Overreaching objective of the CarBioCial subproject 10 is to analyze and model present and future atmospheric processes, boundary layer dynamics and spatiotemporal climate variations in southern Amazonia under different climate and land use scenarios. Assuming interannual and long term variations of precipitation and water budget to be major determinants for the stability, function and resilience of both managed and natural ecosystems in the target area, the subproject particularly emphasizes on a scale-crossing analysis of relationships between hydroclimatic variability, external atmospheric forcings and land use and vegetation cover. Given that the complex interrelations of these impact factors with synoptic and sub-synoptic topographically determined processes are only to be represented by a suite of modelling components, each valid for specific scales and atmospheric processes, the model architecture integrates global and regional climate modelling approaches, statistical downscaling and surface parameterization methods within a comprehensive hierarchical model chain.
Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Böhner
Tel.: +49 40 42838-4960 E-Mail: juergen.boehner"AT"uni-hamburg.de
2011 bis 2016
Prof. Dr. Klaus Fraedrich