López Moreno, Juan Ignacio

López Moreno, Juan Ignacio

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Tenured Scientist




My research interests focus on the hydrological and climatic evolution of mountain areas. It includes:

  • Snow hydrology: Temporal analysis of hidroclimatic variables, spatial distribution of snowpack in mountainous and forested areas, the energy balance of the snow pack and analyses of river regimes in mountain areas.

  • Climatic change: Quantification and assessment of the effect of climate change simulated by regional Climate Models (RCMs) on the hydrological response of mountain areas. Evaluation of the effect of climate change on winter tourism.

  • Water resources management: Assessment of the effect of the hydrological variability and change in headwaters on the management of large reservoirs, and the implications on water supply to the lowlands-

  • Recent evolution of the Pyrenean Glaciers: Monitoring the recent changes occurred in the extension and volume of the Pyrenean Glaciers and its relationship with climate evolution





  • Revuelto, J.; López-Moreno, J.I.; Azorin-Molina, C.; Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2014). Topographic control on snowpack distribution in a small catchment in the central Pyrenees: intra- and inter-annual persistence. The Cryosphere,8:1989-2006

  • López-Moreno, J.I.; J. Revuelto; S.R. Fassnacht; C. Azorín-Molina; S.M. Vicente-Serrano; G.A. Sexstone (en prensa). Snowpack variability at various spatio-temporal resolutions. Hydrological Processes.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E.; J. Zabalza; K. Rahman; A. Gago-Silva; López-Moreno J.I.; S. Vicente-Serrano; A. Lehmann; C. L. Tague; M. Beniston (en prensa). Hydrological impacts of climate and land-use changes in a mountain watershed: uncertainty estimation based on model comparison. J. Ecohydrology.

  • ElKenawy A.,; Lopez Moreno J.I.; McCabe M.; Brunsell, N; Vicente-Serrano, S. (en prensa). Temperature Changes and Variability in ENSEMBLES Regional Models Predictions: Evaluation and Intercomparison for the Ebro Valley (NE Iberia). Atmospheric Research.

  • Vicente-Serrano S.M.; Van der Schrier G.; Beguería S.; Azorin-Molina C.; López-Moreno J.I. (en prensa). Contribution of precipitation and reference evapotranspiration to drought indices under different climates. Journal of Hydrology.

  • Gilaberte, M.; Pino, M.R.; López, F.; López-Moreno, J.I. (in press). Impacts of climate change on ski industry. Environmental Science and Policy.

  • Serrano-Vicente, S.M.; López-Moreno; J.I.; Aguilar; E.; Azorín-Molina, C.; Sánchez-Lorenzo, A.; Revuelto; J.; Morán-Tejeda; E. (en prensa). Spatio-temporal variability of droughts in Bolivia: 1955-2012. International journal of Climatology.

  • Moreno, A.; Sancho, C.; Bartolomé M.; Oliva-Urcia, B.; Delgado-Huertas, A.; Estrela M.J.; Corell, C.; López-Moreno, J.I.; Cacho, I. (2014). Climate controls on rainfall isotopes and their effects on cave drip water and speleothem growth: the case of Molinos cave (Teruel, NE Spain). Climate Dynamics, 43(1-2):221-241

  • Azorin-Molina, C; Vicente-Serrano, S.M.; Deliang, X.; Connel, B., Dominguez, D.; López-Moreno, J.I. (in press). AVHRR warm-season cloud climatologies under various synoptic regimes across the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic islands. International Journal of Climatology

  • Buisan, S.; Saz, M.A.; López-Moreno, J.I. (en prensa). Spatial and temporal variability of winter snow and precipitation days in the western and central Spanish Pyrenees. International Journal of Climatology.

  • Azorin-Molina, C; Vicente-Serrano, S.M.; McVicar, T.R.; Jerez, S.; Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; López-Moreno, J.I.; Revuelto, J.; Trigo, R.M.; Lopez-Bustins, J.A.; Espírito-Santo, F. (2014) Homogenization and assessment of observed near-surface wind speed trends over Spain and Portugal, 1961-2011. Journal of Climate, 27(10): 3692–3712

  • Serrano-Muela, MP Nadal-Romero E, Lana-Renault, N, González-Hidalgo JC, López-Moreno JI, Beguería S, Sanjuan Y, García-Ruiz, JM (en prensa). An exceptional rainfall event in the central western Pyrenees: spatial patterns in discharge and impact. Land Degradation and Development.

  • El Kenawy, A; López-Moreno, J.I.; Brunsell, N.; Vicente-Serrano, S. (en prensa). Assessing simulations of daily temperature variability and change in northeastern Spain during the 21st century. International Journal of Climatology.

  • López-Moreno, J.I.; Revuelto, J., Gilaberte, M.; Morán-Tejeda, E.; Pons, M., Jover; E.; Esteban, P., Garcia, C; Pomeroy, J. (2014). The effect of aspect on the response of snowpack to climate warming in the Pyrenees. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 117 (1-2): 207-219.

  • Añel, J.A., López-Moreno, J.I., Friederike, E. L. Otto, Vicente-Serrano, S., Schaller,N., Massey, N, Buisán, S.Y., Allen, M.R. (2014). The extreme snow accumulation in the western Spanish Pyrenees during winter and spring 2013. Bulleting of the American Meteorological Society 95 (9): 73-76.

  • López-Moreno J.I. , Fontaneda, S., Bazo, J., Revuelto, J., Azorin-Molina, C. , Valero-Garcés, B., Morán-Tejeda, E.; Vicente-Serrano, S.M., R. Zubieta, Alejo-Cochachín, J. (2014). Recent glacier retreat and climate trends in Cordillera Huaytapallana, Peru. Global and Planetary Change 112:1-11.

  • López-Moreno; J.I.; Zabalza, J.; Vicente-Serrano, S.M.; Revuelto, J. Gilaberte, M.; Azorin-Molina, C.; Morán-Tejeda, E.; García-Ruiz, J.M; Tague, C. (2014). Impact of climate and land use change on water availability and reservoir management: Scenarios in the Upper Aragón river, Spanish Pyrenees. Science of the Total Environment Journal 493:1222-1231.

  • Revuelto, J.; López-Moreno, J.I.; Azorín-Molina; Zabalza, J.; Arguedas G.; Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2014). Mapping the annual evolution of snow depth in a small catchment in the Pyrenees using the long-range terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Maps 10(3): 379-393. DOI:10.1080/17445647.2013.869268

  • López-Moreno, J.I., A. El-Kenawy, J. Revuelto, C. Azorín-Molina, E. Morán-Tejeda, J. Lorenzo-Lacruz, J. Zabalza, S.M.Vicente-Serrano., (2014). Observed trends and future projections for winter warm events in the Ebro basin, Northeastern Iberian Peninsula. International Journal of Climatology 34 (1): 49-60.

  • López-Moreno, J.I.; Revuelto, J., Gilaberte, M.; Morán-Tejeda, E.; Pons, M., Jover; E.; Esteban, P., Garcia, C; Pomeroy, J. (2014). The effect of aspect on the response of snowpack to climate warming in the Pyrenees. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 117 (1-2): 207-219.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., López-Moreno, J.I., Rahman, K., Beniston, M. (2014). Streamflow timing of mountain rivers in Spain: Recent changes and future projections. Journal of Hydrology 517:1114-1127.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.; Azorin-Molina, C.; Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; Revuelto, J.; López-Moreno, J.I.; González-Hidalgo, J.C.; Moran-Tejeda, E. and Espejo, F. (2014). Reference evapotranspiration variability and trends in Spain, 1961-2011. Global and Planetary Change 121:26-40.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.; López-Moreno, J.I.; Beguería, S.; Lorenzo-Lacruz, J.; Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.; García-Ruiz, J.M.; Azorin-Molina, C.; Morán-Tejeda, E.; Revuelto, J.; Trigo, R.; Coelho, F.; Espejo, F. (2014). Evidence of increasing drought severity caused by temperature rise in southern Europe. Environmental Research Letters 9: 44001-44010.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M.; Azorín-molina, Sánchez-Lorenzo, A.; Morán-Tejeda, E., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Revuelto, J., López-Moreno, J.I., Espejo, F. (2014). Temporal evolution of surface humidity in Spain: recent trends and possible physical mechanisms. Climate Dynamics 42:2655–2674.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Pomeroy, J., Revuelto, J., Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2013). Response of snow processes to climate change: spatial variability in a small basin in the Spanish Pyrenees. Hydrological Processes 27 (18): 2637-2650.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Fassnacht, S., Latron, J., Musselman, K., Morán-Tejeda, E., Jonas, T. Small scale spatial variability of snow density and depth over complex alpine terrain: implications for estimating snow water equivalent. Advances in Water Research 55: 40-52.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E., López-Moreno; J.I., Beniston, M. (2013). The changing roles of temperature and precipitation on snowpack variability in Switzerland as a function of altitude. Geophysical Research Letters.

  • Ceballos, A., Morán-Tejeda, E., López-Moreno, J.I. (2013). Análisis de la variabilidad espacio-temporal de las precipitaciones en el sector español de la cuenca del Duero (1961-2005). Boletín de la Asociación Española de Geógrafos 61:235-259.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., S.M., Vicente-Serrano, J. Zabalza, S. Beguería, J. Lorenzo-Lacruz, C. Azorin-Molina, E. Morán-Tejeda. (2013): Hydrological response to climate variability at different time scales: a study in the Ebro basin. Journal of Hydrology. 477: 175-188.

  • Fassnacht, S.R., López-Moreno J.I., and M. Toro (2013). Mapping Snow Cover and Snow Depth across the Lake Limnopolar Watershed on Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island) in Maritime Antarctica. 29 page manuscript. Antarctic Science 25:155-166.

  • Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Morán-Tejeda, E., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I. (2013). Streamflow droughts in the Iberian Peninsula between 1945 and 2005: spatial and temporal patterns. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 119-134.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Célia Gouveia, Jesús Julio Camarero, Santiago Beguería, Ricardo Trigo, Juan I. López-Moreno, César Azorín-Molina, Edmond Pasho, Jorge Lorenzo-Lacruz, Jesús Revuelto, Enrique Morán-Tejeda and Arturo Sanchez-Lorenzo, (2013): The response of vegetation to drought time-scales across global land biomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 52-57.

  • El Kenawy, A., López-Moreno, J.I., Stepanek, P., M.Vicente-Serrano, S. (2013). An assessment of the role of homogenization protocols in the performance of daily temperature series and trends: application to Northeastern Spain. International Journal of Climatology 33: 87-108.

  • El Kenawy, A.; López-Moreno, J.I.; Brunsell, N.; Vicente-Serrano, S. (2013). Anomalously severe cold nights and warm days in northeastern Spain: their spatial variability, driving forces and future projections. Global and Planetary Change 101:12-32.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E., López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Ceballos-Barbancho, A (en prensa). The Contrasted evolution of high and low flows and precipitation indices in the Duero basin (Spain). Hydrological Sciences Journal 57 (4):591-611.

  • Kyselý, J., Beguería, S., Beranová, R., Gaál, L., López-Moreno, J.I. (2012). Different patterns of climate change scenarios for short-term and multi-day precipitation extremes in the Mediterranean. Global and Planetary Change 98-99: 63-72.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M. Beguería, S., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Camarero, J., López-Moreno, J.I., Azorin-Molina, C., Revuelto, J., Morán-Tejeda, E. (2012) Performance of drought indices for ecological, agricultural and hydrological applications. Earth Interactions 16:1-10.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Santiago Beguería, Luis Gimeno, Lars Eklundh, Gregory Giuliani, Derek Weston, Ahmed El Kenawy, López-Moreno, J.I., Raquel Nieto, Tenalem Ayenew, Diawoye Konte, Jonas Ardö and Geoffrey G.S. Pegram (2012). Challenges for drought mitigation in Africa: the potential use of geospatial data and drought information systems. Applied Geography 34: 471-486.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Azorin-Molina, C., Morán-Tejeda, E. (2012). Accurate computation of a streamflow drought index. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 17:318-332.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E., López-Moreno, J.I., Ceballos-Barbancho, A., Llorente-Pinto, J.M.. (2012). Land use changes and recent hydrological evolution in the Duero basin (Spain). Regional Environmental Change 12 (1):17-36.

  • Moran-Tejeda, E., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., López-Moreno, J.I., Ceballos-Barbancho, A., Zabalza, J., Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2012): Reservoir management in the Duero basin (Spain): Impact on river regimes and the response to environmental change. Water Resources Management 26: 2215-2246.

    Telesca, L., Lovallo, M., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, S.M. (2012). Investigation of scaling properties in monthly streamflow and Standardized Streamflow Index (SSI) time series in the Ebro Basin (Spain). Physica A: 391: 1662-1678..

  • Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I., González-Hidalgo, J.C., Morán-Tejeda, E., Zabalza, J. (2012). Recent trends in Iberian river flows (1945-2005). Journal of Hydrology 414-415: 463-475.

  • El Kenawy, A., López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2012). Trend and variability of temperature in northeastern Spain (1920-2006): linkage to atmospheric circulation. Atmospheric Research 106:159-180.

  • López Moreno, J.I., Fassnacht, S.R., Beguería, S.; Latron, J. (2011). Variability of snow depth at the plot scale: implications for mean depth estimation and sampling strategies. The Cryosphere 5: 617-629.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano S.M., Morán-Tejeda E., Lorenzo J., Kenawy, A. and Beniston, M. (2011). NAO effects on combined temperature and precipitation winter modes in the Mediterranean mountains: Observed relationships and projections for the 21st century. Global and Planetary Change 77: 72-66.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Moran-Tejeda, E. Zabalza, J., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., García-Ruiz, J.M. (2011). Impact of climate evolution and land use changes on water yield in the Ebro basin. Hydrology and Earth System Science 15: 311-322.

  • Beguería, S., Angulo, M., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I. (2011). Assessing temporal trends in extreme precipitation by non-stationary peaks-over-threshold analysis, NE Spain 1930-2006. International Journal of Climatology 31: 2102-2114.

  • Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I., González-Hidalgo, J.C., Morán-Tejeda, E., 2011. The response of Iberian rivers to the North Atlantic Oscillation. Hydrology and Earth System Science 15:471-504

  • Beniston M., B. Uhlmann, S. Goyette, J. I. Lopez-Moreno (2011). Will snow-abundant winters still exist in the Swiss Alps in a greenhouse climate?. International Journal of Climatology 31 (9): 1257-1263.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E., López-Moreno, J.I., Ceballos-Barbancho A., and Vicente-Serrano S.M. (2011). River regimes and recent hydrological changes in the Duero basin (2011). Journal of Hydrology 404 (3-4): 241-258.

  • Drumond, A., Nieto, R., Gimeno, L., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I. (2011). A characterization of the atmospheric branch of the hydrological cycle on the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal during the winter through a lagrangian approach. Climate Research 48: 193-201.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I., Drummond, A., Gimeno, L., Nieto, R., Morán-Tejeda, E., Beguería, S., Zabalza, J. (2011). Global warming impacts on the evolution of drought in the Northwestern Iberian Peninsula. Climate Research 48: 203-212.

  • Morán-Tejeda, E., López-Moreno, J.I., Ceballos-Barbancho A., Vicente-Serrano S.M. (2011). Streamflow response to positive and negative phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Duero basin (central-spain): spatial variability and response times. Hydrological Processes 25(8): 1313-1326.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J., López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S., Enrique Morán-Tejeda, Ahmed El Kenawy (2011). The 2010 extreme winter North Atlantic Oscillation in Iberian precipitation: anomalies, driving mechanisms and future projections. Climate Research 46: 51-65.

  • García-Ruiz J.M., López-Moreno, J.I. Serrano-Vicente S,M, Beguería, S., Lasanta, T. (2011). Mediterranean water resources in a global change scenario. Earth Science Reviews 105 (3-4): 121-139.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, Goyette, S., Beniston M. (2011). Effects of climate change on the intensity and frequency of heavy snowfall events in the Pyrenees. Climatic Change 105: 489-508.

  • Viviroli, D., Archer, D.R., Buytaert, W., Fowler, H.J., Greenwood, G.B., Hamlet, A.F., Huang, Y., Koboltschnig, G., Litaor, I., López-Moreno, J.I., Lorentz, S., Schädler, B., Schwaiger, K., Vuille, M., Woods, R. (2012). Climate Change and Mountain Water Resources: Overview and Recommendations for Research, Management and Politics. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 15: 1-16.

  • López Moreno, J.I., Latron, J., Lehmann, A. (2010). Effects of sample and grid size on the accuracy and stability of regression-based snow interpolation methods. Hydrological Processes 24 (14): 1914-1928.

  • S.M. Vicente-Serrano, S. Beguería, J.I. López-Moreno, M. Angulo, A E Kenawy (2010). A global 0.5° gridded dataset (1901-2006) of a multiscalar drought index considering the joint effects of precipitation and temperature. J. Hydrometeorology: 11 (4) 1033-1043

  • Kenawy A.M., López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., (2010). Climatological Modeling of Monthly Air Temperature and Precipitation in Egypt through GIS techniques. Climate Research 42: 161-171.

  • Etienne C., Lehmann A., Lopez-Moreno J.I., Beniston M., Goyette S. (2010). Spatial Predictions of Extreme Wind climate Speeds over Switzerland using Generalized Additive Models. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49 (9): 1956-1970.

  • Vicente-Serrano S., Beguería, S., López-Moreno, J.I., García-Vera, M.A. and Stepanek, P. (2010). A complete daily precipitation database for North-East Spain: reconstruction, quality control and homogeneity. International Journal of Climatology 30 (8): 1146-1163.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Beguería, S., López-Moreno, J.I., (2010). A multi-scalar drought index sensitive to global warming: the standardized precipitation evapotranspiration index ¬ SPEI. Journal of Climate 23: 1696-1718.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Beguería, S., El Kenawy, A.M., Angulo M. (2010). Trends in daily precipitation on the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula, 1955-2006. International Journal of Climatology 120: 248-257

  • Lorenzo, J., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno J.I., Beguería, S., Cuadrat, J.M., García-Ruiz, J.M. (2010). The impact of droughts and water management on various hydrological systems in the headwaters of the Tagus River (central Spain). Journal of Hydrology 386(1-4):13-26.

  • Serrano, S.M., López-Moreno, J.I., Vega-Rodriguez M.A., Beguería, S., Cuadrat, J.M. (2010). Comparison of regression techniques for mapping fog frequency: application to the Aragón region (NE Spain). International Journal of Climatology 30: 935-945.

  • Gimeno L., Nieto R., M. Trigo R.M., Vicente-Serrano S.M., López-Moreno, J.I. (2010). Where does the Iberian Peninsula moisture come from? An answer based on a Lagrangian approach. J. Hydrometeorology 11: 421-436.

  • J. M. García-Ruiz, N. Lana-Renault, S. Beguería, T. Lasanta, D. Regués, E. Nadal-Romero, P. Serrano-Muela, J.I. López-Moreno, B. Alvera, C. Martí-Bono, L. C. Alatorre (2010). From plot to the regional scale: evidences of changing interactions of slope and catchment processes in relation to vegetation re-growth in the Spanish Pyrenees. Geomorphology 120: 248-257.

  • Magnusson, J. Jonas, T., López-Moreno, J. I. Lehning, M. (2010). impact of climate change on the snowpack in a partly-glaciated basin in central Switzerland Hydrology Research 41 (3-4): 230-240

  • Lopez-Moreno, J.I., Goyette, S., Beniston, M. (2009). Impact of climate change on snowpack in the Pyrenees: Horizontal spatial variability and vertical gradients. Journal of Hydrology: 374 (3-4): 384-396.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Vicente-Serrano, Gimeno L., Nieto R. (2009). The stability of precipitation regimes in the Mediterranean region: observations since 1950 and projections for the twentieth-one century. Geophysical research Letters, 36, L10703.

  • Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Beguería, S., López-Moreno, J.I., El Kenawy, A.M., Angulo M. (2009). Daily atmospheric circulation events and extreme precipitation risk in Northeast Spain: the role of the North Atlantic Oscillation, Western Mediterranean Oscillation and Mediterranean Oscillation. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, D08106.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., García-Ruiz, J.M. Portela, M., Betamio A. (2009). Dam effects on droughts magnitude and duration in a transboundary basin: the Lower River Tagus, Spain and Portugal. Water Resources Research 45: W02405

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Beniston, M. (2009). Daily intensity precipitation for the 21st century: seasonal changes over an Atlantic-Mediterranean gradient in the Pyrenean mountains. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 95:375-384.

  • El Kenawy, A.M., Vicente-Serrano S.M., López-Moreno, J.I. (2009). Temperature trends in Libya over the second half of the 20th Century. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 98: 1-8.

  • Beguería, S., Vicente-Serrano, S., López-Moreno, J.I., García-Ruiz, J.M. (2009). Annual and seasonal mapping of peak intensity, magnitude and duration of extreme precipitation events across a climatic gradient, north-east Iberian Peninsula. International Journal of Climatology 29: 1759-1779.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2008). Positive and Negative Phases of the Wintertime North Atlantic Oscillation and Drought Occurrence over Europe: A Multi-Temporal- Scale Approach. Journal of Climate 21: 1220-1243.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Goyette, S. and Beniston M. (2008). Climate change prediction over complex areas: spatial variability of uncertainties and expected changes over the Pyrenees from a set of regional climate models. International Journal of Climatology 28 (11): 1535-1550.

  • Vicente-Serrano S.M. y Juan I. López-Moreno. (2008):The nonstationary influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on European precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere. 113, D20120, doi:10.1029/2008JD010382.

  • Vicente-Serrano S.M., López-Moreno, J.I. (2008). Differences in the nonstationary influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on European precipitation under different scenarios of greenhouse gases concentrations. Geophysical Research Letters 35, GL034832.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Latron, J. (2008). Spatial heterogeneity of snowpack induced by forest canopy in a Pyrenean site. Annals of Glaciology 49: 83-90.

  • Nogués-Bravo, D., Lasanta, T., López-Moreno , J.I. and Araújo, M.B. (2008). Climate warming in Mediterranean mountains during the XXIst century. Ambio 37 (4): 280-285.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Goyette, S., Beniston, M., Alvera, B. (2008). Sensitivity of the snow energy balance to climatic changes: implications for the evolution of snowpack in the Pyrenees in the 21st century. Climate Research 36: 206-217.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., García-Ruiz, J.M. and Beniston, M. (2008). Environmental Change and water management in the Pyrenees. Facts and future perspectives for Mediterranean mountains. Global and Planetary Change 66 (3-4): 300-312.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Stähli, M. (2008). Statistical analysis of the snowcover variability in a subalpine watershed: Assessing the role of topography and forest interactions. Journal of Hydrology, 348 (3-4): 379-394 .

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Latron, J. (2008). Influence of forest canopy on snow distribution in a temperate mountain range. Hydrological Processes 22(1): 117-126. ISSN: 0885-6087.

  • Chueca, J., Julián, A. and López-Moreno, J.I. (2007). Recent evolution of the Maladeta glaciers (Pyrenees, Spain): extent and volume losses and their relation with climatic and topographic factors. Journal of Glaciology 53(183): 547-557.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S., Vicente-Serrano, S.M. and García-Ruiz, J.M. (2007). The influence of extreme phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation on water resources of the Tagus river basin (Spain): precipitation, stream flow anomalies, and reservoir management strategies. Water Resources Research, 43, W09411, doi:10.1029/2007WR005864.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Vicente-Serrano, S.M. (2007). Mapping of snowpack distribution over large areas using GIS and interpolation techniques. Climate Research, 33: 257-270.

  • Vicente-Serrano S., Lanjeri, S. and López-Moreno, J.I. (2007). Comparison of different procedures to map reference evapotranspiration using geographical information systems and regression-based techniques. International Journal of Climatology, 27 (8), 1103-1118. ISSN: 0899-8418.

  • López-Moreno, J. I., Nogués-Bravo, D., Chueca-Cía, J. and Julián-Andrés, J. (2006), Change of topographic control on the extent of cirque glaciers since the Little Ice Age, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L24505, doi:10.1029/2006GL028204. ISSN : 0094-8276.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Serrano-Vicente S.M. (2006). Atmospheric circulation influence on the interannual variability of snowpack in the Spanish Pyrenees during the second half of the twentieth century. Nordic Hydrology 38 (1):38-44. doi:10.2166/nh.2007.030. ISSN: 0029-6667.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S. and García-Ruiz, J.M. (2006). Trends on high flows in the Central Spanish Pyrenees: response to climatic factors or to land-use change?. International Journal of Hydrological Sciences 51 (6): 1039-1050. ISSN: 0262-6667.

  • Vicente-Serrano S. and López-Moreno, J.I. (2006). Influence of atmospheric circulation at different spatial scales on winter drought variability through a semiarid climatic gradient in Nort-east Spain. International Journal of Climatology 26 (11): 1427-1453. ISSN: 0899-8418. doi: 10.1002/joc.1387.

  • López Moreno J.I. and Nogués Bravo D. (2006). Interpolating snow depth data: a comparison of methods. Hydrological Processes 20(10): 2217-232. ISSN: 0885-6087. doi:10.1002/hyp.6199.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Nogués-Bravo D., Chueca-Cía J. and Julián-Andrés, A. (2006). Glacier development and topographical context. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31(12): 1585- 1594. ISSN: 0197-9337. doi: 10.1002/esp.1356.

  • Beguería S., López Moreno J.I., Gómez Villar A., Rubio V., Lana-Renault N. and García Ruiz J.M. (2006). Fluvial adjustment to soil erosion and plant cover changes in the Central Spanish Pyrenees. Geografisker Annaler 88A: 177-186. ISSN: 16513215. IF: 0.667; Pos.: 25/30; Cuartil: 4°

  • Vicente-Serrano S. and López-Moreno, J.I. (2005). Hydrological response to different time scales of climatological drought: an evaluation of the standardized precipitation index. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 9: 523-533.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and Nogués-Bravo, D. (2005). A generalized additive model for modelling the spatial distribution of snowpack in the Spanish Pyrenees. Hydrological Processes 19: 3167-3176.

  • Chueca Cía, J., Julián Andrés, A., Saz Sánchez, M.A., Creus Novau, J and López-Moreno, J.I. (2005). Responses to climatic changes since the Little Ice Age on Maladeta Glacier (Central Spanish Pyrenees). Geomorphology 68 (3-4): 167-182. IF: 1.508; Pos.: 8/36; Cuartil: 1°

  • López-Moreno, J.I. (2005). Recent variations of snowpack depth in the Central Spanish Pyrenees. Artic, Antartic, and Alpine Research, 37 (2): 253-260.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S. and García-Ruiz, J.M. (2004) The management of a large mediterranean reservoir: storage regimes of the Yesa reservoir, Upper Aragón River basin, Central Spanish Pyrenees. Environmental Management 34 (4): 508-515.

  • López-Moreno, J.I. and García-Ruiz, J.M. (2004): Influence of snow accumulation and snowmelt on streamflow in the Central Spanish Pyrenees. International Journal of Hydrological Sciences 49 (5): 787-802.

  • Chueca-Cía, J., Julian-Andrés, A., M.A. and López-Moreno, J.I, (2003): Variations of Glaciar Coronas, Pyrenees, Spain, during the 20th century. Journal of Glaciology 49 (164): 449-455.

  • Beguería, S., López-Moreno, J.I., Seeger, M. and García-Ruiz (2003). Assesing the effects of climate oscillations and land-use changes on streamflow in the Central Spanish Pyrenees, Ambio 32 (4): 283-286.

  • López-Moreno, J.I., Beguería, S. and García-Ruiz, J.M. (2002). Influence of the Yesa reservoir on floods of the Aragón River, central Spanish Pyrenees. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 6 (4): 753-762, 2002. 


Current Projects


  • Creación de un modelo de alta resolución espacial para cuantificar la esquiabilidad y la afluencia turística en el Pirineo bajo distintos escenarios de cambio climático  Comunidad de Trabajo de los Pirineos. CTP1/12.
    IP: Juan Ignacio López Moreno

  • Hidrología nival en el Pirineo Central Español: Variabilidad espacial, importancia hidrológica y respuesta a la variabilidad y cambio climático (Hidronieve) 
    Plan Nacional. CGL2011-27536/HID.
    IP: López Moreno, J.I.

  • Glacier retreat in the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huaytapallana in Perú: Evidences and impacts on local population.
    CSIC para el Desarrollo.
    IP: J.I. López-Moreno

  • Creación de una base de datos climática de calidad para el estudio del cambio climático de las montañas del Perú. CSIC-COOPB20042.
    IP: Juan Ignacio López-Moreno.

  • El glaciar de Monte Perdido: Monitorización y estudio de su dinámica actual y procesos criosféricos asociados como indicadores de procesos de cambio global.
    Organismo Parques Nacionales.
    IP: Juan Ignacio López Moreno.

  • Assessment of climate change impacts on the quantity and quality of water in mountains (ACQWA)
    7th framework programme (European Commison).
    IP: Martin Beniston (U. Ginebra).