Terrestrial Hydrology Research Group

Princeton University

Research Interest

  • Drought seasonal forecasting
  • Changes in drought vulnerability due to climate change
  • Effects of climate variability on agriculture
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Risk assessment
  • Policies for sustainable development including water, food, and energy security

Past Research

  • Framework for the design of low-cost wireless sensors networks for drought monitoring in ungauged basins
  • Observed trends of meteorological variables related to evapotranspiration over Africa

Current Research

  • Quantifying uncertainty in future projections of drought and heat waves
  • Land-atmophere controls on spatio-temporal evolution of drought


  • Ph.D. Student, 2012-Present
    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • B.S. in Applied Mathematics, 2012
    Columbia University, New York, NY

Julio E. Herrera Estrada

Email: jherrera@princeton.edu

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