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James Peter McPhee Torres

Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Snow hydrology; glacier hydrology; hydrologic modeling

Educación

  •  Civil Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1999
  •  Water Resources, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES. Estados Unidos, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Faculty of Physics and Mathematical Sciences

    Santiago, Chile

    2005 - A la fecha

  •   Graduate Researcher Part Time

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, Estados Unidos

    2001 - 2004

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Engineer Full Time

    CONIC-BF Ingenieros Civiles Consultores

    Santiago, Chile

    1996 - 2000

Formación de Capital Humano


Tutored:
Postdoctoral
Louise Mimeau
Thomas Shaw
Nils Ohlanders

Doctorate
Ivan Fuentes (in progress)
Yerel Morales (in progress)
Alvaro González Reyes

Masters
Alonso Mejías (in progress)
Maria Ignacia Orell
Felipe Saavedra
Harold Llauca
Marlene Huerta
Dennys Caro
Yuri Castillo
Omar Castillo
Eduardo Rubio
Edward Cornwell
Maximiliano Rodriguez
Sebastian Krogh
Christian Gonthier
Alvaro Ayala
Camila Alvarez

Engineering Theses
Paula Ojeda
Fernanda Gómez
Borja Mir
Alonso Mejías
Franco Órdenes
Francisco Jara
Sebastián Mengual
Enzo Aguilera
Michelle Comte
Sebastián Fernandez
Felipe Saavedra
Pablo del Río
Juan Carlos Richard
Paulina Rodriguez
Héctor Correa
Lucia Scaff
Carolina Silva
Gonzalo Cortés
Mauricio Quezada
Camilo Gatica
Eugenio Tobar
Alfonso Anabalón
Matías Morice
Sergio Duarte

Co-Tutored

Masters
Luis Duque Y.
Miguel Lagos Z.

Engineering Theses
Rosario Serrano B.
Ignacio Henríquez R.
Felipe Paez B.
Tomás Gómez Z.
Freddy Cortez S.
María Scaff F.
Felipe Ahumada V.
Juan Ulloa D.
Miguel Lagos Z.
María Scaff F.
Rodrigo Iturra S.
Javiera Pérez J.
Raúl Becerra V.
Braulio Salgado F.
Gabriel Letelier F.
Ignacio Beya M.
Nivaldo Martínez P.
Jaime Riquelme S.
Pilar Barria S.
Emilio Aqueveque M.
Sofía Mordojovich R.
Diego Mena P.
Gabriel Mardones M.
Francisco Berrios B.
Pedro Sanzana C.
Milena Muñoz B.
César Salvatierra S.
Catalina Orb R.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Dissertation Year Fellowship

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Estados Unidos, 2003

    Tuition, book allowance and stipend for doctoral students during the last year of their program.

  •   CEE - Outstanding Masters Student

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Chile, 2001

    Awarded to the best student in the Masters Program in Water Resource Engineering.

  •   Full Tuition Waiver

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Estados Unidos, 2000

    Full tuition waiver based on academic merit, granted by UCLA Graduate Division

  •   Fulbright Grant

    COMISION FULBRIGHT-CHILE

    Chile, 2000

    Two-year scholarship for MSc. studies.

  •   Cuadro de Honor

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 1995

    Reconocimiento a alumnos con rendimiento en el 5% superior de la Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas


 

Article (51)

Sensitivity of forest-snow interactions to climate forcing: Local variability in a Pyrenean valley
An integrated modeling approach for mineral and metal transport in acidic rivers at high mountainous porphyry Cu systems
Glacier albedo reduction and drought effects in the extratropical Andes, 1986-2020
Snow Processes and Climate Sensitivity in an Arid Mountain Region, Northern Chile
A near 90-year record of the evolution of El Morado Glacier and its proglacial lake, Central Chilean Andes
Glacier runoff variations since 1955 in the Maipo River basin, in the semiarid Andes of central Chile
Hydrogeochemical and environmental water quality standards in the overlap between high mountainous natural protected areas and copper mining activities (Mapocho river upper basin, Santiago, Chile)
Monitoring Spatial and Temporal Differences in Andean Snow Depth Derived From Satellite Tri-Stereo Photogrammetry
Snow Depth Patterns in a High Mountain Andean Catchment from Satellite Optical Tristereoscopic Remote Sensing
Spatial Distribution and Scaling Properties of Lidar-Derived Snow Depth in the Extratropical Andes
The Utility of Optical Satellite Winter Snow Depths for Initializing a Glacio-Hydrological Model of a High-Elevation, Andean Catchment
Interannual variability in glacier contribution to runoff from a high-elevation Andean catchment: understanding the role of debris cover in glacier hydrology
Snowfall interception in a deciduous Nothofagus forest and implications for spatial snowpack distribution
The CAMELS-CL dataset: Catchment attributes and meteorology for large sample studies-Chile dataset
Estimating runoff from a glacierized catchment using natural tracers in the semi-arid Andes cordillera
Modelling the hydrological response of debris-free and debris-covered glaciers to present climatic conditions in the semiarid Andes of central Chile
Patterns of glacier ablation across North-Central Chile: Identifying the limits of empirical melt models under sublimation-favorable conditions
Spatiotemporal Variations in Hydroclimate across the Mediterranean Andes (30 degrees-37 degrees S) since the Early Twentieth Century
The 2010-2015 megadrought in central Chile: impacts on regional hydroclimate and vegetation
The Andes Cordillera. Part II=> Rio Olivares Basin snow conditions
The Andes Cordillera. Part IV=> Spatiotemporal freshwater runoff distribution to adjacent seas
Reconstructing the annual mass balance of the Echaurren Norte glacier (Central Andes, 33.5° S) using local and regional hydroclimatic data
Reconstructing the annual mass balance of the Echaurren Norte glacier (Central Andes, 33.5° S) using local and regional hydroclimatic data
Spatio-temporal variability of snow water equivalent in the extra-tropical Andes Cordillera from distributed energy balance modeling and remotely sensed snow cover
Spatio-temporal variability of snow water equivalent in the extra-tropical Andes Cordillera from distributed energy balance modeling and remotely sensed snow cover
The Andes Cordillera. Part I: Snow Distribution, Properties, and Trends (1979–2014)
Physically based mountain hydrological modeling using reanalysis data in Patagonia
Physically Based Mountain Hydrological Modeling Using Reanalysis Data in Patagonia
Pollution and its impacts on the South American Cryosphere (PISAC)
A robust multimodel framework for ensemble seasonal hydroclimatic forecasts
A robust multimodel framework for ensemble seasonal hydroclimatic forecasts
Altitudinal gradients, midwinter melt and wind effects on snow accumulation in semiarid mid-latitude Andes under La Niña conditions
Altitudinal gradients, midwinter melt, and wind effects on snow accumulation in semiarid midlatitude Andes under La Ni similar to na conditions
Catastrophic, rainfall-induced debris flows in Andean villages of Tarapaca, Atacama Desert, northern Chile
Changes of glaciers in the Andes of Chile and priorities for future work
An evaluation of approaches for modelling hydrological processes in high-elevation, glacierized Andean watersheds
Stable water isotope variation in a Central Andean watershed dominated by glacier and snowmelt
Agriculture Vulnerability to Climate Change in a Snowmelt-Driven Basin in Semiarid Chile
Agriculture Vulnerability to Climate Change in a Snowmelt-Driven Basin in Semiarid Chile
Uncertainty in flood forecasting: A distributed modeling approach in a sparse data catchment
Climate change impacts on the hydrology of a snowmelt driven basin in semiarid Chile
Climatic sensitivity of streamflow timing in the extratropical western Andes Cordillera
Patterns of spatial and temporal variability in streamflow records in south central Chile in the period 1952-2003
Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in an irrigated agricultural basin in semi arid Chile
Assessment of ecosystem services as an opportunity for the conservation and management of native forests in Chile
Revealing the impact of forest exotic plantations on water yield in large scale watersheds in South-Central Chile
Groundwater management using model reduction via empirical orthogonal functions
A diversified multiobjective GA for optimizing reservoir rule curves
Experimental design for groundwater modeling and management
Validation and error characterization of the GPCP-1DD precipitation product over the contiguous United States
Multiobjective Optimization for Sustainable Groundwater Management in Semi-arid Regions

BookSection (6)

Downscaling Climate Changes for Santiago: What Effects can be Expected?
The water sector in Chile: Status and Challenges
El sector del agua en Chile. Su estado y retos.
Risks and Opportunities for Sustainable Management of Water Resources and Services in Santiago de Chile
Multiobjective Analysis for Sustainability - Conjunctive Use Planning of Groundwater and Surface Water
Optimal Experimental Design for Parameter Estimation and Contaminant Plume Characterization in Groundwater Modeling

ConferencePaper (5)

An approach to estimating hydropower impacts of climate change from a regional perspective
Climate change economic impacts on supply of water for the m & i sector in the Metropolitan Region of Chile
Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in an irrigated agricultural basin in semi arid Chile
The influence of urban expansion on the flood hazard in Santiago de Chile: A modeling approach using remote sensing data
Optimal groundwater management using empirical orthogonal functions

ConferenceProceedingWhole (1)

Towards management and regulation of gravel mining in urban areas: application of an optimization/morphological model to Maipo River

Proyecto (21)

Caracterizacion de patrones de variabilidad espacio-temporal de propiedades de la nieve a partir de información in-situ y de percepción remota.
QUANTIFYING WINDFLOW EFFECTS ON SEASONAL SNOWPACK IN THE EXTRATROPICAL ANDES CORDILLERA
Determinacion de aportes hidricos por escorrentia y perdidas por sublimacion de nieves, en la cuenca del rio Copiapo
Very High Resolution Earth Surface Mapping for Hydrological and Geophysical Process Understanding
Pronostico de caudales deshielo utilizando tecnicas de percepcion remota y asimilacion de datos hidrometeorologicos
Advancing drought and avalanche preparedness through multiscale snow measurements and models
Characterizing storage and its impact on hydrologic modeling in high elevation basins on the Andes Cordillera between 30ºS and 36ºS
Joint Use Project Surface Water And Groundwater Basin Maipo-Mapocho. - Proyecto Uso Conjunto Agua Superficial Y Subterránea Cuenca Hidrográfica Maipo-Mapocho.
Climate Adaptation Santiago
Modelling the response of seasonal snow cover to a changing climate=> a study based on field observations and modelling in the arid and semi-arid Andes of central Chile
Study of availability of water resources and water risk assessment, El Teniente - Estudio de disponibilidad de recursos hídricos y evaluación de riesgo hídrico, división El Teniente.
Assessment of Aquifer Recharge Yungay - Aguas Blancas. - Evaluación de Recarga del Acuífero Yungay – Aguas Blancas.
Climate and streamflow variability in the sub-Antarctic region of South America (45-56S) during the last 500 years=> integrating tree-rings, instrumental records and hydro-climatic modeling
Demiurgo=> Non-standard approaches to water resource evaluation
Joint Use Project Surface Water And Groundwater Basin Maipo-Mapocho. - Proyecto Uso Conjunto Agua Superficial Y Subterránea Cuenca Hidrográfica Maipo-Mapocho.
Modeling and Verification of Diffuse Pollutants in Stormwater and Surface Water Bodies in the Maipo River Basin, Santiago - Modelación y Verificación de Contaminantes Difusos en Aguas Lluvias y Cuerpos de Agua Superficial en la Cuenca del Río Maipo, Santiago
Update Of Models Of Flow Forecast Monthly In Latin American Watershed - Actualización De Modelos De Pronóstico De Caudales Mensuales En Cuencas Hidrográficas Latinoamericanas
Risk Habitat Megacities
Documenting, Understanding and Projecting changes in the Hydrological Cycle in the American Cordillera
Operational Framework for Data Sufficiency Evaluation in Distributed Hydrologic Modeling
Variability of Flow Records made from Instrumental and Growth Rings in The Region Of Eco-Valdivian Forests (35 ° - 48 ° S) 500-1000 During the last years and his ...

Review (1)

Changes of glaciers in the Andes of Chile and priorities for future work
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James McPhee

Professor

Civil Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

7
Álvaro Ayala

Investigador postdoctoral

Geociencias

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)

La Serena, Chile

6
Sebastian Vicuña

Director

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

6
Pablo Mendoza

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

4
David Farías

Profesor Asociado

Geografía

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

3
Carlos Le Quesne

Académico

Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

3
Shelley MacDonell

Researcher

Geosciences

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ÁRIDAS

La Serena, Chile

3
Yarko Niño

Profesor Titular

Civil Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Antonio Lara

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

valdivia, Chile

3
Camila Alvarez

Associate Researcher

U. de Chile - Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

Centro de Ciencia del Clima y la Resiliencia

Santiago, Chile

2
Rocio Urrutia

Académica

Ciencias Naturales y Tecnología

Universidad de Aysén

Coyhaique, Chile

2
Miguel Lagos

Profesional Docente

Ingeniería Civil

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Mario Pino

Director

Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra

Universidad Austral de Chile

VALDIVIA, Chile

2
Francisco Meza

Professor

Ecosistemas y Medio Ambiente

FACULTAD DE AGRONOMÍA E INGENIERÍA FORESTAL. PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Alberto de la Fuente

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería Civil

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
CHRISTIAN LITTLE

Investigador

INFOR

Valdivia, Chile

2
Dennys Caro

PhD

IGE

Université Grenoble Alpes

Grenoble, Francia

2
Marcelo Olivares

Profesor Asociado

DEPARTAMENTO DE INGENIERIA CIVIL. UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE.

Santiago, Chile

2
Aldo Tamburrino

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Civil

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Mauricio Galleguillos

Profesor Asociado

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Santiago, Chile

2
Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini

Associate Professor

Civil Engineering Department

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

2
Gonzalo Cortés

CEO

Atacamita Investments

Quilicura, Chile

2
Juan Boisier

Investigador

Geofísica

U. de Chile - Centro de Ciencias del Clima y la Resiliencia

Santiago, Chile

1
Jonathan Barichivich

Profesor adjunto ad-honorem

Instituto de Conservación, Biodiversidad y Territorio (ICBTe)

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Andreina García

Investigador

Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC)

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Rodrigo Fuster

Académico

Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales Renovables

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Ariel Muñoz

Profesor Adjunto

Instituto de Geografía

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

Valparaíso, Chile

1
René Garreaud

Profesor

DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOFISICA, U. DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Duncan Christie

Profesor Asociado

Conservación Biodiversidad y Territorio

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Luis Vargas

Head of External Affairs

Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Laura Nahuelhual

Profesora asociada ad honorem

Ciencias Sociales

Universidad de Los Lagos

Osorno, Chile

1
Santiago Montserrat

Investigador Asociado

Advanced Mining Technology Center, AMTC

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
DORIS Soto

Investigador Principal

Oceanografia

Universidad de Concepcion

Puerto Montt, Chile

1
Sofia Rebolledo

Académico (JP)

Geología

Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y MatemáticasTO DE GEOLOGÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudio Bravo

Researcher

Glaciology

Centro de Estudios Científicos

Valdivia, Chile

1
Sergio Sepúlveda

Director Escuela de Ingeniería

UNIVERSIDAD DE O´HIGGINS

Rancagua, Chile

1
Gino Casassa

Associate Professor

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado

UNIVERSIDAD DE MAGALLANES

Punta Arenas, Chile

1
Guillermo Donoso

Profesor Titular

Economía Agraria

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Gonzalo Barcaza

Investigador Asociado

CETAM, UTFSM

Santiago, Chile

1
Álvaro González

Profesor Asistente

Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Pablo Donoso

Full Professor

Forests and Society

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Carlos Oyarzun

Profesor

Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Cristian Mattar

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias Ambientales

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Sebastian Krogh

Profesor Asociado

Recursos Hídricos

Universidad de Concepción

Chillán, Chile