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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Bernard Alan Racoma

Characterising the Effects of Topography on Tropical Cyclone Precipitation in Luzon, Philippines

Dual PhD (by Research) Meteorology student of the University of Philippines and University of Reading


  • PhD Student (Year 1)

Research Interests

  • Tropical Cyclone rainfall climatology
  • Orographic effect and Tropical Cyclones in the Philippines
  • Numerical Weather Prediction

Research Project

  • Interactions Between Tropical Cyclones in the North Western Pacific Ocean Basin and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Luzon, Philippines

Supervised by


Other interests

  • Science communication: The Barometer on Medium
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geometeorological hazards
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Open Data
  • SCUBA Diving


  • Lagmay, M., & Racoma, B. A. (2018). Lessons from tropical storms Urduja and Vinta disasters in the Philippines. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal.
  • Ybañez, R., Racoma, B.A., Ybañez, A.A., Balangue-Tarriela, M.I.R. (2018). Flood Susceptibility Assessment of Mt. Makiling, Philippines Using Two-Dimensional Meteorological and Hydrological Modelling. Philippine Journal of Science, 147 (3), 463-471 (link)
  • Lagmay, A.M., Racoma, B.A., Aracan, K.A., Alconis-Ayco, J., & Saddi, I.L. (2017). Disseminating near-real-time hazards information and flood maps in the Philippines through Web-GIS. Journal of Environmental Sciences 59, 13-23
  • Racoma, B.A., David, C.P., Crisologo, I. A., Bagtasa, G., (2016), The Change in Rainfall from Tropical Cyclones due to Orographic Effect of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range in Luzon, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science, 145 (4), 313-326 (link)
  • Lagmay, A. M. F., Bagtasa, G., Crisologo, I. A., Racoma, B. A. B., & David, C. P. C. (2015). Volcanoes magnify Metro Manila’s southwest monsoon rains and lethal floods. Frontiers in Earth Science, 2.
  • Heistermann, M., Crisologo, I., Abon, C. C., Racoma, B. A., Jacobi, S., Servando, N. T., David, C. P., & Bronstert, A. (2013). Brief communication: Using the new Philippine radar network to reconstruct the "Habagat of August 2012" monsoon event around Metropolitan Manila. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 13 (3), 653–657.

Last update: 17th January 2020



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