Regional Climate and Hydrology

Land-Atmosphere Interactions in Subsaharan Africa

Measurement of water and energy flows in West Africa

Seasonal forecasting for water resource management of large reservoirs

Measurement of water and energy flows in alpine terrain


Water and climate - they are of utmost importance for us, our environment and our future. Our work faces the challenge to contribute to the following central scientific and societal relevant questions: How much water is available in a certain region? How does water availability or flooding risk change in a transient climate? Which long-term interdependencies and interactions exist between the land surface, subsurface and the overlying atmosphere? What kind of climate will we likely face untill 2100? How reliable are long-term climate projections and medium-term seasonal forecasts? Are observed and projected the hydrological and atmospherical changes statistically significant? To find answers to these questions, complex hydrological, atmospherical and coupled numerical model systems are developed, refined and applied. They are used to perform both hydrological and climatological case-studies for sensitive pilot regions. In addition multivariate statistical methods as well as data from terrestrial observatories (e.g. TERENO and WASCAL) and satellite or earthbound remote-sensing are applied.
 
The group works in close collaboration with the chair Regional Climate and Hydrology at Augsburg University, established jointly with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT.

We work on the following research topics:

  • Impact of climate and land use change on water availability, flooding risks and crop yields
  • Fully coupled atmosphere – hydrology simulations
  • Regionalization of hydrometeorological variables by dynamical and statistical downscaling
  • Predictability of hydrometeorological variables at sub-seasonal and seasonal scales
  • Interaction between water-, energy- and carbon fluxes
  • Quantification of small scale rainfall variability with opportunistic sensing (like commercial microwave links) and geostatistical data merging

 

Publications


2022
Borne, M.; Lorenz, C.; Portele, T. C.; Martins, E. S. P. R.; Vasconcelos Junior, F. das C.; Kunstmann, H.
Seasonal sub-basin-scale runoff predictions: A regional hydrometeorological Ensemble Kalman Filter framework using global datasets
2022. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 42, Art.-Nr.: 101146. doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2022.101146Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Bliefernicht, J.; Salack, S.; Waongo, M.; Annor, T.; Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.
Towards a historical precipitation database for West Africa: Overview, quality control and harmonization
2022. International Journal of Climatology, 42 (7), 4001–4023. doi:10.1002/joc.7467Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Dong, N.; Wei, J.; Yang, M.; Yan, D.; Kunstmann, H.; Laux, P.; et al.
Model Estimates of China’s Terrestrial Water Storage Variation Due To Reservoir Operation
2022. Water Resources Research, 58 (6), e2021WR031787. doi:10.1029/2021WR031787
Fluhrer, A.; Jagdhuber, T.; Tabatabaeenejad, A.; Alemohammad, H.; Montzka, C.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Remote Sensing of Complex Permittivity and Penetration Depth of Soils Using P-Band SAR Polarimetry
2022. Remote Sensing, 14 (12), Art.Nr. 2755. doi:10.3390/rs14122755Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Xing, Z.; Yu, Z.; Wei, J.; Zhang, X.; Kunstmann, H.; Laux, P.; et al.
Lagged influence of ENSO regimes on droughts over the Poyang Lake basin, China
2022. Atmospheric Research, 275, Art.-Nr.: 106218. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2022.106218
Bliefernicht, J.; Rauch, M.; Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.
Atmospheric circulation patterns that trigger heavy rainfall in West Africa
2022. International Journal of Climatology. doi:10.1002/joc.7613
Bogena, H. R.; Schrön, M.; Jakobi, J.; Ney, P.; Kunstmann, H.; Fersch, B.; et al.
COSMOS-Europe: a European network of cosmic-ray neutron soil moisture sensors
2022. Earth System Science Data, 14 (3), 1125–1151. doi:10.5194/essd-14-1125-2022Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Adeyeri, O. E.; Laux, P.; Ishola, K. A.; Zhou, W.; Balogun, I. A.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Homogenising meteorological variables: Impact on trends and associated climate indices
2022. Journal of Hydrology, 607, Art.-Nr.: 127585. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127585
Nourani, V.; Khodkar, K.; Paknezhad, N. J.; Laux, P.
Deep learning-based uncertainty quantification of groundwater level predictions
2022. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. doi:10.1007/s00477-022-02181-7
2021
Portele, T. C.; Lorenz, C.; Dibrani, B.; Laux, P.; Bliefernicht, J.; Kunstmann, H.
Seasonal forecasts offer economic benefit for hydrological decision making in semi-arid regions
2021. Scientific reports, 11 (1), Art.-Nr.: 10581. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89564-yFull textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Laux, P.; Rötter, R. P.; Webber, H.; Dieng, D.; Rahimi, J.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
To bias correct or not to bias correct? An agricultural impact modelers’ perspective on regional climate model data
2021. Agricultural and forest meteorology, 304-305, Art.-Nr.: 108406. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108406
Hartmann, A.; Jasechko, S.; Gleeson, T.; Wada, Y.; Andreo, B.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Risk of groundwater contamination widely underestimated because of fast flow into aquifers
2021. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (20), Art.-Nr.:e2024492118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2024492118
Hansch, R.; Jagdhuber, T.; Fersch, B.
Soil-Permittivity Estimation Under Grassland Using Machine-Learning and Polarimetric Decomposition Techniques
2021. IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing, 59 (4), 2877–2887. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.3010104
Graf, M.; El Hachem, A.; Eisele, M.; Seidel, J.; Chwala, C.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Rainfall estimates from opportunistic sensors in Germany across spatio-temporal scales
2021. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 37, Art.-Nr.:100883. doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100883Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Chaaraoui, S.; Bebber, M.; Meilinger, S.; Rummeny, S.; Schneiders, T.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Day-Ahead Electric Load Forecast for a Ghanaian Health Facility Using Different Algorithms
2021. Energies, 14 (2), Art. Nr.: 409. doi:10.3390/en14020409Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Kpanou, M.; Laux, P.; Brou, T.; Vissin, E.; Camberlin, P.; Roucou, P.
Spatial patterns and trends of extreme rainfall over the southern coastal belt of West Africa
2021. Theoretical and applied climatology, 143, 473–487. doi:10.1007/s00704-020-03441-8
Laux, P.; Böker, B.; Martins, E. S.; Vasconcelos Junior, F.; Moron, V.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
A semi‐objective circulation pattern classification scheme for the semi‐arid Northeast Brazil
2021. International journal of climatology, 41 (1), 51–72. doi:10.1002/joc.6608Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2020
Moroder, C.; Siart, U.; Chwala, C.; Kunstmann, H.
Microwave Instrument for Simultaneous Wet Antenna Attenuation and Precipitation Measurement
2020. IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement, 69 (8), 5853–5861. doi:10.1109/TIM.2019.2961498
Coppola, E.; Sobolowski, S.; Pichelli, E.; Raffaele, F.; Ahrens, B.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
A first-of-its-kind multi-model convection permitting ensemble for investigating convective phenomena over Europe and the Mediterranean
2020. Climate dynamics, 55 (1-2), 3–34. doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4521-8
Fersch, B.; Senatore, A.; Adler, B.; Arnault, J.; Mauder, M.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
High-resolution fully-coupled atmospheric–hydrological modeling: a cross-compartment regional water and energy cycle evaluation
2020. Hydrology and earth system sciences discussions, 24, 2457–2481. doi:10.5194/hess-2019-478Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Moroder, C.; Siart, U.; Chwala, C.; Kunstmann, H.
Modeling of Wet Antenna Attenuation for Precipitation Estimation From Microwave Links
2020. IEEE geoscience and remote sensing letters, 17 (3), 386–390. doi:10.1109/LGRS.2019.2922768
2019
Adeyeri, O. E.; Laux, P.; Lawin, A. E.; Ige, S. O.; Kunstmann, H.
Analysis of hydrometeorological variables over the transboundary Komadugu-Yobe basin, West Africa
2019. Journal of water and climate change, 11 (4), 1339–1354. doi:10.2166/WCC.2019.283
Rauch, M.; Bliefernicht, J.; Laux, P.; Salack, S.; Waongo, M.; Kunstmann, H.
Seasonal Forecasting of the Onset of the Rainy Season in West Africa
2019. Atmosphere, 10 (9), Art.-Nr. 528. doi:10.3390/ATMOS10090528Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Dong, N.; Yu, Z.; Gu, H.; Yang, C.; Kunstmann, H.; Laux, P.; et al.
Climate-induced hydrological impact mitigated by a high-density reservoir network in the Poyang Lake Basin
2019. Journal of hydrology, 579, Article: 124148. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124148
Blöschl, G.; Bierkens, M. F. P.; Chambel, A.; Cudennec, C.; Kunstmann, H.; Fersch, B.; et al.
Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH)–a community perspective
2019. Hydrological sciences journal, 64 (10), 1141–1158. doi:10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507
Berger, S.; Bliefernicht, J.; Linstädter, A.; Canak, K.; Guug, S.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
The impact of rain events on CO2 emissions from contrasting land use systems in semi-arid West African savannas
2019. The science of the total environment, 647, 1478–1489. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.397
2018
Lorenz, M.; Bliefernicht, J.; Haese, B.; Kunstmann, H.
Copula-based downscaling of daily precipitation fields
2018. Hydrological processes, 32 (23), 3479–3494. doi:10.1002/hyp.13271
Phan-Van, T.; Nguyen-Xuan, T.; Van Nguyen, H.; Laux, P.; Pham-Thanh, H.; Ngo-Duc, T.
Evaluation of the NCEP Climate Forecast System and Its Downscaling for Seasonal Rainfall Prediction over Vietnam
2018. Weather and forecasting, 33 (3), 615–640. doi:10.1175/WAF-D-17-0098.1
Bliefernicht, J.; Waongo, M.; Salack, S.; Seidel, J.; Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.
Quality and Value of Seasonal Precipitation Forecasts issued by the West African Regional Climate Outlook Forum
2018. Journal of applied meteorology and climatology, 58 (3), 621–642. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0066.1
Dieng, D.; Laux, P.; Smiatek, G.; Heinzeller, D.; Bliefernicht, J.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Performance Analysis and Projected Changes of Agroclimatological Indices Across West Africa Based on High-Resolution Regional Climate Model Simulations
2018. Journal of geophysical research / D, 123 (15), 7950–7973. doi:10.1029/2018JD028536
Bliefernicht, J.; Berger, S.; Salack, S.; Guug, S.; Hingerl, L.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
The WASCAL Hydrometeorological Observatory in the Sudan Savanna of Burkina Faso and Ghana
2018. Vadose zone journal, 17 (1), 1–20. doi:10.2136/vzj2018.03.0065Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Faye, B.; Webber, H. A.; Naab, J. B.; MacCarthy, D. S.; Adam, M.; Laux, P.; et al.
Impacts of 1.5 versus 2.0 °C on cereal yields in the West African Sudan Savanna
2018. Environmental research letters, 13 (3), Art.Nr. 034014. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaab40Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2017
Haese, B.; Hörning, S.; Chwala, C.; Bárdossy, A.; Schalge, B.; Kunstmann, H.
Stochastic Reconstruction and Interpolation of Precipitation Fields Using Combined Information of Commercial Microwave Links and Rain Gauges
2017. Water resources research, 53 (12), 10740–10756. doi:10.1002/2017WR021015
Wolf, B.; Chwala, C.; Fersch, B.; Garvelmann, J.; Junkermann, W.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
The ScaleX campaign: scale-crossing land-surface and boundary layer processes in the TERENO-preAlpine observatory
2017. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (6), 1217–1234. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00277.1Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Bartels, J.; Bliefernicht, J.; Seidel, J.; Bardossy, A.; Kunstmann, H.; Johst, M.; et al.
Assessment of ensemble discharge forecasts for operational flood warnings [Bewertung von Ensemble-Abflussvorhersagen für die operationelle Hochwasserwarnung]
2017. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 61 (5), 297–310. doi:10.5675/HyWa_2017,5_1
Garvelmann, J.; Warscher, M.; Leonhardt, G.; Franz, H.; Lotz, A.; Kunstmann, H.
Quantification and characterization of the dynamics of spring and stream water systems in the Berchtesgaden Alps with a long-term stable isotope dataset
2017. Environmental earth sciences, 76 (22), Art.Nr.: 766. doi:10.1007/s12665-017-7107-6
Kumar, N.; Tischbein, B.; Kusche, J.; Laux, P.; Beg, M. K.; Bogardi, J. J.
Impact of climate change on water resources of upper Kharun catchment in Chhattisgarh, India
2017. Journal of hydrology / Regional studies, 13, 189–207. doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2017.07.008Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Annor, T.; Lamptey, B.; Wagner, S.; Oguntunde, P.; Arnault, J.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
High-resolution long-term WRF climate simulations over Volta Basin : Part 1 : validation analysis for temperature and precipitation
2017. Theoretical and applied climatology, 1–21. doi:10.1007/s00704-017-2223-5
Laux, P.; Nguyen, P. N. B.; Cullmann, J.; Kunstmann, H.
Impacts of Land-Use/Land-Cover Change and Climate Change on the Regional Climate in the Central Vietnam
2017. Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam. Ed.: A. Nauditt, 143–151, Springer Science+Business Media 
Laux, P.; Fink, M.; Waongo, M.; Pedroso, R.; Salvini, G.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Hydrological and Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change in the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin in Central Vietnam
2017. Land Use and Climate Change Interactions in Central Vietnam. Ed.: A. Nauditt, 123–142, Springer Science+Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-2624-9_8
Brosy, C.; Krampf, K.; Zeeman, M.; Wolf, B.; Junkermann, W.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Simultaneous multicopter-based air sampling and sensing of meteorological variables
2017. Atmospheric measurement techniques, 10 (8), 2773–2784. doi:10.5194/amt-10-2773-2017Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Golston, L. M.; Tao, L.; Brosy, C.; Schäfer, K.; Wolf, B.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Lightweight mid-infrared methane sensor for unmanned aerial systems
2017. Applied physics / B, 123 (6), 170. doi:10.1007/s00340-017-6735-6Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Paeth, H.; Paxian, A.; Sein, D. V.; Jacob, D.; Panitz, H.-J.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Decadal and multi-year predictability of the West African monsoon and the role of dynamical downscaling
2017. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26 (4), 363–377. doi:10.1127/metz/2017/0811Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Dieng, D.; Smiatek, G.; Bliefernicht, J.; Heinzeller, D.; Sarr, A.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Evaluation of the COSMO-CLM high-resolution climate simulations over West Africa
2017. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 122 (3), 1437–1455. doi:10.1002/2016JD025457
Kunstmann, H.; Fröhle, P.; Hattermann, F.; Marx, A.; Smiatek, G.; Wanger, C.
Wasserhaushalt
2017. Klimawandel in Deutschland : Entwicklung, Folgen, Risiken und Perspektiven. Hrsg.: G. Brasseur, 161–172, Springer Spektrum. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-50397-3_16Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2016
Laux, P.; Nguyen, P. N. B.; Cullmann, J.; Van, T. P.; Kunstmann, H.
How many RCM ensemble members provide confidence in the impact of land-use land cover change?
2016. International journal of climatology, 37 (4), 2080–2100. doi:10.1002/joc.4836
Schmieder, J.; Hanzer, F.; Marke, T.; Garvelmann, J.; Warscher, M.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
The importance of snowmelt spatiotemporal variability for isotope-based hydrograph separation in a high-elevation catchment
2016. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 20 (12), 5015–5033. doi:10.5194/hess-20-5015-2016Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Hingerl, L.; Kunstmann, H.; Wagner, S.; Mauder, M.; Bliefernicht, J.; Rigon, R.
Spatio-temporal variability of water and energy fluxes: a case study for a mesoscale catchment in pre-alpine environment
2016. Hydrological processes, 30 (21), 3804–3823. doi:10.1002/hyp.10893
Smiatek, G.; Kunstmann, H.; Senatore, A.
EURO-CORDEX regional climate model analysis for the Greater Alpine Region (GAR) : Performance and expected future change
2016. Journal of geophysical research / Atmospheres, 121 (13), 7710–7728. doi:10.1002/2015JD024727
Gosset, M. E. J.; Kunstmann, H.; Zougmore, F.; Cazenave, F.; Leijnse, H.; Uijlenhoet, R.; et al.
Improving rainfall measurement in gauge poor regions thanks to mobile telecommunication networks
2016. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (3), ES49-ES51. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00164.1
Paxian, A.; Sein, D.; Panitz, H.-J.; Warscher, M.; Breil, M.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Bias reduction in decadal predictions of West African monsoon rainfall using regional climate models
2016. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (4), 1715–1735. doi:10.1002/2015JD024143
2015
Salack, S.; Sarr, B.; Sangare, S. K.; Ly, M.; Sanda, I. S.; Kunstmann, H.
Crop-climate ensemble scenarios to improve risk assessment and resilience in the semi-arid regions of West Africa
2015. Climate research, 65, 107–121. doi:10.3354/cr01282
Senatore, A.; Mendicino, G.; Gochis, D. J.; Yu, W.; Yates, D. N.; Kunstmann, H.
Fully coupled atmosphere-hydrology simulations for the central Mediterranean: Impact of enhanced hydrological parameterization for short and long time scales
2015. Journal of advances in modeling earth systems, 7 (4), 1693–1715. doi:10.1002/2015MS000510
Soltani, M.; Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.; Stan, K.; Sohrabi, M. M.; Molanejad, M.; et al.
Assessment of climate variations in temperature and precipitation extreme events over Iran
2015. Theoretical and applied climatology, 126 (3), 775–795. doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1609-5
Alshawaf, F.; Fersch, B.; Hinz, S.; Kunstmann, H.; Mayer, M.; Meyer, F. J.
Water vapor mapping by fusing InSAR and GNSS remote sensing data and atmospheric simulations
2015. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19 (12), 4747–4764. doi:10.5194/hess-19-4747-2015Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Quansah, E.; Mauder, M.; Balogun, A. A.; Amekudzi, L. K.; Hingerl, L.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Carbon dioxide fluxes from contrasting ecosystems in the Sudanian Savanna in West Africa
2015. Carbon Balance and Management, 10 (1), 1–17. doi:10.1186/s13021-014-0011-4Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Klein, C.; Heinzeller, D.; Bliefernicht, J.; Kunstmann, H.
Variability of West African monsoon patterns generated by a WRF multi-physics ensemble
2015. Climate dynamics, 45 (9-10), 2733–2755. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2505-5
Chen, C.; Börnick, H.; Cai, Q.; Dai, X.; Jähnig, S. C.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Challenges and opportunities of German-Chinese cooperation in water science and technology
2015. Environmental earth sciences, 73 (8), 4861–4871. doi:10.1007/s12665-015-4149-5
Alshawaf, F.; Fersch, B.; Hinz, S.; Kunstmann, H.; Mayer, M.; Meyer, F. J.
Water vapor mapping by fusing InSAR and GNSS remote sensing data and atmospheric simulations
2015. Hydrology and earth system sciences discussions, 12 (1), 363–404. doi:10.5194/hessd-12-363-2015Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2014
Lorenz, C.; Kunstmann, H.; Devaraju, B.; Tourian, M. J.; Sneeuw, N.; Riegger, J.
Large-Scale Runoff from Landmasses : A Global Assessment of the Closure of the Hydrological and Atmospheric Water Balances
2014. Journal of hydrometeorology, 15 (6), 2111–2139. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-13-0157.1
Sneeuw, N.; Lorenz, C.; Devaraju, B.; Tourian, M. J.; Riegger, J.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Estimating Runoff Using Hydro-Geodetic Approaches
2014. Surveys in geophysics, 35 (6), 1333–1359. doi:10.1007/s10712-014-9300-4
Phan Van, T.; Van Nguyen, H.; Trinh Tuan, L.; Nguyen Quang, T.; Ngo-Duc, T.; Laux, P.; et al.
Seasonal Prediction of Surface Air Temperature across Vietnam Using the Regional Climate Model Version 4.2 (RegCM4.2)
2014. Advances in meteorology, 2014, Art.Nr. 245104. doi:10.1155/2014/245104Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Waongo, M.; Laux, P.; Traore, S. B.; Sanon, M.; Kunstmann, H.
A crop model and fuzzy rule based approach for optimizing maize planting dates in Burkina Faso, West Africa
2014. Journal of applied meteorology and climatology, 53, 598–613. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0116.1
Souvignet, M.; Laux, P.; Freer, J.; Cloke, H.; Thinh, D. Q.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Recent climatic trends and linkages to river discharge in Central Vietnam
2014. Hydrological processes, 28, 1587–1601. doi:10.1002/hyp.9693
2013
Guillod, B. P.; Davin, E. L.; Kündig, C.; Smiatek, G.; Seneviratne, S. I.
Impact of soil map specifications for European climate simulations
2013. Climate dynamics, 40 (1-2), 123–141. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1395-z
Marke, T.; Strasser, U.; Kraller, G.; Warscher, M.; Kunstmann, H.; Franz, H.; et al.
The Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria, Germany): a platform for interdisciplinary catchment research
2013. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69, 679–694. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2317-z
Berg, P.; Wagner, S.; Kunstmann, H.; Schädler, G.
High resolution regional climate model simulations for Germany: part I-validation
2013. Climate dynamics, 40 (1-2), 401–414. doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1508-8
Knoche, H. R.; Kunstmann, H.
Tracking atmospheric water pathways by direct evaporation tagging: A case study for West Africa
2013. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118, 12345–12348. doi:10.1002/2013JD019976
Ent, R. J. van der; Tuinenburg, O. A.; Knoche, H. R.; Kunstmann, H.; Savenije, H. H. G.
Should we use a simple of complex model for moisture recycling and atmospheric moisture tracking?
2013. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 4869–4884. doi:10.5194/hess-17-4869-2013
2012
Bogena, H.; Kunkel, R.; Puetz, T.; Vereecken, H.; Krueger, E.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
TERENO - Long-term monitoring network for terrestrial environmental research
2012. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, 56 (3), 138–143 
Hartmann, A.; Lange, J.; Vivo Aguado, A.; Mizyed, N.; Smiatek, G.; Kunstmann, H.
A multi-model approach for improved simulations of future water availability at a large Eastern Mediterranean karst spring
2012. Journal of Hydrology, 468-469, 130–138. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.08.024
Vogl, S.; Laux, P.; Qiu, W.; Mao, G.; Kunstmann, H.
Copula-based assimilation of radar and gauge information to derive bias-corrected precipitation fields
2012. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 9, 937–982. doi:10.5194/hessd-9-937-2012
Chwala, C.; Gmeiner, A.; Qiu, W.; Hipp, S.; Nienaber, D.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
Precipitation observation using microwave backhaul links in the alpine and pre-alpine region of Southern Germany
2012. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 2647–2661. doi:10.5194/hess-16-2647-2012
Kraller, G.; Warscher, M.; Kunstmann, H.; Vogl, S.; Marke, T.; Strasser, U.
Water balance estimation in high Alpine terrain by combining distributed modeling and a neural network approach (Berchtesgaden Alps, Germany)
2012. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 1969–1990. doi:10.5194/hess-16-1969-2012
Vogl, S.; Laux, P.; Qiu, W.; Mao, G.; Kunstmann, H.
Copula-based assimilation of radar and gauge information to derive bias-corrected precipitation fields
2012. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 2311–2328. doi:10.5194/hess-16-2311-2012
Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; Laux, P.; Hendricks-Franssen, H. J.; Calbo, J.; Vogl, S.; Georgoulias, A. K.; et al.
Assessing large-scale weekly cycles in meteorological variables: a review
2012. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 5755–5771. doi:10.5194/acp-12-5755-2012
Lutz, K.; Jacobeit, J.; Philipp, A.; Seubert, S.; Kunstmann, H.; Laux, P.
Comparison and evaluation of statistical downscaling techniques for station-based precipitation in the Middle East
2012. International Journal of Climatology, 32, 1579–1595. doi:10.1002/joc.2381
2011
Barnes, I.; Becker, K.; Bruckmann, P.; Gilge, S.; Smiatek, G.; Steinbrecher, R.; et al.
Reinheit und Qualität der Luft haben Grenzen
2011. Zellner, R. [Hrsg.] Chemie über den Wolken:. und darunter Weinheim : Wiley VCH, 2011, 85–97 
Samuels, R.; Smiatek, G.; Kunstmann, H.; Alpert, P.
Extreme value indicators in highly resolved climate change simulations for the Jordan River area
2011. Journal of geophysical research, 116 (D24), D24123/1–9. doi:10.1029/2011JD016322
Laux, P.; Vogl, S.; Qiu, W.; Knoche, H. R.; Kunstmann, H.
Copula-based statistical refinement of precipitation in RCM simulations over complex terrain
2011. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 2401–2419. doi:10.5194/hess-15-2401-2011
Zacharias, S.; Bogena, H.; Samaniego, L.; Mauder, M.; Fuß, R.; Kunstmann, H.; et al.
A network of terrestrial environmental observatories in Germany
2011. Vadose zone journal, 10 (3), 955–973. doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0139
Smiatek, G.; Kunstmann, H.; Heckl, A.
High-resolution climate change simulations for the Jordan River area
2011. Journal of geophysical research, 116 (D16), D16111. doi:10.1029/2010JD015313
2009
Curci, G.; Beekmann, M.; Vautard, R.; Bessagnet, B.; Menut, L.; Smiatek, G.; et al.
Contribution of natural/biogenic sources to particulate matter levels over Europe: a multi-scale modelling study
2009. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 19th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conf., Davos, CH, June 21-26, 2009, Suppl.1, (Abstract), 73, A254 
Laux, P.; Wagner, S.; Wagner, A.; Jacobeit, J.; Bardossy, A.; Kunstmann, H.
Modelling daily precipitation features in the Volta Basin of West Africa
2009. International Journal of Climatology, 29, 937–54. doi:10.1002/joc.1852
Curci, G.; Beekmann, M.; Vautard, R.; Smiatek, G.; Steinbrecher, R.; Theloke, J.; et al.
Modelling study of the impact of isoprene and terpene biogenic emissions on European ozone levels
2009. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 1444–55. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.02.070
Grote, R.; Lehmann, E.; Brümmer, C.; Brüggemann, N.; Szarzynski, J.; Kunstmann, H.
Modelling and observation of biosphere-atmosphere interactions in natural savannah in Burkina Faso, West Africa
2009. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 34, 251–60. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2008.05.003
Steinbrecher, R.; Smiatek, G.; Kölble, R.; Seufert, G.; Theloke, J.; Hauff, K.; et al.
Intra- and inter-annual variability of VOC emissions from natural and semi-natural vegetation in Europe and neighbouring countries
2009. Atmospheric Environment, 43, 1380–91. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.09.072
2008
Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.
Detection of regional weekly weather cycles across Europe
2008. Environmental Research Letters, 3, 044005/1–7. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044005
Suppan, P.; Kunstmann, H.; Heckl, A.; Rimmer, A.
Impact of climate change on water availability in the Near East
2008. Zereini, F. [Hrsg.] Climatic Changes and Water Resources in the Middle East and North Africa Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2008 (Environmental Science and Engineering), 47–58 
Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.; Bardossy, A.
Predicting the regional onset of the rainy season in West Africa
2008. International Journal of Climatology, 28, 329–42. doi:10.1002/joc.1542
2007
Kunstmann, H.
Regionale Auswirkung der Klimaänderung auf die Wasserverfügbarkeit in Klimasensitiven Gebieten
2007. Endlicher, W. [Hrsg.] Der Klimawandel : Einblicke, Rückblicke und Ausblicke Potsdam : Potsdam Inst.für Klimafolgenforschung, 2007, 67–74 
Neumann, R.; Jung, G.; Laux, P.; Kunstmann, H.
Climate trends of temperature, precipitation and river discharge in the Volta Basin of West Africa
2007. International Journal of River Basin Management, 5 (1), 17–30 
Kunstmann, H.; Jung, G.
Influence of soil-moisture and land use change on precipitation in the Volta Basin of West Africa
2007. International Journal of River Basin Management, 5 (1), 9–16 
Mast, M.; Suppan, P.; Smiatek, G.; Forkel, R.
Pre-processing tool mit Schnittstellen zur graphischen Darstellung von Zwischenkonvertierungsschritten und Zielformatierung von Emissionsdaten
2007. METTOOLSsup(V)sup(I) : Fachtagung des Fachausschusses Umweltmeteorologie der Deutschen Meteorologischen Gesellschaft, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 24.-26.April 2007 Wissenschaftliche Berichte, FZKA-7300 (April 2007), 84–86 
2006
Marx, A.; Kunstmann, H.; Bardossy, A.; Seltmann, J.
Radar rainfall estimates in an alpine environment using inverse hydrological modelling
2006. Advances in Geosciences, 9, 25–29 
Kunstmann, H.; Krause, J.; Mayr, S.
Inverse distributed hydrological modelling of Alpine catchments
2006. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 10, 395–412 
2005
Smiatek, G.
SOAP-based web services in GIS/RDMBS environment
2005. Environmental modelling & software, (2004), 20 (6), 775–782. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2004.04.008
Kunstmann, H.; Krause, J.; Mayr, S.
Inverse distributed hydrological modelling of alpine catchments
2005. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 2, 2581–2623 
Youkhana, E.; Arendt, B.; Kunstmann, H.; Martin, N.; Rodgers, C.; Vlek, P. L. G.
Das GLOWA Volta Projekt: Untersuchungen zum nachhaltigen Umgang mit der Resource Wasser im Voltabecken von West Afrika
2005. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, H.4, 49, 190–200 
Kesik, M.; Ambus, P.; Baritz, R.; Brüggemann, N.; Butterbach-Bahl, K.; Smiatek, G.; et al.
Inventories of N₂O and NO emissions from European forest soil
2005. Biogeosciences, 2, 353–75 
Knoche, R.; Jung, G.; Forkel, R.; Kunstmann, H.
High resolution climate simulations as a tool for climate impact and adaptation analysis
2005. Annalen der Meteorologie, 17th Internat.Congress of Biometeorology (ICB 2005), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, September 5-9, 2005, (2005), (41), 205–08 
Kunstmann, H.; Schneider, K.; Forkel, R.; Knoche, R.
Impact analysis of climate change for an Alpine catchment using high resolution dynamic downscaling of ECHAM4 time slices
2005. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, (2004), 8, 1030–44 
2004
Steinbrecher, R.; Smiatek, G.
VOC emissions from biogenic sources
2004. Friedrich, R. [Hrsg.] Emissions of Air Pollutants : Measurements, Calculations and Uncertainties Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2004, 16–24 
Smiatek, G.
Land cover and topography mapping
2004. Friedrich, R. [Hrsg.] Emissions of Air Pollutants : Measurements, Calculations and Uncertainties Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2004, 282–91 
2003
Kunstmann, H.; Stadler, C.
Gekoppelte hochaufgelöste Meteorologie-Hydrologie-Simulationen für das alpine Einzugsgebiet der Mangfall
2003. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung, (2002), 47, 151–59 
Stewart, H. E.; Hewitt, C. N.; Bunce, R. G. H.; Steinbrecher, R.; Smiatek, G.; Schoenemeyer, T.
A highly spatially and temporally resolved inventory for biogenic isoprene and monoterpene emissions: Model description and application to Great Britain
2003. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(D20), 4644, 2003 DOI:10.1029/2002JD002694. doi:10.1029/2002JD002694
Knoche, H.; Forkel, R.; Kunstmann, H.
Regionale Klimasimulationen für Süddeutschland und den Alpenraum
2003. Tag der Hydrologie, Universität Freiburg, 20.-21.März 2003 Kleeberg, H.B. [Hrsg.] Klima,Wasser, Flussgebietsmanagement - im Lichte der Flut, Beiträge zum Tag der Hydrologie 2003, am 20/21. März 2003in Freiburg i.Br. Hennef : Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V, 2003, Bd.1 (Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung; H.4.2003) 
Bogacki, M.; Smiatek, G.
Okreslenie przestrzenno-czasowego rozkladu emisji lotnych zwiazkow organicznych z lasow na przykladzie polski
2003. Konieczynski, J. [Hrsg.] Problemy Ochrony Powietrza w Aglomeracjach Miejsko-Przemyslowych Lodz : Polska Akademia Nauk, 2003, 17–24 
2002
Jakobs, H. J.; Tilmes, S.; Heidegger, A.; Nester, K.; Smiatek, G.
Short-term ozone forecasting with a network model system during summer 1999
2002. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 42, 23–40. doi:10.1023/A:1015767207688
Giesen, N.; Kunstmann, H.; Jung, G.; Liebe, J.; Andreini, M.; Vlek, P.
The GLOWA Volta project: Integrated assessment of feedback mechanisms between climate, landuse, and hydrology
2002. Advances in Global Change Research Vol.10: Climatic Change : Implications for the Hydrological Cycle and for Water Management Dordrecht [u.a.] : Kluwer Acad.Publ., 2002, 154–70