profesores enero 2018b


Francisco Meza


  • Ph.D. Ciencias Atmosféricas, Cornell University.
  • Magíster en Ciencias de la Ingeniería Mención Hidráulica y Ambiental
  • Ingeniero Agrónomo. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • Chadwick, C., Gironás, J., Vicuña, S., Meza, F., Mcphee, J. 2018. Using a statistical pre-analysis approach as an ensemble technique for the unbiased mapping of GCM changes to local stations. Journal of Hydrometeorology 19 DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-17-0198.1.
  • Sarabia, A., Meza, F., Suárez, F. 2018. Use of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing to investigate erosion of the non-convective zone in salt-gradient solar ponds. Solar Energy 170:499-509.
  • Albrecht, T.R., Varady, R.G., Zuniga-Teran, A.A., Gerlak, A.K., Routson De Grenade, R., Lutz-Ley, A., Martín, F., Megdal, S.B., Meza, F., Ocampo Melgar, D., Pineda, N., Rojas, F., Taboada, R., Willems, B. 2018. Unraveling transboundary water security in the arid Americas. Water International 43(8):1075-1113, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1541583
  • Morales-Moraga, D., Meza, F.J., Miranda, M. and Gironás, J. 2018. Spatio-temporal estimation of climatic variables for gap filling and record extension using Reanalysis data. Theoretical Applied Climatology Doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2653-8.
  • Oertel, M., Meza, F.J., Gironás, J., A. Scott, C., Rojas, F., Pineda-Pablos, N. 2018. Drought Propagation in Semi-Arid River Basins in Latin America: Lessons from Mexico to the Southern Cone. 2018. Water 10, 1564. doi:10.3390/w10111564
  • Henríquez-Dole, L., Usón, T.J., Vicuña, S., Henríquez, C., Gironás, J. and Meza, F. 2018. Integrating strategic land use planning in the construction of future land use scenarios and its performance: the Maipo River Basin. Land Use Policy 78:353-366. 
  • Meza, F., Montes, C., Bravo-Martinez, F., Serrano-Ortiz, P., Kowalski, A.S. 2018. Soil water content effects on net ecosystem CO2 exchange and actual evapotranspiration in a Mediterranean semiarid savanna of Central Chile. Scientific Reports 8: 8570.
  • Urdiales D., Meza F., Gironás J. and Gilabert H. 2018. Improving Stochastic Modelling of Daily Rainfall Using the ENSO Index: Model Development and Application in Chile. Water 2018, 10(2), 145. Doi: 10.3390/w10020145
  • Amigo J., Meza F., Suárez F. 2017. A transient model for temperature prediction in a salt-gradient solar pond and the ground beneath it. Energy. 132:257-268.
  • Lacy S., Meza F., Marquet P. 2017. Can environmental impact assessments alone conserve freshwater fish biota? Review of the Chilean experience. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 63:87-94.
  • Megan Mills-Novoa, Philippo Pszczolkowski, Francisco Meza. 2016. The Impact of Climate Change on the Viticultural Suitability of Maipo Valley, Chile. Professional Geographer, 1-13.
  • Meza, F., Yebra, M. 2016. Estimation of daily global solar radiation as a function of routine meteorological data in Mediterranean areas. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 125:479-488.
  • Glade, F.E., Miranda, M.D., Meza, F.J., van Leeuwen, W.J. 2016. Productivity and phenological responses of natural vegetation to present and future inter-annual climate variability across semi-arid river basins in Chile. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188(12):676.  DOI:10.1007/s10661-016-5675-7.
  • Roco, L., Poblete, D., Meza, F., Kerrigan, G. 2016. Farmers' Options to Address Water Scarcity in a Changing Climate: Case Studies from two Basins in Mediterranean Chile. Environmental Management 58(6):958-971.
  • Meza, F.J., Vicuña, S, Gironas, J., Poblete, D., Suarez, F., Oertel, M. 2015. Water Food Energy Nexus in Chile: the challenges due to global change in different regional contexts. Water International, 40: 839-855.
  • Raab, N., Meza, F., Franck, N., Bambach, N. 2015. Empirical stomatal conductance models reveal that the isohydric behavior of an Acacia caven Mediterranean Savannah scales from leaf to ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 213:203-216.
  • Bustos, E. and Meza, F.J. 2015. A method to estimate maximum and minimum air temperature using MODIS surface temperature and vegetation data: application to the Maipo Basin, Chile. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 120:211-226.
  • Vicuña, S., Alvarez, P., Melo, O., Dale, L., Meza, F.J. 2014. Irrigation infrastructure development in the Limarí Basin in Central Chile: implications for adaptation to climate variability and climate change. Water International 39(5): 620-634.
  • Meza, F.J., Vicuña, S., Jelinek, M., Bustos, E., Bonelli, S. 2014. Assessing water demands and coverage sensitivity to climate change in the urban and rural sectors in central Chile. Journal of Water and Climate Change 5(2): 192-203.
  • Bonelli, S., Vicuña, S., Meza, F.J., Gironás, J., Barton, J. 2014. Incorporating climate change adaptation strategies in urban water supply planning: The case of central Chile. Journal of Water and Climate Change 5(3): 357- 376.
  • Puertas, O., Henriquez, C., Meza, F.J. 2014. Assessing spatial dynamics of urban growth using an integrated land use model. Application in Santiago Metropolitan Area, 2010-2045. Land Use Policy 38:415-425.
  • Orrego, R., Avila, A., Meza, F.J., Matus, F. 2014. Using a crop simulation model to select the optimal climate grid cell resolution: A study case in Araucan a Region. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 14(2):407-420.
  • Scott, C. A.; Vicuña, S.; Blanco-Gutierrez, I.; Meza, F.J.; Varela-Ortega, C. 2014. Irrigation efficiency and water-policy implications for river basin resilience. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18(4):1339-1348.

  • 2018-2019. Análisis territorial con base SIG y vulnerabilidad de recursos hídricos frente a escenarios de cambio climático. FAIF-UC. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2017-2021. Integrating crop simulation models, ground observations, and remote sensing data to improve the estimation of actual evapotranspiration. CONICYT - Fondecyt Regular. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2016. Strengthening R&D&I support capabilities to promote initiatives linking science and business within the food industry. The British Council - Newton-Picarte. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2015-2016. Análisis para el desarrollo Hidroeléctrico. Licitación ID: 584105-23-LP15. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2014-2018. Zonificación Vitivinícola Chilena en base a antecedentes climáticos y geológicos (suelo) para vinos. CORFO Consorcios Tecnológicos para la Innovación. Investigador Principal.
  • 2014-2016. Sistema de transferencia de tecnologías de riego. Servicios de Investigación Aplicada. Investigador Principal.
  • 2012-2016. Innovative Science and Influential Policy Dialogues for Water Security in the Arid Americas. CRN3. Interamerican Institute for Global Change.
  • 2012-2015. Combination of weather information and remotely sensed data to analyze the variability of water footprint indicators at a basin scale. Fondecyt 1120713. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2011-2013. Towards an integrated assessment of water security under global change in the Americas: Exploring synergies and expanding current IAI networks. Interamerican Institute for Global Change.
  • 2012-2014. Sistema de soporte a la toma de decisiones para reducir la vulnerabilidad frente a variabilidad y cambio climático en agricultura de riego. FONDEF D10I1051. Ejecutor.
  • 2012 - 2013. Plan Nacional de Adaptación al Cambio Climático, Ministrerio del Medio Ambiente - Contratacion de Servicio, Código 608897-101-LE12. Investigador Responsable.