Group L. Samaniego
L. Samaniego Stochastische und Landoberflächen-Hydrologie
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
S. Attinger Multiskalen-Hydrologie im Untergrund
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
M. Cuntz Regionale Ökophysiologie
The research group is measuring and modelling the exchanges of energy, water and trace gases between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere.
Group A. Marx
A. Marx Mitteldeutsches Klimabüro
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.

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Drought in Germany, Aug 2015, ZEIT online
ZEIT online Dürrer wird's noch Newspaper article feat. UFZ Drought Monitor and M. Zink
Inauguration of the Climate Tower in Hohes Holz
mdr Inauguration of the Climate Tower in Hohes Holz lead by C. Rebmann & M. Cuntz
Zech et al: Sauna, Sweat, Science
Inflexibility of Some Hydrological Models Limits Accuracy
The importance of parameterizations for better continental forecast systems
German Drough Monitor
Climate Office German Drought Monitor beta version online
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Comparison of two extreme flood events in Germany in 2002 and 2013

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Nationwide agricultural drought reconstruction for Germany since 1950 at a spatial resolution of 4×4 km2.
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WRR-Editor's Choice Awards 2010: Multiscale parameter regionalization of a grid-based hydrologic model at the mesoscale.
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