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MRN: Multiscale processes and transport in River Networks

Ricardo Mantilla Word Cloud

“Hydrologic science or hydrology is, at its most basic level, the ‘science of water’ that embraces topics from research on fundamental processes through operations associated with flood protection, supply of drinking water, irrigation, and water contamination.” 
Challenges and Opportunities in the Hydrologic Sciences, National Research Council

My scientific interests concern the development of theories and tools to understand multiscale hydrologic processes. My main area of research has focused on the multiscale features of peak flows and self-similar in river networks. In addition, I have conducted studies on non-linear dynamical systems and coupled hydroclimatological forcing on the hydrologic cycle. I am the main developer of the Network Oriented GIS called CUENCAS-GIS and the Flood Forecasting System used by the Iowa Flood Center (CUENCAS-HM-Async) to predict floods in Iowa. My contributions lay at the intersection between theoretical and applied methods to predict multiple aspects of the hydrological cycle.

Last modified on April 23rd, 2015
Posted on January 18th, 2013