Working Groups

Group L. Samaniego

Stochastic and Land Surface Hydrology

Luis Samaniego: "Our main focus is on understanding and modeling the complex interaction of land-surface hydrologic processes and their spatial and temporal variability at meso- to macro-scale"

Group S. Attinger

Subsurface Hydrology

Sabine Attinger: "We are concerned with developing computational methods to scale processes in the hydrological cycle. Avoiding heuristically motivated upscaling steps, we propose to develop a systematic multi-scale scheme starting from physically based conservation laws of water and matter fluxes on smallest scales up to conceptual models on terrain scale, in order to close the gap between traditional hydrological modelling and modelling approaches in soil science and groundwater hydrology. "

Group M. Cuntz

Modeling Driven Monitoring

Corinna Rebmann : "We are measuring the exchanges of energy, water and trace gases between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere in close interaction with requirements of the modeling groups."

Group A. Marx

Climate Office for Central Germany

Andreas Marx: "The Climate Office for Central Germany is part of a Helmholtz Climate Office Network. These Regional Climate Offices pool and impart research findings that are of particular relevance for climate-sensitive areas of the region in question."