Personas

Laura Paredes Fortuny

MED-EXTREME_CIDEGENT

Posición: Investigadora Predoctoral

Research interests
I am interested in climate change and extreme meteorological phenomena. I am currently working on my thesis about heat extreme events over Spain. I study the characteristics of heatwaves, their impacts on human health and its synergy with marine heatwaves, sea surface temperature and soil moisture. I work with in-situ measurements, observation data, modelling and remote sensing.

• Extreme heat phenomena
• Weather numerical modeling
• Health impacts associated with extreme heat
• Climate change

Scientific IDs
• OrcID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5184-599X

Research stays
October-November 2022 & October 2023: research stay at the group of Health and Climate Change of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland)

Other
Participation at the ECMWF initiative Code for Earth 2023 with the project: Tropiash: Towards a comprehensive tropical cyclone dashboard. Team: Laura Paredes, Paolo Colombo, Filippo Dainelli.

  • Khodayar Pardo, S., & Paredes-Fortuny, L. (2024). Uneven evolution of regional European summer heatwaves under climate change. Weather and Climate Extremes, 43, 100648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2024.100648
  • Paredes-Fortuny, L., & Khodayar, S. (2023). Understanding the Magnification of Heatwaves over Spain: Relevant changes in the most extreme events. Weather and Climate Extremes, 42, 100631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2023.100631
  • Laura Paredes, Coral Salvador, Ana Vicedo-Cabrera and Samira Khodayar, Patrons de la mortalitat associada a les onades de calor en ciutats d’Espanya. Poster at XXIX Jornades Eduard Fontseré, November 2023, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Laura Paredes, Coral Salvador, Ana Vicedo-Cabrera and Samira Khodayar, The impact of heatwave characteristics on mortality in Spanish cities. Oral presentation at EGU General Assembly 2023, 28 April 2023, Viena, Austria.
  • Laura Paredes and Samira Khodayar, Caracterització de les onades de calor a la península Ibèrica dels darrers 70 anys. Oral presentation at the XXVII Jornades de meteorologia Eduard Fontseré, November 2021, virtually.
  • Laura Paredes and Samira Khodayar, Characterization of the Iberian Peninsula over the last 70 years. Oral presentation at the 8th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean, 25-27 May 2021, virtually.
  • Laura Paredes and Samira Khodayar, Heat waves characterization in the Iberian Peninsula over the last 70 years. Oral presentation at the EMS Annual Meeting, 6-10 September 2021, virtually.
  • Laura Paredes and Samira Khodayar, Análisis de las olas de calor en la Península Ibérica en los últimos 70 años. Poster at 4a jornada de investigacion universitaria sobre cambio climatico. 8-9 July 2021, virtually.
  • MED-EXTREME_CIDEGENT. Towards improved understanding, modelling and predictability of Climate Change induced extreme phenomena in the Western Mediterranean. [CIDEGENT/2018/017].