in Germany: An ensemble assessment (Ott I., Duethmann D., Liebert J., Berg P.,Feldmann H., Ihringer J., Kunstmann H., Merz B., Schaedler G., Wagner S.) Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14, 1175-1193, http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JHM-D-12-091.1 , 2013.

Joint Climate-Hydrology Modelling: An Impact Study for the Data Sparse Environment of the Volta Basin in West Africa (Jung G., Wagner S., Kunstmann H.) Hydrology Research, Vol 43 No 3, pp 231–248, http://www.iwaponline.com/nh/043/nh0430231.htm , 2011.

Water balance estimation of a poorly gauged catchment in West Africa using dynamically downscaled meteorological fields and remote sensing information (Wagner S., Kunstmann H., Bárdossy A., Conrad C., Colditz R.) Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 34, pp. 225-235, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474706508000703 , 2009. *

* Research award of VFF-IFU e.V. (endowed with 2000€) for the best peer reviewed publication at IMK-IFU in 2008

Modelling daily precipitation features in the Volta Basin in West Africa (Laux P., Wagner S., Wagner A., Jacobeit J., Bárdossy A., Kunstmann H.) International Journal of Climatology, doi 10.1002/joc.1852, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.1852/abstract;jsessionid=2AD0FF797FF 84107DC4D5A5638A0F5E5.f02t0, 2009.

Integration of Atmospheric Sciences and Hydrology for the Development of Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Water Management (Kunstmann H., Jung G., Wagner S., Clottey H.) Physics and Chemistry of the Earth,33, pp. 165-174, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474706507000691, 2008.

Model based distributed water balance monitoring of the White Volta catchment in West Africa through coupled meteorological-hydrological simulations (Wagner S., Kunstmann H., Bárdossy A.) Advances in Geosciences Volume 9,pp. 39-44, http://www.adv-geosci.net/9/39/2006/adgeo-9-39-2006.pdf , 2006.


List of Publications and Presentations (download)