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Forschungsbereich II
Klimawirkung und Vulnerabilität


Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)
Telegrafenberg A62/Nr.0.11
14412 Potsdam

Tel.: ++49-(0)331-288-2059
Email: vetter(at)

PhD at PIK, modelling of climate change impacts on hydrology and vegetation with two main topics:
a) model inter-comparison and allocation of uncertainty sources along the impact model chain and
b) improvement of the vegetation module of the eco-hydrological model SWIM for tropical and subtropical climates.


Gosling, S., Zaherpour, J., Mount, NJ., Hattermann, F.,Dankers, R., Arheimer, B., Breuer, L., Ding, J., Haddeland, I., Kumar, R., Kundu, D., Liu, J., van Griensven, A., Veldkamp, T., Vetter, T., Wang, X.,Zhang, X: A comparison of changes in river runoff from multiple global and catchment-scale hydrological models under global warming scenarios of 1°C, 2°C and 3°C, Climatic Change, 2016

Vetter, T., Reinhardt, J., Flörke, M., van Griensven, A., Hattermann, F.,  Huang, S., Koch, H. and Pechlivanidis, I. G, Plötner, S., Seidou,O., Krysanova, V.: Evaluation of sources of uncertainty in projected hydrological changes under climate change in 12 large-scale river basins, Climatic Change, 2016

Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Breuer, L.,  Chamorro, A.,Flörke, M, Pechlivanidis, IG., Schäfer, D., Shah, H. and Vetter, T, Wortmann, M.:
Propagation of forcing and model uncertainties on to hydrological drought characteristics in a multi-model century-long experiment in large river basins, Climatic Change, 2016

Strauch, M., Kumar, R., Eisner, S., Mulligan, M., Reinhardt, J, Santini, William, Vetter, Tobias, Friesen, Jan: Adjustment of global precipitation data for enhanced hydrologic modeling of tropical Andean watersheds, Climatic Change, 2016

Aich, V., Liersch, S., Vetter, T., Fournet, S., Andersson, J., Calmanti, S., van Weert, F., HA, Hattermann, F.,Paton, EN.: Flood projections within the Niger River Basin under future land use and climate change, Science of The Total Environment, 562, 666--677, 2016

Vetter, T. and Wechsung, F.: Direct aerosol effects during periods of solar dimming and brightening hidden in the regression residuals: Evidence from Potsdam measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2015

Lobanova, A., Stagl, J., Vetter, T. and Hattermann, F.: Discharge Alterations of the Mures River, Romania under Ensembles of Future Climate Projections and Sequential Threats to Aquatic Ecosystem by the End of the Century, Water, 7, 2753-2770, 2015

Aich, V., Liersch, S., Vetter, T., Andersson, J., Müller, EN., Hattermann, F.:Climate or Land Use?—Attribution of Changes in River Flooding in the Sahel Zone, Water, 7, 2796-2820, 2015

Krysanova, V., Hattermann, F., Huang, S., Hesse, C., Vetter, T. and Liersch, S., Koch, H., Kundzewicz, ZW: Modelling climate and land-use change impacts with SWIM: lessons learnt from multiple applications,Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60, 606-635, 2015

Vetter, T., Huang, S., Aich, V., Yang, T. and Wang, X, Krysanova, V and Hattermann, F: Multi-model climate impact assessment and intercomparison for three large-scale river basins on three continents, Earth System Dynamics, 6, 17, 2015

Aich, V., Liersch, S., Vetter, T., Huang, S., Tecklenburg, J., Hoffmann, P., Koch, H.,  Fournet, S., Krysanova, V and Müller, E.N.:Comparing impacts of climate change on streamflow in four large African river basins, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 1305-1321, 2014

Hesse, C., Krysanova, V., Vetter, T., Reinhardt, J.:Comparison of several approaches representing terrestrial and in-stream nutrient retention and decomposition in watershed modelling, Ecological modelling, 269, 70-85, 2013

Hattermann, F., Kundzewicz, Z., Huang, S., Vetter, T., Gerstengarbe, F., Werner, P.: Climatological drivers of changes in flood hazard in Germany, Acta Geophys., 61, 463-477, 2013.

Boyacioglu, H., Vetter, T., Krysanova, V. and Rode, M.: Modeling the impacts of climate change on nitrogen retention in a 4th order stream, Clim. Change, 113, 981-999, 2012.

Martinkova, M., Hesse, C., Krysanova, V., Vetter, T. and Hanel, M.: Potential impact of climate change on nitrate load from the Jizera catchment (Czech Republic), Phys. Chem. Earth., 36, 673-683, 2011.

Rode, M. and Boyacioglu, H.,  Vetter, T., . and Krysanova, V.: Impacts of climate change on regulating nitrogen retention in the River Weisse Elster in Germany,  IAHS Publication, 348, 151-158, 2011.

Zhai, J., Su, B., Krysanova, V., Vetter, T. and Gao, C., Jiang, T.:Spatial Variation and Trends in PDSI and SPI Indices and Their Relation to Streamflow in 10 Large Regions of China, J. Clim., 23, 649-663, 2010.

Germer, S., Neill, C., Vetter, T., Chaves, J., Krusche, A., and Elsenbeer, H.: Implications of long-term land-use change for the hydrology and solute budgets of small catchments in Amazonia,  J. Hydrol., 364, 349-363, 2009.

Holsten, A., Vetter, T., Vohland, K.,and Krysanova, V.: Impact of climate change on soil moisture dynamics in Brandenburg with a focus on nature conservation areas, Ecol. Model.,220, 2076-2087, 2009.

Yu, P., Krysanova, V, Wang, Y., Xiong, W., Mo, F.. Shi, Z., Liu, H., Vetter, T.  and Huang, S.: Quantitative estimate of water yield reduction caused by forestation in a water-limited area in northwest China, Geophys. Res. Lett.,38, 2009.

Krysanova, V., Vetter, T.  and Hattermann, F.: Detection of change in drought frequency in the Elbe basin: comparison of three methods, Hydrol. Sci. J., 53, 519-537, 2008.


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