Herminia Torelló

PhD student (doctoral assistant) since October 2021.

About me

I have recently joined this research group as a PhD student, after completing an MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences at Universität Hamburg and a BSc in Physics at the University of Bristol. Until now, my research has mainly focused on studying the links between drought indicators and drought impacts in Spain.

I am now working on understanding how urban areas impact the space-time properties of rainfall. To do this, I will analyze rainfall field data and will obtain urban climate data by deploying a dense network of ground sensors in different cities. I will investigate what (thermo)dynamic processes and which urban form properties cause changes in rainfall properties. I will also use a weather forecasting model with an urban scheme to study the effects different urban features have on rainfall properties. My work contributes to the project ‘Rainfall and Floods in Future Cities’.


email: herminia.torello@unil.ch

Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST),
UNIL-Mouline, Geopolis, Office 3141
University of Lausanne,
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland