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Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann

Head of Division “Regional Climate Systems” and Chair for "Regional Climate and Hydrology" at Augsburg University
group: Regional Climate and Hydrology
room: 045
phone: +49 8821 183 208
fax: +49 8821 183 243
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List of Publications

List of Presentations



Research and Teaching at Augsburg University:



Research fields:

  • Impact of climate change and land use change on terrestrial hydrology: high resolution regional climate simulations and distributed hydrological simulations
  • Dynamical and statistical downscaling of meteorological fields
  • Development of coupled atmosphere-hydrosphere model systems
  • Stochastic hydrological modelling and inverse hydrological modeling
  • Modeling and observation of joint water- and energy fluxes in alpine terrain
  • Line integrated precipitation observation by microwave attenuation and phase shift analysis


Recent Third-Party Funded Projects:

Finished Projects:

  • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW): "Impact of climate change on the Figeh-Spring, Damascus/Syria"
  • CEDIM: "Flood Hazards in a changing climate"
  • StMUG & Nationalpark Berchtesgaden: "Water balance of Nationalpark Berchtesgaden and improvement of snow modeling
  • BMBF: "GLOWA-Jordan: An international study of the future of the scarce Jordan River basin under the impact of climate and global change" (http://www.glowa-jordan-river.de/)
  • BMBF: "Food security in Eastern Africa: Steering rice productivity towards climate resilience (RICE-EA)"
  • HGF Virtual Institute PROCEMA (http://www.imk-ifu.kit.edu/1179.php): "Regional precipitation observation by cellular network microwave attenuation and application to water resources management"
  • GTZ/BMZ: Adaptation of Land Use to Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (ALUCCSA)
  • GLOWA-Volta (http://www.glowa-volta.de/): Sustainable water use under changing land use patterns, rainfall reliability and water demand in the Volta BasinInterreg IIIb Alpine Space Programme & StMUV (Land Bayern): (http://www.alpinespace.org/climchalp.html) Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in the Alpine Space
  • Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt (LfU): “Modelltechnische Erweiterung des Wasserhaushaltsmodells WaSiM-ETH und Aufbau, Test und Anwendung am Beispiel des Einzugsgebietes der Alz”
  • Chiemgau-Studie (http://www.klimazwei.de/) (BMBF): Klimaschutz- und Anpassungspotenziale einer Region und ihre Erschließung – Fallstudie „Chiemgau - Inn – Salzach-Berchtesgaden“
  • AMMA-EU (http://www.amma-eu.org/): African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis