Profile

Enrique Vivoni

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306
USA
480-965-5228
Email: vivoni@asu.edu
Web: http://vivoni.asu.edu/

Biography

Enrique Vivoni is a hydrologist who is interested in the interactions of water in the lithosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. His current research focuses on land surface ecohydrological processes in the semiarid southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, in particular during the summer monsoon season. Current field efforts include a small watershed study of ecohydrological interactions in the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, a regional basin study of the hydroclimatological impact of vegetation greening in the Rio Sonora in Mexico, and the study of the short and long-term effects of vegetation changes on the hydrological response in basins of northern New Mexico. In these studies, field observations and remote sensing data are used in conjunction with a distributed model to explore the underlying hydrological mechanisms and provide relevant predictions at the watershed scale. This research involves data analyses of observations, numerical modeling using parallel computing, and synthesis activities to test relevant hypotheses.

Expertise

atmospheric processes; geological processes; modeling and simulation; watershed hydrology; informatics; land use change; water resource management; urbanization effects on weather and climate; terrestrial ecology; remote sensing; microclimate; mathematical and system dynamics modeling; ecosystem ecology; geographic information science; landscape studies; desertification; deforestation; data analysis; cross-border cooperation; climate change impacts; biophysics; algorithm development; ecohydrology; hydrometeorology; hydrology

Education

    Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

    M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

    B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

Journal Articles

In Press

Chow, W. T., T. J. Volo, E. R. Vivoni, G. D. Jenerette and B. L. Ruddell. In Press. Seasonal dynamics of a suburban energy balance in Phoenix, Arizona. International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.3947. (link)

2013

Moreno, H. A., E. R. Vivoni and D. J. Gochis. 2013. Limits to flood forcasting in the Colorado Front Range for two summer convection periods using radar nowcasting and a distributed hydrological modelconvection using radar nowcasting and a distributed hydrologic model. Journal of Hydrometeorology 14(4):1075-1097. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0129.1.

Posters

2014

Cázares-Rodriguez, J., E. R. Vivoni, D. D. White and A. I. Ramirez. 2014. Analysis and modeling of the Santa Catarina Watershed response to Hurricane Alex. Poster presented at the AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting, Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation, February 13-17, 2014, Chicago, IL.

Moreno, H. A., D. D. White, H. V. Gupta, E. R. Vivoni and D. A. Sampson. 2014. Predicting the long term hydrologic effects of the four forest restoration project at Tonto Creek Basin, Arizona. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2013

Learned, J., D. K. Nakase, E. R. Vivoni and S. J. Hall. 2013. Experimentally validated mathematical modeling reveals the influence of surface rock cover on soil water availability in a semi-arid ecosystem. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

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Presentations

2013

Basile, G., E. R. Vivoni, D. D. White, R. Pahle, J. Rodriguez, E. Cazares Rivera, J. Mahlknecht, A. I. Ramirez and R. Miranda. 2013. Water Innovation Consortium project. An integrated approach for sustainable water resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean: The San Juan River Basin pilot project. Presentation at the Inter-American Development Bank , July 26, 2013 , The McCain Institute, Washington, DC.

Basile, G., E. R. Vivoni, D. D. White, R. Pahle, J. Rodriguez, E. Cazares Rivera, J. Mahlknecht, A. I. Ramirez and R. Miranda. 2013. Water Innovation Consortium project. An integrated approach for sustainable water resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean: The San Juan River Basin pilot project. Presentation at the Inter-American Development Bank , June 4, 2013 , Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Bohn, T. J. and E. R. Vivoni. 2013. Does Mexican land management influence US Southwest rainfall? Effects of vegetation seasonality and land use change on atmospheric moisture transport in the North American Monsoon. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

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