Ruth Cerezo-Mota

Ruth Cerezo-Mota
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Engineering

PhD

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This chapter assesses multiple lines of evidence to evaluate past, present and future changes in the global water cycle. It complements material in Chapters 2, 3, and 4 on observed and projected changes in the water cycle, and Chapters 10 and 11 on regional climate change and extreme events. The assessment includes the physical basis for water cycl...
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A monsoon refers to a seasonal transition of regimes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation in response to the annual cycle of solar insolation and the distribution of moist static energy (Wang and Ding, 2008; Wang et al., 2014; Biasutti et al., 2018). A global monsoon can be objectively identified based on precipitation contrasts in the sols...
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Wave runup is a relevant parameter to determine the storm impact on barrier islands. Here, the role of the beach morphology on wave runup and storm impact was investigated at four coastal communities located on the northern Yucatan coast. Current wave conditions based on regional wind simulations, topo-bathymetric transects measured at each locatio...
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The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) dataset is used to examine projected changes in temperature and precipitation over the United States (U.S.), Central America and the Caribbean. The changes are computed using an ensemble of 31 models for three future time slices (2021–2040, 2041–2060, and 2080–2099) relative to the reference...
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Several sets of reference regions have been used in the literature for the regional synthesis of observed and modelled climate and climate change information. A popular example is the series of reference regions used in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advan...
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The breeze phenomenon is of great importance in coasts around the world owing to both its impact on local atmospheric dynamics and its influence on coastal processes. The northwest of the Yucatan Peninsula (YP) is characterized by the presence of intense sea breezes and Cold Surge (CS) events (locally known as Nortes). Field observations suggest th...
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Abstract. Several sets of reference regions have been proposed in the literature for the regional synthesis of observed and model-projected climate change information. A popular example is the set of reference regions introduced in the IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Adaptation (SREX) bas...
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An intercomparison of three regional climate models (PRECIS‐HadRM3P, RCA4, and RegCM4) was performed over the Coordinated Regional Dynamical Experiment (CORDEX) ‐ Central America, Caribbean and Mexico (CAM) domain to determine their ability to reproduce observed temperature and precipitation trends during 1980‐2010. Particular emphasis was given to...
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To generate projections of wave climate associated to tropical cyclones is a challenge due to their short historical record of events, their low occurrence, and the poor wind field resolution in General Circulation Models. Hence, synthetic tropical cyclones provide an alternative to overcome such limitations, improving robust statistics under both...
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Tropical cyclones generate extreme waves that represent a risk to infrastructure and maritime activities. The projection of the tropical cyclones derived wave climate are challenged by the short historical record of tropical cyclones, their low occurrence, and the poor wind field resolution in General Circulation Models. In this study we use synthe...
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This study presents an evaluation of the ability of 10 regional climate models (RCMs) participating in the COordinated Regional climate Downscaling Experiment - Africa (CORDEX-Africa) to reproduce the present-day spatial distribution of annual cycles of precipitation over the South African region and its borders. As found in previous studies, annua...
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The output of four regional climate models (RCMs) from the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)-North America (NA) region was analysed for the 1990–2008 period, with particular interest on the mechanisms associated with wet and dry years over the North American Monsoon (NAM) core region. All RCMs (RCA3.5, HadGEM3-RA, REMO, a...
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The contribution of Cut-off Lows (CoLs) to precipitation and extreme rainfall frequency in South Africa has been quantified from 402 station records over the period 1979–2006. Firstly, 500 hPa CoL trajectories over Southern Africa and surrounding oceans were determined and their features thoroughly analyzed. In a second step, using daily precipitab...
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500-hPa Cut-off Low (CoL) trajectories over Southern Africa and surrounding oceans are established following the method presented by Favre et al. (2011). The contribution of CoLs to precipitation has been quantified from 402 in situ records over South Africa and during the 1979 to 2006 period. By composite analysis, a geographical window in which t...
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An ensemble of regional climate simulations is analyzed to evaluate the ability of 10 regional climate models (RCMs) and their ensemble average to simulate precipitation over Africa. All RCMs use a similar domain and spatial resolution of similar to 50 km and are driven by the ECMWF Interim Re-Analysis (ERA-Interim) (1989-2008). They constitute the...
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The characteristics of Southern Cut-off Lows (CoLs) are studied for the period 1979–2008. The systematic identification of CoLs is realized by applying an original automated scheme using mean daily geopotential height and air temperature at 500hPa NCEP-DOE II Reanalysis data. From closed lows’ trajectories established from the Equator to the polar...
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Key mechanisms important for the simulation and better understanding of the precipitation of the North American monsoon (NAM) were analyzed in this paper. Three experiments with the Providing Regional Climates for Impacts Studies (PRECIS) regional climate model, the Hadley Centre Regional Model version 3P (HadRM3P), driven by different boundary con...
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The objective of this study is to explore and diagnose the ability of CORDEX Regional Climate Models (RCMs) to reproduce the rainfall annual cycles in the African domain. For this work we have used monthly precipitation data generated by RCMs driven by ERA-interim Reanalysis data, and observed data produced by the Global Precipitation Climatology C...
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The fifth-generation Pennsylvania State University-NCAR Mesoscale Model (MM5) was used to simulate the heavy-precipitation events of 6-21 January 1993 during a moderate El Niño that produced severe flooding, landslides, and the loss of many lives near the border of California and Baja California, Mexico. The mean synoptic-scale condition consisted...

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The National Coastal Resilience Laboratory (LANRESC) constitutes a platform to conduct interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research projects focused on the effects that physical processes have on the coastal areas of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The objective of the LANRESC is to investigate the coastal systems and their associated resilience to different types of perturbations (i.e., natural or anthropogenic) including extreme events, coastal development and climate change. The LANRESC conducts both basic and applied research with a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, by the participation of researchers from different areas and disciplines relevant to the coast. The studies will employ field observations, remote-sensing techniques, physical modeling, and numerical modeling in order to characterize present and future scenarios associated to different types of perturbations. The LANRESC studies will make possible to assess the environmental and socio-economical impacts in the coastal zone. Furthermore, a great effort will be devoted to the connection with the different sectors of society by organizing workshops and other reach-out activities in order to contribute to the solution of coastal-related problems throughout providing information that could be employed by policy makers.
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The objective of this project is to characterize extreme ocean waves in the Gulf of Mexico and do an assessment of the effect of global warming. The study aims to characterize waves generated by tropical cyclones as well as Nortes (Northers) under the present and future climates. The methodology to characterize the waves derived from the two different atmospheric disturbances is particular for each case.