Dragan Petrovic M. Sc.

Research Associate
Regional Climate and Hydrology
Phone: +49 821 598 2744
Room: 2023 (B)
Open hours: by appointment only
Address: Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg

Research Interests

  • Regional climate modeling (WRF, CORDEX)
  • Climate extremes: droughts and heat waves
  • Land-surface - atmosphere interactions
  • Energy landscapes

Research projects

Sustainable energy landscapes: Modelling regional strategies for the expansion of renewable energies with special consideration of national and international climate policy


ClimXtreme: Module C IHAX - Impact of human water use on atmospheric extremes in regional climate simulations


Petrovic, D., Fersch, B., and Kunstmann, H.: Heat wave characteristics: evaluation of regional climate model performances for Germany, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 265–289, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-265-2024, 2024.


Rousi, E., Fink, A. H., Andersen, L. S., Becker, F. N., Beobide-Arsuaga, G., Breil, M., Cozzi, G., Heinke, J., Jach, L., Niermann, D., Petrovic, D., Richling, A., Riebold, J., Steidl, S., Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Tradowsky, J. S., Coumou, D., Düsterhus, A., Ellsäßer, F., Fragkoulidis, G., Gliksman, D., Handorf, D., Haustein, K., Kornhuber, K., Kunstmann, H., Pinto, J. G., Warrach-Sagi, K., and Xoplaki, E.: The extremely hot and dry 2018 summer in central and northern Europe from a multi-faceted weather and climate perspective, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1699–1718, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1699-2023, 2023.


Petrovic, D., Fersch, B., and Kunstmann, H.: Droughts in Germany: performance of regional climate models in reproducing observed characteristics, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3875–3895, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3875-2022, 2022.

Curriculum vitae

since 2023       Research associate at Augsburg University, Chair Regional Climate and Hydrology


2020 - 2023     Research associate at IMK-IFU, KIT Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen


2016 - 2019     Master studies (M. Sc) Climate and Environmental Sciences at Augsburg University


2011 - 2015     Bachelor studies (B. Sc) Geography (major) with Meteorology, Geophysics and Economics (minors) at University of Cologne


SS 2024                     Main Seminar Climate Change - Extreme Events and Projections of Climate Variables   


WS 2023/24               Project Seminar Climate Change and Health