Research Assistant Professor
Global Water Futures
Hydrology Research Group
Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
Email:juliane.mai[at]uwaterloo.ca
Phone:+1 (519) 888-4567 ext. 30016
Office:PHY-3016
Address:200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
ORCID:ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1132-2342

Publications

Thober, S., Cuntz, M., Kelbling, M., Kumar, R., Mai, J., and Samaniego L. (2019):
The multiscale Routing Model mRM v1.0: simple river routing at resolutions from 1 to 50 km
Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., in review.
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Mai, J. and Tolson, B.A. (2019):
Model Variable Augmentation (MVA) for Diagnostic Assessment of Sensitivity Analysis Results
Water Resources Research, 55, 2631-2651.
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Liu, H., Thiboult, A., Tolson, B.A., Anctil, F., and Mai, J. (2019):
Efficient treatment of climate data uncertainty in ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) based on an existing historical climate ensemble dataset
Journal of Hydrology, 568, 985-996.
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Bumberger, J., Mai, J., Schmidt, F., Luenenschloss, P., Wagner, N., and Toepfer, H. (2018):
Spatial Retrieval of Broadband Dielectric Spectra
Sensors 2018, 18(9), 2780.
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Zink, M., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Marx, A. (2018): A national scale planning tool for agricultural droughts in Germany
In: Friesen, J., Rodríguez-Sinobas, L. (eds.)
Advanced tools for integrated water resources management
Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection 3
Elsevier, p. 147-169
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Zink, M., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., and Samaniego, L. (2018):
Conditioning a Hydrologic Model using Patterns of Remotely Sensed Land Surface Temperature
Water Resources Research, 54, 2976–2998.
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Jahanpour, M., Tolson, B. A., and Mai, J. (2018):
PADDS Algorithm Assessment for Biobjective Water Distribution System Benchmark Design Problems
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144 (3), 1193 - 1219.
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Demirel, M.C., Mai, J., González, G. M., Koch, J., Samaniego, L., Stisen, S. (2018):
Combining satellite data and appropriate objective functions for improved spatial pattern performance of a distributed hydrologic model
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 22 (2), 1299-1315
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Madi, R., de Rooij, G. H., Mielenz, H., and Mai, J. (2018):
Parametric soil water retention models: A critical evaluation of expressions for the full moisture range
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 22 (2), 1193 - 1219
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Schrön, M., Köhli, M., Scheiffele, L., Iwema, J., Bogena, H. R., Lv, L., Martini, E., Baroni, G., Rosolem, R., Weimar, J., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Rebmann, C., Oswald, S. E., Dietrich, P., Schmidt, U., and Zacharias, S. (2017):
Improving Calibration and Validation of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Sensors in the Light of Spatial Sensitivity
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 21 (10), 5009 - 5030
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Zink, M., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Marx, A. (2016):
The German drought monitor
Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (7), art. 074002.
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Cuntz, M., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Clark, M., Wulfmeyer, V., Branch, O., Attinger, S., Thober, S. (2016):
The impact of standard and hard-coded parameters on the hydrologic fluxes in the Noah-MP land surface model
J. Geophys. Res. 121 (18), 10676 - 10700
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Nijzink, R.C., Samaniego, L., Mai, J., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Zink, M., Schäfer, D., Savenije, H.H.G., Hrachowitz, M. (2016):
The importance of topography-controlled sub-grid process heterogeneity and semi-quantitative prior constraints in distributed hydrological models
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 20 (3), 1151 - 1176
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Rakovec, O., Kumar, R., Mai, J., Cuntz, M., Thober, S., Zink, M., Attinger, S., Schäfer, D., Schrön, M., Samaniego, L. (2016):
Multiscale and multivariate evaluation of water fluxes and states over European river basins
J. Hydrometeorol. 17 (1), 287 - 307
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Zech, A., Müller, S., Mai, J., Heße, F., Attinger, S. (2016):
Extending Theis' solution: Using transient pumping tests to estimate parameters of aquifer heterogeneity
Water Resour. Res. 52 (8), 6156 - 6170
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Zink, M., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Marx, A. (2016):
The German drought monitor
Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (7), art. 074002
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Marx, A., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Mai, J., Zink, M. (2016):
Der Dürremonitor: aktuelle Information zur Bodenfeuchte in Deutschland
In: Wernecke, G., Ebner von Eschenbach, A.-D., Strunck, Y., Kirschbauer, L., Müller, A. (Hrsg.)
Wasserressourcen: Wissen im Flussgebieten vernetzen. Beiträge zum Tag der Hydrologie am 17./18. März 2016 in Koblenz, ausgerichtet von der Hochschule Koblenz und der Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 37
Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall (DWA), Hennef, S. 131 - 142
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Kumar, R., Musuuza, J.L., Van Loon, A.F., Teuling, A.J., Barthel, R., Ten Broek, J., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2016):
Multiscale evaluation of the Standardized Precipitation Index as a groundwater drought indicator
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 20 (3), 1117 - 1131
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Thober, S., Kumar, R., Sheffield, J., Mai, J., Schäfer, D., Samaniego, L. (2015):
Seasonal soil moisture drought prediction over Europe using the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME)
J. Hydrometeorol. 16 (6), 2329 - 2344
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Nijzink, R.C., Samaniego, L., Mai, J., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Zink, M., Schäfer, D., Savenije, H.H.G., Hrachowitz, M. (2015):
The importance of topography controlled sub-grid process heterogeneity in distributed hydrological models
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions (HESSD) 12 , 13301 - 13358
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Kumar, R., Musuuza, J.L., Van Loon, A.F., Teuling, A.J., Barthel, R., Ten Broek, J., Mai, J., Samaniego, L., Attinger, S. (2015):
Multiscale evaluation of the Standardized Precipitation Index as a groundwater drought indicator
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions (HESSD) 12 (8), 7405 - 7436
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Cuntz, M., Mai, J., Zink, M., Thober, S., Kumar, R., Schäfer, D., Schrön, M., Craven, J.R., Rakovec, O., Spieler, D., Prykhodko, V., Dalmasso, G., Musuuza, J., Langenberg, B., Attinger, S., Samaniego, L. (2015):
Computationally inexpensive identification of noninformative model parameters by sequential screening
Water Resour. Res. 51 (8), 6417 - 6441
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Thober, S., Mai, J., Zink, M., Samaniego, L. (2014):
Stochastic temporal disaggregation of monthly precipitation for regional gridded data sets
Water Resour. Res. 50 (11), 8714 - 8735
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Wehrer, M., Mai, J., Attinger, S., Totsche, K.U. (2013):
Kinetic control of contaminant release from NAPLs – Information potential of concentration time profiles
Environ. Pollut. 179 , 301 - 314
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Mai, J., Trump, S., Lehmann, I., Attinger, S. (2013):
Parameter importance in FRAP acquisition and analysis: a simulation approach
Biophys. J. 104 (9), 2089 - 2097
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Göhler, M., Mai, J., Cuntz, M. (2013):
Use of eigendecomposition in a parameter sensitivity analysis of the Community Land Model
J. Geophys. Res. 118 (2), 904 - 921
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Michaelson, J., Trump, S., Rudzok, S., Gräbsch, C., Madureira, D.J., Dautel, F., Mai, J., Attinger, S., Schirmer, K., von Bergen, M., Lehmann, I., Beyer, A. (2011):
Transcriptional signatures of regulatory and toxic responses to benzo-[a]-pyrene exposure
BMC Genomics 12 , art. 502
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Mai, J., Trump, S., Ali, R., Schiltz, R.L., Hager, G., Hanke, T., Lehmann, I., Attinger, S. (2011):
Are assumptions about the model type necessary in reaction-diffusion modeling? A FRAP application
Biophys. J. 100 (5), 1178 - 1188.
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