Hans Mikhail Segura Cajachagua

Department Climate Physics
Group Climate Surface Interaction
Position Scientist
phone +494041173207
Email hans.segura@mpimet.mpg.de
Room B430

About my research

I'm a post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology.  My research topic is the understanding of the temporal changes in the area and intensity of the tropical rainbelt. In particular, my interest is to understand the mechanisms (large-scale or mesoscale) driving the regional differences in the tropical rainbelt on seasonal and interannual time scales. This interest has involved me in the analysis of tropical precipitation and its representation in global-coupled storm-resolving models (GSRM). Topics such as the reproduction of the ITCZ and monsoon systems are fundamental questions of my study. Moreover, GSRMs have allowed me to explore the feedback between air-sea interaction and tropical precipitation.


My pathway of learning






[Translate to English:] Learning by doing

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[Translate to English:] Credit: Felicia Brisc

How precipitation and slainity interacts in a global-coupled strom-resolving model. Credits: Felicia Brisc


  • Segura, H., Hohenegger, C., Wengel , C. & Stevens, B. (2022). Learning by doing: seasonal and diurnal features of tropical precipitation in a global-coupled storm-resolving model. Geophysical Research Letters, 49: e2022GL101796. doi:10.1029/2022GL101796 [supplementary-material][publisher-version]
  • Keil, P., Schmidt, H., Stevens, B., Byrne, M., Segura, H. & Putrasahan, D. (in press). Tropical tropospheric warming pattern explained by shifts in convective heating in the Matsuno-Gill Model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society: online early. doi:10.1002/qj.4526