Maximilian Graf M.Sc.

research assistant
Regional Climate and Hydrology
Phone: +49 821 598 2632
Room: 1023 (B)
Visiting hours: by appointment only
Address: Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg

Research foci

  • Rainfall estimation with commercial microwave links
  • Spatio-temporal variability of precipitation
  • Land-surface - atmosphere interactions     
  • Boundary layer meteorology and thermal circulation systems

Research Projects

Recent projects:

HGF Digital Earth: Towards SMART Monitoring and Integrated Data Exploration of the Earth System - Implementing the Data Science Paradigm



Graf, M., Chwala, C., Polz, J., Kunstmann, H., (2019): The challenge of processing one year of German-wide CML data. 26.06.2019, Symposium on the hydrometeorological usage of data from commercial microwave link networks, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


Graf, M., Chwala, C., Kunstmann, H., (2019): Performance analysis of more than one year of countrywide rainfall derived from commercial microwave link data in Germany. 11.04.2019, EGU, Wien



Journal articles


Polz, J., Chwala, C., Graf, M., and Kunstmann, H.: Rain event detection in commercial microwave
link attenuation data using convolutional neural networks, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3835–3853,, 2020.


Graf, M., Chwala, C., Polz, J., and Kunstmann, H.: Rainfall estimation from a German-wide
commercial microwave link network: optimized processing and validation for 1 year of data, Hydrol. Earth
Syst. Sci., 24, 2931–2950,, 2020.


Graf, M., Kossmann, M., Trusilova, K. and Mühlbacher, G.: Identification and Climatology of Alpine Pumping from a Regional Climate Simulation. Front. Earth Sci. 4:5. doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00005, 2016



Curriculum Vitae

since 2018    Research fellow at University Augsburg, Chair Regional Climate and Hydrology and at IMK-IFU, KIT Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

2016-2018    M.Sc. Climate and environmental sciences at University Augsburg
2015             Technichian at IMK-IFU, KIT Campus Alpin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

2014             Internship and thesis at German Weather Service, Offenbach
2011-2014    B.Sc. Physical Geography at Catholic University Eichstätt


extensive CV