Research for the Environment

Dr. Luis E. Samaniego-Eguiguren


Dr. Luis Samaniego
Deputy Head of Department

Department Computational Hydrosystems
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 235 1971
Fax: 0341 235 1939


Research Interest

My current research goal is to develop and parameterize a distributed mesoscale hydrologic model (mHM) that takes into account land-vegetation-atmospheric interactions. It is expected that this model should be able to make robust predictions in gauged and ungauged locations not only for streamflow but also for other distributed water fluxes and state variables such as soil moisture. Such predictions at the mesoscale are highly relevant to better understand the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system and thereby providing better models for supporting water resources management under changing environmental conditions.

My major research interests focus on modelling and forecasting of droughts and floods, multiscale parameterization of land surface and hydrologic models, parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis, assimilation of remotely sensed products into mHM, stochastic hydrology, precipitation downscaling, and geostatistics. 


Department News

Drought in Germany, Aug 2015, ZEIT online
ZEIT online Dürrer wird's noch Newspaper article feat. UFZ Drought Monitor and M. Zink
Inauguration of the Climate Tower in Hohes Holz
mdr Inauguration of the Climate Tower in Hohes Holz lead by C. Rebmann & M. Cuntz
German Drought Monitor
Climate Office German Drought Monitor beta version online
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News Archive

Comparison of two extreme flood events in Germany in 2002 and 2013

Does parameterization technique affect simulations of water fluxes? selected for the Eos Research Spotlight in AGU's weekly newspaper.
Featured article

Nationwide agricultural drought reconstruction for Germany since 1950 at a spatial resolution of 4×4 km2.
Journal article

WRR-Editor's Choice Awards 2010: Multiscale parameter regionalization of a grid-based hydrologic model at the mesoscale.
Journal article