Rafael is an ecohydrometeorologist with an interest in understanding the processes and interactions that happen in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere domain, in particular how soil moisture and evapotranspiration are interconnected. He combines hydrological and land models with field experiments available from different regions facing environmental pressures such as droughts and deforestation. His current interests include improving predictions of extreme hydrometeorological events in developing countries (Africa and South America) where data availability is limited.
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Partner Research Centres
- Water Innovation and Research Centre (Bath)
- Water Initiative (Bristol)
- Water Research Institute (Cardiff)
- Centre for Water Systems (Exeter)
- The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (Exeter)
GW4 is a collaboration between University of Bath, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Exeter
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