Stochastic and Land Surface Hydrology


Team

Luis Samaniego
Luis Samaniego
Rohini Kumar
Rohini Kumar
Oldrich Rakovec
Oldrich Rakovec
Stephan Thober
Stephan Thober
Matthias Zink
Matthias Zink
Martin Schrön
Martin Schrön
Michael Peichl
Michael Peichl
Johannes Brenner
Johannes Brenner

Research Focus

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. Research focus is laid on drought reproduction and prediction, multiscale data assimilation and evaluation, and Multiscale Parameter Regionalisation:


Projects

The Mesoscale Hydrological Model
using MPR technology

Earth Dynamics Alliance

End-to-end Demonstrator for improved decision making in the water sector in Europe

HOKLIM - High-resolution climate indicators under a global warming of 1.5°

Regional Climate Change

  • Robust Ensemble Selection
  • Flood and Drough Prediction

Seasonal Water Resources Management Regionalized Global Data and Transfer to Practise

Terrestrial Environmental Observatories

  • Reflectivity and Rainfall (Z-R) Relationship for Hydrology
  • Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensing for Soil Moisture Products

Water - Earth System Science

  • Multiscale Weather Generator
  • Water Balance for major German River Basins

Datasets

Water fluxes and states dataset accounting for paramtric uncertainty (100 ensemble members)


Conference Posters

Please visit the Conference Posters archive, pre-filtered by the group leader "Samaniego".


Publications

  • Baroni, G., Zink, M., Kumar, R., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2017):
    Effects of uncertainty in soil properties on simulated hydrological states and fluxes at different spatio-temporal scales
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (5), 2301 - 2320
    full text (url)
  • Clark, M.P., Bierkens, M.F.P., Samaniego, L., Woods, R.A., Uijlenhoet, R., Bennett, K.E., Pauwels, V.R.N., Cai, X., Wood, A.W., Peters-Lidard, C.D. (2017):
    The evolution of process-based hydrologic models: historical challenges and the collective quest for physical realism
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (7), 3427 - 3440
    full text (url)
  • Eisner, S., Flörke, M., Chamorro, A., Daggupati, P., Donnelly, C., Huang, J., Hundecha, Y., Koch, H., Kalugin, A., Krylenko, I., Mishra, V., Piniewski, M., Samaniego, L., Seidou, O., Wallner, M., Krysanova, V. (2017):
    An ensemble analysis of climate change impacts on streamflow seasonality across 11 large river basins
    Clim. Change 141 (3), 401 - 417
    full text (url)
  • Hattermann, F.F., Krysanova, V., Gosling, S.N., Dankers, R., Daggupati, P., Donnelly, C., Flörke, M., Huang, S., Motovilov, Y., Buda, S., Yang, T., Müller, C., Leng, G., Tang, Q., Portmann, F.T., Hagemann, S., Gerten, D., Wada, Y., Masaki, Y., Alemayehu, T., Satoh, Y., Samaniego, L. (2017):
    Cross‐scale intercomparison of climate change impacts simulated by regional and global hydrological models in eleven large river basins
    Clim. Change 141 (3), 561 - 576
    full text (url)
  • Heße, F., Zink, M., Kumar, R., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2017):
    Spatially distributed characterization of soil-moisture dynamics using travel-time distributions
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (1), 549 - 570
    full text (url)
  • Marx, A., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Zink, M., Wanders, N., Wood, E.F., Pan, M., Sheffield, J., Samaniego, L. (2017):
    Climate change alters low flows in Europe under a 1.5, 2, and 3 degree global warming
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Diss.
    full text (url)
  • Marx, A., Treffeisen, R., Grosfeld, K., Hiller, W., Heygster, G., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Pommerencke, J., Zink, M. (2017):
    Wissenschaftliche Information für die Anwendung
    In: Marx, A. (Hrsg.)
    Klimaanpassung in Forschung und Politik
    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH - Springer Spektrum, Wiesbaden, S. 119 - 141
    full text (url)
  • Mishra, V., Kumar, R., Shah, H.L., Samaniego, L., Eisner, S., Yang, T. (2017):
    Multimodel assessment of sensitivity and uncertainty of evapotranspiration and a proxy for available water resources under climate change
    Clim. Change 141 (3), 451 - 465
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  • Mizukami, N., Clark, M., Newman, A.J., Wood, A.W., Gutmann, E., Nijssen, B., Rakovec, O., Samaniego, L. (2017):
    Toward seamless large domain parameter estimation for hydrologic models
    Water Resour. Res.
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  • Pechlivanidis, I.G., Arheimer, B., Donnelly, C., Hundecha, Y., Huang, S., Aich, V., Samaniego, L., Eisner, S., Shi, P. (2017):
    Analysis of hydrological extremes at different hydro-climatic regimes under present and future conditions
    Clim. Change 141 (3), 467 - 481
    full text (url)
  • Peichl, M., Thober, S., Meyer, V., Samaniego, L. (2017):
    The effect of soil moisture anomalies on maize yield in Germany
    Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss.
    full text (url)
  • Peters-Lidard, C.D., Clark, M., Samaniego, L., Verhoest, N.E.C., van Emmerik, T., Uijlenhoet, R., Achieng, K., Franz, T.E., Woods, R. (2017):
    Scaling, smilarity, and the fourth paradigm for hydrology
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (7), 3701 - 3713
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L. (2017):
    Peer review report 1 on “A regional parameter estimation scheme for a pan-European multi-basin model”
    J. Hydrol. Reg. Stud. 9 (Suppl. 1), 110
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Breuer, L., Chamorro, A., Flörke, M., Pechlivanidis, I.G., Schäfer, D., Shah, H., Vetter, T., Wortmann, M., Zeng, X. (2017):
    Propagation of forcing and model uncertainties on to hydrological drought characteristics in a multi-model century-long experiment in large river basins
    Clim. Change 141 (3), 435 - 449
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Rakovec, O., Zink, M., Wanders, N., Eisner, S., Müller Schmied, H., Sutanudjaja, E.H., Warrach-Sagi, K., Attinger, S. (2017):
    Toward seamless hydrologic predictions across spatial scales
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (9), 4323 - 4346
    full text (url)
  • Wollschläger, U., Attinger, S., Borchardt, D., Brauns, M., Cuntz, M., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Friese, K., Friesen, J., Harpke, A., Hildebrandt, A., Jäckel, G., Kamjunke, N., Knöller, K., Kögler, S., Kolditz, O., Krieg, R., Kumar, R., Lausch, A., Liess, M., Marx, A., Merz, R., Mueller, C., Musolff, A., Norf, H., Oswald, S.E., Rebmann, C., Reinstorf, F., Rode, M., Rink, K., Rinke, K., Samaniego, L., Vieweg, M., Vogel, H.-J., Weitere, M., Werban, U., Zink, M., Zacharias, S. (2017):
    The Bode hydrological observatory: a platform for integrated, interdisciplinary hydro-ecological research within the TERENO Harz/Central German Lowland Observatory
    Environ. Earth Sci. 76 (1), art. 29
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  • Zink, M., Kumar, R., Cuntz, M., Samaniego, L. (2017):
    A high-resolution dataset of water fluxes and states for Germany accounting for parametric uncertainty
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (3), 1769 - 1790
    full text (url)
  • Clark, M.P., Schaefli, B., Schymanski, S.J., Samaniego, L., Luce, C.H., Jackson, B.M., Freer, J.E., Arnold, J.R., Moore, R.D., Istanbulluoglu, E., Ceola, S. (2016):
    Improving the theoretical underpinnings of process-based hydrologic models
    Water Resour. Res. 52 (3), 2350 - 2365
    full text (url)
  • Cuntz, M., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Clark, M., Wulfmeyer, V., Branch, O., Attinger, S., Thober, S. (2016):
    The impact of standard and hard-coded parameters on the hydrologic fluxes in the Noah-MP land surface model
    J. Geophys. Res. 121 (18), 10676 - 10700
    full text (url)
  • Heße, F., Zink, M., Kumar, R., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2016):
    Spatially distributed characterization of soil dynamics using travel-time distributions
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Diss.
    full text (url)
  • Höllering, S., Ihringer, J., Samaniego, L., Zehe, E. (2016):
    An integrated multi-fingerprint sensitivity-nested approach for regional model parameter estimation and catchment similarity assessment
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Diss. , doi:10.5194/hess-2016-249
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  • Kumar, R., Musuuza, J.L., Van Loon, A.F., Teuling, A.J., Barthel, R., Ten Broek, J., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2016):
    Multiscale evaluation of the Standardized Precipitation Index as a groundwater drought indicator
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 20 (3), 1117 - 1131
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  • Marx, A., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Zink, M. (2016):
    Der Dürremonitor – Aktuelle Information zur Bodenfeuchte in Deutschland
    In: Wernecke, G., Ebner von Eschenbach, A.-D., Strunck, Y., Kirschbauer, L., Müller, A. (Hrsg.)
    Wasserressourcen – Wissen im Flussgebieten vernetzen. Beiträge zum Tag der Hydrologie am 17./18. März 2016 in Koblenz, ausgerichtet von der Hochschule Koblenz und der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
    Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 37
    Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall (DWA), Hennef, S. 131 - 142
    full text (url)
  • Mueller, C., Zink, M., Samaniego, L., Krieg, R., Merz, R., Rode, M., Knöller, K. (2016):
    Discharge driven nitrogen dynamics in a mesoscale river basin as constrained by stable isotope patterns
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (17), 9187 - 9196
    full text (url)
  • Nijzink, R.C., Samaniego, L., Mai, J., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Zink, M., Schäfer, D., Savenije, H.H.G., Hrachowitz, M. (2016):
    The importance of topography-controlled sub-grid process heterogeneity and semi-quantitative prior constraints in distributed hydrological models
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 20 (3), 1151 - 1176
    full text (url)
  • Rakovec, O., Kumar, R., Attinger, S., Samaniego, L. (2016):
    Improving the realism of hydrologic model functioning through multivariate parameter estimation
    Water Resour. Res. 52 (10), 7779 - 7792
    full text (url)
  • Rakovec, O., Kumar, R., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Thober, S., Zink, M., Attinger, S., Schäfer, D., Schrön, M., Samaniego, L. (2016):
    Multiscale and multivariate evaluation of water fluxes and states over European river basins
    J. Hydrometeorol. 17 (1), 287 - 307
    full text (url)
  • Zink, M., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Marx, A. (2016):
    The German drought monitor
    Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (7), art. 074002
    full text (url)
  • Bierkens, M.F.P., Bell, V.A., Burek, P., Chaney, N., Condon, L.E., David, C.H., de Roo, A., Döll, P., Drost, N., Famiglietti, J.S., Flörke, M., Gochis, D.J., Houser, P., Hut, R., Keune, J., Kollet, S., Maxwell, R.M., Reager, J.T., Samaniego, L., Sudicky, E., Sutanudjaja, E.H., van de Giesen, N., Winsemius, H., Wood, E.F. (2015):
    Hyper-resolution global hydrological modelling: what is next?
    "Everywhere and locally relevant"
    Hydrol. Process. 29 (2), 310 - 320
    full text (url)
  • Cuntz, M., Mai, J., Zink, M., Thober, S., Kumar, R., Schäfer, D., Schrön, M., Craven, J.R., Rakovec, O., Spieler, D., Prykhodko, V., Dalmasso, G., Musuuza, J., Langenberg, B., Attinger, S., Samaniego, L. (2015):
    Computationally inexpensive identification of noninformative model parameters by sequential screening
    Water Resour. Res. 51 (8), 6417 - 6441
    full text (url)
  • Kumar, R., Musuuza, J.L., Van Loon, A.F., Teuling, A.J., Barthel, R., Ten Broek, J., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2015):
    Multiscale evaluation of the Standardized Precipitation Index as a groundwater drought indicator
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Diss. 12 (8), 7405 - 7436
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  • Livneh, B., Kumar, R., Samaniego, L. (2015):
    Influence of soil textural properties on hydrologic fluxes in the Mississippi river basin
    Hydrol. Process. 29 (21), 4638 - 4655
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  • Mendoza, P.A., Clark, M.P., Barlage, M., Rajagopalan, B., Samaniego, L., Abramowitz, G., Gupta, H. (2015):
    Are we unnecessarily constraining the agility of complex process-based models?
    Water Resour. Res. 51 (1), 716 - 728
    full text (url)
  • Nijzink, R.C., Samaniego, L., Mai, J., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Zink, M., Schäfer, D., Savenije, H.H.G., Hrachowitz, M. (2015):
    The importance of topography controlled sub-grid process heterogeneity in distributed hydrological models
    Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Diss. 12 , 13301 - 13358
    full text (url)
  • Thober, S., Kumar, R., Sheffield, J., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Samaniego, L. (2015):
    Seasonal soil moisture drought prediction over Europe using the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME)
    J. Hydrometeorol. 16 (6), 2329 - 2344
    full text (url)
  • Jackisch, C., Zehe, E., Samaniego, L., Singh, A.K. (2014):
    An experiment to gauge an ungauged catchment: rapid data assessment and eco-hydrological modelling in a data-scarce rural catchment
    Hydrol. Sci. J.-J. Sci. Hydrol. 59 (12), 2103 - 2125
    full text (url)
  • Schöniger, A., Wöhling, T., Samaniego, L., Nowak, W. (2014):
    Model selection on solid ground: Rigorous comparison of nine ways to evaluate Bayesian model evidence
    Water Resour. Res. 50 (12), 9484 - 9513
    full text (url)
  • Thober, S., Mai, J., Zink, M., Samaniego, L. (2014):
    Stochastic temporal disaggregation of monthly precipitation for regional gridded data sets
    Water Resour. Res. 50 (11), 8714 - 8735
    full text (url)
  • Thober, S., Samaniego, L. (2014):
    Robust ensemble selection by multivariate evaluation of extreme precipitation and temperature characteristics
    J. Geophys. Res. 119 (2), 594 - 613
    full text (url)
  • Grathwohl, P., Rügner, H., Wöhling, T., Osenbrück, K., Schwientek, M., Gayler, S., Wollschläger, U., Selle, B., Pause, M., Delfs, J.-O., Grzeschik, M., Weller, U., Ivanov, M., Cirpka, O.A., Maier, U., Kuch, B., Nowak, W., Wulfmeyer, V., Warrach-Sagi, K., Streck, T., Attinger, S., Bilke, L., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Kalbacher, T., Kolditz, O., Rink, K., Samaniego, L., Vogel, H.-J., Werban, U., Teutsch, G. (2013):
    Catchments as reactors: a comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turnover
    Environ. Earth Sci. 69 (2), 317 - 333
    full text (url)
  • Kumar, R., Livneh, B., Samaniego, L. (2013):
    Towards computationally efficient large-scale hydrologic predictions with a multiscale regionalization scheme
    Water Resour. Res. 49 (9), 5700 - 5714
    full text (url)
  • Kumar, R., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2013):
    Implications of distributed hydrologic model parameterization on water fluxes at multiple scales and locations
    Water Resour. Res. 49 (1), 360 - 379
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Zink, M. (2013):
    Implications of parameter uncertainty on soil moisture drought analysis in Germany
    J. Hydrometeorol. 14 (1), 47 - 68
    full text (url)
  • Wöhling, T., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R. (2013):
    Evaluating multiple performance criteria to calibrate the distributed hydrological model of the upper Neckar catchment
    Environ. Earth Sci. 69 (2), 453 - 468
    full text (url)
  • Kalbacher, T., Delfs, J.-O., Shao, H., Wang, W., Walther, M., Samaniego, L., Schneider, C., Kumar, R., Musolff, A., Centler, F., Sun, F., Hildebrandt, A., Liedl, R., Borchardt, D., Krebs, P., Kolditz, O. (2012):
    The IWAS-ToolBox: software coupling for an integrated water resources management
    Environ. Earth Sci. 65 (5), 1367 - 1380
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Jackisch, C. (2011):
    Predictions in a data-sparse region using a regionalized grid-based hydrologic model driven by remotely sensed data
    Hydrol. Res. 42 (5), 338 - 355
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Rode, M. (2011):
    Wasser und Modellierung
    UFZ-Experten in Sachen Wasser
    November 2011
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, S. 8 - 12
    full text (url)
  • Zacharias, S., Bogena, H., Samaniego, L., Mauder, M., Fuß, R., Pütz, T., Frenzel, M., Schwank, M., Baessler, C., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Bens, O., Borg, E., Brauer, A., Dietrich, P., Hajnsek, I., Helle, G., Kiese, R., Kunstmann, H., Klotz, S., Munch, J.C., Papen, H., Priesack, E., Schmid, H.P., Steinbrecher, R., Rosenbaum, U., Teutsch, G., Vereecken, H. (2011):
    A network of terrestrial environmental observatories in Germany
    Vadose Zone J. 10 (3), 955 - 973
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  • Alexandrov, G.A., Ames, D., Bellocchi, C., Bruen, M., Crout, N., Erechtchoukova, M., Hildebrandt, A., Hoffmann, F., Jackisch, C., Khaiter, P., Mannina, G., Matsunaga, T., Purucker, S.T., Rivington, M., Samaniego, L. (2010):
    Technical assessment and evaluation of environmental models and software: letter to the editor
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 26 (3), 328 - 336
    full text (url)
  • Kumar, R., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2010):
    The effects of spatial discretization and model parameterization on the prediction of extreme runoff characteristics
    J. Hydrol. 392 (1), 54 - 69
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A., Kumar, R. (2010):
    Streamflow prediction in ungauged catchments using copula-based dissimilarity measures
    Water Resour. Res. 46 , W02506
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  • Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Attinger, S. (2010):
    Multiscale parameter regionalization of a grid-based hydrologic model at the mesoscale
    Water Resour. Res. 46 , W05523
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Schulz, K. (2009):
    Supervised classification of agricultural land cover using a modified k-NN technique (MNN) and landsat remote sensing imagery
    Remote Sens. 1 (4), 875 - 895
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A. (2008):
    Characterizing the spatial variability: examples from the Earth and Mars
    In: Pebesma, E., Bishr, M., Bartoschek, T. (eds.)
    GI-Days 2008. Proceedings of the 6th Geographic Information Days, June 16 - 18, 2008, Münster, Germany
    IfGI Prints 32
    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Geoinformatik, Münster, p. 1 - 15
  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A., Schulz, K. (2008):
    Supervised classification of remotely sensed imagery using a modified k-NN technique
    IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 46 (7), 2112 - 2125
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A. (2007):
    Relating macroclimatic circulation patterns with characteristics of floods and droughts at the mesoscale
    J. Hydrol. 335 (1-2), 109 - 123
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  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A. (2007):
    Exploratory modelling applied to Integrated Water Resources Management
    In: Schumann, A., Pahlow, M., Bogardi, J.J., van der Zaag, P. (eds.)
    Reducing the vulnerability of societies against water related risks at the basin scale
    IAHS Publ. 317
    International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Wallingford, Oxfordshire, p. 197 - 203
  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A. (2006):
    Simulation of the impacts of land use/cover and climatic changes on the runoff characteristics at the mesoscale
    Ecol. Model. 196 (1-2), 45 - 61
    full text (url)
  • Samaniego, L., Treuner, P. (2006):
    Optimisation of infrastructure location
    Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft 26 (2), 119 - 145
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  • Bárdossy, A., Pegram, G.G.S., Samaniego, L. (2005):
    Modeling data relationships with a local variance reducing technique: applications in hydrology
    Water Resour. Res. 41 (8), W08404
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  • Samaniego, L., Bárdossy, A. (2005):
    Robust parametric models of runoff characteristics at the mesoscale
    J. Hydrol. 303 (1-4), 136 - 151
    full text (url)
  • Herrmann, S., Samaniego, L., Shinde, B., Roy, M.K. (2003):
    Tools for integrated land use planning in tropical countries
    In: Roy, P.S. (ed.)
    Geoinformatics for tropical ecosystems
    Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun, p. 335 - 373
  • Samaniego, L. (2003):
    Hydrological consequences of land use / Land cover and climatic changes in mesoscale catchments
    Dissertation, Universität Stuttgart
    Mitteilungen / Institut für Wasser- und Umweltsystemmodellierung
    Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 179 pp.
    full text (url)
  • Bárdossy, A., Samaniego, L. (2002):
    Fuzzy rule-based classification of remotely sensed imagery
    IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 40 (2), 362 - 374
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