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Shifa Mathbout

Country of origin: Syria Currently in: Spain, Barcelona General field of specialization: Other
Academic Background

Degrees

2016 Doctorate Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

Research Keywords: 
Climatology
Physical Geography
climate variability
drought
Extreme Events

Publications resulting from Research: 


List of Publications
1:(peer-reviewed journals)
• Mathbout S, Lopez –Bustins LA, Roy D, Martin Vide J (2019). Spatiotemporal variability of daily precipitation concentration and its relationship to teleconnection patterns over the Mediterranean during 1975-2015. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.6278.
• Mathbout S, Lopez –Bustins LA, Bech J, Roy D, Martin Vide J, Rodrigo FS (2018). Spatial and temporal analysis of drought variability at several time scales in Syria. Journal of Atmospheric Research 200,153-168.
• Mathbout S, Lopez –Bustins LA, Bech J, Roy D, Martin Vide J, Rodrigo FS (2018). Observed changes in daily precipitation extremes at annual time-scale over the EM during 1961-2012.Pure and Applied Geophysics 175(11), 3875-3890.
• Mathbout S, Skaf M, Abou Zakhem A, (2013). Temperature Changes in Semi-Arid, Arid and Extreme Arid Regions of Syria and Their Potential Effects on Vegetation. The J. A J Arid Environ 6 (2), 42-54.
• Skaf M, Mathbout S (2010). Drought Change over last five decades in Syria. Options Méditerranéennes 95,107-112.
• Skaf M, Mathbout S (2010). Drought Analysis in Syrian Al Jazeera Region By using Standardized Precipitation Index SPI. AJ Arid Environ 3, 98-103.
• Skaf M, Mathbout S (2010). Precipitation Changes in al Jazeera region and their potential effects on vegetation. AJ Arid Environ 3(2), 71-78.

2:Technical report:
• Mathbout S, Sakf M (2011). Simulating yield Response to Abiotic Stress in Some Semi-Arid, Arid Syrian in Light of Recent Climatic Changes Using AquaCrop. United Nations University, UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC). 7, pp. 63 - 67. UNW-DPC.

3: PhD Thesis
Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Precipitation Variability and Drought Patterns in the Eastern Mediterranean. Published online (http://www.tdx.cat/handle/10803/398713).

4: Conference Papers.
• Identification of drought events and their correlation with teleconnection patterns across the Mediterranean. Copenhagen, Denemark, 09- 13/ 09, 2019.
• Spatiotemporal analysis of drought characteristics in the Mediterranean based on Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI). Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 4-6 March, 2019.
• Spatial and temporal analysis of rainfall concentration over the Mediterranean according to two different indices. Montpelier, France.9-11 October, 2018.
• Relationship between precipitation amounts, precipitation concentration and teleconnection patterns in the Mediterranean basin. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 8–13 April. 2018.
• Spatial and temporal variability of daily precipitation concentration in the Mediterranean basin during 1975- 2015.EGU General Assembly 2018.Vienna, Austria, 8–13 April. 2018.
• Spatiotemporal analysis of drought characteristics in the Mediterranean based on Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI).International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean & Challenges in Meteorology (MetMed). Palma, Spain.2019
• Scaling Laws for Extreme Rainfall Events over the Mediterranean during 1975-2015 in 6th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean & Challenges in Meteorology. Zagreb, Croatia, 20-22 /02, 2017.
• Study of Changes in precipitation extremes over the Eastern Mediterranean during
• 1961-2012 in 6th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC). Trieste, Italy, 12-16/ 09, 2016.
• On the Relationship between Atmospheric Circulation Indices and Precipitation in the Eastern Mediterranean in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 18-22, 4, 2016 and IPCC-Jahrestagung am, Nauen, Germany, 29/02-01/03/2016 and Begin 2017, China (Institute for Atmospheric Physics , Chinese Academy of science, in International Symposium on Advanced in seasonal and decadal predicting.
• Towards a better understanding of surface solar radiation climatology and trends in Africa and Middle East: Building a ground-based dataset in the IRS 2016.International Radiation Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand, 16-22, 04, 2016.
• Observed spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and drought in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 15th EMS Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM). Sofia, Bulgaria, 07-11/09, 2015.
• Study of precipitation variability based on entropy and seasonality over the Eastern Mediterranean in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU). Vienna, Austria, 12-17/04/2015.
• Compression of multiple drought indices for meteorological drought monitoring in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 5th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean. Istanbul, Turkey, 02-04/03, 2015.
• Precipitation trends and variability within the Eastern Mediterranean region for the1961-2012 in the 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAM). Prague, Czech Republic.06-10/10, 2014.
• Spatiotemporal analysis of drought on various timescales in Syria over last five decades in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU). Vienna, Austria, 27/04-02/05, 2014.
• Meteorologia de la mediterrania-Instruments, diagnosi i Previsio-Climatologia in XIX Jornades de Meteorología, Eduard Fontser`e.Cosmo Caixa. Barcelona, Spain, 22-24/11, 2013.
• Detected Changes in spatio-temporal drought characteristics in Syria over last five decades in the climate of the Mediterranean region, understanding its evolution and effects on environment and societies MedCLIVAR. Madrid, Spain, 26-28/09, 2012.
• Precipitation change in the arid and semi-arid lands in Syria in the final Conference. Mediterranean climate from past to future MedCLIVAR. Lecce, Italy, 06-09/06, 2011.
• Changes in precipitation patterns in Syrian semi-arid, Arid, and extreme arid regions over last five Decades in the 10th International Conference on Development of Drylands Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Development in Drylands under Changing Climate – Moving from Global to Local. Cairo, Egypt, 12-15/12, 2010.
• An assessment of Drought dimensions and their changes in arid Syrian regions during the period (1958-2008) in the International Workshop on Drought: Analysis and Adaptation strategies. Biskra, Algeria, 21-22/11, 2010.
• Yield Response to abiotic stress in Some Semi-Arid, Arid Syrian in Light of Recent Climatic Changes Using AquaCrop in the Improving Farm Management strategies through AquaCrop: Worldwide collection of case studies. AquaCrop. Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 08-10/10, 2010. (United Nations University, UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC).7, pp. 63 - 67. UNW-DPC, 2011.)
• Drought change over last five decades in Syria in the Drought Management. Economics of Drought and Drought Preparedness in the Mediterranean. Istanbul, Turkey, 02-04/03/2010.
• Precipitation changes, drought, and desertification risk in Syrian arid regions. Kuwait, Kuwait. 24-26/10/2010.
• Changes in precipitation patterns in Syrian semi-arid, arid, and extreme arid regions over last five decades. Alexandria, Egypt. TWAS/BVA.NXT- Program, 11-15/04/2010.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Zagreb, Croatia 6th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean & Challenges in Meteorology
2016 Trieste,Italy 6th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC)
2016 Vienna, Austria European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)
2016 Auckland,New Zealand IRS 2016.International Radiation Symposium
2016 Nauen, Germany IPCC-Jahrestagung am
2015 Sofia, Bulgaria 15th EMS Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM
2015 Vienna, Austria European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)
2015 Istanbul, Turkey 5th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean
2010 Istanbul, Turkey Drought Management. Economics of Drought and Drought Preparedness in the Mediterranean
2014 Prague,Czech Republic 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM)
2014 Vienna, Austria European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)
2013 Barcelona, Spain XIX Jornades de Meteorologia ,Eduard Fontser`e.Cosmo Caixa
2012 Madrid, Spain The climate of the Mediterranean region,understanding its evolution and effects on environment and societies MedCLIVAR
2011 Lecce, Italy final Conference. Mediterranean climate from past to future MedCLIVAR
2010 Cairo,, Egypt Tenth International Conference on Development of Drylands Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Development in Drylands under Changing Climate – Moving from Global to Local
2010 Biskra, Algeria The International Workshop on Drought: Analysis and Adaptation strategies
2010 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Improving Farm Management strategies through AquaCrop: Worldwide collection of case studies. AquaCrop
2010 Alexandria,Egypt TWAS/BVA.NXT- Program organized by TWAS Arab Regional office (TWAS/ARO) and the centre for official studies and programs (CSSP
2017 Trieste, Italy Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries
2013 Zaragoza, Spain Advanced Course “Drought forecasting and its use in informed decision making ,IAMZ Mediterranean
2013 Sabadee, Catalonia, Spain R Statistical Software Environment
2011 Lanzhou,China International Training Course on Desertification and its Control for Developing Countries
2009 Cairo, Egypt Capacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to Improve Crop-Water Productivity using AquaCrop
2009 Delft, Holland Aquatic Ecosystems: Application and processes
2008 Damascus, Syria Training of Trainers
2007 Lattakia, Syria Diploma Holder Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)

Affiliations

University of Barcelona
University of Barcelona
Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC)

Presentation given

2019
Identification of drought events and their correlation with teleconnection patterns across the Mediterranean
Copenhagen, Denmark
Event: 9th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC)
2019
Spatiotemporal analysis of drought characteristics in the Mediterranean based on Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)
Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Event: International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean & Challenges in Meteorology (MetMed).
2019
Spatial and temporal analysis of rainfall concentration over the Mediterranean according to two different indices
Montpelier, France.
Event: 16th Plinius Conference on Mediterranean Risks.
2018
Relationship between precipitation amounts, precipitation concentration and teleconnection patterns in the Mediterranean basin.
Vienna, Austria
Event: EGU General Assembly
2018
Relationship between precipitation amounts, precipitation concentration and teleconnection patterns in the Mediterranean basin.
Vienna, Austria
Event: EGU General Assembly
2017
Scaling Laws for Extreme Rainfall Events over the Mediterranean during 1975- 2015
Zagreb, Croatia
Event: 6th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean & Challenges in Meteorology (MetMed).
2016
Study of Changes in precipitation extremes over the Eastern Mediterranean during 1961- 2012
Trieste, Italy
Event: 6th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC).
2016
On the Relationship between Atmospheric Circulation Indices and Precipitation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Vienna, Austria
Event: European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)
2015
Observed spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and drought in the Eastern Mediterranean i
Sofia, Bulgaria
Event: the 15th EMS Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM).
2015
Study of precipitation variability based on entropy and seasonality over the Eastern Mediterranean
Vienna, Austria
Event: in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU).
2015
Compression of multiple drought indices for meteorological drought monitoring in the Eastern Mediterranean
Istanbul, Turkey
Event: in the 5th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean.
2014
Precipitation trends and variability within the Eastern Mediterranean region for the 1961- 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Event: in the 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAM).
2014
Spatiotemporal analysis of drought on various timescales in Syria over last five decades
Vienna, Austria
Event: European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU)
2012
Detected Changes in spatio-temporal drought characteristics in Syria over last five decades
Madrid, Spain
Event: the climate of the Mediterranean region, understanding its evolution and effects on environment and societies MedCLIVAR.
2011
Precipitation change in the arid and semi-arid lands in Syria in the final Conference.
Lecce, Italy
Event: Mediterranean climate from past to future MedCLIVAR.
2010
Changes in precipitation patterns in Syrian semi-arid, Arid, and extreme arid regions over last five Decades
Cairo, Egypt,
Event: The 10th International Conference on Development of Drylands.
2010
An assessment of Drought dimensions and their changes in arid Syrian regions during the period (1958- 2008)
Biskra, Algeria
Event: in the International Workshop on Drought: Analysis and Adaptation strategies.
2010
Drought change over last five decades in Syria in the Drought Management.
Istanbul, Turkey
Event: Economics of Drought and Drought Preparedness in the Mediterranean.
2010
Changes in precipitation patterns in Syrian semi-arid, arid, and extreme arid regions over last five decades.
Alexandria, Egypt.
Event: TWAS/BVA.NXT- Program
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Sep 2012
ERASMUS MUNDUS AVEMPACE I
Doctoral Grant (PhD)
Jan 2016
ERASMUS MUNDUS AVEMPACE III
Postdoctoral Grant
Sep 2015
ERASMUS MUNDUS PHOYNEX
Postdoctoral Grant
Jun 2009
MENA Grant
MENA Grant for supporting some master courses.
Apr 2016
CUM LAUDE PhD
Degree awarded
May 2011
CUM LAUDE MSc
Master study in Environmental Science Engineering