Michael Weber

Contact / Address

Dr. rer. nat. Michael Weber

Department of Computational Hydrosystems
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)341 235 482292

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Curriculum Vitae

since 11|2017

Postdoc at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig, Department of Computational Hydrosystems

06|2014 – 10|2017

PhD Student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Magdeburg, Department of Lake Research
Topic: Withdrawal regime changes and their consequences on stratification and water quality dynamics within the Grosse Dhuenn Reservoir

12|2011 – 11|2013

Research associate at the Limnological Institute of the University of Constance, Department of Environmental Physics

Project: „The role of littoral zones as source of methane in lakes: Dynamics, distribution patterns and emissions“

12|2009 – 11|2011

Research associate at the Institute for Lake Research Langenargen, Department of Sedimentology and Lake Physics

Project: „Erosion and monument protection at Lake Constance and Lake Zurich - measuring and modeling of hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes“

2003 - 2009

Study of Hydrology at Dresden University of Technology

Diploma thesis at the Institute for Lake Research Langenargen
Subject: „Hydrodynamic modeling of flow and transport in an artificial stagnant water body (Schwarzenbachtalsperre, Forbach). Preparation of different scenarios and their impact on the turbulent mixing of the reservoir“

Completion as a qualified hydrologist (Dipl.-Hydrol.)

Research Interest

  • numerical models for hydrology, hydrodynamics and water quality
  • nutrient transport in river catchments (trajectories of nitrogen inputs and nitrate outputs)
  • stratification and transport in lakes / reservoirs
  • effect of reservoir management on stratification / water quality
  • measurement of limnophysical  and meteorological parameters


2021 (1)

  • Ebeling, P., Kumar, R., Weber, M., Knoll, L., Fleckenstein, J.H., Musolff, A., 2021.
    Archetypes and controls of riverine nutrient export across German catchments
    Water Resour. Res. , e2020WR028134. doi:10.1029/2020WR028134

2020 (1)

  • Winter, C., Lutz, S. R., Musolff, A., Kumar, R., Weber, M., Fleckenstein, J. H. (2020). Disentangling the impact of catchment heterogeneity on nitrate export dynamics from event to long‐term time scales. Water Resour. Res. 57(1). doi.10.1029/2020WR027992

2019 (2)

  • Weber, M., Boehrer, B., Rinke, K., 2019. Minimizing environmental impact whilst securing drinking water quantity and quality demands from a reservoir. River Res Applic, 35 (4): 365-374. doi:10.1002/rra.3406
  • Hipsey, M.R., Bruce, L.C., Boon, C., Busch, B., Carey, C.C., Hamilton, D.P., Hanson, P.C., Read, J.S., de Sousa, E., Weber, M., and Winslow, L.A., 2019. A General Lake Model (GLM 3.0) for linking with high-frequency sensor data from the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON). Geosci Model Dev, 12: 473-523. doi:10.5194/gmd-12-473-2019

2018 (2)

  • Bruce, L.C., Frassl, M.A., Arhonditsis, G.B., Gal, G., Hamilton, D.P., Hanson, P.C., Weber, M., et al., 2018. A multi-lake comparative analysis of the General Lake Model (GLM): Stress-testing across a global observatory network. Environ Modell Soft, 102: 274-291. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.11.016
  • Weber, M., 2018. Optimizing withdrawal from drinking water reservoirs to combine downstream river demands with a sustainable raw water management. Dissertation, University of Koblenz-Landau. urn:nbn:de:kola-16532

2017 (2)

  • Weber, M., Rinke, K., Hipsey, M.R., Boehrer, B., 2017. Optimizing withdrawal from drinking water reservoirs to reduce downstream temperature pollution and reservoir hypoxia. J Environ Manage 197, 96-105. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.03.020
  • Giling, D.P., Staehr, P.A., Grossart,‎ H.P., Andersen, M.R., Boehrer, B., Escot-Muñoz, C., Evrendilek, F., Gener, L.G., Honti, M., Jones, I.D., Karakaya, N., Laas, A., Moreno, Q., Rinke, K., Scharfenberger, U., Schmidt, S.R., Weber, M., Woolway, R.I., Zwart, J., Obrador, B., 2017. Delving deeper: Metabolic processes in the metalimnion of stratified lakes. Limnol Oceanogr 62, 1288-1306. doi:10.1002/lno.10504

2016 (1)

  • Schultze, M., Sudbrack, R., Neumann, V., Frassl, M., Willmitzer, H., Möller, M., Scharf, W., Weber, M., Boehrer, B., Rinke, K., 2016. Unterwasserabgabe nicht aus dem Grundablass — Motive und Folgen alternativer Ausleittiefen. Discharge not from the bottom - motivations and consequences of alternative discharge depths. Wasserwirtschaft 106 (6), 82 - 85.