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Curriculum Vitae:

Hector S. Torres

Education
  • Ph.D., CICESE, Baja California, Mexico (2016)
  • M.S., CICESE, Baja California, Mexico (2012)
  • B.S., Marine Sciences, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico (2010)

Research Interests
  • Application of numerical simulation and satellite data in studying ocean mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics.
  • Coastal ocean dynamics.
  • Seasonal and interannual mesoscale variability of the Eastern Boundary Currents.
  • Eddy-topography interactions.

Projects

ECCO Icon ECCO
The "Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean" (ECCO) produces descriptions of the complete time-evolving state of the ocean by synthesizing nearly all extant observations with state-of-the-art models.

ECCO-IcES Icon ECCO-IcES
ECCO-IcES is a project that aims to produce increasingly accurate syntheses of all available global-scale ocean and sea-ice data at resolutions that start to resolve ocean eddies.

SWOT Icon SWOT
The Surface Water Ocean Topography Mission provides measurements of land surface water storage and ocean surface dynamic topography.

ISS-RapidScat Icon ISS-RapidScat
The RapidScat on board of the International Space Station measures ocean surface wind speed and direction for weather and climate applications.


Professional Experience
  • Postdoc, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2016-present
  • Teaching Assistant, CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, 2014-2015

Selected Awards
  • JPL Visiting Student Researchers Program (JVSRP) at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. (June-November, 2015).
  • Ph.D. Scholarship, National Science Council of Mexico (CONACyT, Spanish Acronym).

Selected Publications
  1. Torres, H. S., Klein, P., Menemenlis, D., Su, Z., Wang, J., Qiu, B., Chen, S., and Fu, L.-L. (2018). Balanced Motions and Internal Gravity Waves in the World Ocean: Seasonality and Geographical Distribution. In prep.
  2. Qiu, B., Chen, S., Klein, P., Wang, J., Torres, H. S., Fu, L.-L., Menemenlis, D. (2018). Seasonality in transition scale from balanced to unbalanced motions in the world ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-17-0169.1.
  3. Vazquez-Cuervo, J., Torres, H. S., Dewitte, B., Menemenlis, D., Chin, T. M., and Armstrong, E. (2017). Relationship between SST gradients and upwelling off Peru and Chile: Model/Satellite Data Analysis. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 38:23, 6599-6622, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1362130.
  4. Torres, H. S., and Gomez-Valdez, J. (2017). Erosion of a California Undercurrent eddy by bottom topography. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011870.
  5. Torres, H. S, and Gomez-Valdes, J. (2015). Coastal circulation driven by short-period upwelling-favorable winds in the northern Baja California region. Deep Sea Research, 98, 31-42

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