Projected changes in flood occurrence at convection-permitting scale across an alpine transect

Land, environment, resources and health


Host Department
Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry



Research Topic B

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


The proposed research project aims to address the complex issue of the relationship between future changes in extreme precipitation and resulting floods, i.e. the apparent “precipitation-flood” paradox – whereby precipitation extremes are increased, but floods are not. The study will focus on the alpine transect and involves validating convection-permitting climate model (CPM) datasets within the region and performing bias correction considering complex terrain and orographic characteristics. The simulated key climate variables at high resolution will be used in hydrological model. This approach will enable the analysis of future flooding regimes resulting from changes in precipitation, temperature, evapotranspiration fluxes, and soil moisture for a range of basin sizes and for different precipitation and flood severity. This research will contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics between extreme precipitation and flood occurrences in the context of climate change.



Short bio

Petr received his MSc. degree in Natural hazards mitigation and management from National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) in 2020. He worked for two years as a researcher assistant at National Taiwan University in the Geodetic Survey Group after the graduation. There he participated in two governmental projects with focus on flood retention and solar irradiance mapping. He is mainly interested in water science, remote sensing and GIS. Now, he is about to start the next part of his life’s journey at the University of Padua studying for a PhD.

Topic assigned to
Petr Vohnický

Czech Republic

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