Dr. Oldrich Rakovec


Department Computational Hydrosystems Stochastic and Land Surface Hydrology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ



Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 602-51677    

O. Rakovec

Research interest/topics:

  • Mesoscale Hydrologic Model
  • Large domain hydrologic simulations (from regional to global) using the mesoscale hydrologic model (mHM)
  • XEROS eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: Multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events
  • Examining the effects of parameter regionalization schemes on parameter transferability on large basin sampling (in collaboration with RAL-NCAR, US)
  • Paleo-hydrology: Hydrological analysis of continental wide water cycle (in collaboration with the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modeling, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)
  • Making the Most out of a Hydrological Model Dataset: Sensitivity Analyses to Open the Model Black-Box (in collaboration with the Kansas University, US and the Bocconi University, Italy)
  • Evaluating the suitability of hydrological models for flood impact assessments (in collaboration with RAL-NCAR, US)

CV / Scientific Career

since 12/2013


11/2009 - 11/2013

09/2007 - 08/2009

09/2006 - 08/2009

Scientist at the UFZ: data assimilation, parameter uncertainty, and global hydrology with mHM

PhD thesis: "Improving operational flood forecasting using data assimilation" at the Wageningen University (The Netherlands). Promotor: Prof. Dr Remko Uijlenhoet, co-promotor: Dr Albrecht Weerts, graduation date: 25.04.2014

MSc in Hydrology and Water Quality at the Wageningen University (The Netherlands)   

Ing. (MSc equivalent) in Environmental modelling at the Czech University of Life Science in Prague (The Czech Republic)

Peer-reviewed publications

2024 (12)

2023 (11)

2022 (10)

2021 (8)

2020 (4)

2019 (6)

2018 (5)

2017 (3)

2016 (3)

2015 (2)

2014 (3)

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