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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Rafaela Jane Delfino


Dual PhD (by Research) in Meteorology Student (Year 1) of the University of Philippines and University of Reading

Research Projects:

  • Influence of global warming on tropical cyclone characteristics and impacts in the Philippines

Research Interests:

  • Climate change and tropical cyclones
  • Climate science and science communication
  • Climate Risks, Impacts and Adaptation


  • Dr. Nick Klingaman, University of Reading
  • Dr. Gerry Bagtasa, University of the Philippines-Diliman
  • Dr. Kevin Hodges, University of Reading
  • Dr. Pier-Luigi Vidale, University of Reading
  • Dr. Olivia Cabrera, University of the Philippines-Diliman

Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Daron J, Macadam I, Kanamaru H, Cinco T, Katzfey J, Scannell C, Jones R, Villafuerte M, Cruz F, Narisma G, Delfino RJ, Lasco R, Manalo J, Ares E, Solis A, de Guzman R, Basconcillo J & Tangang J. 2018. Providing future climate projections using multiple models and methods: insights from the Philippines. Climatic Change (2018) 148: 187.
  • inco TA, de Guzman RG, Ortiz AMD, Delfino RJP, Lasco RD, Hilario FD, Juanillo EL, Barba R and Ares ED. 2016. Observed trends and impacts of tropical cyclones in the Philippines. International Journal of Climatology, 36: 4638– 4650. doi:10.1002/joc.4659
  • Uy N, Delfino RJP and Shaw R. 2015. Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. IN: I. Uitto J and R Shaw (Eds.) Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction. Disaster Risk Reduction Series. URL: s/book/978-4-431-55077-8
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    Last update: 15th February 2019



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