PhD Defense – Alberto de Tomás

Published On: October 20, 2015

The thesis is entitled "The role of evapotranspiration in water resources management: local measurements and regional estimates"

Alberto de Tomás Calero has recently defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Alcalá en la Universidad de Alcalá. Alberto was predoctoral researcher at IMDEA Water Institute during the period 2009-2014.

The thesis is entitled "The role of evapotranspiration in water resources management: local measurements and regional estimates" and it is framed within the Doctoral Program in Geographic Information Technologies at the University of Alcalá.

This study evaluates the role of evapotranspiration in water resources management at different scales, comprising both spatial and temporal aspects, over the same study area: the Henares river basin. While the spatial aspect is addressed by analyzing different methodologies for its estimation, from local field measurements to reginal remotely sensed estimations and hydrological modeling, the temporal aspect is focused on assesssing water resources availabitility under future climate scenarios.

In this study it has also been evaluated how the water availability in the river vbasin would be affected by future changes in climate. Two physically-based distributed hydrological models have been compared: the SIMPA model and the MIKE SHE model.

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