Research Interests

  • Tropical meteorology
  • Climate variability
  • Teleconnections
  • Extreme weather and climate events (rainfall, tropical cyclones, floods, and droughts)

Current Projects

  • ClimXtreme Phase I - Scale Dependent Process Representation and Sensitivity Analysis for Most Extreme Events (SEVERE) link

Past Projects

  • Systematic Errors in the Monsoon in Asia – Nudging, Teleconnections and Interactions with Convective Systems (SEMANTICS), funded by the Met Office/Newton Fund (UK) and CSSP-China partners

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2022 - present  Postdoctoral Research Scientist at IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany
  • 2021 - 2022     Postdoctoral Research Scientist at IGg, UNAM, Mexico
  • 2020 - 2021     Postdoctoral Research Scientist at NCAS, University of Reading, UK
  • 2016 - 2020     PhD in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate, University of Reading, UK
  • 2012 - 2015     MSc in Physics of the Atmosphere, UNAM, Mexico
  • 2004 - 2012     Bachelor in Geophysical Engineering, UNAM, Mexico


Franco-Díaz A, Klingaman N P, Vidale P L, Guo L, and Demory M-E (2019): The contribution of tropical cyclones to the atmospheric branch of Middle America’s hydrological cycle using observed and reanalysis tracks, Clim Dyn, 53, 6145–6158, doi:10.1007/s00382-019-04920-z


PhD Thesis
Franco-Díaz, A.
(2020): Mechanisms of rainfall in Middle America (in English)

Master Thesis
Franco-Díaz, A.
(2015): Predictibilidad del clima de México y reducción de escala dinámica (in Spanish)

Bachelor Thesis
Franco-Díaz, A.
(2012): Evaluación de la predecibilidad del clima en México (in Spanish)