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José M. Castanheira

José M. Castanheira

Assistant Professor


  • Researcher ID: F-4872-2019
  • ORCID: 0000-0001-7552-1909
  • Department: of Physics
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(Castanheira JM or Castanheira J) and Ad=(Univ Aveiro)


Research interests

climate dynamics;
general circulation of the atmosphere;
troposphere-stratosphere coupling;
tropopause diagnosis and modelling;
water vapour processes in the climate system;
atmospheric radiative transfer.

Academic degrees

PhD in Physics, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2000;
Bachelor degree in Physics, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1987.

Scientific activities

study of the dynamics underlying atmospheric variability patterns;
validation of climate models, and analysis of climate simulation experiments.

Publications

Projects

Quantifying precipitation and its contribution to surface freshening in the Southern Ocean See more

CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience See more

RESORT - High-resolution Rainfall EroSivity analysis and fORecasTing See more

DYNOZONE: Total column and surface ozone variability over the Iberian Peninsula: Dynamical and Chemical atmospheric factors See more

Study of forcing mechanisms of low frequency atmospheric variability in the Euro-Atlantic region See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Miguel Fernandes Correia (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Martín Senande Rivera (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): António Manuel Vitoriano Couto (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Cláudia Bernardes Parracho (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sidney Bruno Batista da Fonseca (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Sílvia Catarina Pereira Coelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Gisela Maria da Silva Mello (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): António Paulo Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): António Paulo Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Juan Gabriel de Almeida Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Margarida Conceição R. M. R. L. Liberato (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Rui Pedro Bastos Simões Silva (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Juan Antonio Añel Cabanelas (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Laura de la Torre Ramos (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Carvalho (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Carlos A. F. Marques (CESAM member)

Participation in research projects


  • Study of forcing mechanisms of low frequency atmospheric variability in the Euro-Atlantic region - FCT, Project POCTI/CTA/38326/2001

  • TRODIM - Diagnosis and modelling of the extratropical tropopause - Project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science for the period 2008-2010.

  • BRIEF - Building Regional Ensemble Forecasts - FCT, PTDC/CTE-ATM/73607/2006

  • DYNOZONE -Total column and surface ozone variability over the Iberian Peninsula: Dynamical and Chemical atmospheric factors - PTDC/CTE -ATM/105507/2008.  10/2010 - 09/2013.

Career/Positions

2000 -- : Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro
1988- 2000: Teaching Assistant, University of Aveiro
March 1988- September 1988: Teaching Assistant, University of Minho
October 1987- February 1988: Monitor, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra

Academic degrees

BSc. (licenciatura) in Physics, 1987, University of Coimbra, Portugal;

Ph.D. in Physics (Meteorology) by the University of Aveiro, 2000, with trhe Thesis ''Climate Variability of Atmospheric Circulation at the Global Scale''.

CESAM Funding: