Annual General Assemblies  |  First-year evaluation meetings


First-year evaluation meetings

About one year after the start of their project, all doctoral students in the IRTG are expected to present their work to the wider TR32 community in a 20-25 minute presentation, followed by a 10-15 minute discussion.


Past first-year evaluation meetings

Past meetings are listed here:

Speakers & Subjects
First-year evaluation meeting
Mo 07.10.2013
University of Cologne,
Geographical Institute,
Südbau (Building No. 303),
Training room 3 (1st floor),
Otto-Fischer-Str. 4, 50674 Köln

Announcements and welcome
09:20 Theresa Bick "Interdisciplinary Summer School: Data assimilation in geosciences"
  10:05 Sayah Hasan "Remote Sensing with Polarimetric Radar"
  10:50 Break
Gordon Diefenthal (intro): "Objective error quanti cation for polarimetric based precipitation estimates using X-band radar"
Sabrina Esch (intro): "Derivation of soil moisture patterns from active SAR-data - Short Project Introduction"
Inken Rabbel (intro): "Analyzing feedbacks in a forest soil-vegetation-atmosphere system"
Shaoning Chen (intro): "High resolution parallel simulation of variably saturated flow with adaptive mesh refinement"
Theresa Bick (1st-year): "Processing radar observations for data assimilation with a Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter"
12:10 - 12:45
Christopher Nordlund (1st-year)"Jointly simulating NMR and flow properties of partially saturated rocks by means of a triangular pore model" (cancelled)

First-year evaluation meeting

Th 05.09.2013

Jülich Research Centre

IBG 3 - Building No. 16.6u
Entrance E2 (with ramp for wheelchair access) or E1
Room 1/201

09:45 - 12:35

09:45 – 09:50 Welcome & Announcements
09:50 – 10:25 Gaochao Cai (B4) The impact of soil water distribution on root growth and root water uptake (Dynamic monitoring and observation of winter wheat roots and soil water status)
10:25 – 11:00 Christian von Hebel (B6) Three-dimensional structural imaging using quantitative electromagnetic induction data
11:00 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 11:25 Sebastian Knist (C4/D7) 5-minute project introduction: Water cycle processes and land-atmosphere interactions in multi-scale regional climate change simulations with the WRF atmospheric model over Europe in the context of the WCRP Euro-CORDEX initiative
11:25 – 12:00 Johannes Klimpt (D3) CO2 flux estimation by 4-dimensional variational data assimilation of in situ and remote sensing data
12:00 – 12:35 David Willms (D5) A modelling approach of gas exchange in numerical weather prediction models


Annual General Assemblies

Below are the minutes of all General Assemblies of the IRTG held to date:

  • Minutes of the General Assembly on 17 June 2013 (accepted) (login required)
  • Minutes of the General Assembly on 29 June 2012 (accepted) (login required)
  • Minutes of the General Assembly on12 July 2011 (accepted) (login required)


For further information, please contact:


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Nadine Horst
(geb. Heinrichs)

IRTG Coordinator

University of Cologne
Institute for
Geophysics and Meteorology

D-50923 Cologne
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