Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences

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Stefan Becker

Publications

  • (38) Hartmann, H., Becker, S., and Jiang, T.,2012:
    • Precipitation Variability in the Yangtze-River Subbasins
      Water International, 37:1, 16-31 DOI:10.1080/02508060.2012.644926 [Link]
  • (37) Maantay, J.A. and Becker, S., 2012:
    • The Health Impacts of Global Climate Change: A Geographic Perspective
      Applied Geography, Volume 33, April 2012, Pages 1-3 [PDF]
  • (36) Choi, W., Keuser, A., Becker, S., 2012:
    • Identification of mid-latitudinal regional and urban temperature variabilities based on regional reanalysis data
      Theoretical an Applied Climatology. Volume 107, Issue 1 (2012), Page 87-98 DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0466-0 [PDF]
  • (35) Choi, W., Keuser, A., Becker, S., 2011:
    • Air Temperature Variability in Illinois Based on Weather Station Records and the North American Regional Reanalysis from 1979 to 2006
      Physical Geography, 2011, 32, 4, pp. 338–355. DOI: 10.2747/0272-3646.32.4.338
  • (34) Zhang, Q., Chen,X., Becker, S., 2011:
    • Spatio-Temporal Variations of Precipitation Extremes in the Yangtze River Basin (1960-2002), China
      Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, DOI 10.4236/acs.2011.11001 [PDF]
  • (33) Becker, S., Büker, M.L., Matyas, C.J. and Rohli, R.V., 2010:
    • Assessing links between upper atmospheric vorticity patterns and directional changes in hurricane tracks
      Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-010-0269-8 [PDF]
  • (32) Zhang, Q., Xu,C.-Y., Becker, S., Zhang, Z. X. ,Chen, Y. D. and Coulibaly, M., 2009:
    • Trends and abrupt changes of precipitation maxima in the Pearl River basin, China
      Atmospheric Science Letters DOI: 10.1002/asl.221 [PDF]
  • (31) Hartmann, H., Becker, S., King, L. Jiang, T., 2008:
    • Forecasting Water Levels at the Yangtze River with Neural Networks
      Erdkunde, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp 231 - 243 [PDF]
  • (30) Coulibaly, M. and Becker, S., 2007:
    • Spatial Interpolation of Annual Precipitation in South Africa - Comparison and Evaluation of Methods
      Water International, Volume 32, Number 3, Pg. 494-502, September 2007 [PDF]
  • (29) Becker, S., Hartmann, H., Coulibaly, M., Zhang, Q., and Jiang, T., 2007:
    • Quasi periodicities of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River basin, China
      Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-007-0357-6 [PDF]
  • (28) Hartmann, H., Becker, S., King, L., 2007:
    • Predicting summer monsoon rainfall in the Yangtze River basin with neural networks
      International Journal of Climatology (DOI: 10.1002/joc.1588) [PDF]
  • (27) Becker, S., Hartmann, H., Zhang, Q., Wu, Y., and Jiang, T., 2007:
    • Cyclicity Analysis of Precipitation Regimes in the Yangtze River Basin, China
      International Journal of Climatology (DOI 10.1002/joc.1572) [PDF]
  • (26) Zhang, Q., Jiaqi, C., Becker, S., 2007:
    • Flood/drought change of last millennium in the Yangtze Delta and its possible connections with Tibetan climatic changes
      Global and Planetary Change Volume 57, Issues 3-4, June 2007, Pages 213-221 (doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.11.010) [PDF]
  • (25) Hartmann, H., Becker, S., King, L., 2007:
    • Quasi-periodicities in Chinese precipitation time series
      Theoretical and Applied Climatology (DOI 10.1007/s00704-007-0317-1) [PDF]
  • (24) Zhang, Q., Xu, C., Becker, S., Jiang, T., 2006:
    • Sediment and runoff changes in the Yangtze River basin during past 50 years
      Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.05.036 [PDF]
  • (23) Becker, S., Gemmer, M., and Jiang, T., 2006:
    • Spatiotemporal Analysis of Precipitation Trends in the Yangtze River Catchment.
      Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA), Mar 2006: 1-10. [PDF]
  • (22) Wu, Y., Becker, S., King, L., Kung, H.-T., Jiang, T., Hartmann, H., and Zhu, W., 2006:
    • The frequency of precipitation days in the Yangtze River basin.
      In: IAHS Red Book 303. [PDF]
  • (21) Zhang, Q., Hartmann, H., Becker, S., Zhu, C., 2005:
    • Paleoclimate of the Yangtze River's Lower Reaches for the Past 14,000 Years
      Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Volume 2, Number 2, 31 - 38.[PDF]
  • (20) Becker, S., 2005:
    • Thermal Structure of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer over the South African Mpumalanga Highveld.
      Climate Research 29 (2): 129-137. [PDF]
  • (19) Zhang, Q., Zhu, C., Jiang, T., and Becker, S., 2005:
    • Mid-Pleistocene environmental reconstruction based on Xiashu loess deposits in the Yangtze Delta, China
      Quarternary International 135, 131 - 137 [PDF]
  • (18) Zhang, Q., Jiang, T., Gemmer, M., and Becker, S., 2005:
    • Precipitation, Temperature and Runoff Analysis from 1950 to 2002 in the Yangtze Basin, China.
      Hydrological Sciences Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques 50(1): 65-80. [PDF]
  • (17) Gemmer, M., Becker, S., and Jiang, T. (2004):
    • Observed monthly precipitation trends in China 1951-2002.
      Theoretical and Applied Climatology 77 (1-2): 39-45. [PDF]
  • (16) Becker, S., Gemmer, M., King, L., and Jiang, T., 2004:
    • Climate Change in China and its Contribution to Yangtze River Floods.
      In: Jiang, T., King, L., Gemmer, M., and Kundzewicz, Z.W. (Ed.): Climate Change and Yangtze Floods. Science Press, Beijing: 2-15.
  • (15) Su, B., Jiang, T., Shi, Y., Becker, S., Gemmer, M., 2004:
    • Observed precipitation trends in the Yangtze river catchment from 1951 to 2002 .
      Journal of Geographical Sciences [J. Geogr. Sci.]. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 204-218.
  • (14) Su, B., Jiang, T., Shi, Y., Becker, S., and Gemmer, M., 2004:
    • Rainstorm and Precipitation Trends in the Yangtze River Catchment.
      In: Jiang, T., King, L., Gemmer, M., and Kundzewicz, Z.W. (Ed..): Climate Change and Yangtze Floods. Science Press, Beijing: 101-121.
  • (13) Hartmann, H., Becker, S., and King, L., 2004:
    • The Three Gorges Project: its influence on the flood risk along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River and on the economy of the region surrounding the reservoir.
      In: Jiang, T., King, L., Gemmer, M., and Kundzewicz, Z.W. (Ed.): Climate Change and Yangtze Floods. Science Press, Beijing: 396-404.
  • (12) King, L., Hartmann, H., Gemmer, M., and Becker, S., 2004:
    • Das Dreischluchten Staudamm am Yangtze – Ein Großbauprojekt und seine Bedeutung für den Hochwasserschutz.
      Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen 148 (5): 26-33.
  • (11) Becker, S., Gemmer, M., and Jiang, T., 2003:
    • Observed and Interpolated Precipitation Trends and Variability in the Yangtze Catchment Area.
      Journal of Lake Sciences 15 (Suppl.): 123-130.
  • (10) Hartmann, H., and Becker, S., 2003:
    • Critical Discussion of the Three Gorges project's Consequences.
      Journal of Lake Sciences 15 (Suppl.): 249-254.
  • (9) Gemmer, M., Becker, S., and Jiang, T., 2003:
    • Detection and Visualisation of Climate Trends in China.
      Publications of the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), Justus-Liebig-University, No. 15, Giessen.
  • (8) Becker, S., Gemmer, M., Jiang, T., and Changqing, K., 2003:
    • 20th Century Precipitation Trends in the Yangtze River Catchment.
      Publications of the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), Justus-Liebig-University, No. 14, Giessen.
  • (7) Becker, S., Potchter, O., and Yaakov, Y., 2003:
    • Calculated and Observed Human Thermal Sensation in an Extremely Hot and Dry Climate.
      Energy and Buildings 35 (8): 747-756.
  • (6) Givoni, B., Noguchi, M., Saaroni, H., Potchter, O., Yaacov, Y., Feller, N., and Becker, S., 2003:
    • Outdoor Comfort Research Issues.
      Energy and Buildings 35 (1) 2003: 77-86.
  • (5) Becker, S., 2001:
    • Flood Events at the Rhine River – A Meteorological Approach.
      In: King, L., Metzler, M., and Jiang, T. (Hrsg.): Flood Risks and Land Use Conflicts in the Yangtze Catchment, China and the Rhine River, Germany - Strategies for a Sustainable Flood Management. Schriften zur Internationalen Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung, Bd. 2. Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt a. M., Berlin, Bern: 147-150.
  • (4) Becker, S., 2001:
    • Calculation of Direct Solar and Diffuse Radiation in Israel.
      International Journal of Climatology 21: 1561-1576. [PDF]
  • (3) Becker, S., 2000:
    • Bioclimatological Rating of Cities and Resorts in South Africa according to the Climate Index.
      International Journal of Climatology 20: 1403-1414. [PDF]
  • (2) Becker, S., 1998:
    • Beach Climate Index - A new approach to evaluate the thermal conditions of beach holiday resorts using a South African example.
      GeoJournal 44 (4): 297-307. [PDF]
  • (1) Becker, S., 1998:
    • Heat stress regions in Israel.
      Theoretical and Applied Climatology 59: 241-259. [PDF]

Conference Proceedings:

  • Becker, S., 2010:
    • Extreme precipitation events in China.
      Sino-German Workshop, Muenchen, December 7 – 10, 2010.
  • Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L.; Jiang, T., 2010:
    • Medium-term forecast of rainfall for the Yangtze River basin and its relevance for flood prevention.
      Proccedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 14 - 18 April 2010. Washington, U.S.A..
  • Becker, S., 2010:
    • Quasi periodicities of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River Basin, China.
      IGU Regional Conference, Tel Aviv, July 12 – 16, 2010.
  • Becker, S., 2009:
    • Assessing links between upper atmospheric vorticity patterns and directional changes in hurricane tracks.
      Sino-German Round-Table on Climate, Energy, and Economy Modelling, Wuhan, China, 27-28 October 2009.
  • Hartmann, H.; Becker, S; King, L.; Jiang, T.., 2009:
    • Neural network-based prediction of water levels at the Yangtze River’s upper reaches.
      Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 22 - 27 March 2009. Las Vegas, U.S.A.
  • Becker, S.; Hartmann, H.; Jiang, T. , 2009:
    • Quasi periodicities of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River Basin, China.
      Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 22 - 27 March 2009. Las Vegas, U.S.A.
  • Becker, S., 2008:
    • Assessing statistical links between atmospheric/oceanographic parameters and tropical cyclone motion and intensity in the Western Atlantic.
      Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, April 2008.
  • Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L., 2007:
    • Quasi-cycles in Chinese precipitation time series and in their potential influencing factors: a comparison.
      Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Larger Asian Rivers: Climate Change, River Flow and Sediment Flux, 25 - 29 September 2007. Nanchang, PR China.
  • Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L., 2007:
    • A neural network model for the prediction of summer rainfall in the Yangtze River catchment.
      Proceedings of the Sino-German Workshop on Conceptual and Integrated Modelling in Climate-system, Geo-ecosystem and Watershed Management, 18 - 21 June 2007. Beijing, PR China.
  • Becker, S.; Hartmann, H.; King, L., 2007:
    • Cycles of extreme precipitation events in the Yangtze River Basin, China.
      Proceedings of the Sino-German Workshop on Conceptual and Integrated Modelling in Climate-system, Geo-ecosystem and Watershed Management, 18 - 21 June 2007. Beijing, PR China.
  • Becker, S., 2007:
    • Neural Network Based Analysis and Forecast of Hurricane Tracks in the Western Atlantic.
      Proceedings, GeoAmericas Conference, La Serena, Chile, May 2007.
  • Hartmann, H.; Becker, S.; King, L., 2006:
    • Quasi-periodicities in precipitation time series and their relevance for water availability: examples from northwestern China.
      Proceedings of the Sino-German Scientific Seminar on Water Resources in Large River Catchments of Western China and the Effects of Climate Change, 27 August - 2 September 2006. Urumqi, PR China.
  • Becker, S., 2006:
    • Neural Network Based Analysis and Forecast of Hurricane Tracks in the Western Atlantic.
      Proceedings, The International Research Institute for Climate Prediction Workshop on Tropical Cyclones and Climate, New York, March 2006.
  • Becker, S., 2006:
    • Environmental Risks associated with Large Dam Projects.
      Proceedings, Conference on the Hydrological Impact of the Three-Gorges-Project, Xingshan, China, March 2006.
  • Becker, S., 2005:
    • Analysis and Modelling of the Sulfur Dioxide Pollution Levels over the South African Mpumalanga Highveld.
      Proceedings, Atmospheric Sciences and Air Quality Conference (ASAAQ 2005), San Francisco, April 2005.
  • Wu, Y., Becker, S., , Hartmann, H., Jiang, T., Su, B., 2004:
    • The Frequency of Precipitation Days in the Yangtze Catchment from 1950 to 2000.
      BALWOIS, Ohrid, FY Republic of Macedonia, 25-29 May 2004
  • Becker, S., Gemmer, M., and Jiang, T., 2003:
    • Precipitation Trends in the Yangtze River Catchment.
      World Meteorological Organization (ed.): Proceedings of the International Symposium on Climate Change (ISCC), Beijing, China, 31 March - 3 April 2003. WMO/TD-NO. 1172. China Meteorological Press, Beijing: 194-198.
  • Becker, S., and Wang, R., 2003:
    • Niederschlagstrends im Yangtze Einzugsgebiet (VR China).
      Proceedings, Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, 22. Treffen, 31. Oktober – 2. November 2003, Gladenbach.
  • Becker, S., Potchter, O., and Yaakov, Y., 2003:
    • Thermal Sensation in Extremely Hot and Dry Urban Environments.
      Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC 5), Lodz, September 2003.
  • Becker, S. Gemmer, M., and Tong, J., 2003:
    • Precipitation Trends in the Yangtze River Catchment.
      Proceedings, Chinese-German Workshop on Climate Change and Yangtze Floods, 4. – 8. April 2003, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2003.
  • Becker, S. Gemmer, M., and Tong, J., 2003:
    • Precipitation Trends in the Yangtze River Catchment. Abstracts and Conference Transcript: International Symposium on Climate Change (ISCC), Beijing, 31 March – 3 April 2003, ISCC Office, National Meteorological Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing.
  • Becker, S., Potchter, O., and Yaakov, Y., 2002:
    • Short term Human Heat Adaptation in Hot and Dry Conditions.
      Proceedings, 15th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology Joint with 16th International Congress on Biometeorology of the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB), Kansas City, October 2002.
  • Becker, S., Potchter, O., and Yaakov, Y., 2002:
    • Thermal Sensation in Extremely Hot and Dry Urban Environments.
      Proceedings, Meeting of the International Conference on Urban Climate, Norfolk, Virginia, May 2002.
  • Becker, S., Potchter, O., and Yaakov, Y., 2001:
    • Short Term Human Thermal Reaction and Adaptation Processes in Extremely Hot and Dry Conditions. Proceedings, Treffen der Israelischen Meteorologischen Gesellschaft, März 2001.
  • Becker, S., 2000:
    • Floods at the Rhine River - a Meteorological Approach.
      Proceedings, Bilaterales Symposium: Flood Risks and Land Use Conflicts in the Yangtze Catchment, China and at the Rhine River -Germany, - Strategies for a Sustainable Flood Management. Walberberg, 31 August - 1 September 2000. Potchter, O.,
  • Becker, S., and Yaakov, Y., 2000:
    • Short term adaptation of skin temperatures during exposure to extremely hot and arid climates.
      Proceedings, Treffen der Israelischen Geographischen Gesellschaft, Dezember 2000.
  • Becker, S., 2000:
    • Modellierung der Ausbreitung und Verteilung von Schwefeldioxid auf dem Industrial Mpumalanga Highveld in Südafrika.
      Proceedings, Arbeitskreis Klima der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, 19. Treffen, 3. - 5. November 2000, Bad Gastein.

Theses:

  • Becker, S., 2004:
    • Analysis and Modeling of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Characteristics and the Near Ground Sulfur Dioxide Pollution Levels over the South African Mpumalanga Highveld.
      Habilitationsschrift am Institut für Geographie, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen.
  • Becker, S., 1996:
    • Wärmebelastung in Israel - Quantifizierung, Regionalisierung und kurortklimatologische Analyse der thermischen Belastung des Menschen.
      Dissertationsschrift am Institut für Geographie, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen.
  • Becker, S., 1991:
    • Aktuelle und potentielle Luftkur- und Erholungsorte in Mittelhessen.
      Examensarbeit am Institut für Geographie, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen.

Guest Editor:

  • Maantay, J.A. and Becker S., ed. Special issue of the Journal of Applied Geography on Health Impacts of Global Climate Change: A Geographic Perspective. (Elsevier).

 

Expert Opinions:

  • Becker, S., 2002:
    • Land unter – warum? Beitrag zur Hochwasserkatastrophe an der Elbe.
      Giessener Magazin Express. Nr. 35/2002, Marbuch Verlag, Marburg.
  • King, L., Becker, S., Keil, J.P., and Frank, C., 2001:
    • Gutachten zum Windenergiepotential der für den Flächennutzungsplan der Gemeinde Biebertal favorisierten Konzentrationszone im Vergleich zu alternativen Standorten bei Hohensolms.
  • Becker, S., 1998:
    • Klimaökologisches Gutachten für Badestrände an 30 ausgewählten Standorten.
      Gutachten für IFF - Institut für Freizeitanalysen, Bochum.
  • Becker, S., 1998:
    • Klimaökologisches Gutachten für Badestrände auf Ibiza.
      Gutachten für Verlag Milchstraße, Hamburg.
  • Becker, S., 1998:
    • Klimaökologisches Gutachten für Badestrände in Ko Samui und Phuket.
      Gutachten für Verlag Milchstraße, Hamburg.
  • Becker, S., 1995:
    • Untersuchungen zur spektralen Verteilung der UVB-Strahlung.
      (Expertise zur Entwicklung der UV-Station von AET, Johannesburg).

     

     

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