Project start: 01.01.2019

Duration: 3 Jahre

Funding: DFG

Project lead: Harald Kunstmann

Involved scientists: Christian Chwala

Project partners
    Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie, Dresden (Verbundkoordinator)
    Technische Universität Dresden
    Universität Augsburg

Associated partners
    Ericsson GmbH, Hamburg
    Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Augsburg
    Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, München



The goal of the overall project HoWa-innovativ is a spatially more accurate prediction of floods using innovative precipitation measurement and forecasting techniques. The subproject of the University of Augsburg is dedicated to the improvement of precipitation measurements using data from commercial microwave links (CMLs). Precipitation fields will be generated from the CML data alone, as well as from a combination of DWD radar data and CML-derived rainfall information. For both methods the rainfall information will then be continuously provided as a test rainfall product for the flood early warning systems in the other sub-projects.


Microwave link data derived precipitation (CML) compared to the hourly pluviometer-adjusted radar product RADOLAN-RW

Additional information:

HoWa Innovativ-web page