Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research
Alberto Caldas-Alvarez

Alberto Caldas-Alvarez

Research Interests

  • Extreme precipitation in a changing climate
  • High-resolution Weather and Climate modelling: Data Assimilation and multi-model studies
  • Computing and Mathematical methods for weather research
  • Deep Moist Convective processes


  • ClimXtreme – Climate Change and Extreme Events link
  • PREMIUM – Predictive Models for Extremes and High-Impact Weather under Climate Change link

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2019 Post-doc researcher at “Regional Climate and Weather Hazards”, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany
  • 2015-2019 PhD student in “Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate”, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany
  • 2014 Laboratory trainee at the European Commission’s JRC, Germany
  • 2007-2013 B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics, Madrid, Spain


A first-of-its-kind multi-model convection permitting ensemble for investigating convective phenomena over Europe and the Mediterranean.
Coppola, E.; Sobolowski, S.; Pichelli, E.; Raffaele, F.; Ahrens, B.; Anders, I.; Ban, N.; Bastin, S.; Belda, M.; Belusic, D.; Caldas-Alvarez, A.; Cardoso, R. M.; Davolio, S.; Dobler, A.; Fernandez, J.; Fita, L.; Fumiere, Q.; Giorgi, F.; Goergen, K.; Güttler, I.; Halenka, T.; Heinzeller, D.; Hodnebrog, Ø.; Jacob, D.; Kartsios, S.; Katragkou, E.; Kendon, E.; Khodayar, S.; Kunstmann, H.; Knist, S.; Lavín-Gullón, A.; Lind, P.; Lorenz, T.; Maraun, D.; Marelle, L.; van Meijgaard, E.; Milovac, J.; Myhre, G.; Panitz, H.-J.; Piazza, M.; Raffa, M.; Raub, T.; Rockel, B.; Schär, C.; Sieck, K.; Soares, P. M. M.; Somot, S.; Srnec, L.; Stocchi, P.; Tölle, M. H.; Truhetz, H.; Vautard, R.; de Vries, H.; Warrach-Sagi, K.
2020. Climate dynamics, 55 (1-2), 3–34. doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4521-8
Assessing atmospheric moisture effects on heavy precipitation during HyMeX IOP16 using GPS nudging and dynamical downscaling.
Caldas-Alvarez, A.; Khodayar, S.
2020. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 20 (10), 2753–2776. doi:10.5194/nhess-20-2753-2020
Multi-scale Observations of Atmospheric Moisture Variability in relation to Heavy Precipitating Systems in the north-western Mediterranean during HyMeX IOP12.
Khodayar, S.; Czajka, B.; Caldas-Alvarez, A.; Helgert, S.; Flamant, C.; Di Girolamo, P.; Bock, O.; Chazette, P.
2018. Quarterly journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (717), 2761–2780. doi:10.1002/qj.3402
Improving the model representation of heavy precipitation in the western Mediterranean: soil moisture-atmosphere interactions and atmospheric water vapour evolution.
Khodayar, S.; Caldas-Alvarez, A.; Helgert, S.
2018. 11th HyMeX Workshop (2018), Lecce, Italy, May 29–June 2, 2018
Changes in the pre-convective environment of HyMeX IOP16 resulting from the assimilation of GPS-IWV.
Caldas-Alvarez, A.; Khodayar, S.
2018. ICCARUS User Seminar (2018), Offenbach, Germany, February 26–28, 2018
Impact of GPS-Integrated Water Vapour assimilation on Regional Climate Model simulations of heavy precipitation events in the western Mediterranean.
Caldas-Alverez, A.; Khodayar, S.
2017. 19th EGU General Assembly, EGU2017, Vienna, A, April 23-28, 2017
Characterization of different GNSS-IWV data assimilation effects on the simulation of heavy precipitation during HyMeX-SOP1.
Caldas-Alvarez, A.; Khodayar, S.
2017. HyMeX Workshop 2017, Barcelona, E, July 4-7, 2017