Julio H. Herrera-Estrada

Julio’s research revolves around the study of droughts with the goal of improving their seasonal forecasting, their future projections under climate change, and the estimates of their impacts on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. He studies how droughts evolve in time and space throughout the North American continent, and the role that feedback mechanisms between the land surface and the atmosphere play in controlling droughts’ dynamics. Other projects that Julio is working on seek to quantify the effect that droughts and heat waves have had on the prices of retail electricity in the American West, and on quantifying and reducing the uncertainties in the future projections of droughts in the 21st century that arises from the diversity of global climate models considered.