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SRIVASTAVA, A., KANINNKPO, C., GAISER, T. (2010): Response of lowlandrice to bunding and fertilization at different slope positions. Agricultural Journal (accepted)
SRIVASTAVA, A., DAGBENONBAKIN, G., GAISER, T. (2010): Effect of fertilization on Yam (/Dioscorea rotundata/) biomass production. J.Plant Nutr. 33 (in press)
SRIVASTAVA, A., GAISER , T. (2010): Simulating biomass accumulation and yield of yam (/Dioscorea alata/) in the Upper Ouémé Basin (Benin Republic) – I. Compilation of physiological parameters and calibration at the field scale. Field Crops Research 116:23-29.Full Article (english)
GAISER, T., DE BARROS, I., SEREKE, F., LANGE, F.-M. (2009): Validation and reliability of the EPIC model to simulate maize production in small-holder farming systems in tropical sub-humid West Africa and semi-arid Brazil. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ 135:318-327.10.1016/j.agee.2009.10.014
KNIPPERTZ, P.; FINK, A. (2009): Prediction of Dry-Season Precipitation in Tropical West Africa and ist Relation to Forcing from the Extratropics; Prediction of Dry-Season Precipitation in Tropical West Africa and its Relation to Forcing from the Extratropics Wea. Forecasting, DOI: 10.1175/2009WAF2222221.1. Full Article (english)
BORN, K.; FINK, A.; PAETH, H. (2008): Dry and wet periods in the northwestern Maghreb for present day and future climate conditions; Meteorol. Zeitschrift 17, 533-551. PDF slightly different Full Article (english)
CHRISTOPH, M.; FINK, A.; DIEKKRüGER, B.; GIERTZ, S.; REICHERT, B.; SPETH, P. (2008): IMPETUS: Implementing HELP in the Upper Ouémé Basin; Water SA, 34(4), pp. 481-489 (HELP Special Issue), see: Full Article (english)
KNIPPERTZ, P.; FINK, A. (2008): Dry-Season Precipitation in Tropical West Africa and its Relation to Forcing from the Extratropics; Monthly Weather Review, DOI: 10.1175/2008MWR2295.1. Full Article (english)
SCHLÜTTER, D. (2008): Quarzazate : from a remote French military post to a provincial capital in today´s Morocco; Geographische Rundschau, International edition., 4/2008, pp. 24-29. ISSN 1860-7098
SCHLÜTTER, D. (2008): Vom Militärposten zum Tourismuszentrum: die Stadtentwicklung von Quarzazate; Geographische Rundschau, International edition., 7/8 (60), pp. 26-33. ISSN 0016-7460
LAUDIEN, R. (2008): Verwendung von ArcGIS Engine zur räumlichen Entscheidungsunterstützung; ArcAktuell 1/2008, p. 43. Full Article (deutsch)
PARKER, D.; FINK, A.; ET AL. (2008): The AMMA radiosonde program and its implications for the future of atmospheric monitoring over Africa; Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89(7), pp. 1015-1027. Full Article (english)
SRIVASTAVA, A., GAISER, T. (2008): Biomass Production and Partitioning pattern of Yam (Dioscorea rotundata). Agricultural Journal 3:334-337.
VESTE, M.; STAUDINGER, M.; KüPPERS, M. (2008): Spatial and temporal variability of soil water in drylands: plant water potential as a diagnostic tool; Forestry Studies in China, Vol. 10, Number 2 / Juni 2008, pp. 74-80. Full Article (english)
LAUDIEN, R.; BARETH, G. (2007): Entwicklung und Programmierung räumlicher Entscheidungsunterstützungssysteme mit Java und ArcGIS Engine; GIS - Zeitschrift für Geoinformatik, 4/2007, pp. 16-21. Full Article (deutsch)
LAUDIEN, R.; BROCKS, S.; BARETH, G. (2007): Designing and developing spatial decision support systems by using ArcGIS engine and Java; Progress of Information Technology in Agriculture, pp. 119-125.
SCHRAGE, J.M.; FINK, A. (2007): Use of a Rain Gage Network to Infer the Influence of Environmental Factors on the Propagation of Quasi-Linear Convective Systems in West; Africa. Wea. Forecasting, 22 (5), pp. 1016-1030 Full Article (english)
FINK, A. (2006): Der westafrikanische Monsun (The West African Monsoon); promet, 32(3), pp. 114-122. Full Article (deutsch)
FINK, A.; VINCENT, D.G.; ERMERT, V. (2006): Rainfall Types in the West African Soudanian Zone during the Summer Monsoon 2002; Mon. Wea. Rev., 134 (8), pp. 2143-2164. Full Article (english)
GIERTZ, S.; DIEKKRüGER, B.; STEUP, G.S. (2006): Physically-based modelling of hydrological processes in a tropical headwater catchment in Benin (West Africa) - process representation and multi-criteria validation; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), HESSD-2006-0020.
GIERTZ, S.; DIEKKRüGER, B. (2006): Evaluation of three different model concepts to simulate the rainfall-runoff process in a tropical headwater catchment in West Africa; Geoöko, Volume 27, pp. 117-147. Abstract
HENNENBERG, K.J.; FISCHER, F.; KOUADIO, K.; GOETZE, D.; ORTHMANN, B.; LINSENMAIR, K.E.; JELTSCH, F.; POREMBSKI, S. (2006): Phytomass and fire occurrence along forest-savanna transects in the Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast; Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: pp. 303-311.
HüBENER, H.; KERSCHGENS, M. (2006): Downscaling heavy rainfall in the subtropics - A simple approach for dynamical nesting; Advances in Geophysical Research, submitted.
HüBENER, H.; KERSCHGENS, M. (2006): Downscaling of current and future rainfall climatologies for southern Morocco. Part I: Downscaling method and current climatology; Int. J. Climatology, in press.
HüBENER, H.; KERSCHGENS, M. (2006): Downscaling of current and future rainfall climatologies for southern Morocco. Part II: Climate change signals; Int. J. Climatology, in press.
KNIPPERTZ, P.; FINK, A. (2006): Synoptic and Dynamic Aspects of an Extreme Springtime Saharan Dust Outbreak; Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc, 132, pp. 1153-1177. Full Article (english)
KNIPPERTZ, P.; FINK, A. (2006): Tropische Wolkenfahnen: Ein sichtbares Zeichen tropisch-extratropischer Wechselwirkungen. (Tropical plumes: A visible sign of tropical-extratropical interactions); promet, 32(3), pp. 144-153. Full Article (deutsch)
SCHRAGE, J.M.; AUGUSTYN, S.; FINK, A. (2006): Nocturnal Stratiform Cloudiness during the West African Monsoon; Meterol. Atmos. Phys. doi: 10.1007/s00703-006-0194-7 .
The original publication is available at (English). Full Article (english)
SCHRAGE, J.M.; FINK, A.; ERMERT, V.; AHLONSOU, E. D. (2006): Three MCS Cases Occurring in Different Synoptic Environments in the Sub-Sahelian Wet Zone during the 2002 West African Monsoon; Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 2369-2382. Full Article (english)
SCHöNGART, J.; ORTHMANN, B.; HENNENBERG, K.J.; POREMBSKI, S.; WORBES, M. (2006): Climate-growth relationships of tropical tree species in West Africa and their potential for climate reconstruction; Global Change Biology, in press.
SOGALLA, M.; KRüGER, A.; KERSCHGENS, M. (2006): Mesoscale modelling of interactions between rainfall and the land surface in West Africa; Meteorology and Atmopheric Physics (Meteorol Atmos Phys 91, 211-221). Full Article (english)
BORMANN, H.; FASS, T.; GIERTZ, S.; JUNGE, B.; DIEKKRüGER, B.; REICHERT, B.; SKOWRONEK, A. (2005): From local hydrological process analysis to regional hydrological model application in Benin: Concept, results and perspectives; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 30/6-7, pp. 347-356. Abstract
BORMANN, H. (2005): Regional hydrological modelling in Benin (West Africa): Uncertainty issues versus scenarios of expected future environmental change; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 30/8-10, pp. 472-484. Abstract
CORRIPIO, J.; DE JONG, C. (2005): Mountain Waters: Climate and hydrological sensitivity; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 8:6, pp. 1015-1089.
DE JONG, C.; WHELAN, F.; MESSERLI, B. (2005): Water balance of high mountain basins; Special Issue of Hydrological Processes. Vol. 19 (12), pp. 2323-2449.
GIERTZ, S.; JUNGE, B.; DIEKKRüGER, B. (2005): Assessing the effects of land use change on soil physical properties and hydrological processes in the sub-humid tropical environment of West Africa; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 30/8-10, pp. 485-496.
GöTZE, D.; HENNENBERG, K. J.; KOULIBALY, A.; ORTHMANN, B.; POREMBSKI, S.; TRAORé, D. (2005): Investigations to maintain tropical biodiversity under the processes of land-use intensification and climate change in West Africa; Annales de Botanique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, in press.
HADJER, K.; KLEIN, T.; SCHOPP, M. (2005): Water consumption embedded in its social context, north-western Benin; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, special issue: Integrated Water Resources Assessment and Management, 30(2005), pp. 357-364. Full Article (english)
HADJER, K. (2005): Le travail en Afrique noir. Représentations et pratiques à l'époque contemporaine; Buchbesprechung, Almeida-Topor, Hélène de, Monique Lakroum, Gerd Spittler (Hg.) 2004. Paris: Karthala. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 130 (1).
HENNENBERG, K. J.; GöTZE, D.; KOUAMé, L.K.; ORTHMANN, B.; POREMBSKI, S. (2005): Border and ecotone detection by means of vegetation composition along continuous forest-savanna transects in north-eastern Ivory Coast; Journal of Vegetation Science 16: pp. 301-310.
M'BAREK, R.; BEHLE, C.; MULINDABIGWI, V.; SCHOPP, M.; SINGER, U. (2005): Sustainable resource management in Benin embedded in the process of decentralisation; In: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Special Issue, Vol. 30, Issues 6-7, S. 365-371. URL: Full Article (english)
SOGALLA, M.; KRüGER, A.; KERSCHGENS, M. (2005): Mesoscale modelling of interactions between rainfall and the land surface in West Africa; Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, in press. Abstract
THAMM, H.P.; JUDEX, M.; MENZ, G. (2005): Modelling of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LUCC) in Western Africa using Remote Sensing; Zeitschrift für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung 3/2005, pp. 191-199.
BORMANN, H.; DIEKKRüGER, B. (2004): A conceptual hydrological model for Benin (West Africa): Validation, uncertainty assessment and assessment of applicability for environmental change analyses; Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 29 (11-12), pp. 759-768. Abstract
BORMANN, H.; DIEKKRüGER, B. (2004): Regionale hydrologische Modellierung in Benin (IMPETUS-Projekt) und deren potentieller Nutzen für die Bevölkerung; Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil I, 2003, Heft 5/6, pp. 351-363. Abstract
DOEVENSPECK, M. (2004): Migrations rurales, accès au foncier et rapports interethniques au sud du Borgou (Bénin) - Une approche méthodologique plurielle; Afrika spectrum 39 (2004) 3, pp. 359-380. Full Article (english)
FASS, T.; REICHERT, B. (2004): Grundwasserqualität im Aguima-Einzugsgebiet Benin/West Afrika; Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Teil I, 2003, Heft 5/6, pp. 365 - 378.
FINK, A.; VINCENT, D.G.; REINER, P.; SPETH, P. (2004): Mean state and wave disturbances during phases I, II, and III of GATE based on ERA-40; Mon. Wea. Rev., 132 (7), pp. 1661-1683. Full Article (english)
HüBENER, H.; SCHMIDT, M.; SOGALLA, M.; KERSCHGENS, M. (2004): Simulating evapotranspiration in a semi-arid environment; Theoretical and Applied Climatology (published online first). Full Article (english)
KNIPPERTZ, P. (2004): A simple identification scheme for upper-level troughs and its application to winter precipitation variability in Northwest Africa; Journal of Climate, 17, pp. 1411-1418. Full Article (english)
OERTEL, D.; ZHUKOV, B.; THAMM, H.P.; RöHRIG, J.; ORTHMANN, B. (2004): Space-borne high resolution fire remote sensing in Benin, West Africa; International Journal of Remote Sensing 25 (11): pp. 2209-2216. Full Article (english)
OFFE, J.; KLEIN, T. (2004): Medizinethnologische Forschungen in Sub-Sahara Afrika - ein Überblick; In: Curare 27 (1+2). Medizinethnologische Herausforderungen: Die AG Medical Anthropology in der Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde e.V.
PAETH, H.; HENSE, A. (2004): SST versus climate change signals in West African rainfall: 20^th -century variations and future projections; Climatic Change 65, pp. 179-208.
PAETH, H.; STUCK, J. (2004): The West African dipole in rainfall and its forcing mechanisms in global and regional climate models; Mausam 55, pp. 561-582.
PAETH, H.; FRIEDERICHS, P. (2004): Seasonality and time scales in the relationship between global SST and African rainfall; Climate Dynamics 23, pp. 815-837.
PAETH, H. (2004): Key factors in African climate change evaluated by a regional climate model; Erdkunde 58, pp. 290-315.
PAETH, H.; HENSE, A. (2004): On the linear response of tropical African climate to SST changes deduced from regional climate model simulation; Theoretical and Applied Climatology, in press.
PAETH, H.; HENSE, A. (2004): Mean versus extreme climate in the Mediterranean region and its sensitivity to future global warming conditions; Meteorologische Zeitschrift, in press.
PAETH, H.; BORN, K.; PODZUN, R.; JACOB, D. (2004): Regional dynamical downscaling over West Africa: Model evaluation and comparison of wet and dry years; Meteorologische Zeitschrift, in press.
SCHULZ, O.; DE JONG, C. (2004): Snowmelt and sublimation: field experiments and modelling in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), Vol 8, No. 6, pp. 1076-1089. Abstract | Full Article (english)
BADER, J.; LATIF, M. (2003): The impact of decadal-scale Indian Ocean sea surface temperature anomalies on Sahelian rainfall and the North Atlantic Oscillation; Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (22), 2169, doi:10.1029/2003GL018426, CLM 7-1 CLM 7-4.
BORMANN, H.; DIEKKRüGER, B. (2003): Possibilities and limitations of regional hydrological models applied within an environmental change study in Benin (West Africa); Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 28/33-36, pp. 1323-1332. Abstract
CASCIARRI, B. (2003): Rare Resources and Environmental Crises: Notes on the Aït Unzâr Pastoralnists in South-Eastern Morocco; Nomadic Peoples, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp.177-186. Abstract | Full Article (english)
FASS, T.; REICHERT, B. (2003): Ein Beitrag zur Entwicklung von Süßwasser-Management-Tools im GLOWA-IMPETUS Projekt - Hydrogeologische Input-Faktoren; In: Kleeberg, H.-B. (Hrsg.): Forum der Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft. Heft 04.03, Band 2, Klima - Wasser - Flussgebietsmanagement - im Lichte der Flut, pp. 21-24.
FINK, A.; KNIPPERTZ, P. (2003): An extreme precipitation event in southern Morocco in spring 2002 and some hydrological implications; Weather Vol. 58 No.10, pp. 377-387. Full Article (english)
FINK, A.; REINER, A. (2003): Spatio-temporal Variability of the Relation between African Easterly Waves and West African Squall Lines in 1998 and 1999; J. Geophys. Res., 108(D11), 4332, doi:10.1029/2002JD002816. Abstract | Full Article (english)
GIERTZ, S.; DIEKKRüGER, B. (2003): Analysis of the hydrological processes in a small headwater catchment in Benin (West Africa); Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol.28, No. 33-36, pp. 1333-1341.
KNIPPERTZ, P.; CHRISTOPH, M.; SPETH, P. (2003): Long-term precipitation variability in Morocco and the link to the large-scale circulation in recent and future climate; Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 83, pp. 67-88. Abstract | Full Article (english)
KNIPPERTZ, P.; ULBRICH, U.; MARQUES, F.; CORTE-REAL , J. (2003): Decadal changes in the link between El Nino, springtime North Atlantic Oscillation and European-North African rainfall; International Journal of Climatology, 23, pp. 1293 - 1311. Full Article (english)
KNIPPERTZ, P.; FINK, A.; REINER, A.; SPETH, P. (2003): Three late summer/early autumn cases of tropical-extratropical interactions causing precipitation in northwestern Africa; Mon. Wea. Rev., 131 (1), pp. 116-135. Full Article (english)
KNIPPERTZ, P. (2003): Tropical-extratropical interactions causing precipitation in Northwest Africa: Statistical analysis and seasonal variations; Monthly Weather Review, 131, pp. 3069-3076. Full Article (english)
PAETH, H.; HENSE, A. (2003): Seasonal forecast of sub-sahelian rainfall using cross validated model output statistics; Meteorologische Zeitschrift 12, pp. 157-173.
VOLLMERT, P.; FINK, A.; BESLER, H. (2003): Ghana- und Dahomey-Trockenzone: Ursachen für eine Niederschlagsanaomalie im tropischen Westafrika; Erde, 134 (4), pp. 375-393. Abstract | Full Article (deutsch)
BAUER, P.; BUROSE, D.; SCHULZ, J. (2002): Rain detection over land surfaces using passive microwave satellite data; Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 37-48. Abstract | Full Article (english)