Francisco Muñoz-Arriola

Francisco Muñoz-Arriola

Assistant Professor of Hydroinformatics and Integrated Hydrology
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
  • M.S., Coastal Oceanography, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
  • B.S., Oceanography, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Graduate and Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • 60% Research
  • 40% Teaching
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Data Science
  • Integrated Hydrology (nexus water quality-quantity)
  • Resilient Complex Systems
  • Predictability of Hydrometeorological and Climate Extremes
  • Nexus Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Services in a Changing Environment
  • Phenotype predictability
  • Global Water System
Teaching Interests
  • Predictability of Hydrometeorological and Climate Extremes
  • Complex Systems Modeling
  • Attribution Science and Decision Making
  • Global Water System: Science and Engineering
Courses Taught
  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Small Watershed Hydrologic Modeling
  • Physical Hydrology
  • Seminar I
  • Statistics of Extreme Events in Water Resources

Honors and Awards

  • Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute Fellow
  • National Science Foundation-Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers
  • American Meteorological Society/National Science Foundation-Summer Policy Colloquium

Selected Publications

  • Livneh, B., T. Bohn, D. Pierce, F. Munoz-Arriola, B. Nijssen, R. Vose, D. Cayan, and L. Brekke (2015). A spatially comprehensive, hydrometeorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and southern Canada 1950-2013. Nature - Scientific Data, doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.42.
  • Munoz-Arriola, F., D. Martin, and D. Eisenhauer (2014). Nebraska’s Water Resources in Changing Climate. In: Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska.
  • Perez-Morga, N., T. Kretzshmar, T. Cavazos, S. Smith, and F. Munoz-Arriola (2013).Variability of Extreme Precipitation in coastal River Basins of the Southern Mexican Pacific Region. Geofisica Internacional. 52(3): 277-291.
  • Frans, C., E. Istanbulluoglu, M. Vimal, F. Munoz-Arriola, and D.P. Lettenmaier (2013). On runoff trends in the Upper Mississippi River Basin: influences of climate and land use. Geophysical Research Letters. 40, doi:10.1002 /grl.50262, 2013.
  • Wilder, M., G. Garfin, P. Ganster, H. Eakin, P. Romero-Lankao, F. Lara-Valencia, A. Cortez- Lara, S. Mumme, C. Neri, and F. Munoz-Arriola (2013). Impacts of Future Climate Change in the Southwest on Border Communities. In: National Climate Assessment Southwest.
  • Tang, Q., E. Vivoni, F. Munoz-Arriola, and D. P. Lettenmaier (2012). Predictability of evapotranspiration patterns using remotely-sensed vegetation dynamics during the North American monsoon. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 13(1), 103-121.