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Independent experts nominated by country party

Sandor Szalai

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Last name
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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Atmospheric Sciences
Natural Resource Management
Information Systems
UN languages spoken



Job function
Associate professor
Telephone number
+36 30 421-33-35
Work experience
Hungarian Meteorological Service: climatologist, theoretical and applied climatology, Szent Istvan University: water management _x000D_
US-Hungarian Research Project: Title: Drought project (Using Agrometeorological Information to Mitigate the Effects of Drought J.F.No. 673/96). Partner: Nebraska University, Lincoln, USA. Period: 1996-2000. Hungarian co-ordinator_x000D_
European Climate Support Network project: Title: Drought project. Period: 2000-2002_x000D_
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Meteorologist MSc. (1982) Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, CSc of Mathematics and Physics (1988), Hydrometeorological University, Leningrad, Software planner (1992) MSc. Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Postgrad. (1997) Economical Univesity, Budapest
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Szalai, S., Fatima Coelho Espirito Santo, 2003: Drought project. ECSN publications, Meteoswiss, 120 pp. _x000D_
2. Szalai, S., Szinell, Cs., Zoboki, J., 2000: Drought Monitoring in Hungary. Proceedings of the Expert meeting of WMO on Drought Early Warning System, WMO, Geneva. 161-181 pp._x000D_
3. Szalai, S., Bella, Sz. and Nemeth, A., 2007: Drought sensitivity research in Hungary and influence of climate change on drought sensitivity. In: H. Dobesch, P. Dumolard and I. Dyras (eds.): Spatial Interpolation for climate data - the use of GIS in Climatology and meteorology. 2007, ISTE ltd., London, UK, 284 pp, ISBN 978-1-905209-70-5. pp.179-188 _x000D_
4. Szalai, S., Szinell, Cs., 2000: Comparison of two drought indices for drought monitoring in Hungary – a case study. In: Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe (ed. J.V. Vogt and F. Somma). pp. 161-166. Kluwer Academic Publishers _x000D_
5. Szalai, S.: Climatologically available water tendencies in Hungary. Cereal Research Communications, Vol 36., 2008. pp. 983-986
Other activities on drought in the WG of Climate Related Matters at WMO RA VI 2006-2009_x000D_ on drought in the Drought Management Task Force of WMO RA VI 2010-_x000D_
3.editorial member of 'Idojárás' 1998-_x000D_
4.member of Agricultural Water Management Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2000-_x000D_
5.member of Meteorological Scientific Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2008-
Berényi Prize_x000D_
2. Publication prize of teh HUngarian Meteorological Society
Organisation name
Szent Istvan University
Organisation street address
Istvan University, Pater K. u. 1. Gödöllo, Hungary, 2103
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Organisation country