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Current projects:

  • Regional estimates of soil moisture using satellite data, ground measuremetns and a regional climate model in some parts of Iran, 2017-2018.
  • ASUS - Adapting sustainable urban planning to local climate change in Egyptian new towns (case study New Aswan), BMBF, 2017-2019.
  • Sustainable Urban Development in Arid Cities via Establishment of Urban Climate Labs in Egypt, DAAD, Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World, 2016-2018.
  • LOCLIM3 - Climate change at urban scale in 3 urban areas (Cairo, Nairobi, Istanbul) with different population, urban structure, land use classification and climate characteristics and comparison of different adaptation strategies to local climate change in these cities, EU, 2014-2017.
  • Influence of Aerosols on the urban heat island intensity, CSC, Sep 2014-Aug 2018.
  • Using machine learning method to estimate high-resolved air temperature retrieved from Remote sensing over Berlin, GeoSim, 2014-2017.
  • Application of Urban Climatology in Urban Green Space System Planning, CSC, 2017-2019.

Completed projects:

  • Accident prevention trough friction value forecasts, implementation and adaptation of the WRF-modell for Berlin-Brandenburg (in cooperation with TU Berlin. financed by Forschungsvereinigung Automobiltechnik (FAT)), 2014 - 2016.
  • New approaches for spacial modelling of urban pollutant emission (PM10 and NO2) with multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS, Georg Forster Scholarship 2014-2015).
  • Establishment of Plantation Forests and Development of Sustainable Forestry in Desert Lands of Egypt Using Sewage Water (DAAD, Transformation Partnership Programme line 1, Jun-Dec 2014).
  • Young Cities - Development of energy efficient cities in the Tehran-Karaj-region. BMBF (2008-2013).
  • MILIEU - Centre for Urban Earth System Studies (2009 - 2012).