The National Meteorology and Hydrology Service in Peru (Senamhi) introduces their new president.
Ken Takashi Guevara has been chosen to replace resigned predecessor Amelia Díaz Pablo. Ken Takashi holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Physics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is ranked 25 in the top best universities in Latin America.
He has developed scientific research on topics such as climate dynamics (medium climate state, El Niño, climate change), general circulation of the atmosphere and the ocean, coastal meteorology, numerical model of climate, variability and climate change in Peru. It is considered an essential part of the profile of someone who is going to have this position since El Niño has strongly affected communities in Peru.
It was also posted on Senamhi’s website that a management of human, technological and financial resources will be carried out to bring the institution up to modern standards.
Prior to his appointment, Ken Takahashi served as director of Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences at the Geophysical Institute of Peru, as well as the principal scientific researcher of this institution, specialized in the forecast of El Niño.