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Sorin Cheval

National Meteorological Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Institution web page: http://www.meteoromania.ro
Personal web page: http://www.bibliografia.ro
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Born: 1970

Interests: climatology, natural hazards, disasters, GIS

Details:
Ph.D., 2004: Natural hazards in the South Dobroudja Plateau (Romania)

2008 - Visiting scientist, The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), FEEM Venezia, Italy

Fulbright scholar, Univ. of South Carolina, Hazards Research Lab, 2001-2002


COST Actions (Member in the Management Committee):
2005-2006: COST Action 719 - The use of geographical information systems in climatology and meteorology
2007-2011: COST Action ES0601 - Advances in homogenisation methods of climate series: an integrated approach (HOME)

Selected publications:
• Cheval S, Dumitrescu A. The summer surface urban heat island of Bucharest (Romania) retrieved from MODIS images. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 121, pp. 631-640, 2015.
• Cheval S, Busuioc A, Dumitrescu A, Birsan MV. Spatiotemporal variability of meteorological drought in Romania using the standardized precipitation index (SPI). Climate Reseach, 60(3), pp. 235-248, 2014.
• Birsan MV, Dumitrescu A, Micu DM, Cheval S. Changes in annual temperature extremes in the Carpathians since AD 1961. Natural Hazards, 2014.
• Spinoni J, Szalai S, Szentimrey T, Lakatos M, Bihari Z, Nagy A, Nemeth A, Kovacs T, Mihic D, Dacic M, Petrovic P, Krzic A, Hiebl J, Auer I, Milkovic J, Stepanek P, Zahradnícek P, Kilar P, Limanowka D, Pyrc R, Cheval S, Birsan M-V, Dumitrescu, A.. . . Climate of the Carpathian Region in the period 1961-2010: climatologies and trends of 10 variables. International Journal of Climatology, 2014.
• Cheval S, Birsan MV, Dumitrescu A. Climate variability in the Carpathian Mountains region over 1961-2010. Global and Planetary Change, 118, pp. 85-96, 2014.
• Badescu V, Gueymard C, Cheval S, Oprea C, Baciu M, Dumitrescu A, Iacobescu F, Milos I, Rada C. . Accuracy and sensitivity analysis for 54 models of computing hourly diffuse solar irradiation on clear sky. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 111(3-4), pp. 379-399, 2013.
• Badescu V, Gueymard C, Cheval S, Oprea C, Baciu M, Dumitrescu A, Iacobescu F, Milos I, Rada C. . Accuracy analysis for fifty-four clear-sky solar radiation models using routine hourly global irradiance measurements in Romania. Renewable Energy, 55, pp. 85-103, 2013.
• Burcea S, Cheval S, Dumitrescu A, Antonescu B, Bell A, Breza T. . Comparison Between Radar Estimated and Rain Gauge Measured Precipitation in the Moldavian Plateau. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 11(4), pp. 723-731, 2012.
• Badescu V, Gueymard C, Cheval S, Oprea C, Baciu M, Dumitrescu A, Iacobescu F, Milos I, Rada C. . Computing global and diffuse solar hourly irradiation on clear sky. Review and testing of 54 models. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16, pp. 1636-1656, 2012.
• Venema VKC, Mestre O, Aguilar E, Auer I, Guijarro JA, Domonkos P, Vertacnik G, Szentimrey T, Stepanek P, Zahradnicek P, Viarre J, Muller-Westermeier G, Lakatos M, Williams CN, Menne M, Lindau R, Rasol D, Rustemeier E, Kolokythas K, (.. . ), Cheval S, (.. . ). Benchmarking homogenization algorithms for monthly data. Climate of the Past, 8, pp. 89-115, 2012.
• Cheval S, Dumitrescu A, Petrisor AI. The July Surface Temperature Lapse in the Romanian Carpathians. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 6, pp. 189-198, 2011.
• Cheval S, Baciu M, Dumitrescu A, Breza A, Legates DR, Chendes V. . Climatologic adjustments to monthly precipitation in Romania. International Journal of Climatology, 31, pp. 704-714, 2011.
• Parajka J, Kohnová S, Bálint G, Barbuc, M, Borga M, Claps P, Cheval S, Dumitrescu A, Gaume, E, Hlavcová K, Merz R, Pfaundler M, Stancalie G, Szolgay J, Blöschl G. . Seasonal characteristics of flood regimes across the Alpine-Carpathian range. Journal of Hydrology, 394(1-2), pp. 78-89, 2010.
• Margelli F, Rossi S, Cheval S, Georgiadis T. Water and energy interaction in urban planning. Bolletino Geofisico, XXXII(3-4), pp. 55-78, 2009.
• Cheval, S., Dumitrescu, A., Bell, A. . The urban heat island of Bucharest during the extreme high temperatures of July 2007. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 97(3-4), pp. 391-401, 2009.
• Cheval, S., Dumitrescu, A. . The July urban heat island of Bucharest as derived from MODIS images. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 96(1-2), pp. 145-153, 2009.
• Cheval, S., Baciu, M., Breza, T. . An investigation into the precipitation conditions in Romania using a GIS-based method. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 76, pp. 77-88, 2003.

Publications from the ISI database, indexed between 2002-2011, produced in Romania:
• Cheval, S; Baciu, M; Breza, T, An investigation into the precipitation conditions in Romania using a GIS-based method. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 76 (1-2), pp. 77-88, 2003.
• Cheval, S; Dumitrescu, A; Bell, A, The urban heat island of Bucharest during the extreme high temperatures of July 2007. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 97 (3-4), pp. 391-401, 2009.
• Cheval, S; Dumitrescu, A, The July urban heat island of Bucharest as derived from modis images. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 96 (1-2), pp. 145-153, 2009.
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