The Chair of Hydrology and Geohydrology at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems is led by Prof. András Bárdossy and has substantial experience in hydrological modeling on different spatial and temporal scales with special emphasis on climate and land use change impacts.
One main research focus is statistical downscaling of climate change scenarios based on objective circulation patterns. There is strong expertise in the development and application of water balance models on spatial scales reaching from 10 – 10000 km2. This includes the development of advanced methods to estimate/ regionalize model parameters as well as to quantify the uncertainty of model results origination from different sources.
General intention of our research activities is to understand how the dominating hydrological processes on different scales are controlled by climatic variables as well as catchment properties and to provide advanced approaches for a better representation of these control mechanisms in hydrological models.