Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
University of Maryland


Curriculum Vitae
          Doctor of Philosophy (Meteorology).
          University of Maryland.
          Dissertation: Interannual-to-decadal air-sea interactions in the tropical Atlantic region.
          Awarded: 05/2001.

          Master of Science (Meteorology).
          University of Maryland.
          Scholarly Paper: On the variability of heat content in the tropical Atlantic.
          Awarded: 05/1998.

          Master of Science (Geophysics).
          Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM, (National University of Mexico).
          Thesis: Aplicacion del Modelo Termodinamico del Clima para la prediccion de anomalias de temperatura y precipitacion en
          la Republica Mexicana (Application of the Thermodynamic Climate Model to predict temperature and precipitation anomalies over Mexico).
          Awarded: 08/1991.

          Bachelor of Atmospheric Sciences.
          Universidad Veracruzana (University of Veracruz).
          Thesis: Un modelo barotropico de ecuaciones primitivas (A primitive barotropic model).
          Awarded: 07/1987.
 

            Climate modeling.
            Seasonal to decadal climate variability.
            Coupled modes of variability in the tropical Atlantic.
            Atmosphere-sea and land-sea-atmosphere interactions.
            Seasonal to interannual variability of precipitation in Mexico and its prediction.
            Ocean's influence on variability of summer precipitation over North America.
            Understanding and prediction of multi-year droughts.
            Climate change impact on North American Hydroclimate
            Assessment of Hydroclimate variability in IPCC Models
              Associate Research Professor
            Institution: University of Maryland.
            Deepartment: Meteorology
            Period: 11/2014 to present.

            Assistant Research Scientist with Dr. Sumant Nigam on 1) structure and mechanisms of North American warm-season
            hydroclimate variability; 2) Pacific decadal variability; 3) structure and mechanisms of tropical Atlantic climate variability.
            Institution: University of Maryland.
            Deepartment: Meteorology
            Period: 07/2004 to 10/2014.

            Research Associate working with Dr. Sumant Nigam on 1) structure and mechanisms of North American warm-season
            hydroclimate variability; 2) Pacific decadal variability; 3) structure and mechanisms of tropical Atlantic climate variability.
            Institution: University of Maryland.
            Department: Meteorology.
            Period: 06/2001 to 06/2004.

            Research Assistant in Adem's Thermodynamic Climate Model group: conducing numerical experiments to assess
            and improve the model's skill at predicting monthly and seasonal precipitation over Mexico.
            Institution: Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, UNAM (Center for Atmosphere Sciences at the National University of Mexico).
            Department: Teoria del Clima y Prediccion (Theory of Climate and Forecasting).
            Period: 09/1991 to 08/1995.
 

            Guest Lecturer in E. Kalnay's graduate course AOSC630, Statistical Methods in Meteorology and Oceanography.
            AOSC, University of Maryland.
            Spring 2014, 2015

            Guest Lecturer in E. Kalnay's graduate course AOSC614, Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability.
            AOSC, University of Maryland.
            Fall 2014

            Co-instructor with S. Nigam of the graduate course AOSC658N, North American Hydroclimate: Seasonal to Interannual Variability.
            AOSC, University of Maryland.
            Fall 2012

            Course (20 hours): Introduction to numerical models of climate and meteorological forecasting.
            Specialty of Climatology at the University of Veracruz.
            07/1993.

            Course (40 hours): Introduction to the thermodynamic theory of climate.
            Senior students majoring in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Veracruz.
            07/1992.

            Course Development:
            Co-developer of the graduate course:
            AOSC658N, North American Hydroclimate: Seasonal to Interannual Variability
            AOSC, University of Maryland. Fall 2005.

            Co-developer of the undergraduate course:
            HONR238P, The Water Cycle and Water Wars of the American West
            AOSC, University of Maryland. Fall 2007.

            Curriculum Development:
            Participant in the Early Career Scientists Assembly Junior Faculty Forum on Future Scientific Directions
            NCAR's Mesa Laboratory. Boulder Colorado, 27-29 July, 2005.
           
            Course (20 hours): Introduction to Numerical Models of Climate and Meteorological forecasting
            Specialty in Climatology at the University of Veracruz. 07/1993
           
            Course (40 hours): Introduction to the Thermodynamic Theory of Climate
            Senior students majoring in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Veracruz. 07/1992

            Advising (Other than Research Direction):
            Semester-long research projects of five students in the course "North American Hydroclimate: Seasonal to Interannual Variability"
            AOSC, University of Maryland. Fall 2005

            Advising: Research Direction
            Salma A. Tayel, 2016:
                Climate over Northern Africa: Change, Variability and the Impact of the Nile River on Egypt (pdf).
                Research Practicum. Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
                Awards:


            Nana-Bilkisu Habib, 2015:
                Climate Variability and Change in Africa's Guinea Region (pdf).
                Research Practicum. Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
                Awards:
  • Second Place in the 2015 STEMS Science Fair in the Climate category
  • Third Place in the 2015 Regional Science Fair in the Earth and Planetary Sciences category
  • Award from The Geological Society of Washington for worthy achievement in the field of Earth Science 2015

            Argyro Kavvada, 05/2014:
                Atlantic Multidecadal Variability: Surface and Subsurface thermohaline Structure and Hydroclimate Impacts.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland.
                Co-advisor.
            Kye-Hwan Kim, 2011-2013:
                Acknowledgement in Ph.D. Thesis
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland.
            Bin Guan, 2007-2008:
                Acknowledgement in Ph.D. Thesis, a 2008 paper and coauthor in a 2011 paper.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland.
            Megan Linkin, 2006-2008:
                Acknowledgement in Ph.D. Thesis, and a 2008 paper.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland.
            Scott Weaver, 2006-2008:
                Acknowledgement in Ph.D. Thesis, and a 2008 paper and coathor in a 2009 paper.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland
            Steven Chan, 2006-2008:
                Acknowledgement in a 2009 paper.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland
            Kristopher Karnauskas, 2006-2008:
                Coauthor in a 2008 paper.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland
            Ernesto Muñoz, 2006-2008:
                Acknowledgement in Ph.D. Thesis, Master's Scholarly Paper, and coauthor in a 2008 paper.
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland
            Ching-Yee Chang, 2006-2008:
                Acknowledgement in Ph.D. Thesis
                Ph.D. AOSC, University of Maryland
            Carolina Fayos, 2001-2002:
                Acknowledgement in Master's Scholarly Paper
                M.S. Meteorology, University of Maryland
            Norman E. Rivera Pazos, 1995:
                Una Parametrización de la Advección de la Energía Termica en la Atmósfera
                Media Debido al Viento Medio en el Modelo Termodinámico del Clima de Adem (A Parameterization of Thermal Advection
                in the Mean Atmosphere due to Mean Wind in Adem's Thermodynamic Climate Model)
                B.S., Physics. School of Physics. University of Veracruz
 
  •   Fellowships, Prizes and Awards:
            Award from NOAA, Climate Prediction Program for the Americas:
            PI.
            North America Hydroclimate Variability in CMIP5 model climate simulations and projections: are simulations improving and projections converging?
            Period: 08/2010 to 07/2013.

            Award from NOAA, Climate Prediction Program for the Americas:
            PI.
            Warm Season Predictability of Great Plains Hydroclimate.
            Period: 01/2006 to 12/2009.

            Award from the NSF, ATM-Climate and Large Scale Dynamics Program:
            PI.
            DRICOMP Project: SST North American Drought Links in 20th Century Simulations and 21st Century Climate Projections.
            Period: 09/2007 to 08/2008.

            Award from the NSF, ATM-Climate and Large Scale Dynamics Program:
            PI.
            Project: Diagnosis of North American hydroclimate variability in coupled model simulations.
            Period: 09/2004 to 08/2005.

            General Research Assistant in the Department of Meteorology at the
            University of Maryland.
            Period: 09/2000 to 04/2001.

            Scholarship from the National University of Mexico: Doctoral degree.
            Period: 09/1995 to 08/2000.

            Estimulus Award (Level A) to the Productivity and Performance of Academic
            Personnel from the National University of Mexico.
            Period: 07/1993 to 08/1995.

            Scholarship from the National University of Mexico: Master's degree.
            Period: 05/1990 to 04/1991.

            Scholarship from the National Council of Science and Technology of
            Mexico (CONACyT): Master's degree.
            Period: 8/1988 to 04/1990.

            Scholarship from the National Council of Science and Technology of
            Mexico (CONACyT): Bachelor's Thesis.
            Period: 11/1986 to 08/1987.
 

  •   Publications:
  •   Referred Journals:

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam 2017: Hydroclimate Variability and Change over the Mekong River Basin:
                       Modeling, and Predictability and Policy Implications. Submitted to J. Hydrometeorology, October 15.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., L. Chafik, S. Nigam, and S. Hakkinen, 2017: Recent Subsurface North Atlantic Cooling Trend
                       in context of Atlantic Decadal-to-Multidecadal Variability. Submitted to Tellus, July 20.

            Nigam, S. and Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2017: Gulf Stream Excursions Generate the Decadal Pulses
                       in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Submitted to J. Climate, submitted January 6, revised September 13.

            Nigam, S., N. P. Thomas, A. Ruiz-Barradas, and S. J. Weaver, 2017: Striking Seasonality in the Secular Warming
                       of the Northern Continents: Structure and Mechanisms (pdf). J. Climate, 30, 6521-6541.

            Chafik, L., S. Häkkinen, M. H. England, J. A. Carton, S. Nigam, A. Ruiz-Barradas, A Hannachi, and L. Miller, 2016:
                       Global Linkages Originating from Decadal Oceanic Variability in the Subpolar North Atlantic (pdf).
                       Geophys. Res. Lett.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A. E. Kalnay, M. Peña, A. E. BozorgMagham, and S. Motesharrei, 2016: Finding the driver of local
                       ocean-atmosphere coupling in reanalyses and CMIP5 climate models. (pdf). Climate Dynamics, 48, 2153-2172.

            Sheffield, J., et al. (including Ruiz-Barradas), 2014: Regional Climate Processes and Projections for North America:
                       CMIP3/CMIP5 differences, attribution and outstanding issues (pdf). NOAA Technical Report OAR CPO-2.

            Sheffield, J., et al. (including Ruiz-Barradas), 2013: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part I:
                       Evaluation of 20th Century Continental and Regional Climatology (pdf). J. Climate, 26, 9209-9245.

            Sheffield, J., et al. (including Ruiz-Barradas), 2013: North American Climate in CMIP5 Experiments. Part II:
                       Evaluation of 20th Century Intra-Seasonal to Decadal Variability (pdf). J. Climate, 26, 9247-9290.

            Ruiz-Barradas A., S. Nigam, and A. Kavvada 2013: The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in 20th Century Climate Simulations:
                       Uneven Progress from CMIP3 to CMIP5 (pdf). Climate Dynamics, 41, 3301-3315.

            Kavvada A., A. Ruiz-Barradas, and S. Nigam 2013: AMO's Structure and Climate Footprint in Observations and IPCC AR5
                       Climate Simulations(pdf). Climate Dynamics, 41, 1345-1364.

            Ruiz-Barradas A., and S. Nigam 2013: Atmosphere-Land-surface Interactions over the Southern Great Plains: Characterization from
                       Pentad Analysis of DOE-ARM Field Observations and NARR Reanalysis (pdf). J. Climate, 26, 875-886.

            Nigam, S., B. Guan, and A. Ruiz-Barradas, 2011: Key role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in 20th century
                       drought and wet periods over the Great Plains(pdf).
                       Geophys. Res. Lett,38, L16713, doi:10.1029/2011GL048650.

            Ruiz-Barradas. A., S. Nigam, 2010: Great Plains precipitation and its SST links in 20th century climate simulations,
                       and 21st and 22nd century climate projections(pdf).
                       J. Climate, 23, 6409-6429.

            Ruiz-Barradas. A., S. Nigam, 2010: SST-North American hydroclimate links in AMIP simulations of the
                       Drought Working Group Models: A proxy for the idealized drought modeling experiments(pdf).
                       J. Climate, 23, 2585-2598.

            Schubert, S., et al. (including S. Nigam and A. Ruiz-Barradas), 2009: A USCIVAR project to assess and compare the responses
                       of global climate models to drought-related SSTforcingpatterns: Overview and results. (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 22, 5251-5272.

            Weaver, S. J.,A. Ruiz-Barradas, and S. Nigam, 2009: Pentad Evolution of the 1988 Drought and 1993 Flood over the Great
                       Plains: A NARR Perspective on the Atmospheric and Terrestrial Water Balance. (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 22, 5366-5384.

            Karnauskas, K. B., A. Ruiz-Barradas, S. Nigam, and A. J. Busalacchi, 2008: North American Droughts in ERA-40 global and
                       NCEP North American Regional Reanalysys; A Palmer Drought Severity Index Perspective (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 21, 2102-2123.

            Muñoz, E., A. J. Busalacchi, S. Nigam, and A. Ruiz-Baradas, 2008: Winter and Summer Structure of the Caribbean Low-Level Jet (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 21, 1260-1276.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A. S. Nigam, 2006: IPCC's 20th century climate simulations: varied representations of North American
                       hydroclimate variability (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 19, 4041-4058.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., S. Nigam, 2006: Great Plains hydroclimate variability: the view from North American Regional Reanalysis (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 19, 3004-3010.

            Nigam, S., and A. Ruiz-Barradas, 2006: Seasonal hydroclimate variability over North America in global and regional reanalyses
                       and AMIP Simulations: a mixed assessment (pdf).
                        J. Climate, 19, 815-837.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., S. Nigam, 2005: Warm-season rainfall variability over the US Great Plains in observations, NCEP and ERA-40
                       reanalyses, and NCAR and NASA atmospheric model simulations (pdf).
                       J. Climate, 18, 1808-1829.

           Ruiz-Barradas, A., J. A. Carton, S. Nigam, 2003: Role of the atmosphere in climate
                      variability of the tropical Atlantic (pdf).
                      J. Climate16, 2052-2065.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., J. A. Carton, S. Nigam, 2000: Structure of
                      interannual-to-decadal climate variability in the tropical Atlantic sector (pdf).
                      J. Climate, 13, 3285-3297.

            Adem, J., V. M. Mendoza, A. Ruiz, E. E. Villanueva and R. Garduño, 2000:
                      Recent numerical experiments on three-months extended and seasonal weather prediction
                      with a thermodynamic model (pdf).
                      Atmósfera, 13, 53-84.

            Adem, J., A. Ruiz, V.M. Mendoza, R. Garduño and V. Barradas, 1995:
                      Recent experiments on monthly weather prediction with the
                      Adem Thermodynamic Climate Model, with especial emphasis in Mexico (pdf).
                      Atmósfera, 8, 23-34.

            Referred Conference Proceedings and Public Outreach:

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2015:
                      Variabilidad del Clima y Oscilaciones.
                      (Climate Variabilty and Oscillations) (pdf, in Spanish).
                      Magazine: La Ciencia y el Hombre (Science and Mankind), 27, 2, Universidad Veracruzana.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2012:
                      Inundaciones 2010: Lluvias extremas en Veracruz y su relación con la variabilidad natural del clima
                      (Floods in 2010: Extreme rainfall in Veracruz and its relationship with natural climate variability) (pdf, in Spanish).
                      Book: Inundaciones 2010 en el estado de Veracruz (Floods in 2010 in the state of Veracruz, Mexico),
                      Universidad Veracruzana, COVECYT, Ed. Tejeda Martínez, A., 113-134.

            Torres Alavés, J. A., A. Tejeda Martínez, J. L. Vázquez Aguirre, M. Brunet India, P. Hernández Avila and A. Ruiz-Barradas, 2010:
                      Indices de cambio climático y analisis de variabilidad en el Estado de Veracruz, México.
                      (Climate change indices and analysis of climate variability in the state of Veracruz, Mexico) (pdf, in Spanish).
                      Proceedings: VII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Climatología: Clima, Ciudad y Ecosistemas, Madrid, España.
                      (VII Congress of the Spanish Association of Climatology: Climate, City and Ecosystems, Madrid, Spain)
. Serie A, no. 7, 295-304.

            Chapter in Books:

            Nigam, S., Y. Zhao, A. Ruiz-Barradas, and T. Zhou, 2015:
                      The South-Flood North-Drought Pattern over Eastern China and the Drying of the Gangetic Plain: Observations, Simulations, and Origin. (pdf).
                      Chapter 22 in the Book: Climate Change: Multidecadal and Beyond
                      World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, V. 6, 376pp.
                      Eds. Michael Ghil, Mojif Latif, Mike Wallace and C.P. Chang. World Press. ISBN 978-981-4579-92-6.

            Nigam, S. and A. Ruiz-Barradas, 2015:
                      Key Role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation in 20th Century Drought and Wet Periods over the US Great Plains and the Sahel. (pdf).
                      Chapter 23 in the Book: Dynamics and Predictability of Large-scale High-Impact Weather and Climate Events
                      Eds. Jianping Li, Richard Swinbank, Hans Volkert and Richard Grotjahn. Cambridge University Press. To be published in 07/2015.

            Tejeda-Martínez, A., J. A. Torres-Alavés, A. Ruiz-Barradas, S. Miranda-Alonso, and S. Salazar-Lizán, 2011:
                      Evaluations and Perceptions of the Climate Change in the State of Veracruz (Mexico): An Overview (pdf).
                      Chapter 8 in the book: Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects. Ed. H. Kheradmand. ISBN 978-953-307-411-5.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., A. Tejeda Martínez, S. Miranda Alonso, and R. H. Flores Zamudio, 2010:
                      Climatología (Climatology). (pdf, in Spanish).
                      Chapter 3 in the Book: Atlas del Patrimonio Natural, Histórico y Cultural del Estado de Veracruz, Vol 1. Recursos Naturales
                      (Atlas of the Natural, Historic and Cultural Heritage in the State of Veracruz, Mexico)
, Vol. 1: Natural Resources.,
                      Ed. Griselda Benítez Badillo and Carlos Welsh Rodríguez. ISBN 978-607-95131-6-0
 

  •   Presentations & Posters:

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2015:
                       The coupled ocean-atmosphere system: who drives who?
                       RIT on Weather, Chaos and Data Assimilation.(ppt)
                       University of Maryland
                       June 15. College Park, Maryland.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2015:
                       La Oscilación Multidecadal del Atlántico: Estructura e Impactos (Atlantic Multidecadal Osciullation: Structure and Impacts).
                       Fac. de Instrumentación Electrónica y Ciencias Atmosféricas, Universidad Veracruzana (School of Electronic Instrumentation and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Veracruz)
                       Feria Internacional del Libro Universitario (International Academic Book Fair -ppt)
                       Foro Académico sobre Patrimonios Universales: Naturaleza y Cultura (Academic Forum on Universal Heritage: Nature and Culture)
                       April 25-May 3. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2015:
                       El Clima: Cuando Varía y Cuando Cambia (Climate: When it Varies and When it Changes).
                       Feria Internacional del Libro Universitario (International Academic Book Fair -ppt, in Spanish)
                       Foro Académico sobre Patrimonios Universales: Naturaleza y Cultura (Academic Forum on Universal Heritage: Nature and Culture)
                       April 25-May 3. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2011:
                       Natural Climate Variability: Floods in Veracruz, Mexico in 2010.
                       WCRP - Open Science Conference: Climate Research in Service to Society. (ppt)
                       October 24-28. Denver, CO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2010:
                       Inundaciones en Veracruz: Recurrentes y Naturales (Floods in Veracruz: Recurrent and Natural)
                       Foro Inundaciones 2010 en el Estado de Veracruz (Forum on Floods in the State of Veracruz in 2010). (ppt, in Spanish)
                       November 22. Universidad Veracruzana. Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2010:
                       Variabilidad y Cambio Climático (Climate Variability and Change)
                       Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático y Hábitat (Conference on Climate Change and Habitat). (ppt, in Spanish)
                       July 19. Universidad Vearcruzana, Veracruz, MEXICO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2010:
                       Informandonos sobre la Variabilidad y Cambio Climáticos (Finding out on Climate Variability and Change)
                       The Washington Center. (ppt, in Spanish)
                       May 10. Washington, DC.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2010:
                       Pentad analysis of summer precipitation variability over the Southern Great Plains and its relationship with the land-surface.
                       Atmospheric System Research Science Team Meeting. (ppt poster)
                       March 17. Bethesda, MD

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2010:
                       Lluvia sobre el Este de México: Variabilidad y Proyecciones ante el Cambio Climático (Rain over Eastern Mexico: Variability and Projections under Climate Change)
                       Encuentro sobre Manejo de Cuencas y Cambio Climático (Meeting on Basins and Climate Change). (ppt, in Spanish)
                       February 5. Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2009:
                       Variabilidad y Cambio de la Precipitación en el Este de México....que nos dicen los Modelos? (Precipitation Variability and Change in Eastern Mexico...What do Climate Modells tell us?)
                       Universidad Veracruzana. (ppt, in Spanish)
                       April 30. Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2009:
                       Variabilidad de la Lluvia en Veracruz (Rainfall Variability in Veracruz, Mexico).
                       Métodos Estadísticos para el Estudio del Cambio Climático en el Segundo Encuentro Iberoamericano de Biometría (Statistical Methods for Climate Change Study
                       in the Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Biometry). (ppt, in Spanish)
                       July 31. Boca del Río, Veracruz, MEXICO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2008:
                       SST North American Drought Links in 20th Century Simulations and 21st Century Projections.
                       NOAA's 33rd Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop and CLIVAR Drought Workshop. (ppt poster)
                       October 20-24, 2008. Lincoln, NE.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2008:
                       Seasonal Hydroclimate variability over North America: Global and Regional Reanalyses Faulty Evapotranspiration.
                       CPPA PIs' Metting. (ppt)
                       September 29-October 1. Silver Spring, MD.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2008:
                       CLIVAR Drought Modeling Experiments with CAM3.5: Interim Report.
                       13th Annual CCSM Workshop. (ppt)
                       June 17-19. Breckenridge, CO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2007:
                       El Hidroclima del Siglo XX en Norte América según los Modelos del IPCC.
                       Universidad Veracruzana. (ppt, in Spanish)
                       July 20. Xalapa, Veracruz, MEXICO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2007:
                       Drought Modeling Experiments.
                       12th Annual CCSM Workshop. (ppt)
                       June 19-21. Breckenridge, CO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2007:
                       Diagnosis of North American Hydroclimate Variability in IPCC's Climate Simulations.
                       12th Annual CCSM Workshop. (ppt poster)
                       June 19-21. Breckenridge, CO.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2006:
                       North American hydroclimate variability in IPCC's 20th century climate simulations.
                       AGU's Joint Assembly Meeting. (ppt)
                       May 23-26. Baltimore, MD.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2005:
                       Interannual variability of Great Plains summer rainfall in reanalyses and NCAR and NASA AMIP-like simulations.
                       5th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle. (ppt)
                       June 20-24. Costa Mesa, CA.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2005:
                       The structure and nature of warm-season interannual variability of the Great Plains hydroclimate .
                       Workshop on Predicting Drought on Seasonal to Decadal Time Scales (ppt).
                       May 17-19. Adelphi, MD

           Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2005:
                       Diagnosis of summer hydroclimate over North America in 20th century climate simulations.
                       Workshop on Analyses of Climate Model Simulations for the IPCC AR4 (ppt poster).
                       March 1-4. Honolulu, HI.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2004:
                      Interannual variability of warm-season rainfall over the US Great Plains in NCAR/CAM and NASA/NSIPP simulations:
                      Intercomparisons for NAME.
                      1st International CLIVAR Science Conference (ppt poster).
                      June 21-25, Baltimore, MD.

                      9th Annual CCSM Workshop.
                      July 7-9, Santa Fe, NM.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2003:
                      Interannual variability of warm-season rainfall over the US Great Plains in NASA/NSIPP and NCAR/CAM2.0 AMIP
                      simulations (ppt).
                      University of Maryland. Department of Meteorology.
                      December 11, 2003.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2003:
                       Interannual variability of North America Summer Precipitation in NASA/NSIPP and CAM2.0 AMIP simulations.
                       NSIPP 2003 Science Team Meeting (ppt).
                       September 3-4. Adelphi, MD

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2003:
                       Interannual variability in summer hydroclimate over North America in CAM2.0 and NSIPP AMIP
                       simulations.
                       8th Annual CCSM Workshop (ppt poster).
                       June 24-26.Breckenridge, CO

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., 2003:
                      Climate variability in the tropical Atlantic region and its Hydroclimate Impact over the the North
                      American Monsoon Region (in Spanish).
                      University of Veracruz
                      January 7. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., J. A. Carton, and S. Nigam, 2002:
                      Interannual-to-decadal climate variability in the tropical Atlantic region.
                      NASA/NSIPP Seminar at GSFC.
                      October 30. Greenbelt, MD.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., S. Nigam, and E. DeWeaver, 2002:
                      Summer precipitation and moisture fluxes over the US in the NSIPP AMIP simulation.
                      NSIPP 2002 Science Team Meeting.
                      September 16-17. Greenbelt, MD.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., J. A. Carton, and S. Nigam, 2002:
                        Response of the atmosphere to climate variability in the tropical Atlantic.
                       AGU Spring Meeting (ppt poster).
                       May 28-31. Washington, DC.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., and S. Nigam, 2002:
                     Seasonal moisture flux variability over North America in AMIP simulation and atmosphere reanalyses.
                      Mississippi River Climate and Hydrology Conference (ppt poster).
                      May 13-17. New Orleans, LA.

            Wang, J., A., Ruiz-Barradas, and J. A. Carton, 2001:
                      Modeled and observed air/sea fluxes in coupled modes in the tropical Atlantic.
                      WCRP/SCOR Workshop on "Intercomparison and Validation of Ocean-Atmosphere Flux Fields".
                      May 21-24, Potomac, Maryland.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., J. A. Carton, and S. Nigam, 2000:
                      Interannual-to-decadal air-sea interactions in the tropical Atlantic sector. NCAR/ASP Colloquium: "Dynamics of Decadal to
                      Centennial Climate Variability". July 17-28. Boulder, Colorado.

            Ruiz-Barradas, A., J. A. Carton, and S. Nigam, 2000:
                      Non seasonal air-sea interactions in the tropical Atlantic sector.
                      AGU Spring Meeting.
                      May 30 - June 3. Washington, D.C.
 

  •   Reviewing activities:

        Associate Editor for Atmósfera

        Journals:
                          Atmósfera
                          Atmospheric Research
                          Climate Dynamics
                          Deep-Sea Research, Part I
                          International Journal of Climatology
                          Journal of Climate
                          Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres
                          Journal of Hydrometeorology
                          Journal of Hydrology

        Proposals: National Science Foundation

        Plan Veracruzano Preliminar de Adaptación al Cambio Climático (Veracruz's Preliminary Plan on Adaptation to Climate Change):
                          Sponsor: British Embassy's Global Opportunities Fund: Climate Change and Energy Programme
                          Coordinators: Instituto Nacional de Ecología (Mexico's National Institue of Ecology)
                          Universidad Veracruzana: Grupo de Climatología Aplicada (University of Veracruz: Group of Applied Climatology)

        Ph.D. Committees:
                          Argyro Kavvada's Defense (5/6/2014). AOSC Department, University of Maryland. Co-Chair
                          Kye-Hwan Kim's Defense (5/28/2013). AOSC Department, University of Maryland
                          Bin Guan's Defense (10/31/2008). AOSC Department, University of Maryland
                          Megan Linkin's Defense (05/16/2008). AOSC Department, University of Maryland
                          Ernesto Muñoz' Defense (11/15/2007). AOSC Department, University of Maryland
                          Scott Weaver's Defense (04/18/2007). AOSC Department, University of Maryland
                          Antonio Luna's Prospectus Defense (7/14/2010). Math Department. Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, MEXICO
                          Seung-Jae Lee's Prospectus Defense (12/12/2008). AOSC Department, University of Maryland
                          Massimo Bollasina's Prospectus Defense (05/29/2008). AOSC Department, University of Maryland

        Conferences:
                          Convener of the session "Role of Circulation in Regional Hydroclimate"
                          AGU's 2006 Joint Assembly Session. May 23-26. Baltimore, MD
 

  •   Computer Skills:
             Languages: Fortran.
             Software: GrADS, LaTex, Word Perfect, Power Point, Excel.
 
  •   Additional Skills:
             Bilingual: Spanish, English.
 
  •   Memberships:
            Mexican National System of Researchers, Level 1,
            American Meteorological Society, and
            American Geophysical Union.

            Member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (Mexican National System of Researchers) as research assistant.
            06/1993 - 08/1995.
 



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