Melissa Ruiz-Vásquez

Doctoral Researcher
Department Biogeochemical Integration (BGI)
Research group Hydrology-Biosphere-Climate Interactions
Intern. Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC)

Main Focus

  • Weather forecast errors in the subseasonal time scale.
  • Potential predictability in the subseasonal time scale.
  • Machine learning weather forecast models

Curriculum Vitae

Academic information:

  • Nov 2020 - Currently: PhD student. Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.
  • Jan 2017 - Dec 2019: M.Sc. in Environmental engineering. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
  • Jan 2012 - Sep 2016: B.Sc. in Environmental engineering. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.


  • Ruiz-Vásquez, M., O, S., Arduini, G., Boussetta, S., Brenning, A., Bastos, A., et al. (2023). Impact of updating vegetation information on land surface model performance. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128, e2023JD039076.
  • Ruiz-Vásquez, M., O, S., Brenning, A., Koster, R. D., Balsamo, G., Weber, U., ... & Orth, R. (2022). Exploring the relationship between temperature forecast errors and Earth system variables. Earth System Dynamics, 13(4), 1451-1471.
  • Ruiz-Vásquez, M., Arias, P. A., Martínez, J. A., & Espinoza, J. C. (2020). Effects of Amazon basin deforestation on regional atmospheric circulation and water vapor transport towards tropical South America. Climate Dynamics, 54(9), 4169-4189.
  • Ruiz-Vásquez, M., Rodríguez, D. C., Chica, E. L., & Peñuela, G. A. (2019). Calibration of two mathematical models at laboratory scale for predicting the generation of methane and carbon dioxide at the entrance point of the Chucurí river to the Topocoro Reservoir, Colombia. Ingeniería y competitividad, 21(1), 11-22.

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