CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".


Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN)
Institute of Geography
Room 814
Bundesstraße 55
20146 Hamburg

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Research interests

Regional climate & environmental modelling, geoinformatics & remote sensing, SAGA-GIS development

CliSAP Publications

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  • Bechtel, B., Alexander, P. J., Beck, C., Böhner, J., Brousse, O., Ching, J., Demuzere, M., Fonte, C., Gál, T., Hidalgo, J., Hoffmann, P., Middel, A., Mills, G., Ren, C., See, L., Sismanidis, P., Verdonck, M.-L., Xu, G., & Xu, Y. (2019). Generating WUDAPT Level 0 data – Current status of production and evaluation. Urban Climate, 27, 24-45. doi:10.1016/j.uclim.2018.10.001.
  • Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobkic, M. S. (2019). A Dynamic Sustainability Analysis of Energy Landscapes in Egypt: A Spatial Agent-Based Model Combined with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(1): 4. doi:10.18564/jasss.3906.
  • Karki, K., Hasson, S., Schickhoff, U., Scholten, T., Böhner, J., & Gerlitz, L. (2019). Near surface air temperature lapse rates over complex terrain: a WRF based analysis of controlling factors and processes for the central Himalayas. Climate Dynamics, available online. doi:10.1007/s00382-019-05003-9.
  • Karki, R., Hasson, S., Gerlitz, L., Talchabhadel, R., Schenk, E., Schickhoff, U., Scholten, T., & Böhner, J. (2018). WRF-based simulation of an extreme precipitation event over the Central Himalayas: Atmospheric mechanisms and their representation by microphysics parameterization schemes. Atmospheric Research, 214, 21-35. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.07.016.
  • Bobrowski, M., Bechtel, B., Böhner, J., Oldeland, J., Weidinger, J., & Schickhoff, U. (2018). Application of Thermal and Phenological Land Surface Parameters for Improving Ecological Niche Models of Betula utilis in the Himalayan Region. Remote Sensing, 10(6): 814, pp. 1-19. doi:10.3390/rs10060814.
  • Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobki, M. S. (2018). Sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies in Egypt using multi-criteria decision analysis. Energies, 11: 1117. doi:10.3390/en11051117.
  • Böhner, J., & Bechtel, B. (2018). GIS in climatology and meteorology. In B. Huang (Ed.), Comprehensive geographic information systems (pp. 196-235). Elsevier.
  • Weidinger, J., Gerlitz, L., Bechtel, B., & Böhner, J. (2018). Statistical modelling of snow cover dynamics in the Central Himalaya Region, Nepal. Climate Research, 75(3), 181-199. doi:10.3354/cr01518.
  • Böhner, J., Lucarini, V., & ul Hasson, S. (2017). Prevailing climatic trends and runoff response from Hindukush–Karakoram–Himalaya, upper Indus basin. Earth System Dynamics, 8, 337-355. doi:10.5194/esd-8-337-2017.
  • Schmidt, J., Böhner, J., Brandl, R., & Opgenoorth, L. (2017). Mass elevation and lee effects markedly lift the elevational distribution of ground beetles in the Himalaya-Tibet orogen. PLoS One, 12(3), 1-17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172939.