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David Carvalho, Research Scientist

David Carvalho

CONTACT INFO




Phone: 1 (301) 286-9258
Email: david.dasilvacarvalho@nasa.gov
Personal Url: http://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/david.dasilvacarvalho

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Renewable energies (wind, solar): simulation, forecast and production assessment of wind / solar energy. Mapping and estimates of wind / solar resource production. Optimization, research and operational use of mesoscale, microscale and CFD models. Measured wind data assimilation in mesoscale simulations.

Meteorology / oceanography: Weather simulation and forecast, climatic / weather events simulation with mesoscale meteorological models. Coastal and ocean tides modeling. Assimilation of measured data.


Climate change: impact of climate changes in the future climate, weather patterns and air quality (short, medium and long term). Analysis of IPCC future climate projections, interpretation and use of data from global climate projections (CMIP3, CMIP5, ENSEMBLES, CORDEX and EURO-CORDEX). Impact of climate change on renewable energies. Dynamic downscalling of global climate projections for regional, local and urban scales with mesoscale, urban and local scale models.


Satellites: research of ocean wind data from satellite instruments (QuikSCAT, ASCAT, OSCAT, RapidSCAT, etc.). Assimilation of satellite wind data in mesoscale numerical wind simulations.


Urban / local scale modeling: simulation, forecast and air quality assessment in urban/local areas. Optimization, research and operational use of mesoscale, microscale and CFD urban models.

OSSE (Observational System Simulation Experiments) wind data assimilation.

BIOGRAPHY

Education:

2014 – Doctorate (PhD.) In Physics (MAP-Fis Doctoral Programme, sub-area of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography) by Aveiro University, Portugal. Thesis title: Wind energy resource modelling in Portugal and its future large-scale alteration due to anthropogenic induced climate changes.

2009 – Master (MSc.) in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography by Aveiro University, , Portugal.. Thesis title: Optimization of the numerical weather prediction model WRF in the context of the modelling and prediction of wind power production.

2008 – Degree in Environmental Engineering by Aveiro University, Portugal.

2007 – Degree in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography by Aveiro University, Portugal.

Career:

01/2016-Present: Research Scientist at NASA GMAO (Global Modeling and Assimilation office) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

04/2015-12/2015 Post Doctoral fellow in the the Group of Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change (GEMAC), integrated into the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) in the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in the project “CLICURB - Urban Atmospheric Quality, Climate Change and Resilience”.

03/2011-12/2014: PhD fellow in Aveiro University Physics Department, with the work plan entitled “Wind energy resource modelling in Portugal and its future large-scale alteration due to anthropogenic induced climate changes”.

06/2008-02/2011: Project manager in INEGI – Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, University of Porto. Areas: research in wind power and wind prediction; weather and wind prediction using mesoscale (WRF) and microscale (WAsP) models; planning, performance and maintenance of wind farms; data assimilation and management; interaction with clients and investors in the wind power field.