Ángel G. Muñoz is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) Program, Princeton University, working with Prof. Gabriel A. Vecchi on cross-timescale interference, model diagnostics, climate variations and predictability.
He holds a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Columbia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES), where his work was conducted at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Goddard. Dr. Muñoz also holds a MA and a MPhil from Columbia, along with a BS in physics from Universidad del Zulia. Before arriving at the IRI in 2011, he was associate professor in the Department of Physics of Universidad del Zulia, and acted as founder, deputy director and then coordinator of the Geosciences Area at the Center for Scientific Modeling (CMC), in Venezuela. At the CMC he helped create the Latin American Observatory (www.ole2.org), a regional partnership aimed at improving regional capacities and networking to provide useful, climate-smart products for decision-makers in Latin American countries. The Observatory offered him the opportunity to work directly with decision-makers on different projects for the Interamerican Development Bank; the United Nations; the World Bank; Central American Regional Committee for Hydrological Resources (CRRH); Comunidad Andina de Naciones; the Environmental Ministry of Ecuador; and the national weather services of Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Panama and Venezuela.