Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung

Dr. Manuela Nied

  • Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Research Interest

  • Flood generation
  • Flood risk analysis
  • Hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones

Coordination Activities

  • Coordination of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute DEad SEa Research VEnue (DESERVE)
  • Coordination of the DESERVE Winter School in 2014 and 2016
  • Coordination of the EGU Topical Meeting ‘Floods and Climate’

Education & Employment

Since 03/2013 Research associate, IMK-TRO at KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

PhD in Hydrology, University of Potsdam, Germany

‘The role of soil moisture and weather patterns for flood occurrence and characteristics at the river basin scale’

01/2010 – 09/2013 Research associate, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
2009 Diploma in Hydrology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Peer-reviewed Publications

Dead Sea evaporation by eddy covariance measurements vs. aerodynamic, energy budget, Priestley–Taylor, and Penman estimates.
Metzger, J.; Nied, M.; Corsmeier, U.; Kleffmann, J.; Kottmeier, C.
2018. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 22 (2), 1135–1155. doi:10.5194/hess-22-1135-2018
What are the hydro-meteorological controls on flood characteristics?.
Nied, M.; Schröter, K.; Lüdtke, S.; Nguyen, V. D.; Merz, B.
2017. Journal of hydrology, 545, 310–326. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.003
New perspectives on interdisciplinary earth science at the Dead Sea: The DESERVE project.
Kottmeier, C.; Agnon, A.; Al-Halbouni, D.; Alpert, P.; Corsmeier, U.; Dahm, T.; Eshel, A.; Geyer, S.; Haas, M.; Holohan, E.; Kalthoff, N.; Kishcha, P.; Krawczyk, C.; Lati, J.; Laronne, J. B.; Lott, F.; Mallast, U.; Merz, R.; Metzger, J.; Mohsen, A.; Morin, E.; Nied, M.; Rödiger, T.; Salameh, E.; Sawarieh, A.; Shannak, B.; Siebert, C.; Weber, M.
2016. Science of the Total Environment, 544, 1045–1058. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.003

Other Peer-reviewed Publications

Nied, M., Pardowitz, T., Nissen, K., Ulbrich, U., Hundecha, Y. and Merz, B. (2014)

On the relationship between hydro-meteorological patterns and flood types.

Journal of Hydrology 519(PD), 3249-3262.


Merz, B., Aerts, J., Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K., Baldi, M., Becker, A., Bichet, A., Blöschl, G., Bouwer, L.M., Brauer, A., Cioffi, F., Delgado, J.M., Gocht, M., Guzzetti, F., Harrigan, S., Hirschboeck, K., Kilsby, C., Kron, W., Kwon, H.H., Lall, U., Merz, R., Nissen, K., Salvatti, P., Swierczynski, T., Ulbrich, U., Viglione, A., Ward, P.J., Weiler, M., Wilhelm, B. and Nied, M. (2014)

Floods and climate: Emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management.

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 14(7), 1921-1942.


Nied, M., Hundecha, Y. and Merz, B. (2013)

Flood-initiating catchment conditions: A spatio-temporal analysis of large-scale soil moisture patterns in the Elbe River basin.

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17(4), 1401-1414.


Sheffer, N.A., Cohen, M., Morin, E., Grodek, T., Gimburg, A., Magal, E., Gvirtzman, H., Nied, M., Isele, D. and Frumkin, A. (2011)

Integrated cave drip monitoring for epikarst recharge estimation in a dry Mediterranean area, Sif Cave, Israel.

Hydrological Processes 25(18), 2837-2845.