Adrian Huerta

PhD Student


Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

A weather reconstruction approach for daily precipitation since 1960s in South America

  • Development of hydroclimatological and hydrometeorological gridded datasets
  • Quality control and homogenization of climate data
  • Trends and variability


  • 2008-2013: Bachelor Degree in Meteorology, National Agrarian University La Molina, Peru
  • 2017-2019: Master Degree in Water Resources, National Agrarian University La Molina, Peru


  • 2014-2023: National Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Peru
  • 2019-2023: Consultant in public and private institutions (HELVETAS, Forest Trends, among others)

Hunziker, S., Brönnimann, S., Calle, J., Moreno, I., Andrade, M., Ticona, L., Huerta, A., Lavado-Casimiro, W. (2018). Effects of undetected data quality issues on climatological analyses. Climate of the Past, 14(1), 1-20.

Imfeld, N., Barreto Schuler C., Correa Marrou K. M., Jacques-Coper M., Sedlmeier K., Gubler S., Huerta, A., and Brönnimann S. (2019). Summertime precipitation deficits in the southern Peruvian highlands since 1964. International Journal of Climatology, 39(11), 4497–4513.


Aybar, C., Fernández, C., Huerta, A., Lavado, W., Vega, F., and Felipe-Obando, O. (2019). Construction of a high-resolution gridded rainfall dataset for Peru from 1981 to the present day. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65(5), 770-785.

Huerta, A., and Lavado‐Casimiro, W. (2021). Trends and variability of precipitation extremes in the Peruvian Altiplano (1971–2013). International Journal of Climatology, 41(1), 513-528.

Imfeld, N., Sedlmeier, K., Gubler, S., Correa Marrou, K., Davila, C. P., Huerta, A., Lavado-Casimiro, W., Rohrer, M., Scherrer, S.C., and Schwierz, C. (2021). A combined view on precipitation and temperature climatology and trends in the southern Andes of Peru. International journal of climatology, 41(1), 679-698.

Delahoy M. J., Cárcamo C., Huerta, A., Lavado W., Escajadillo Y., Ordoñez L., Vasquez V., Lopman B., Clasen T., Gonzales G, Steenland K., and Levy K. (2021). Meteorological factors and childhood diarrhea in Peru, 2005–2015: a time series analysis of historic associations, with implications for climate change. Environmental Health 20(1), 1-10.

Bojorquez, M., Huerta, A. and Calle, V. (2022). A Case Study of a High Impact Snowfall Event in the Southern Andes of Peru: Dynamics and Evaluation of the Eta Model. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia, 37(1).

Huerta, A., Bonnesoeur, V., Cuadros, J., Gutierrez Lope, L. F., Ochoa-Tocachi, B., Román-Dañobeytia, F., Lavado-Casimiro, W. (2022). PISCOeo_pm, a reference evapotranspiration gridded database based on FAO Penman-Monteith in Peru. Nature Scientific Data, 9(1), 1-18.


Huerta, A., Lavado-Casimiro, W., and Felipe-Obando, O. (2022). High-resolution gridded hourly precipitation dataset for Peru (PISCOp_h). Data in Brief, 108570.

Gutierrez, L., Huerta, A., Sabino, E., Bourrel, L., Frappart, F., Lavado-Casimiro, W. Rainfall Erosivity in Peru: A New Gridded Dataset Based on GPM-IMERG and Comprehensive Assessment (2000–2020). Remote Sensing, 15(22), 5432 (2023).

Huerta, A., Aybar, C., Imfeld, N., Correa, K., Felipe-Obando, O., Rau, P., Drenkhan, F. and Lavado-Casimiro, W. High-resolution grids of daily air temperature for Peru - the new PISCOt v1.2 dataset. Nature Scientific Data 10, 847 (2023).