The Climate Research Center (CRC) conducts research on climate science phenomena like hurricanes, droughts and floods with a special focus on their connections with climate variability, climate change and ·human activities. The CRC promotes the application of statistical methods and geographic information systems (GIS) to address climate science problems in the Sonoma area or anywhere in the planet. The CRC aims to collaborate in multidisciplinary climate research with members of the SSU community, organizations or individuals in the Sonoma area or with researchers from other institutions in the country or the world. The CRC provides state-of-the-art computers and cutting-edge software to study and analyze a vast array of problems in climate science. Students working in the CRC can experience climate science in action and will gain essential research experience and data analysis skills.
- Hernández Ayala JJ, Mendez-Tejeda R. (2020) Off-Season Tropical Cyclone Frequency and its connections with Climate Variability and Change. Weather & Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-
- Hernández Ayala JJ, Mendez-Tejeda R. (2020) How much rainfall did Hurricane Maria really drop in Puerto Rico? Weather. https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.
- Hernández Ayala JJ (2019) Atmospheric teleconnections and their effects on the annual and seasonal rainfall climatology of Puerto Rico. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-11.
- Keellings D, Hernández Ayala JJ, (2019) Extreme rainfall associated with Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico< and its relation to climate variability and change. Geophysical Research Letters.
- Hernández Ayala JJ, Heslar M (2019)
Spatial characteristics of rainfall during droughts in The Caribbean using the standardized precipitation index (SPI). Climate Research.
Director of CRC: Professor, José Javier Hernández Ayala