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  • Assessment of climate Change impact on water supply in Peru 

    Lavado-Casimiro, W.

    (Asociación Internacional de Ciencias Hidrológicas, 2022-09)
    Acceso abierto
    In this work, the simulation of the water supply has been carried out using the SWAT hydrological model to generate streamflows throughout Peru. For this purpose, 35 hydrological stations distributed in the 3 drainages of ...
  • Rainfall thresholds estimation for shallow landslides in Peru from gridded daily data 

    Millán Arancibia, Carlos; Lavado-Casimiro, W.

    (American Geophysical Union, 2022-07-20)
    Acceso abierto
    The objective of this work was to generate and evaluate regional rainfall thresholds obtained from a combination of high-resolution gridded precipitation data (PISCOpd_Op), developed by the National Service of Meteorology ...
  • Can we use TRMM-PR bright band heights to estimate the snow-rain transition in high mountain regions? 

    Schauwecker, Simone; Rohrer, Mario; Schwarb, Manfred; Huggel, Christian; Suarez, Wilson; Arias, Sandro; Salzmann, Nadine; Gurgiser, Wolfgang

    (American Geophysical Union, 2015)
    Acceso abierto
    Field and modelling based research indicates that for tropical glaciers, variations in snow cover and the altitude of the snow line via albedo effects are among the most crucial factors to explain the differences in annual ...
  • Present and future water resources supply and demand in the Central Andes of Peru: a comprehensive review with focus on the Cordillera Vilcanota 

    Drenkhan, Fabian; Huggel, Christian; Salzmann, Nadine; Giráldez, Claudia; Suarez, Wilson; Rohrer, Mario; Molina, Edwin; Montoya, Nilton; Miñan, Fiorella

    (American Geophysical Union, 2014)
    Acceso abierto
    Glaciers have been an important element of Andean societies and livelihoods as direct freshwater supply for agriculture irrigation, hydropower generation and mining activities. Peru’s mainly remotely living population in ...
  • A new climate and glacier baseline for the Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru, reduces critical information gaps 

    Salzmann, Nadine; Huggel, Christian; Rohrer, Mario; Silverio, Walter; G. Mark, Bryan; Cochachin, Alejo; Suarez, Wilson

    (American Geophysical Union, 2013)
    Acceso abierto
    The Cordillera Vilcanota in the Southern Peruvian Andes is the second largest ice-covered Cordillera in Peru (after the Cordillera Blanca) and serves for the Cusco Region as a temporary water storage for fresh-water and ...
  • Large mass movements related to deglaciation effects in southern Peru (Cusco) 

    Claudia, Giráldez; Choquevilca, Walter; Felipe, Fernández; Holger, Frey; García, Javier; Haeberli, Wilfried; Huggel, Christian; Ludena, Sebastián; Rohrer, Mario; Suarez, Wilson

    (American Geophysical Union, 2013)
    Acceso abierto
    The Andes of Peru are among the regions most severely affected by glacier and high-mountain hazards over the past 100 years. Large-scale disasters with thousands of people killed are on record, including ice/rock avalanches, ...
  • Monitoring glacier variations in the Urubamba and Vilcabamba Mountain Ranges, Peru, using “Landsat 5” images 

    Suarez, Wilson; Cerna, Marcos; Ordóñez Gálvez, Juan Julio; Frey, Holger; Giráldez, Claudia; Huggel, Christian

    (American Geophysical Union, 2013)
    Acceso abierto
    The Urubamba and Vilcabamba mountain ranges are two geological structures belonging to the Andes in the southern part of Peru, which is located in the tropical region. These mountain ranges are especially located within ...
  • Air temperature, radiation budget and area changes of Quisoquipina glacier in the Cordillera Vilcanota (Peru) 

    Suarez, Wilson; Macedo, Nicolás; Montoya, Nilton; Arias, Sandro; Schauwecker, Simone; Huggel, Christian; Rohrer, Mario; Condom, Thomas

    (American Geophysical Union, 2015)
    Acceso abierto
    The Peruvian Andes host about 71% of all tropical glaciers. Although several studies have focused on glaciers of the largest glaciered mountain range (Cordillera Blanca), other regions have received little attention to ...
  • Future runoff from glacierized catchments in the Central Andes could substantially decrease 

    Kronenberg, Marlene; Schauwecker, Simone; Huggel, Christian; Salzmann, Nadine; Drenkhan, Fabian; Frey, Holger; Giráldez, Claudia; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Kaser, Georg; Suarez, Wilson; García Hernández, Javier; Fluixá-Sanmartín, Javier; Ayros, E.; Rohrer, Mario

    (American Geophysical Union, 2016-04)
    Acceso abierto
    In Peru, about 50% of the energy is produced from hydropower plants. An important amount of this energy is produced with water from glaciated catchments. In these catchments river streamflow is furthermore needed for other ...
  • Relevance of future snowfall level height in the Peruvian Andes for glacier loss in the 21st century under different emission scenarios 

    Schauwecker, Simone; Kronenberg, Marlene; Rohrer, Mario; Huggel, Christian; Endries, Jason; Montoya, Nilton; Neukom, Raphael; Perry, Baker; Salzmann, Nadine; Schwarb, Manfred; Suarez, Wilson

    (American Geophysical Union, 2017)
    Acceso abierto
    In many regions of Peru, the competition for limited hydrological resources already represents a large risk for conflicts. In this context, and within the circumstances of climate change, there is a great interest in ...
  • Influence of cloudiness on the incident shortwave radiation of Nevado Coropuna 

    Ramos, Isabel; De la Cruz, Gustavo; Suarez, Wilson

    (Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú, 2018)
    Acceso abierto
    The main objective of this work is to analyze the influence of cloud cover on shortwave radiation incident of the Nevado Coropuna during 2015-2016. In this presentation they propose to discuss that Arequipa, during the ...
  • Surface energy and mass balance modeling of a Peruvian tropical glacier 

    Torres, C.; Arigony, J.; Arndt, A.; Tobias, S.; Gurgiser, W.; Suarez, Wilson; Santillan, N.; Maier, É.

    (American Geophysical Union, 2019-12)
    Acceso abierto
    Glaciers in Peruvian Andes play an important role for local hydrology. To quantify the availability of glacier meltwater in a climate change scenario, surface energy (SEB) and mass balance (MB) models are required. However, ...
  • Quantifying the controls of Peruvian glacier response to climate 

    Fyffe, Catriona L.; Potter, Emily; Fugger, S.; Orr, Andrew; Fatichi, Simone; Medina, Katy; Hellström, Robert Å.; Shaw, Thomas E.; Bernat, Maud; Llacza Rodríguez, Alan; Jácome Vergaray, Gerardo; Aubry-Wake, Caroline; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Perry, L. Baker; Suarez, Wilson; Quincey, Duncan J.; Loarte, Edwin; Pellicciotti, Francesca

    (American Geophysical Union, 2021-04)
    Acceso abierto
    Peruvian glaciers are important contributors to dry season runoff for agriculture and hydropower, but they are at risk of disappearing due to climate warming. Their energy balance and ablation characteristics have previously ...
  • The Relationship Between Shallap Glacier - Cordillera Blanca and King George Island - Antarctic Peninsula 

    Rojas Macedo, I. C.; Suarez, Wilson; Loarte Cadenas, E. A.; Medina Marcos, K. D; Castillo Vergara, F.

    (American Geophysical Union, 2021-12)
    Acceso abierto
    The main goal of this study is to determine the relationship between Shallap Glacier (SG) — Cordillera Blanca and King George Island (KGI) glaciers — Antarctic Peninsula and describe their features. Multi-temporal analysis ...
  • Studying spatial agreement of catchment response to climate and landuse change under uncertainty for prioritizing investment into hydropower catchments 

    Ding, Zhaowei; Angarita, Hector; Montesinos Cáceres, Cristian Albert; Lavado-Casimiro, W.

    (European Geosciences Union, 2022-04)
    Acceso abierto
    Joint climate and land cover change can significantly alter catchment hydrologic response, e.g., in terms of runoff and sediment delivery, and thus key determinants for downstream hydropower outcomes. While many studies ...
  • Participatory rainfall monitoring: strengthening hydrometeorological risk management and community resilience in Peru 

    Arestegui, Miguel; Ordoñez, Miluska; Cisneros, Abel; Madueño, Giorgio; Almeida, Cinthia; Aliaga Nestares, Vannia; Quispe, Nelson; Millán Arancibia, Carlos; Lavado-Casimiro. W.; Huaman, Samuel; Phillips, Jeremy

    (European Geosciences Union, 2022)
    Acceso abierto
    Heavy rainfall, floods and debris flow on the Rimac river watershed are recurring events that impact Peruvian people in vulnerable situations.There are few historical records, in terms of hydrometeorological variables, ...
  • Mass balance study of the Znosko glacier, Antarctica, using remote sensing and in situ measurements 

    Bello, Cinthya; Suarez, Wilson; Brondi, F.; Gonzales, Gilbert

    (European Geosciences Union, 2021-03)
    Acceso abierto
    Glaciers are a key indicator of climate change. Since the second half of the 20th century several glaciers in Antarctica have retreated. In situ measurements of glacier mass balance in the Antarctic Peninsula and its ...
  • Influence of Climate Variability in King George Island Glacier Retreat – Antarctic Peninsula 

    Rojas Macedo, Ibeth Celia; Suarez, Wilson; Edwin Anibal, Loarte Cadenas; Medina Marcos, Katy Damacia

    (European Geosciences Union, 2021)
    Acceso abierto
    This research aims to explain the influence of climatic variables (temperature and precipitation) in King George Island (KGI) glacier shrinkage on the Antarctic Peninsula. It employed Landsat satellite images from 1989 to ...
  • The vulnerability of water availability in Peru due to climate change: A probabilistic Budyko analysis 

    Huerta, Adrian; Lavado-Casimiro, W.; Rau, Pedro

    (European Geosciences Union, 2020)
    Acceso abierto
    This study provides for the-first-time a water availability analysis at drainage and basin-scale in Peru. Using new gridded datasets of precipitation and temperature, along with six global actual evapotranspiration estimations ...
  • Spatio-temporal temperature and precipitation patterns in the southern Peruvian Andes - insights from the Climandes project 

    Spirig, C.; Stefanie, Gubler; Avalos, Grinia; Huerta, Adrian; Imfeld, Noemi; Lavado-Casimiro, W.; Oria, Clara; Quevedo, Karim; Rohrer, Mario; Scherrer, Simon C.; Sedlmeier, Katrin; Schwierz, Cornelia

    (European Geosciences Union, 2020)
    Acceso abierto
    In the southern Peruvian Andes, climatic threats such as water scarcity or frost pose major challenges for agriculture. Such events may result in severe yield losses threatening the livelihood of smallholder farmers due ...

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