Topics for theses Beyond the existing offer we are open for own topic suggestions & concepts.

DegreeTopicBetreuer
MScAnalysis of the structure and the dynamic of the planetary boundary layer (PBL) on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
  • Aim: Identification and examination of turbulences to derive the PBL height and relate it to local-scale and synoptic-scale thermodynamical drivers.
  • Data: Ground-based 3D-wind field measurements
Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte
MSc / BScImpact of vegetation types on microclimatic conditions in a tropical rain forest ecosystem in South Ecuador.
  • Aim: Anlysis of surface energy fluxes over natural forest ecosystems and anthropogenic replacement systems
  • Data: Ground-based measurements 
Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte
MSc / BScClimatic changes in two different ecosystems in the tropical Andes Mountains in South Ecuador
  • Aim: Spatio-temporal analysis of climate indicators and its attributation to large-scale and small-scale drivers
  • Data: WRF model results
Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte
MSc / BScChanges of atmospheric moisture fluxes in the western Mediterranean.
  • Aim: Analysis of atmospheric moisture fields and its relation to the dominating weather patterns
  • Data: COSMO-CLM model results
Prof. Dr. Katja Trachte
MScClimate Change in Central America: The climate change simulation assuming an emission scenario needs to be conducted using the COSMO-CLM system and a reference configuration. The climate change signal shall be calculated and the results shall be discussed.
  • 1.1 RCP8.5 emission scenario
  • 1.2 RCP4.5 emission scenario
Dr. Andreas  Will
MScConservative numerical methods for climate models: Recently new numerical methods have been developed for climate models, which allow to reduce the horizontal numerical diffusion significantly. The question arises which grid resolution is needed to simulate certain meteorological phenomena using the conservative numerical methods. Hereto different idealized and real case simulations can be used. A high resolution reference simulation shall be conducted and a series of simulations for different resolutions and numerical schemes with the COSMO model for one of the test cases described further below. Hereby a reference test case configuration can be used. The resolutions which provide similar simulation quality shall be assessed for the numerical schemes investigated.
  • 2.1 Flow over the 3D mountain test case allows investigating the dependency of the solution independent on model parameterisations. The uniform stratified flow meets a hill having an idealized shape and its vertical and horizontal structure is modified. For mountains high enough the air passes the hill left and right. If the tream flow is fast enough the downstream velocity field is turbulent.
  • 2.2 The 2D cold bubble test case allows to investigate the development of turbulent motion in a fully compressible, non-isothermal model system. A cold bubble is initialized, falls down and rolls of mixed cold and surrounding warm air propagate along the surface.
Dr. Andreas Will
MScRegionalspezifische Analyse von Extremniederschlägen in regionalen Klimasimulationen:
  • Anpassung von Extremwertverteilungen an Tagesniederschlagsdaten
  • Ableitung statistischer Kenngrößen wie Überschreitungswahrscheinlichkeiten, Jährlichkeiten und Wiederkehrintervalle
  • Analyse der räumlichen Struktur (und zeitlichen Veränderung) der Verteilungsparameter
Dr. Klaus Keuler
MScKlassifikation von Teilregionen anhand statistischer Klimadaten
  • Anwendung einer nicht-hierarchischen Clusteranalyse auf Ergebnisse einer regionalen Klimasimulationen
  • Identifikation und Selektion klimatisch homogener Teilregionen
Dr. Klaus Keuler
MScErweiterung der offline Diagnostik für das  regionale Klimamodell COSMO-CLM:
  • Entwicklung eines Schemas zur Berechnung der potentiellen Verdunstung von Gitterpunkt basierten Modellsimulationen
  • quantitativer Vergleich zwischen potentieller und realer (simulierter) Verdunstung
  • ggf. Integration des Schemas in das regionale Klimamodell COSMO-CLM
Dr. Klaus Keuler
MScVergleichende Auswertung intensiver Niederschlagsereignissen bei unterschiedlicher räumlicher Auflösung numerischer Klimasimulationen
  • Erweiterung eines Programms zur Identifikation intensiver Einzelniederschläge und Niederschlagsepisoden in regionalen Klimasimulationen
  • Auswertung der Häufigkeiten, Längen und Niederschlagseinträge dieser Episoden und ihrer zeitlichen Veränderung
  • Vergleich dieser Auswertungen zwischen zwei Simulationen mit unterschiedlicher räumlicher Auflösung
  • Evaluierung der Auswertungen beider Simulationen anhand entsprechender Beobachtungsdaten
Dr. Klaus Keuler
BScAuswirkung von Landnutzungsänderungen auf lokale Klimamuster
  • Regionsspezifische Auswertung sensibler und latenter Wärmeflüsse von zwei hoch aufgelösten Klimasimulationen für Brandenburg mit geänderter Landnutzung
  • Vergleich dieser Wärmeflüsse über Tagebauflächen und renaturierten Tagebauseen in verschiedenen Jahreszeiten.
Dr. Klaus Keuler
BScAnalyse der Wasserbilanz im Raum Cottbus mit Hilfe regionaler Klimasimulationen
  • Anpassung eines Programms zur Verarbeitung der Terme der Wasserbilanz aus den Ergebnissen regionaler Klimasimulationen
  • Saisonale Auswertung der simulierten Wasserbilanz für die Region um Cottbus
  • Untersuchung möglicher zeitlicher Veränderungen der saisonalen Wasserbilanz im Zusammenhang mit zukünftigeb Klimaänderungn
  • Durchführung der Auswertungen für ein Ensemble von Simulationen verschiedener Klimaaszenarien
Dr. Klaus Keuler
MScClimate Change in Central America The regional climate change in the regions of the world is a current topic of research. Some regions have been investigated very intensively, others not. The Central America region is an interesting tropical region in which Hurricanes develop and propagate, it has a complex land-sea mask and steep mountains, covers parts of the green (Amazonas), Atlantic and Pacific ocean. The climate change simulation assuming an emission scenario needs to be conducted using the COSMO-CLM system and a reference configuration. The climate change signal shall be calculated and the results shall be discussed.
  • 1.1 RCP8.5 emission scenario
  • 1.2 RCP4.5 emission scenario
Dr. Andreas Will
MScConservative numerical methods for climate models Recently new numerical methods have been developed for climate models, which allow to reduce the horizontal numerical diffusion significantly. The question arises which grid resolution is needed to simulate certain meteorological phenomena using the conservative numerical methods. Hereto different idealized and real case simulations can be used. A high resolution reference simulation shall be conducted and a series of simulations for different resolutions and numerical schemes with the COSMO model for one of the test cases described further below. Hereby a reference test case configuration can be used. The resolutions which provide similar simulation quality shall be assessed for the numerical schemes investigated.
  • 2.1 Flow over the 3D mountain test case allows investigating the dependency of the solution independent on model parameterisations. The uniform stratified flow meets a hill having an idealized shape and its vertical and horizontal structure is modified. For mountains high enough the air passes the hill left and right. If the tream flow is fast enough the downstream velocity field is turbulent.
  • 2.2 The 2D cold bubble test case allows to investigate the development of turbulent motion in a fully compressible, non-isothermal model system. A cold bubble is initialized, falls down and rolls of mixed cold and surrounding warm air propagate along the surface.
Dr. Andreas Will

This website uses cookies. Those have two functions: On the one hand they are providing basic functionality for this website. On the other hand they allow us to improve our content for you by saving and analyzing anonymized user data. You can redraw your consent to using these cookies at any time. Find more information regarding cookies on our Data Protection Declaration and regarding us on the Imprint.

Mandatory

These cookies are needed for a smooth operation of our website.

statistic

Name Purpose Lifetime Type Provider
_pk_id Used to store a few details about the user such as the unique visitor ID. 13 months HTML Matomo
_pk_ref Used to store the attribution information, the referrer initially used to visit the website. 6 months HTML Matomo
_pk_ses Short lived cookie used to temporarily store data for the visit. 30 minutes HTML Matomo