Mass Flux Modeling

In WP-1 a transferable management model for water catchment areas and surface water bodies is created. This model enables water resources managers and responsible regional planners (for example, SANEPAR, EMATER) to quantitatively illustrate the effects of land use changes. Due to the importance of inoperable boundary conditions, such as climate change, the goal is to develop appropriate management strategies or development targets for water catchment areas. For the validation of the modal results, a quasi-continuous long-term mixture sampling in connection with campaign-related high-resolution measurements is provided in the inflow of the depicted reservoirs. The model will be based on the  established MoRE (Modeling of Regionalized Emissions) database system which will be optimized towards high quality emission modeling with limited data avalability.

Goal: Development and implementation of a universal mass flux model with the following characteristics:

  • Transparency: Comprehensive documentation
  • Flexibility: Modifiable input data, resolutions and calculation approaches
  • Simplicity: Reduction of model complexity and data requirements, utilisation of remote sensing data, transferability and global applicability of the model



Contact: Dr. Stephan Fuchs
mailto: fuchs does-not-exist.iwg uka de