Robert Schweppe

Computational Hydrosystems (CHS) /

Stochastic and Land Surface Hydrology

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 4663
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 4663


Scientific focus

With my research I would like to contribute to the goal of closing the gap of high-resolution Earth monitoring data and low-resolution macro-scale Earth system modelling. The working group established a technique to mitigate that problem: the Multiscale Parameter Regionalization (MPR) technique as a part of the mesoscale Hydrologic Model (mHM).

Now is the time to increase the availability and adaptability of the technique in order to facilitate its application in the Earth system models, e.g. in land-surface models like Noah-MP. By transforming the code base of MPR into a stand-alone module and integrating the tool in the modelling chain of Noah-MP simulations, I am supporting our working group's effort to conduct high-resolution macro-scale Earth system simulations.

Short CV

since 07/2017
01/2014 – 06/2017

Project engineer at HYDRON GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany

04/2013 – 10/2013

Student Research Assistant at the Department of Computational Landscape Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

07/2007 – 06/2010 &

10/2011 – 04/2012

Student Research Assistant at the Troposheric Aerosols working group at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

10/2011 – 12/2013

Master of Science "Management of Natural Resources", Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Master's thesis: “Assessing the impact of HRU aggregation schemes on model performance in SWAT”

10/2007 – 07/2010

Bachelor of Science "Geography", University of Leipzig, Bachelor's thesis: "Characterization and source analysis of atmospheric aerosol particles at ZOTTO, Siberia"

10/2012 – 10/2013

scholarship holder of the private-public Deutschlandstipendium


Heintzenberg, J., Birmili, W., Otto, R., Andreae, M. O., Mayer, J.-C., Chi, X., and Panov, A.: Aerosol particle number size distributions and particulate light absorption at the ZOTTO tall tower (Siberia), 2006–2009, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 8703-8719,, 2011.