Lorenz, C., Montzka, C., Jagdhuber, T., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Long-Term and High-Resolution Global Time Series of Brightness Temperature from Copula-Based Fusion of SMAP Enhanced and SMOS Data, Remote Sensing, Volume: 10, Issue: 11, doi: 10.3390/rs10111842

Coppola, E., Sobolowski, S., Pichelli, E., Raffaele, F., Ahrens, B., Anders, I., Ban, N., Bastin, S., Belda, M., Belusic, D., Caldas-Alvarez, A., Cardoso, R. M., Davolio, S., Dobler A., Fernandez, J., Fita, L., Fumiere, Q., Giorgi, F., Goergen, K., Güttler, I., Halenka, T., Heinzeller, D., Hodnebrog, Ø., Jacob, D., Kartsios, S., Katragkou, E., Kendon, E., Khodayar, S., Kunstmann, H., Knist, S., Lavín-Gullón, A., Lind, P., Lorenz, T., Maraun, D., Marelle, L., van Meijgaard, E., Milovac, J., Myhre, G., Panitz, H.-J., Piazza, M., Raffa, M., Raub, T., Rockel, B., Schär, C., Sieck, K., Soares, P. M. M., Somot, S., Srnec, L., Stocchi, P., Tölle, M. H., Truhetz, H., Vautard, R., de Vries, H., Warrach-Sagi, K. (2018), A first-of-its-kind multi-model convection permitting ensemble for investigating convective phenomena over Europe and the Mediterranean, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4521-8

Bliefernicht, J., Waongo, M., Salack, S., Seidel, J., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Quality and Value of Seasonal Precipitation Forecasts issued by the West African Regional Climate Outlook Forum, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0066.1

Kiese, R., Fersch, B., Baessler, C. Brosy, C., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Chwala, C., Dannenmann, M., Fu, J., Gasche, R., Grote, R., Jahn, C., Klatt, J., Kunstmann, H., Mauder, M., Rödiger, T., Smiatek, G., Soltani, M., Steinbrecher, R., Völksch, I., Werhahn, J., Wolf, B., Zeeman, M., Schmid, H.P. (2018), The TERENO Pre-Alpine Observatory: Integrating Meteorological, Hydrological, and Biogeochemical Measurements and Modeling, Vadose Zone Journal, Volume: 17, doi: 10.2136/vzj2018.03.0060

Sylla, M. B., Pal, J. S., Faye, A., Kangbeni, D., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Climate change to severely impact West African basin scale irrigation in 2 °C and 1.5 °C global warming scenarios, Scientific Reports, Volume: 8, Issue: 1, Pages: 14395, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32736-0

Lorenz, M., Bliefernicht, J., Haese, B., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Copula-based downscaling of daily precipitation fields, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.13271

Berger, S., Bliefernicht, J., Linstädter, A., Canak, K., Guug, S., Heinzeller, D., Hingerl, L., Mauder, M., Neidl, F., Quansah, E., Salack, S., Steinbrecher, R., Kunstmann, H. (2019), The impact of rain events on CO2 emissions from contrasting land use systems in semi-arid West African savannas, Science of The Total Environment, Volume: 647, Pages: 1478-1489, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.397

Dieng, D., Laux, P., Smiatek, G., Heinzeller, D., Bliefernicht, J., Sarr, A., Gaye, A. T., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Performance analysis and projected changes of agro-climatological indices across West Africa based on high-resolution regional climate model simulations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/2018JD028536

Sylla, M. B., Faye, A., Giorgi, F., Diedhiou, A., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Projected heat stress under 1.5°C and 2°C global warming scenarios creates unprecedented discomfort for humans in West Africa, Earth's Future, doi: 10.1029/2018EF000873

Dang, T., Pedroso, R., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Development of an integrated hydrological-irrigation optimization modeling system for a typical rice irrigation scheme in Central Vietnam, Agricultural Water Management, Volume: 208, Pages: 193-293, doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2018.05.018

Arnault, J., Rummler, T., Baur, F., Lerch, S., Wagner, S., Fersch, B., Zhang, Z., Kerandi, N., Keil, C., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Precipitation sensitivity to the uncertainty of terrestrial water flow in WRF-Hydro – An ensemble analysis for Central Europe, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0042.1

Wagner, A., Heinzeller, D., Wagner, S., Rummler, T., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Explicit convection and scale-aware cumulus parameterizations: High-resolution simulations over areas of different topography in Germany, Monthly Weather Review, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-17-0238.1

Soltani, M., Laux, P., Mauder, M., Kunstmann, H. (2018), Spatiotemporal variability and empirical Copula-based dependence structure of modeled and observed coupled water and energy fluxes, Hydrology Research, doi: 10.2166/nh.2018.163

Heinzeller, D., Dieng, D., Smiatek, G., Olusegun, C., Klein, C., Hamann, I., Salack, S., Bliefernicht, J., Kunstmann, H. (2018), The WASCAL high-resolution regional climate simulation ensemble for West Africa: concept, dissemination and assessment, Earth Syst. Sci, Volume: 10, Issue: 2, Pages: 815-835, doi: 10.5194/essd-10-815-2018

Haese, B.; Hörning, S.; Chwala, C., Bárdossy, A., Schalge, B., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Stochastic Reconstruction and Interpolation of Precipitation Fields Using Combined Information of Commercial Microwave Links and Rain Gauges, Water Resources Research, Volume: 53, Issue: 12, Pages: 10740-10756, doi: 10.1002/2017WR021015

Mauder, M., Genzel, S., Fu, J., Kiese, R., Soltani, M., Steinbrecher, R., Zeemann, M., Banerjee, T., de Roo, F., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Evaluation of energy balance closure adjustment methods by independent evapotranspiration estimates from lysimeters and hydrological simulations, Hydrological Processes, Volume: 32, Issue: 1, Pages: 39-50, doi: 10.1002/hyp.11397

Demuth, N., Johst, M., Meuser, A., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Application of Ensemble Predictions for the operational Flood Warning in Germany, Hydrologie Und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Volume: 61, Issue: 5, Pages: 296

Bartels, J., Bliefernicht, J., Seidel, J., Bárdossy, A., Kunstmann, H., Johst, M., Demuth, N. (2017), Assessment of Ensemble Discharge Forecasts for Operational Flood Warnings, Hydrologie Und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Volume: 61, Issue: 5, Pages: 297-310, doi: 10.5675/HyWa_2017,5_1

Garvelmann, J., Warscher, M., Leonhardt, G., Franz, H., Lotz, A., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Quantification and characterization of the dynamics of spring and stream water systems in the Berchtesgaden Alps with a long-term stable isotope dataset, Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume: 76, Issue: 22, Pages: 766, doi: 10.1007/s12665-017-7107-6

Brosy, C., Krampf, K., Zeeman, M., Wolf, B., Junkermann, W., Schäfer, K., Emeis, S., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Simultaneous multicopter-based air sampling and sensing of meteorological variables, Atmos. Meas. Tech., Volume: 10, Issue: 8, Pages: 2773-2784, doi: 10.5194/amt-10-2773-2017 93. Soltani, M., Mauder, M., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Turbulent flux variability and energy balance closure in the TERENO prealpine observatory: a hydrometeorological data analysis, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-017-2235-1

Annor, T., Lamptey, B., Wagner, S., Oguntunde, P., Arnault, J., Heinzeller, D., Kunstmann, H. (2017), High-resolution long-term WRF climate simulations over Volta Basin. Part 1: validation analysis for temperature and precipitation, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-017-2223-5 91. Dang, Q. T., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Future high and low flow estimations for Central Vietnam: a hydrometeorological modelling chain approach, Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2017.1353696

Golston, L. M., Tao, L., Brosy, C., Schäfer, K., Wolf, B., McSpiritt, J., Buchholz, B., Caulton, D. R., Pan, D., Zondlo, M. A., Yoel, D., Kunstmann, H., McGregor, M. (2017), Lightweight mid-infrared methane sensor for unmanned aerial systems, Applied Physics B, doi: 10.1007/s00340-017-6735-6

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

Paeth, H., Paxian, A., Sein, D. V., Jacob, D., Panitz, H.J., Warscher, M., Fink, A., Kunstmann, H., Breil, M., Engel, T., Krause, A., Toedter, J., Ahrends, B. (2017) Decadal and multi-year predictability of the West African monsoon and the role of dynamical downscaling, Meteorolgische Zeitschrift, accepted

Dieng, D., Smiatek, G., Bliefernicht, J., Heinzeller, D., Sarr, A., Gaye, A. T., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Evaluation of the COSMO - CLM high-resolution climate simulations over West Africa, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025457

Quansah, E., Kataka, G., Mauder, M., Annor, T., Amekudzi, L., Bliefernicht, J., Heinzeller, D., Balogun, A. A., Kunstmann, H. (2017), Numerical Simulation of Surface Energy and Water Balances over a Semiarid Grassland Ecosystem in the West African Savanna, Advances in Meteorology, doi: 10.1155/2017/6258180

Kerandi, N., Arnault, J., Laux, P., Wagner, S., Kitheka, J., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Joint atmospheric-terrestrial water balances for East Africa: a WRF-Hydro case study for the upper Tana River basin, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-017-050-8

Klein C., Bliefernicht, J., Heinzeller, D., Gessner, U., Klein, I., Kunstmann, H. (2017) Feedback of observed interannual vegetation change: a regional climate model analysis for the West African monsoon, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3237-x, in print

Kerandi, N., Laux, P., Arnault, J., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Performance of the WRF model to simulate the seasonal and interannual variability of hydrometeorological variables in East Africa: a case study for the Tana River basin in Kenya, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-016-1890-y

Laux, P., Nguyen, P.N.B., Cullmann, J., Van, T. P., Kunstmann, H. (2016) How many RCM ensemble members provide confidence in the impact of land-use land cover change?, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4836

Salack, S., Klein, C., Giannini, A., Sarr, B., Worou, O., Belko, N., Bliefernicht, J., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Global warming induced hybrid rainy seasons in the Sahel, Environmental Research Letters, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/10/104008

Schmieder, J., Hanzer, F., Marke, T., Garvelmann, J., Warscher, M., Kunstmann, H., Strasser, U. (2016) The importance of snowmelt spatiotemporal variability for isotope-based hydrograph separation in a high-elevation catchment, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., doi: 10.5194/hess-20-5015-2016

Wolf, B., Chwala, C., Fersch, B., Garvelmann, J., Junkermann, W., Zeeman, M. J., Angerer, A., Adler, B., Beck, C., Brosy, C., Brugger, P., emeis, S., Dannenmann, M., de Roo, F., Diaz-Pines, E., Haas, E., Hagen, M., Hajnsek, I., Jacobeit, J., Jagdhuber, T., Kalthoff, N., Kiese, R., Kunstmann, H., Kosak, O., Krieg, R., Malchow, C., Mauder, M., Merz, R., Notarnicola, C., Philipp, A., Reif, W., Reineke, S., Rödier, T., Ruehr, N., Schäfer, K., Schrön, M., Senatore, A., Shupe, H., Völsch, I., Wanninger, C., Zacharias, S., Schmis, H.P. (2016) The ScaleX campaign: scale-crossing land-surface and boundary layer processes in the TERENO-preAlpine observatory, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00277.1

Heinzeller, D., Junkermann, W., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Anthropogenic aerosol emissions and rainfall decline in South-West Australia: coincidence or causality?, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0082.177

Smiatek, G., Kunstmann, H., Senatore, A., (2016) EURO-CORDEX regional climate model analysis for the Greater Alpine Region (GAR): Performance and expected future change, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2015JD02472 Wei, J., Knoche, H.-R., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Atmospheric residence times from transpiration and evaporation to precipitation: An age-weighted regional evaporation tagging approach, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024650

Hingerl., L., Kunstmann, H., Wagner, S., Mauder, M., Bliefernicht, J., Rigon, R. (2016) Spatiotemporal variability of water and energy fluxes - A case study for a meso-scale catchment in pre-alpine environment, Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10893

Paxian, A., Sein, D., Panitz, H. J., Warscher, M., Breil, M., Engel, T., Tödter, J., Krause, A., Cabos Narvaez, W. D., Fink, A. H., Ahrens, B., Kunstmann, H., Jacob, D., Paeth, H. (2016) Bias reduction in decadal predictions of West African monsoon rainfall using regional climate models, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Volume 121, Issue 4, Pages 1715-1735, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024143

Arnault, J., Knoche, R., Wei, J., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Evaporation tagging and atmospheric water budget analysis with WRF: A regional precipitation recycling study for West Africa, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017704

Wagner, S., Fersch, B., Yuan, F., Yu, Z., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Fully coupled atmospheric-hydrological modeling at regional and long-term scales: Development, application, and analysis of WRF-HMS, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015WR018185

Chwala, C., Keis, F., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Real-time data acquisition of commercial microwave link networks for hydrometeorological applications, Atmos. Meas. Tech., Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 991-999, doi: 10.5194/amt-9-991-2016

Heinzeller, D., Duda, M. G., Kunstmann, H. (2016) Towards convection-resolving, global atmospheric simulations with the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) v3.1: an extreme scaling experiment, Geosci. Model Dev., Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 77-110, doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-77-2016

Soltani, M., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H., Stan, K., Sohrabi, M. M., Molanejad, M., Sabziparvar, A. A., Ranjbar Saadat Abadi, A., Ranjbar, F., Rousta, I., Zawar-Reza, P., Khoshakhlagh, F., Soltanzadeh, I., Babu, C. A., Azizi, G. H., Martin, M. V. (2015) Assessment of climate variations in temperature and precipitation extreme events over Iran, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Pages 1-21, doi: 10.1007/s00704-015-1609-5

Lorenz, C., Tourian, M. J., Devaraju, B., Sneeuw, N., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Basin-scale runoff prediction: An Ensemble Kalman Filter framework based on global hydrometeorological data sets, Water Resources Research, Volume 51, Issue 10, Pages 8450-8475, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016794

Smiatek, G., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Expected future runoff of the Upper Jordan River simulated with a CORDEX climate data ensemble, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0066.1

Senatore, A., Giuseppe, M., Gochis, D., Yu, W., Yates, D. N., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Fully coupled atmosphere-hydrology simulations for the central Mediterranean: Impact of enhanced hydrological parameterization for short and long time scales, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi: 10.1002/2015MS000510

Gosset,M., Kunstmann, H., Zougmore, F., Cazenave, F., Leijnse, H., Uijlenhoet, R., Chwala, C., Keis, F., Doumounia, A., Boubacar, B., Kacou, M., Alpert, P., Messer, H., Rieckermann, J., Hoedjes, J. (2015) Improving Rainfall Measurement in gauge poor regions thanks to mobile telecommunication networks, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00164.1

Arnault, J., Wagner, S., Rummler, T., Fersch, B., Bliefernicht, J., Andresen, S., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Role of runoff-infiltration partitioning and resolved overland flow on land-atmosphere feedbacks: A case-study with the WRF-Hydro coupled modeling system for West Africa, Journal of Hydrometeorology, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-15-0089.1

Alshawaf, F., Fersch, B., Hinz, S., Kunstmann, H., Mayer, M., Meyer, F. J. (2015) Water vapor mapping by fusing InSAR and GNSS remote sensing data and atmospheric simulations, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Volume 19, Issue 12, Pages 4747-4764, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-4747-2015

Siegmund, J., Bliefernicht, J., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Toward a seasonal precipitation prediction system for West Africa: Performance of CFSv2 and high-resolution dynamical downscaling, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Volume 120, Pages 7316–7339, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022692

Wei, J., Knoche, H.-R., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Contribution of transpiration and evaporation to precipitation: An ET-Tagging study for the Poyang Lake region in Southeast China, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2014JD022975

Mao, G., Vogl, S., Laux, P., Wagner, S., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Stochastic bias correction of dynamically downscaled precipitation fields for Germany through Copula-based integration of gridded observation data, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 1787–1806, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-1787-2015

Chen, C., Börnick, H., Cai, Q., Dai, X., Jähnig, S., Kong, Y., Krebs, P., Kuenzer, C., Kunstmann, H., Liu, Y., Nixdorf, E., Pang, Z., Rode, M., Schueth, C., Song, Y., Yue, T., Zhou, K., Zhang, J., Kolditz, O. (2015) Challenges and opportunities of German-Chinese cooperation in water science and technology, Environ Earth Sci, 73:4861–4871, doi: 10.1007/s12665-015-4149-5

Salack, S., Sarr, B., Sangare, S. K., Ly, M., Sanda, I. S., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Crop-climate ensemble scenarios to improve risk assessment and resilience in the semi-arid regions of West Africa, Climate Research, Volume 65, Pages 107-121, doi: 10.3354/cr01282

Waongo, M., Laux, P., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Adaptation to climate change: The impacts of optimized planting dates on attainable maize yields under rainfed conditions in Burkina Faso, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 205, Pages 23–39, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.02.006

Klein, C., Heinzeller, D., Bliefernicht, J., Kunstmann, H. (2015) Variability of West African monsoon patterns generated by a WRF multi-physics ensemble, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2505-5