ESSIC Director and AOSC Chair Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm was a source of expertise for an article posted on Herald Mail Media titled, “Torrential rain in 2018 gives Hagerstown wettest September on record and fifth highest annual precipitation”.
The article discusses the excessive rainfall experienced in Hagerstown, Maryland this year and describes the struggles of local farmers and residents as they continue to deal with flooding. Miralles-Wilhelm commented that the extreme weather patterns are a result of global warming– that higher temperatures are drawing more water vapor from the Earth’s surface and dumping it in the form of prolonged rainfall.
Miralles-Wilhelm is a hydrologist with research interests in modeling of surface and groundwater systems, climate-hydrology-vegetation interactions, water quality and modeling of the water-energy-food nexus. He has been a Principal Investigator in research sponsored by NASA, NOAA, NSF, USDA, USAID, the World Bank and other agencies, and has worked as a consultant in water resources projects in all five continents for over 20 years.
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