Albert Einstein

Dr. Ing. Husain Najafi

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Computational Hydrosystems (CHS)

Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Building 7.1, Room 411
Phone +49 341 235 1851

What I do

Dr. Najafi research is centered on hydroclimate variability and predictability at short, medium-range, and sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales. He has developed a real-time soil moisture drought forecasting system in Germany (HS2S) providing soil moisture outlooks four the next four calendar weeks. The system has become operational since January 2021. In addition, Dr. Najafi is investigating the devastating 2021 summer flood in Ahr Valley by skill assessment of UFZ state-of-the-art horological forecasting system. Before joining UFZ, he has contributed in policy advice pertinent to water resources management in semi-arid regions in Southwest Asia.

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Modular Observation Solution for Earth Systems (MOSES)

Novel observing systems will improve understanding of the complex interactions across scales and Earth compartments. My research is part of the MOSES  project, a joint facility in the research field “Earth and Environment” proposed and implemented by the Helmholtz Centres.

Online forecast information out of my research will provide information for conducting new event-oriented observation campaigns and contributing to progress in Earth observation. Forecast information of weekly precipitation, maximum air-temperature and soil moisture over Germany contributed to MOSES by UFZ will be disseminated online via the HS2S weblink.

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