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José J. Hernández Ayala
José J. Hernández Ayala
(979) 862-8419
CSA 203D

Texas A&M University
MS 3147
College Station, Texas 77843


2016 Ph.D. University of Florida, Physical Geography/Climate Science

2015 Graduate Certificate University of Florida, Applied Atmospheric Sciences

2012 M.S The University of Akron, Geographic Information Sciences (GIS)

2010 B.A University of Puerto Rico, Physical/Environmental Geography


2010 Summa cum Laude Student Award (4.0 GPA), University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras

2012 Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Grant, National Science Foundation

2015 SEDAAG Honors Competition Finalist, South East Division of the AAG


GEOG 324: Global Climatic Regions

GEOG 434, 634: Hydrology and Environment

José J. Hernández Ayala

Visiting Assistant Professor

Research Interests

My research interests cover a wide spectrum of topics within geography (physical and human)

  • Climate and weather extremes
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
  • Droughts
  • Climate variability and change
  • Climatology and Economics
  • Climate and Society

Selected Publications

Hernández Ayala JJ. 2012. Spatial and Temporal Changes in Precipitation in Puerto Rico from 1956-2010. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from

Hernández Ayala JJ, Matyas CJ. 2015. Tropical cyclone rainfall over Puerto Rico and its relations to environmental and storm specific factors. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4490

Hernández Ayala JJ, Matyas CJ. 2016. Spatial distribution of tropical cyclone rainfall and its contribution to the climatology of Puerto Rico. Physical geography (In review)

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