Diego Urdiales Flores

PhD student (holder of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship) since September 2023.

About me

I received a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Cuenca (Ecuador, 2014) and an M.Phill. degree in Environmental Science (Meteorology Track) at The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus, 2023) after obtaining an M.Sc. at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

I joined the Hydrometeorology and Surface Processes Group in September 2023 as a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Sciences/Studies program. The topic of my Ph.D. thesis is “Hydrometeorological analysis of storm-triggered floods in Ecuador: towards real-time flood forecasting”.

Research Interests
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Extreme weather events
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Science

Urdiales-Flores, D., Zittis, G., Hadjinicolaou, P. et al. Drivers of accelerated warming in Mediterranean climate-type regions. npj Clim Atmos Sci 6, 97 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-023-00423-1

Urdiales-Flores, D., Zittis, G., Hadjinicolaou, P, Cherchi, A., Alessandri, A., Peleg, N., Lelieveld, J.  A global analysis of historical and future changes in Mediterranean climate-type regions. International Journal of Climatology. under review

Urdiales, D.; Meza, F.; Gironás, J.; Gilabert, H. Improving Stochastic Modelling of Daily Rainfall Using the ENSO Index: Model Development and Application in Chile. Water 2018, 10, 145. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10020145


email: diego.urdialesflores@unil.ch

Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST),
UNIL-Mouline, Geopolis, Office 3317
University of Lausanne,
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland