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This section shows the research papers that I have published in indexed journals. There are other articles that I have published in conference proceedings, related to coastal engineering, hazards and risks. To have the complete list check my profile in google scholar

For a short explanation of most of my articles, please refer to:


  • Bernier, N. B., Hemer, M., Nobuhito, M., Appendini, C. M., Breivik, O., de Camargo, R., ... & Zhang, Y. J. 2024. Storm Surges and Extreme Sea Levels: Review, Establishment of Model Intercomparison and Coordination of Surge Climate Projection Efforts (SurgeMIP). Weather and Climate Extremes, 100689.

  • Appendini, C. M. 2024. Developing rapid response protocols for rapidly intensifying tropical cyclones. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 105 (3), E518–E520


  • Torres-Freyermuth, A., López-Ramade, E., Medellín, G., Arriaga, J. A., Franklin, G. L., Salles, P., Uribe, A. and Appendini, C.M. 2023. Assessing shoreline dynamics over multiple scales on the northern Yucatan Peninsula. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 103247.

  • Allende‐Arandía, M. E., Duran, R., Sanvicente‐Añorve, L., & Appendini, C. M. 2023. Lagrangian characterization of surface transport from the Equatorial Atlantic to the Caribbean Sea using climatological Lagrangian Coherent Structures and Self‐Organizing Maps. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, e2023JC019894.

  • Putman, N. F., Beyea, R. T., Iporac, L. A. R., Triñanes, J., Ackerman, E. G., Olascoaga, M. J., Appendini, C. M., Arriaga, J., Collado-Vides, L., Lumpkin, R., Hu, C., & Goni, G. 2023. Improving satellite monitoring of coastal inundations of pelagic Sargassum algae with wind and citizen science data. Aquatic Botany, 103672.

  • García-Caballero, E., Appendini, C. M.*, Figueroa-Espinoza, B., Allende-Arandía, M. E., Magar, V., Gross, M. S. 2023. Wind energy potential assessment for Mexico's Yucatecan Shelf. Energy for Sustainable Development, 74, 415-429.

  • Sánchez-Rucobo y Huerdo, C., Allende-Arandía, M. E.*, Figueroa-Espinoza, B., García-Caballero, E., Esparza, A. C. R., Appendini, C. M.* 2023. Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Terminos Lagoon, Campeche, Mexico. Energies, 16(10), 3972.


  • Erikson, L., Morim, J., Hemer, M., Young, I., Wang, X.L., Mentaschi, L., Mori, N., Semedo, A., Stopa, J., Grigorieva, V., Gulev, S.  Aarnes, O., Bidlot, J.R., Breivik, Ø., Bricheno, L., Shimura, T., Menendez, M., Markina, M., Sharmar, V., Trenham, C., Wolf, J., Appendini, C., Caires, S., Groll N. Webb, A. 2022. Global ocean wave fields show consistent regional trends between 1980 and 2014 in a multi-product ensemble. Commun Earth Environ 3, 320.

  • Torres-Freyermuth, A., Medellín, G., Kurczyn, J. A., Pacheco-Castro, R., Arriaga, J., Appendini, C. M., Allende-Arandía, M. E., Gómez, J. A., Franklin, G. L., Zavala-Hidalgo, J. 2022. Hazard assessment and hydrodynamic, morphodynamic, and hydrological response to Hurricane Gamma and Hurricane Delta on the northern Yucatán Peninsula. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4063–4085,

  • Rankey, E.C.* & Appendini, C.M. 2022. Unfathomable: The Shifting Sand of Wave Base. Journal of Sedimentary Research. 92(2), doi: 10.2110/jsr.2021.077


  • Rey, W.*, Ruiz-Salcines, P., Salles, P., Urbano, C. Escobar-Olaya, G.A., Osorio, A.F., Ramírez-Monsalve, J.P., Cabarcas-Mier, A., Jigena-Antelo, B. & Appendini, C.M.* 2021. Hurricane Flood Hazard Assessment for the Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Colombia. Frontiers Marine Science, 8:766258. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.766258 

  • Rutten, J.*, Arriaga, J., Montoya, L., Mariño-Tapia, I., Escalante-Macera, E., Van Tussenbroek, B. & Appendini, C. M.* 2021. Beaching and natural removal dynamics of pelagic sargassum in a fringing-reef lagoon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126(11), doi: 10.1029/2021JC017636

  • Neal, T.C., Appendini, C.M. & Rankey, E.C. 2021. Hydrodynamic Influences on Sedimentology and Geomorphology of Nearshore Parts of Carbonate Ramps:  Holocene, NE Yucatán Shelf, Mexico. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 91, 1040-1066, doi: 10.2110/jsr.2020.103

  • Medellín, G., Mayor, M., Appendini, C.M., Cerezo-Mota, R. and Jiménez, J.A., 2021. The Role of Beach Morphology and Mid-Century Climate Change Effects on Wave Runup and Storm Impact on the Northern Yucatan Coast. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(5), p.518, doi: 10.3390/jmse9050518

  • Franklin, G.L., Medellín, G., Appendini, C.M., Gómez, J.A., Torres-Freyermuth, A., González, J.L. and Ruiz-Salcines, P., 2021. Impact of port development on the northern Yucatan Peninsula coastline. Regional Studies in Marine Science, p.101835, doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101835

  • Meza-Padilla, R., Enriquez, C., & Appendini, C. M. 2021. Rapid assessment tool for oil spill planning and contingencies. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 166, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112196.

  • Ruiz-Salcines, P., Appendini, C.M.*, Salles, P., Rey, W., Vigh, J. 2021. “On the use of synthetic tropical cyclones and hypothetical events for storm surge assessment under climate change”. Natural Hazards. doi: 10.1007/s11069-020-04318-9.

  • Kurczyn, J.A, C.M. Appendini*, E. Beier, A. Sosa-López, J. López-González, G. Posada-Vanegas. 2021. “Oceanic and atmospheric impact of Central American Cold Surges (Nortes) in the Gulf of Mexico” International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.6779


  • Allende-Arandía, M.E., Zavala-Hidalgo, J., Torres-Freyermuth, A., Appendini, C.M., Cerezo-Mota, R., Taylor-Espinoza, N. 2020. “Sea-land breeze diurnal component and its interaction with a cold front on the coast of Sisal, Yucatan: A case of study”. Atmospheric Research, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105051.

  • Rey, W., Martínez-Amador, M., Salles, P., Mendoza, E.T., Trejo-Rangel, M.A., Franklin, G.L., Ruiz-Salcines, P., Appendini, C.M., Quintero-Ibáñez, J. 2020. “Assessing different flood risk and damage approaches: a case of study in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico”. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8(2), doi: 10.3390/jmse8020137

  • Rey, W., Salles, P., Torres-Freyermuth, A., Ruiz-Salcines, P., Teng Y.C., Appendini, C.M., Quintero-Ibáñez, J. 2020. “Spatio-temporal storm impact on the northern Yucatan coast during hurricanes and Central American cold surge events”. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8(1), doi:10.3390/jmse8010002.


  • Appendini, C.M., R. Meza-Padilla, S. Abud-Russell, S. Proust, R.E. Barrios, F. Secaira-Fajardo. 2019. “Effect of climate change over landfalling hurricanes at the Yucatan Peninsula”. Climatic Change 157, 469–482 2019 doi:10.1007/s10584-019-02569-5

  • Ruiz-Salcines, P., Salles, P., Robles-Díaz, L., Díaz-Hernández, G., Torres-Freyermuth, A., Appendini, C.M.*. 2019. “On the Use of Parametric Wind Models for Wind Wave Modeling under Tropical Cyclones”. Water, 11(10), 2044;

  • Osorio-Cano, J.D., Alcérreca-Huerta, J.C., Mariño-Tapia, I., Osorio, A.F., Acevedo-Ramírez, C., Enriquez, C, Costa, M., Pereira, P., Mendoza, E, Escudero, M., Astorga-Moar, A., López-González, J., Appendini, C,M., Silva, R., Oumeraci, H. 2019. “Understanding Coastal Protection Services Provided by Reefs: Case Studies in Latin-America”. Estuaries and Coasts.

  • Ruiz-Beltrán, A.P, C.M. Appendini*, Astorga-Moar, A. Salles, P., 2019. “Short term shoreline detection using SPOT-5 image fusion in the northwest of Yucatan, Mexico”. Estuaries and Coasts.

  • Meza-Padilla, R., Enriquez, C., Liu, Y. y C.M. Appendini*, 2019. “Ocean circulation in the Western Gulf of Mexico using Self-Organizing Maps”. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 124,


  • Palemón-Arcos, L., A. Torres-Freyermuth, G. Medellín, C.M. Appendini, J.A. Álvarez-Arellano, Y. Gutiérrez-Can, H. Alvarado-Vigil, M.A. Hernández-Hernandez. 2018. “Wave-structure interaction study for the assessment of service life in coastal structures”, Tecnologías y Ciencias del Agua, 9(4), pp 1-24, DOI:

  • Appendini, C.M., J. Hernández-Lasheras, R. Meza-Padilla y J.A. Kurczyn. 2018. “Effect of climate change on wind waves generated by anticyclonic cold front intrusions in the Gulf of Mexico", Climate Dynamics, 18(4), pp 1247-1260, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-018-4108-4. 

  • Franklin, G. L., A. Torres-Freyermuth, G. Medellín, M.E. Allende-Arandia, B. Gómez, y C.M. Appendini. 2018. “The role of the reef-dune system in coastal protection in Puerto Morelos (Mexico)”. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 18(4), pp 1247-1260, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-18-1247-2018

  • Rey, W. P. Salles, E.T. Mendoza, A. Torres-Freyermuth y C.M. Appendini. 2018. “Assessment of coastal flooding and associated hydrodynamic processes on the south-eastern coast of Mexico, during Central American cold surge events”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 18, pp 1681-1701, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-18-1681-2018.


  • Appendini, C.M., A. Pedrozo-Acuña, R. Meza-Padilla, A. Torres-Freyermuth, R. Cerezo-Mota, J. López-González y P. Ruiz-Salcines. 2017. “On the role of climate change on wind waves generated by tropical cyclones in the Gulf of Mexico", Coastal Engineering Journal, 59(2), pp 1-32, DOI: 10.1142/S0578563417400010.

  • Ojeda, E., C.M. Appendini y E.T. Mendoza. 2017,”Storm-wave trends in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 17, pp 1305-1317, DOI: 10.5194/nhess-17-1305-2017.

  • Appendini, C.M., M. Rosengaus., R. Meza-Padilla and V. Camacho-Magaña. 2017. “Operational Hazard Assessment of Waves and Storm Surges from Tropical Cyclones in Mexico”, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(3), pp 503-515.

  • Arciniega-Esparza, S., J.A. Breña-Naranjo, A. Pedrozo-Acuña y C.M. Appendini. 2017. “HYDRORECESSION: A Matlab toolbox for streamflow recession analysis”. Computers and Geosciences, 98, pp 87-92,


  • G. Medellín, J. A. Brinkkemper, A. Torres-Freyermuth, C. M. Appendini, E. T. Mendoza, and P. Salles. 2016, “Runup parameterization and beach vulnerability assessment on a barrier island: a downscaling approach”, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 16, pp 167-180, doi: 10.5194/nhess-16-167-2016.

  • Appendini, C.M., V. Magaña-Camacho, J.A. Breña-Naranjo. 2016. "ALTWAVE: Toolbox for use of satellite L2P altimeter data for wave model validation”, Advances in Space Research, 57(6), pp 1426-1439, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.12.015.


  • Meza-Padilla, R., C.M. Appendini, A. Pedrozo-Acuña, González-Villarreal, F. 2015. “Evaluación de la marea de tormenta en sitios con escasez de datos: río Pánuco, México”. Revista Iberoamericana del Agua, 2(2), pp 61-70.

  • Meza-Padilla, R., C.M. Appendini, A. Pedrozo-Acuña. 2015. “Hurricane induced waves and storm surge modeling for the Mexican coast”, Ocean Dynamics, 65,(8), pp 1199-1211, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-015-0861-7.

  • Appendini, C.M., C.P. Urbano-Latorrre, B. Figueroa, C.J. Dagua-Paz, A. Torres-Freyermuth, P. Salles. 2015. "Wave energy potential assessment in the Caribbean Low Level Jet using wave hindcast information", Applied Energy, 137, pp 375-384, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.10.038.


  • Appendini, C.M., A. Pedrozo-Acuña y A. Valle-Levinson. 2014. "Storm surge at a western Gulf of Mexico site associated with tropical storm Arlene: effects of different trajectories", Journal of River and Basin Management, 12(4), pp 403-410. DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2014.880709

  • Appendini, C.M., A. Torres-Freyermuth, P. Salles, J. López y E.T. Mendoza. 2014. "Wave climate and trends for the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea: A 30 year wave hindcast", Journal of Climate, 27(4), pp 1619-1632.


  • Mendoza, E. T., M. A. Trejo-Rangel, P. Salles, C.M. Appendini, J. Lopez-Gonzalez, A. Torres-Freyermuth. 2013. "Storm characterization and coastal vulnerability in the Yucatan Peninsula", In: Conley, D.C., Masselink, G., Russell, P.E. and O’Hare, T.J. (eds.), Proceedings 12th International Coastal Symposium (Plymouth, England), Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, pp. 790-795.

  • Appendini, C.M., A. Torres-Freyermuth, F. Oropeza, P. Salles, J. López y E.T. Mendoza. 2013. "Wave modeling performance in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean: Wind reanalyses assessment", Applied Ocean Research. v 39 pp 20-30.


  • Appendini, C.M., P. Salles, E.T. Mendoza, J. López y A. Torres-Freyermuth. 2012. "Longshore sediment transport on the Northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula", Journal of Coastal Research. v 28-6 pp 1404-1417.


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