Welcome to my personal webpage

I work as a research scientist at the Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA), that belongs to the national science agency CONICET of Argentina and is located in the city of Mendoza. My research interest is mountain meteorology and focuses on the orographic effects of the Andes Cordillera on precipitation systems from extratropical cyclones and subtropical convective storms over the mountains and their surroundings. I also collaborate within an interdisciplinary group in Mountain Hydrology and Glaciology in the Andes at IANIGLA. 

My latest article is:  Viale M, Bianchi E, Cara L, Ruiz LE, Villalba R, Pitte P, Masiokas M, Rivera J and Zalazar L, 2019: Contrasting Climates at Both Sides of the Andes in Argentina and Chile. Front. Environ. Sci. 7:69. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00069

A brief resume of my education and positions: I got my Bachelor (2005) and PhD (2010) degrees in atmospheric sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Then, I did a visiting postdoc stay in 2011 at the University of Washington, USA under the supervision of Prof. Robert Houze Jr., and a postdoc fellowship (2012-2014) at the University of Chile, Santiago de Chile under the supervision of Prof. Rene Garreaud.

Sometimes I write brief reports on weather and climate of Mendoza and southwestern South America in my blog https://maxiviale.blogspot.com/ or make tweets at @maxiviale_weather on current weather or climatic related topics.