Diana Rechid investigates physical processes in the regional climate system with focus on land - atmosphere interactions under human forcings. After her studies of Physical Geography (Major) and Meteorology and Hydrology (Minor) at Leibniz University Hanover, she did her doctoral thesis on "biogeophysical interactions between vegetation phenology and climate variability in Europe" at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. Since that she has been working within the core team of regional climate modelling in Hamburg and contributed to the advancement of physical land surface parameterisations in the regional climate model REMO.
Since 2013 she is working as a guest lecturer at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg on the physical basis of climate change. Since July 2014, Diana Rechid is working at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) on the further development of a regional earth system model in order to investigate regional feedback processes within the Earth System under human influence. Since 2016, she is coordinating the international WCRP CORDEX Flagship Pilot Study "LUCAS - Land use and climate across scales" for investigating the impact of land use changes on climate in Europe across spatial and temporal scales with coordinated regional land use change experiments.
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