Dr. Gerhard Smiatek


Research fields

  • Upscaling of land surface-, soil-, and vegetation parameters in their input into meteorology, climate and chemistry transport models
  • Regionalization of global climate change data
  • Impact of climate change and land use change on terrestrial hydrology
  • Parallel und distributed computing, Web services in interaction between environmental models and geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Development of hydrological decision support systems for sustainable river basin management: operational flood warning

Recent projects

  • Figeh Spring: Climate Change Investigations for the Figeh Spring Area
  • GLOWA-Jordan : Jordan River - An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Management
  • COSMO-CLM (http://www.clm-community.eu ) Pre-processor for time invariant boundary fields (PEP) for the climate version on the COSMO Lokal-Modell
  • RCM setup and regionalization of global climate change scenarios(http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/projekte/hlrb-projects/0000000000F432C5.html )
  • NATAIR (http://www.natair.ier.uni-stuttgart.de): Improving and Applying Methods for the Calculation of Natural and Biogenic Emissions and Assessment of Impacts on Air Quality (FP6-2003-SSP-3)(http://natair.ier.uni-stuttgart.de )
  • Interreg IIIb Alpine Space Programme & StMUV (Land Bayern): (http://www.alpinespace.org/climchalp.html ) Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in the Alpine Space


  • UNAM University, Mexico-City
  • Stutgart University, Faculty “Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy“: Introduction into Remote Sensing II  (1993 - 2009)

Selected publications

Smiatek, G. and H. Kunstmann (2019): Simulating future runoff in a complex terrain Alpine catchment with EURO-CORDEX data. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 1925--1940, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-18-0214.1

Smiatek, G., Keis, F. Chwala, C., Fersch, B. and H. Kunstmann (2017): Potential of commercial microwave link network derived rainfall for river runoff simulations. Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5f46

Smiatek, G., H. Kunstmann and A. Senatore (2016): EURO-CORDEX regional climate model analysis for the Greater Alpine Region: Performance and expected future change. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024727

Smiatek, G. and H. Kunstmann (2016):  Expected future runoff of the Upper Jordan River simulated with a CORDEX climate data ensemble. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 865-879,doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0066.1

Smiatek, G., Helmert, J. and  E.-M. Gerstner (2015): Impact of land use and soil data specifications on COSMO-CLM simulations in the CORDEX-MED area. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 25, 215 - 230, doi:10.1127/metz/2015/0594

List of Publications