• Participación en la Conferencia AGU 2016

    On December 13, 2016, I presented the work titled Disentangling the contribution of precipitation and temperature to Chilean megadrought (20102015) at the conference American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016. In this work I used two drought indices to analyze the contribution of precipitation and temperature to the recent droughts that have...


  • Expected changes in precipitation and temperature by 2050 (La Tercera)

    A recent study, delivered in July 2016, projected that by 2050 Santiago will have the most extreme variation in temperature of all regional capitals, with 2.7°C, which is 14% higher compared to today. In winter, the increase will be 1.7%, representing an increase of 19%, while precipitation will be reduced...


  • Megadrought expands to southern Chile (La Tercera)

    Today the country is experiencing one of the longest and most geographically extensive droughts in its history, which has nearly eight years in some sectors, and extends from the Coquimbo to the La Araucania region. Experts estimate that in the future these cycles would increase. According to an analysis by...


  • Drought in Puyehue and Rupanco lakes (SoyChile.cl)

    After Austral de Osorno revealed the worrying decline in the water levels of Llanquihue Lake in the surrounding of Puerto Octay, it was found that is not the only lake basin of the region affected by the lack of rainfall that experts have attributed to climate change. This is because...


  • July 2016 was world's hottest month since records began, says Nasa (The Guardian)

    Nasa’s results, which combine sea-surface temperature and air temperature on land, show July 2016 was 10th month in a row to break monthly temperature record As the string of hottest months continues, 2016 is virtually certain to be the hottest year on record, says David Karoly, a climate scientist from...