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James Peter McPhee Torres

Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Snow hydrology; glacier hydrology; hydrologic modeling

Educación

  •  Water Resources, University of California, Los Angeles. Estados Unidos, 2004
  •  Civil Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1999

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)
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 (42)

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
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
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
Pollution and its impacts on the South American Cryosphere (PISAC)
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
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
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 (4)

Downscaling Climate Changes for Santiago: What Effects can be Expected?
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
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James McPhee

Professor

Civil Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

6
Álvaro Ayala

Postdoctoral researcher

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)

La Serena, Chile

5
Sebastian Vicuña

Director

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Shelley MacDonell

Researcher

Geosciences

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ÁRIDAS

La Serena, Chile

3
Antonio Lara

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

valdivia, Chile

2
Juan Boisier

Investigador

Geofísica

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

Santiago, Chile

2
Carlos Le Quesne

Académico

Facultad de Ciencias Forestales y Recursos Naturales

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

2
Dennys Caro

PhD student

IGE

Université Grenoble Alpes

Grenoble, Francia

2
David Farías

PhD (c)

Geography and Earth Sciences

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAT ERLANGEN-NURNBERG

Erlangen, Alemania

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
CHRISTIAN LITTLE

Investigador

INFOR

Valdivia, Chile

2
Pablo Mendoza

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Mauricio Galleguillos

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería en Obras Civiles

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

2
Rocio Urrutia

Investigadora a media jornada

Instituto Forestal

Valdivia, Chile

1
Gonzalo Cortés

CEO

Red Energy

Pudahuel, Chile

1
René Garreaud

Profesor

DEPARTAMENTO DE GEOFISICA, U. DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Luis Vargas

Head of External Affairs

Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Jonathan Barichivich

Profesor adjunto ad-honorem

Instituto de Conservación, Biodiversidad y Territorio (ICBTe)

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Ariel Muñoz

Profesor Asociado

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Yarko Niño

Profesor Titular

Civil Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Laura Nahuelhual

Académica

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Sofia Rebolledo

Académico (JP)

Geología

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

Santiago, Chile

1
Sergio Sepúlveda

Director Escuela de Ingeniería

UNIVERSIDAD DE O´HIGGINS

Rancagua, Chile

1
Claudio Bravo

Researcher

Glaciology

Centro de Estudios Científicos

Valdivia, Chile

1
Guillermo Donoso

Profesor Titular

Economía Agraria

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Camila Alvarez

Research fellow

Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2

1
DORIS SOTO

Investigador Principal

Oceanografia

Universidad de Concepcion

Puerto Montt, 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
Álvaro González

Investigador

Instituto de Biodiversidad, Conservación y Territorio

Hemera, Centro de Observación de la Tierra, Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

1
Andreina García

Investigador

Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC)

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile