B-EPICC Welcomes Peruvian ENSO researcher Cristian Febre

August 2023: Cristian Febre is a meteorologist who focuses on El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) research. During his stay, he will work with B-EPICC’s El Niño expert Dr Josef Ludescher.
B-EPICC Welcomes Peruvian ENSO researcher Cristian Febre
Cristian Febre (left) and Dr Josef Ludescher (right) at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

Mr. Febre is an early-career scientist in climate dynamics, weather forecasting, and atmospheric research. Currently, he is enrolled at the University of Hamburg in the Master of Science in “Ocean and Climate Physics“. He works as a research assistant in the Earth System Modelling and Prediction Group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M). Before coming to Germany, Cristian worked for more than seven years at the Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú (SENAMHI), an important project partner in Peru, where he was involved in a national programme for disaster risk reduction and emergency response (PREVAED-068) at SENAMHI’s climate prediction center. There, his work lined up with the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon with a particular focus on South America. 

With regard to ENSO research, B-EPICC researcher Dr Josef Ludescher has been working on the long-term forecasting of El Niño, in particular, on a climate network-based prediction.

During his stay, Cristian and Josef plan to study the implications of the B-EPICC El Niño forecasts on global precipitation patterns. They will use and compare global and regional precipitation datasets. In particular, they are interested in the predictability of extreme precipitation related to El Niño.

If you are interested to get in touch with Cristian, kindly contact epicc@pik-potsdam.de.