Profile (perfil profesional)

Scientific education(formación académica):

1995      Bachelor Degree Lic. en Física y Matemáticas / Universidad del Atlántico. Barranquilla, Col

1999      Master Degree in Physics (Astrophysics thesis)/University of Puerto Rico. PR.

2003      Ph.D. Degree in Marine Sciences (Physical Oceanography thesis)/University of Puerto Rico. PR.

Appointments (cargos):

1999-2003          Scientific assistant, Physical Oceanography Lab. University of Puerto Rico, PR.

2003-date          Associated professor and researcher, Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla, Col.

Scientific interests (temas de interés):

- Coastal Processes.

- Natural Hazards.

- Extreme waves modeling.

- Physical oceanography.

- Air-Sea interaction Processes in the Caribbean.

Administrative experience (experiencia administrativa):

2008-2010    Head, Department of Physics, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Col.

2010-2013    Graduate Programs Coordinator, Department of Physics, Universidad del Norte. Barranquilla, Col. 

Recent research grants (Proyectos financiados):

2016-2017. Investigación, desarrollo e innovación para protección de zonas costeras en los departamentos de la Guajira y Magdalena. Fuente de financiación: REGALIAS GUAJIRA-MAGDALENA CTI

2013-2015. Caracterización de los frentes fríos y ondas del este: su relación con eventosextremos de oleaje, la oscilación del Sur 'El Niño' (ENSO), la Oscilación delAtlántico Norte (NOA), precipitación e impactos ambientales en el Caribe colombiano. COLCIENCIAS-Universidad del Norte-IDEAM 21556934345

2011-2013. Suspended Sediment Load in the Magdalena River Delta (mouth and shallow  platform): Distribution, Variability and Factors Controlling the Sedimentary Dynamic. DIDI- Universidad del Norte

2009-2010. Instalación de un sistema de cámaras para monitorizar los usos y problemáticas costeras en las playas del Departamento del Atlántico. DIDI-Universidad del Norte

Recent publications:

Osorio, A., Montoya, R., Ortiz, J.C.,  and Pélaez, D., 2016. Construction of synthetic ocean wave series along the Colombian Caribbean Coast: A wave climate analysis. Applied Ocean Research 56 (2016) 119–131.

Otero, L.J., Ortiz, J.C., Ruiz, J., Higgins A., and Henriquez, S. 2016. Storms or cold fronts: What is really responsible for the extreme waves regime in the Colombian Caribbean coast?.Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1-11, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-391-2016.

Restrepo J.C., Ortiz, J.C., Otero, L., and Ospino S., 2015. Transporte de sedimentos en suspensión en los principales ríos del Caribe colombiano: magnitud, tendencias y variabilidad. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales 39 (153): 527-546. DOI: 10.18257/raccefyn.209.

Restrepo J.C., Schrottke K., Traini C., Ortiz, J.C.,  Orejarena A., Otero L., Higgins A., and Marriaga L., 2015. Sediment Transport and Geomorphological Change in a High Discharge Tropical Delta (Magdalena River, Colombia): Insights from a Period of Intense Change and Human Intervention (1990-2010), Journal of Coastal Research, No. JCOASTRES-D-14-00263R2.

Higgins, A., Restrepo J.C., Ortiz, J.C., Pierini, J. and Otero, L. 2015. Suspended sediment transport in the Magdalena River (Colombia, South America): Hydrologic regime, rating parameters and effective discharge variability. International Journal of Sediment Research (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsrc.2015.04.003i

Ortiz J.C., Plazas J. and Lizano L. 2015. Evaluation of extreme waves associated with cyclonic activity in San Andres island on the Caribbean sea since 1900. Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 31 No. 3, 557-568. 

Ortiz J.C., Plazas J. and Lizano L. 2014. Evaluation of extreme waves associated with cyclonic activity in san andres island on the Caribbean sea since 1900. Journal of Coastal Research. http://www.jcronline.org/doi/abs/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00072.1

Restrepo, J. C., Ortiz J. C., Pierini J., Schrottke, K., Maza, M., Otero, L., and Aguirre, J. 2014: Freshwater discharge into the Caribbean Sea from the rivers of Northwestern South America (Colombia): Magnitude, variability and recent changes, Journal of Hydrology., 509,  266–281. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.11.045.

Ortiz, J. C., Otero, L. J., Restrepo, J. C., Ruiz, J., and Cadena, M. 2013: Cold fronts in the Colombian Caribbean Sea and their relationship to extreme wave events, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2797-2804, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2797-2013.

Montoya R., Osorio A., Ortiz J.C. y Ocampo F. 2013. A wave parameters and directional spectrum analysis for extreme winds. Ocean Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.04.016

Hoyos N, Escobar J, Restrepo J.C, Arango A.M, Ortiz J.C. 2013. Impact of the 2010-2011 La Niña phenomenon in Colombia, SouthAmerica: The human toll of an extreme weather event. Applied Geography, 39. 16-25

Ortiz J.C.  and Rosales M. 2012Severe tornadoes in the Colombian Caribbean Cost since 2001 and their relations with local climate conditions. Natural Hazard Journal (2012) 62 Vol. 2 :1805-1821

Ortiz J.C., Salcedo B. and Otero L. 2012. Investigating the collapse of the Puerto Colombia Pier (Colombian Caribbean Coast) in March of 2009: methodology for the reconstruction of extreme events and their impact on the coastal infrastructure. Journal of Coastal Research (JCOASTRES-D-12-00062.1)

Ortiz J.C. 2012Exposure of the Colombian Caribbean Coast, including San Andrés Island, to Tropical Storms and Hurricanes, 1900–2010. Natural Hazard Journal (2012) 61:815-827

Ortiz J.C, and Mercado A. 2008. An Intercomparison of SWAN and WAVEWATCH III models with data from NDBC-NOAA buoys at oceanic scales. Coastal Engineering Journal. Vol. 50 No. 1, ISSN 0578-5634, Japan.