Magdalena Rogger
Tel.: +43-1-58801-22327

Institute of Hydrology and Water Resource Management,

Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Rogger, M., Kohl, B., Pirkl, H., Viglione, A., Komma, J., Kirnbauer, R., Merz, R. and Blöschl, G. 2012.  Runoff models and flood frequency statistics for design flood estimation in Austria – Do they tell a consistent story?  Journal of Hydrology, 456-457, 30-43.

Rogger, M., Pirkl, H., Viglione, A., Komma, J., Kohl, B., Kirnbauer, R., Merz, R. and Blöschl, G. 2012.  Step changes in the flood frequency curve: Process controls. Water Resources Research, 48, W05544, doi:10.1029/2011WR011187.

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Magdalena Rogger


Research Interests


• Understanding flood processes in small catchments

• Reconciling statistical and deterministic flood estimation methods


In her PhD project Magdalena is addressing the scale problem of flood estimation methods under the supervision of Prof. Blöschl. She is currently working on ten pilot catchments in Tyrol (Western Austria) where she is aiming to reconcile regional scale statistical methods with local scale process based/deterministic methods in order to obtain an improved approach for the estimation of design values. The results of the different pilot catchments will be used as a basis for interpreting the differences in the applied methods and better understanding the relative merits of each approach in a particular hydrological setting for a given availability of data.


Key Facts


Magdalena holds a degree in Environmental Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU). During her studies, which offered her a broad insight into the different fields of Environmental Engineering, she discovered her interest for hydrology and decided to specialise in this field. She deepened her hydrological knowledge with an exchange semester at the Uppsala University in Sweden where she took courses on hydrological modelling and subsurface hydrology. The title of her Master thesis, which she conducted in collaboration with the Uppsala University, was “Effect of temperature variations on a Non-Aqueous-Phase-Liquid (NAPL) in subsurface systems”.

After her studies Magdalena spent two years working for an Engineering office and an International Consulting office in the field of water management. She is delighted to now have the opportunity to continue her work and education in hydrology as a PhD student in the “Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems”.