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Prof. Dr. Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen

Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen has MSc degrees in soil science (1994, Wageningen Agricultural University) and atmospheric and climate sciences (2008, ETH Zurich) and a PhD degree in hydrogeology (2001, Technical University of Valencia, Spain). While being employed by the agrosphere institute (IBG-3) at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, he holds a W2-professorship on “Scientific Computation in Terrestrial Systems” at RWTH Aachen University. His research focuses on integrated hydrological modelling and the assimilation of measurements to improve predictions with land surface models and hydrological models. In this context, he (co)developed data assimilation frameworks which are currently operationally running in real-time for groundwater hydrological predictions. He works also on the development of measurement operators and better understanding of measurement data (e.g., cosmic ray probe data, eddy covariance data). He is co-coordinator of and PI in FOR2131 (“Data assimilation for Improved Characterization of Fluxes across Compartmental Interfaces”) and PI of a data assimilation project (C6) in the Transregional Collaborative Research Center TR32 “Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems – Monitoring, Modelling and Data Assimilation”. Harrie-Jan Hendricks-Franssen (co-)authored 82 ISI-publications (state December 2017).

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