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Alfredo Rocha

Alfredo Rocha

Associate Professor with Habilitation

  • Researcher ID E-1201-2011
  • ORCID 0000-0003-4940-6522
  • Department: Physics
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : researcherID: E-1201-2011 ORCID: 0000-0003-4940-6522 Scopus Author ID 7102196528


Research interests

Numerical Weather and Climate modelling
Climate variability and change
Extreme weather events
Meteorology and wind and solar energy production

Academic degrees

BSc in Physics. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. 1980
PhD in Meteorology. University of Melbourne. Australia. 1992
PhD in Physics (degree recognition ) Universidade de Aveiro. 1993
Habilitation in Physics. University of Aveiro. 2008

Scientific activities

Meteorologist, Mozambique - 1980-1987
Division of Atmospheric Research, CSIRO, Australia - 1992
Assistant professor, Dept of Physics, University of Aveiro, 1993-2000
Associate professor, Dept of Physics, University of Aveiro 2000-2008
Associatre professor with habilitation, Dept of Physics,University of Aveiro - since 2008

Publications

Projects

FIRE-MODSAT II - Supporting FIRE-management decisions combining fire spread MODelling and SATellite data in an operational context in Portugal (part II) See more

foRESTER - Data fusion of sensor networks and fire spread modelling for decision support in forest fire suppression See more

DOUROZONE – Ozone risk for Douro´s vineyards in present and future climates See more

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

SPRES - Oil Spill Prevention and Response at Local Scales See more

CLIPE - Climate change of temperature and precipitation extreme episodes in the Iberian Peninsula and its forcing mechanisms 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

DyEPlume - Estuarine Dynamics and Plume Propagation in the Portuguese Coast – Impacts of Climate Change See more

ADAPTARia: Climate Change Modelling on Ria de Aveiro Littoral - Adaptation Strategy for Coastal and Fluvial Flooding See more

G-Cast: Application of GRID-computing in a coastal morphodynamics nowcast-forecast system See more

CLIBECO-Climate changes in the Iberian Upwelling Ecosystem: a regional retrospective and scenario study approach See more

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

CLIMED - Effects of climate change and climate variability on water availability and water management practices in Western Mediterranean See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Clife Pedro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carlos A. F. Marques (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): David João da Silva Carvalho (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Tiago Filipe Costa Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carlos A. F. Marques (CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Guilherme Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Fonseca (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Linda Moniz (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Patrícia Navarro (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Raquel Pereira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): João Teixeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria João Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Monica Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe Dias (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Dora Fonseca (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Marta Teixeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Susana Carvalho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe Dias (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carolina Viceto (not a CESAM member)

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

Master (Co-supervisor): Patrícia Alegria (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Jorge Gonçalves (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Tiago Miguel da Costa Luna (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): David João da Silva Carvalho (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Susana Cardoso Pereira Firmino Vaz (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Susana M. das Neves Mendes (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): José M. Castanheira (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Carlos A. F. Marques (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Juan Gabriel de Almeida Ferreira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria João Melo Tavares de Carvalho (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): João Carlos Martins Teixeira (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Paulo de Melo Gonçalves (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Adérito Celso Félix Aramuge (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Monica Rodrigues (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Sílvia Antunes (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Paulo de Melo Gonçalves (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Paulo de Melo Gonçalves (ex-CESAM member)

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

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

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Martinho Marta Almeida (ex-CESAM member)

Contracting

Wind numerical forecasting for all national eolic farms. 4-daily forecast for 7 days. Contract between Instituto de Ambiente e Desenvolvimento (IDAD) and Rede Eléctrica Nacional (REN). Started: January 2007.


Numerical forecasts for wind, precipitation and solar radiation for mainland Portugal. To be used in the forecast of renewable energy production. Contrat with SMARTWATT (http://www.smartwatt.pt/). Beginning: 2009.

Research interests

Meteorology Atmosphere- ocean interaction Climatic variability Climate change Numerical modelling of the atmosphere - weather forecasting Wind energy production forecasting

CliM@UA - Group of Meteorology e Climatology


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