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© Prof. Dr. Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen

Hendricks-Franssen, Harrie-Jan

Prof. Dr., Institute of Bio- and Geosciences IBG-3 Agrosphere, Forschungszentrum Jülich


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Bio- and Geosciences
IBG-3 Agrosphere
52428 Jülich


Fon: +49 2461 61 4462

Research topics

  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Land surface modelling
  • Data assimilation and inverse modelling
  • Statistical analysis of environmental data

Resources and technologies

  • Data assimilation: Used to integrate observation data in Earth system models
  • High performance computing: To make calculations for high resolution models in ensemble mode
  • Cosmic ray probes: Network of cosmic ray probes in Rur catchment and Spain


  • Kurtz, W., He, G., Kollet, S. J., Maxwell, R. M., Vereecken, H., and Hendricks Franssen, H.-J. (2016): TerrSysMP–PDAF (version 1.0): a modular high-performance data assimilation framework for an integrated land surface–subsurface model, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1341-1360, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1341-2016
  • Schöniger, A., Nowak, W. and Hendricks Franssen, H.-J. (2012): Parameter estimation by Ensemble Kalman filters with transformed data: Approach and application to hydraulic tomography. Water Resources Research 48, W04502, doi:10.1029/2011WR010462
  • Han, X., Hendricks Franssen, H.-J., Montzka, C. and H. Vereecken (2014): Soil moisture and soil properties estimation in the Community Land Model with synthetic brightness temperature data. Water Resources Research 50(7), 6081-6105
  • Hendricks Franssen, H.-J., R. Stöckli, I. Lehner, E. Rotenberg and S. I. Seneviratne (2010): Energy balance closure of eddy covariance data: a multi-site analysis for European FLUXNET stations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150, 1553-1567
  • Hendricks Franssen, H.-J. and Kinzelbach (2008): Real-time groundwater flow modelling with the Ensemble Kalman Filter: Joint estimation of states and parameters and the filter inbreeding problem, Water resources Research, doi:10.1029/2007WR006505
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