I am a hydrologist at the the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). I mainly contribute to the Swedish, European (EFAS), and global (Aristotle) hydrological warning services. Other relevant tasks are ice break-up forecasting, large-scale flood forecasting, and long-range streamflow forecasting. My work lies at the confluence between research and production and my day-to-day includes communication, analysis of large datasets, model development, and quality control.
My driving force is being able to contribute to social progress and well-being by reducing society’s vulnerability to extreme events such as floods and droughts. I believe that achieving a sustainable development model is possible and I want to contribute with my grain of sand towards that end.
Besides water, I am a big enthusiast of the great outdoors in all seasons. I enjoy hiking, skiing, ice-skating, and paddling, among others. I enjoy music (both playing and dancing!) and taught myself to play the guitar. One day I hope to do the same with the accordion, balalaika, recorder and ukulele.
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- HESSGirons Lopez, M., Crochemore, L., & Pechlivanidis, I. G. (2021). Benchmarking an operational hydrological model for providing seasonal forecasts in Sweden. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25(3), 1189–1209. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1189-2021
- HESSGirons Lopez, M., Vis, M. J. P., Jenicek, M., Griessinger, N., & Seibert, J. (2020). Assessing the degree of detail of temperature-based snow routines for runoff modelling in mountainous areas in central Europe. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 24, 4441–4461. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4441-2020
- WRRGirons Lopez, M., Di Baldassarre, G., & Seibert, J. (2017). Impact of social preparedness on flood early warning systems. Water Resources Research, 53(1), 522–534. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019387