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

My main research is focused on developing and improving hydroclimate forecasting systems at medium-range, sub-seasonal and seasonal time scale for maximizing societal benefits. It consists of applying numerous approaches on

  • Ensemble post-processing of numerical models
  • Statistical downscaling
  • Multi-Model Ensemble

Before joining UFZ, I have contributed in policy advice and analysis pertinent to water resources management in semi-arid regions in Southwest Asia to establish a national water observatory.

In UFZ, I am currently developing an operational near real-time hydroclimate forecasting system over Germany at sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) time scales. In addition, I am investigating the reliability of early warning of hydrological extremes, and heatwave forecasts and their compound effect.

More information

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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