This website is an online companion to a research project financed by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) in the frame of an Earth System Sciences call (“Water in Mountain Regions”, 2018).

Our project started in May 2019 and is entitled “AgroClim Huaraz: Spatio-temporal variability in water availability and demand in the Peruvian Andes”.

Team

From left to right: Wolfgang Gurgiser, Pierluigi Calanca, Peter Albrecht, Alejo Cochachín Rapre, Fabien Maussion, Rolando Cruz Encarnación, Georg Wohlfahrt, Cornelia Zauner, Lorenz Hänchen.

Project scientists
Master students

Peter Albrecht, thesis: Influence of soil properties initialisation in WRF simulations over the Tropical Andes of Peru
Zora Schirmeister, thesis: Future climate change in the Rio Santa Basin, Peruvian Andes, as described by CMIP5 and CORDEX data
Cornelia Zauner, thesis: Can atmospheric models simulate Puspa rains?

Local collaborations in Peru

Alejo Cochachín Rapre (Autoridad Nacional de Agua, Unidad de Glaciología y Recursos Hídricos)
Rolando Cruz Encarnación (Autoridad Nacional de Agua, Unidad de Glaciología y Recursos Hídricos)
Fiorella Quiñonez Collas, student from UNASAM
Hector Oropeza Chinchay (farmer in Llupa)

International collaborations

Thomas Condom (Institute of Research for Development, Grenoble, France)
Clémentine Junquas (Institute of Research for Development, Grenoble, France)
Christian Huggel (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
Martina Neuburger (Universität Hamburg, Germany)

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