Dr. Maik Heistermann

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University of  Potsdam,
Institute of Earth and Environmental Science

Dr. Maik Heistermann
Building 1, Room 1.08

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam-Golm
E-mail:
heisterm@uni-potsdam.de
Phone:
+49 331 977 2671
Fax:
+49 331 977 2092
Dr. Maik Heistermann

 

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Publications

Research

wradlib (Open Source Software for Weather Radar Data Processing)

Flash flood forecasting

Radar-based Quantitative Precipitation Estimation

Precipitation Nowcasting

Forecast verification techniques

Hydrological modelling

Uncertainty Post-Processing

Bibliometrics

Teaching

Introduction to modelling (seminar)

Global Water Resources (seminar)

Applied Climatology (seminar)

Climatology (seminar)

Applied environmental modelling (lecture and exercises)

(Eco-)Hydrological models in research and applications (seminar)

Introduction to climatology (lecture)

Hydrology I (exercises)

Geoecology 3 (study project)

PhD seminar (seminar)

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Boessenkool, B., Bürger, G., and Heistermann, M. (2017): Effects of sample size on estimation of rainfall extremes at high temperatures, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1623-1629.

Heistermann, M. (2017): HESS Opinions: A Planetary Boundary on Freshwater Use is Misleading, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3455-3461.

Bronstert, A., A. Agarwal, B. Boessenkool, M. Fischer, M. Heistermann, L. Köhn-Reich, T. Moran, D. Wendi (2017): The Braunsbach Flashflood of Mai 29th, 2016 – Origin, Pathways and Impacts of an Extreme Hydro-Meteorological Event. Part 1: Meteorological and Hydrological Analysis, Hydrol. Wasserbewirts., 61, (3), 150-162.

Kneis, D., C. C. Abon, A. Bronstert, and M. Heistermann (2017): Verification of short-term runoff forecasts for a small Philippine basin (Marikina), Hydrol. Sc. J., 62(2), 205-216.

Jacobi, S., and M. Heistermann (2016): Benchmarking attenuation correction procedures for six years of single-polarised C-band weather radar observations in South-West Germany, Geomat. Nat. Haz. Risk., 7(6), 1785-1799.

Abon, C. C., D. Kneis, I. Crisologo, A. Bronstert, C. P. C. David, and M. Heistermann (2016): Evaluating the potential of radar-based rainfall estimates for stream flow and flood simulation in the Philippines, Geomat. Nat. Haz. Risk., 7(4), 1390-1405.

Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W., and G. Zeilinger (2015): Immersive 3D geovisualization in higher education. J. Geogr. Higher Educ. 39(3), 1–13.

Vormoor, K., D. Lawrence, M. Heistermann, and A. Bronstert (2015): Climate change impacts on the seasonality and generation processes of floods in catchments with mixed snowmelt/rainfall regimes: projections and uncertainties, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 913-931.

Heistermann, M., S. Collis, M. J. Dixon, J. J. Helmus, A. Henja, D. B. Michelson, and Thomas Pfaff (2015): An Open Virtual Machine for Cross-Platform Weather Radar Science, Bull. Amer. Soc. Meteor., 96, 1641–1645.

Heistermann, M., S. Collis, M. J. Dixon, S. Giangrande, J. J. Helmus, B. Kelley, J. Koistinen, D. Michelson, M. Peura, T. Pfaff, D. B. Wolff (2015): The Emergence of Open Source Software for the Weather Radar Community, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 117–128.

Crisologo, I., G. Vulpiani, C. C. Abon, C. P. C. David, A. Bronstert, and M. Heistermann (2014): Polarimetric rainfall retrieval from a C-Band weather radar in a tropical environment (The Philippines). Asia-Pac. J. Atmos. Sci., 50 (1 Supplement), 595-607.

Heistermann, M., T. Francke, C. Georgi, and A. Bronstert (2014): Increasing life expectancy of water resources literature, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015674

Buerger, G., M. Heistermann, and A. Bronstert (2014): Towards sub-daily rainfall disaggregation via Clausius-Clapeyron. J. Hydromet., 15(3), 1303–1311, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-0161.1

Heistermann, M., Jacobi, S., Pfaff, T. (2013): Technical Note: An open source library for processing weather radar data (wradlib). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 863-871, doi:10.5194/hess-17-863-2013.

Heistermann, M., I. Crisologo, C. C. Abon, B. A. Racoma, S. Jacobi, N. T. Servando, C. P. C. David, and A. Bronstert (2013): Brief Communication: Using the new Philippine radar network to reconstruct the “Habagat of August 2012” monsoon event around Metropolitan Manila. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 653-657, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-653-2013.

Heistermann, M., Kneis, D., Bronstert, A. (2012): Which QPE suits my catchment best? IAHS Publ. 351, 448-453.

Jacobi, S., Heistermann, M., Pfaff, T. (2012): Evaluation and improvement of C-band radar attenuation correction for operational flash flood forecasting, IAHS Publ. 351, 33-38.

Bronstert, A., Creutzfeldt, B., Graeff, T., Hajnsek, I., Heistermann, M., Itzerott, S., Jagdhuber, T.,  Kneis, D., Lueck, E., Reusser, D., Zehe, E. (2012): Potentials and constraints of different types of soil moisture observations for flood simulations in headwater catchments, Nat. Hazards, 60(3), 879-914, doi: 10.1007/s11069-011-9874-9.

Heistermann, M., and D. Kneis (2011): Benchmarking quantitative precipitation estimation by conceptual rainfall-runoff modeling, Water Resour. Res., 47, W06514, doi:10.1029/2010WR009153.

Kneis, D., Heistermann, M. (2009): Quality assessment of radar-based precipitation estimates with the example of a small catchment. Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft 53(3), 158-169.

Del Grosso, S.J., Ojima, D.S., Parton, W.J., Stehfest, E., Heistermann, M., DeAngelo, B., Rose, S. (2009): Global scale DAYCENT model analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation strategies for cropped soils. Global and Planetary Change, 67(1-2), 44-50.

Stehfest, E., Heistermann, M., Priess, J. A., Ojima, D.S., Alcamo, J. (2007): Simulation of global crop production with the Ecosystem model DayCent. Ecological Modelling, 209(2-4), 203–219.

Heistermann, M., Mueller, C., Ronneberger, K. (2006): Land in sight? Achievements, deficits and potentials of continental to global scale land-use modelling. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 114(2-4), 141-158.

Heistermann, M., Jene, B., Fent, G., Feyerabend, M., Seppelt, R., Richter, O., Kubiak, R. (2003): Modelling Approaches to Compare Sorption and Degradation of Metsulfuron-methyl in Laboratory Micro-Lysimeter and Batch Experiments. Pest Management Science, 59 (12), 1276-1290.

Other articles

Priess, J.A., Heistermann, M., Alcamo, J. (2004): Discussing New Approaches to Large-Scale and Global Land Use Modeling. LUCC Newsletter, 10 : 22-24.

Book Chapters

Heistermann, M.; Priess, J. (2006). The LandSHIFT Model. In: Geist, H. (ed.) The Earths Changing Land. Greenwood Publishing Group, USA.

Priess, J.A.; Haileselassie, A.; Heistermann, M. (2006). Nutrient Cycling. In: Geist, H. (ed.): The Earths Changing Land. Greenwood Publishing Group, USA.

Alcamo, J.; Kok, K.; Busch, J.; Priess, J.; Eickhout, B.; Rounsevell, M.; Rothmann, D.S.; Heistermann, M. (2006): Searching for the future of land: Scenarios from the local to global scale. In: Lambin, E.F., Geist, H.J (eds.) Land-use and land-cover change, Dordrecht : Springer (The IGBP Series).

Conference Proceedings

Heistermann, M., Ehret, U., Bronstert, A., and Zehe, E., 2008: Merging radar and ground observations for operational quantitative rainfall estimation in a mountainous head catchment in Germany. International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology, 10-12 March 2008, Grenoble, France.

Heistermann, M., and Zehe, E., 2008: Accounting for the stochastic nature of rain field displacement by scale decomposition. International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology, 10-12 March 2008, Grenoble, France.

Schaldach, R.; Alcamo, J., Heistermann, M. (2006): The multiple scale land use change model LandShift: a scenario analysis of land use change and environmental consequences in Africa. In: Voinov, A., Jakeman, A.J., Rizzoli, A.E. (eds). Proceedings of the iEMSs Third Biennial Meeting: "Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Burlington, USA..

Reports and theses

Heistermann (2006): Modelling the Global Dynamics of Rain-fed and Irrigated Croplands. PhD Thesis, University of Kassel. Berichte zur Erdsystemforschung Nr. 37, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany.

Priess, J.A.; Heistermann M., Schaldach R., Onigkeit J., Mimler M., Trinks D., Alcamo J. (2005): Klimawandel und Landwirtschaft in Hessen: Mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf landwirtschaftliche Erträge. Abschlussbericht des Wissenschaftlichen Zentrums für Umweltsystemforschung (USF), Universität Kassel, für INKLIM Baustein 2. Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz.

Research

wradlib (Open Source Software for Weather Radar Data Processing)

Flash flood forecasting

Radar-based Quantitative Precipitation Estimation

Precipitation Nowcasting

Forecast verification techniques

Hydrological modelling

Uncertainty Post-Processing

Bibliometrics

Teaching

Introduction to modelling (seminar)

Global Water Resources (seminar)

Applied Climatology (seminar)

Climatology (seminar)

Applied environmental modelling (lecture and exercises)

(Eco-)Hydrological models in research and applications (seminar)

Introduction to climatology (lecture)

Hydrology I (exercises)

Geoecology 3 (study project)

PhD seminar (seminar)

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Boessenkool, B., Bürger, G., and Heistermann, M. (2017): Effects of sample size on estimation of rainfall extremes at high temperatures, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1623-1629.

Heistermann, M. (2017): HESS Opinions: A Planetary Boundary on Freshwater Use is Misleading, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3455-3461.

Bronstert, A., A. Agarwal, B. Boessenkool, M. Fischer, M. Heistermann, L. Köhn-Reich, T. Moran, D. Wendi (2017): The Braunsbach Flashflood of Mai 29th, 2016 – Origin, Pathways and Impacts of an Extreme Hydro-Meteorological Event. Part 1: Meteorological and Hydrological Analysis, Hydrol. Wasserbewirts., 61, (3), 150-162.

Kneis, D., C. C. Abon, A. Bronstert, and M. Heistermann (2017): Verification of short-term runoff forecasts for a small Philippine basin (Marikina), Hydrol. Sc. J., 62(2), 205-216.

Jacobi, S., and M. Heistermann (2016): Benchmarking attenuation correction procedures for six years of single-polarised C-band weather radar observations in South-West Germany, Geomat. Nat. Haz. Risk., 7(6), 1785-1799.

Abon, C. C., D. Kneis, I. Crisologo, A. Bronstert, C. P. C. David, and M. Heistermann (2016): Evaluating the potential of radar-based rainfall estimates for stream flow and flood simulation in the Philippines, Geomat. Nat. Haz. Risk., 7(4), 1390-1405.

Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W., and G. Zeilinger (2015): Immersive 3D geovisualization in higher education. J. Geogr. Higher Educ. 39(3), 1–13.

Vormoor, K., D. Lawrence, M. Heistermann, and A. Bronstert (2015): Climate change impacts on the seasonality and generation processes of floods in catchments with mixed snowmelt/rainfall regimes: projections and uncertainties, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 913-931.

Heistermann, M., S. Collis, M. J. Dixon, J. J. Helmus, A. Henja, D. B. Michelson, and Thomas Pfaff (2015): An Open Virtual Machine for Cross-Platform Weather Radar Science, Bull. Amer. Soc. Meteor., 96, 1641–1645.

Heistermann, M., S. Collis, M. J. Dixon, S. Giangrande, J. J. Helmus, B. Kelley, J. Koistinen, D. Michelson, M. Peura, T. Pfaff, D. B. Wolff (2015): The Emergence of Open Source Software for the Weather Radar Community, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 117–128.

Crisologo, I., G. Vulpiani, C. C. Abon, C. P. C. David, A. Bronstert, and M. Heistermann (2014): Polarimetric rainfall retrieval from a C-Band weather radar in a tropical environment (The Philippines). Asia-Pac. J. Atmos. Sci., 50 (1 Supplement), 595-607.

Heistermann, M., T. Francke, C. Georgi, and A. Bronstert (2014): Increasing life expectancy of water resources literature, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015674

Buerger, G., M. Heistermann, and A. Bronstert (2014): Towards sub-daily rainfall disaggregation via Clausius-Clapeyron. J. Hydromet., 15(3), 1303–1311, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-0161.1

Heistermann, M., Jacobi, S., Pfaff, T. (2013): Technical Note: An open source library for processing weather radar data (wradlib). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 863-871, doi:10.5194/hess-17-863-2013.

Heistermann, M., I. Crisologo, C. C. Abon, B. A. Racoma, S. Jacobi, N. T. Servando, C. P. C. David, and A. Bronstert (2013): Brief Communication: Using the new Philippine radar network to reconstruct the “Habagat of August 2012” monsoon event around Metropolitan Manila. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 653-657, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-653-2013.

Heistermann, M., Kneis, D., Bronstert, A. (2012): Which QPE suits my catchment best? IAHS Publ. 351, 448-453.

Jacobi, S., Heistermann, M., Pfaff, T. (2012): Evaluation and improvement of C-band radar attenuation correction for operational flash flood forecasting, IAHS Publ. 351, 33-38.

Bronstert, A., Creutzfeldt, B., Graeff, T., Hajnsek, I., Heistermann, M., Itzerott, S., Jagdhuber, T.,  Kneis, D., Lueck, E., Reusser, D., Zehe, E. (2012): Potentials and constraints of different types of soil moisture observations for flood simulations in headwater catchments, Nat. Hazards, 60(3), 879-914, doi: 10.1007/s11069-011-9874-9.

Heistermann, M., and D. Kneis (2011): Benchmarking quantitative precipitation estimation by conceptual rainfall-runoff modeling, Water Resour. Res., 47, W06514, doi:10.1029/2010WR009153.

Kneis, D., Heistermann, M. (2009): Quality assessment of radar-based precipitation estimates with the example of a small catchment. Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft 53(3), 158-169.

Del Grosso, S.J., Ojima, D.S., Parton, W.J., Stehfest, E., Heistermann, M., DeAngelo, B., Rose, S. (2009): Global scale DAYCENT model analysis of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation strategies for cropped soils. Global and Planetary Change, 67(1-2), 44-50.

Stehfest, E., Heistermann, M., Priess, J. A., Ojima, D.S., Alcamo, J. (2007): Simulation of global crop production with the Ecosystem model DayCent. Ecological Modelling, 209(2-4), 203–219.

Heistermann, M., Mueller, C., Ronneberger, K. (2006): Land in sight? Achievements, deficits and potentials of continental to global scale land-use modelling. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 114(2-4), 141-158.

Heistermann, M., Jene, B., Fent, G., Feyerabend, M., Seppelt, R., Richter, O., Kubiak, R. (2003): Modelling Approaches to Compare Sorption and Degradation of Metsulfuron-methyl in Laboratory Micro-Lysimeter and Batch Experiments. Pest Management Science, 59 (12), 1276-1290.

Other articles

Priess, J.A., Heistermann, M., Alcamo, J. (2004): Discussing New Approaches to Large-Scale and Global Land Use Modeling. LUCC Newsletter, 10 : 22-24.

Book Chapters

Heistermann, M.; Priess, J. (2006). The LandSHIFT Model. In: Geist, H. (ed.) The Earths Changing Land. Greenwood Publishing Group, USA.

Priess, J.A.; Haileselassie, A.; Heistermann, M. (2006). Nutrient Cycling. In: Geist, H. (ed.): The Earths Changing Land. Greenwood Publishing Group, USA.

Alcamo, J.; Kok, K.; Busch, J.; Priess, J.; Eickhout, B.; Rounsevell, M.; Rothmann, D.S.; Heistermann, M. (2006): Searching for the future of land: Scenarios from the local to global scale. In: Lambin, E.F., Geist, H.J (eds.) Land-use and land-cover change, Dordrecht : Springer (The IGBP Series).

Conference Proceedings

Heistermann, M., Ehret, U., Bronstert, A., and Zehe, E., 2008: Merging radar and ground observations for operational quantitative rainfall estimation in a mountainous head catchment in Germany. International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology, 10-12 March 2008, Grenoble, France.

Heistermann, M., and Zehe, E., 2008: Accounting for the stochastic nature of rain field displacement by scale decomposition. International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology, 10-12 March 2008, Grenoble, France.

Schaldach, R.; Alcamo, J., Heistermann, M. (2006): The multiple scale land use change model LandShift: a scenario analysis of land use change and environmental consequences in Africa. In: Voinov, A., Jakeman, A.J., Rizzoli, A.E. (eds). Proceedings of the iEMSs Third Biennial Meeting: "Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Burlington, USA..

Reports and theses

Heistermann (2006): Modelling the Global Dynamics of Rain-fed and Irrigated Croplands. PhD Thesis, University of Kassel. Berichte zur Erdsystemforschung Nr. 37, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany.

Priess, J.A.; Heistermann M., Schaldach R., Onigkeit J., Mimler M., Trinks D., Alcamo J. (2005): Klimawandel und Landwirtschaft in Hessen: Mögliche Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf landwirtschaftliche Erträge. Abschlussbericht des Wissenschaftlichen Zentrums für Umweltsystemforschung (USF), Universität Kassel, für INKLIM Baustein 2. Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz.