Hydrology and Climatology

Project leader

Prof. Dr. Axel Bronstert

Universität Potsdam
Institut für Umweltwissenschaften und Geographie
+49 331 977 2548

Core competence

We offer custom-tailored solutions as well as training and consulting services in various fields of applied hydrology and hydrometeorology, e.g. erosion and sediment transport, radar meteorology, early warning, and climate change impact assessment. We maintain and continuously enhance a rich portfolio of advanced technologies, including field observation techniques, remote sensing, as well as numerical simulation models.

Application-related research topics

  • Hydrological simulation models
  • Flash flood forecasting and early warning
  • Assessment of erosion, sediment transport and reservoir siltation
  • Radar-based rainfall retrieval and forecasting
  • Precipitation remote sensing
  • Water resources management
  • Climate change impacts on hydrology
  • Hydrological hazard and risk assessment and management

Special instrumentation

  • Terrestrial Laser Scanner for high-resolution surface scanning
  • Field laboratory for custom-tailored hydro-climatic monitoring programs
  • Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

Cooperation offerings

  • Training courses (scientific programming, radar meteorology, hydrological modelling, hydrometry, data analysis...)
  • Software solutions for agencies, municipalities, and academic institutions
  • Consulting services in hydrology, hydro-climate interactions, sediment problems, climate change impacts on water resources