The Graduate Program in Meteorology was created in 1995 and accredited by CAPES with its current lines of research in 2000, beginning its activities in 2001. It received a grade of 3 in the last evaluation by CAPES (2010).
Area of Concentration
Lines of Research
1 – Climatology
Study of weather and climate variability through the atmospheric and oceanic temperature changes, which aims to understand the current and future characteristics of the climate of southern Brazil. Use of qualitative and/or quantitative modeling as tools to assess impacts of climatic events in the social, environmental and economic dimensions as well as support in the training process of the student.
2 – Mesoscale Meteorology
Develop studies on mesoscale systems that occur over the southern region of Brazil, South America and fluctuations of weather and/or climate models using data from satellites, radar and techniques of qualitative and/or quantitative modeling as a support tool in the process of the student's education.
3 – Microscale Meteorology
Study on the turbulence in the planetary boundary layer (PBL), derive and test turbulent diffusion coefficients for different PLCs, using models and techniques of qualitative and/or quantitative modeling to study the transport of pollutants in the PBL and its impacts on social, environmental and economic dimensions.
Courses – 1st semester
Physical Meteorology I (4 credits)
Physical Meteorology II (4 credits)
Advanced Dynamic Meteorology I (4 credits)
Supervised teaching (1 credit)
Thesis workshop I (4 credits)
Courses – 2nd semester
Statistics Applied to Meteorology and Climatology (4 credits)
Synoptic Meteorology (4 credits)
Seminars (2 credits)
Thesis workshop II (5 credits)
Physical Climatology (4 credits)
Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
Mesoscale Meteorology (4 credits)
Atmospheric Turbulence and Planetary Boundary Layer (4 credits)
Special Topics in Meteorology (4 credits)
André Nunes Becker – PhD in Meteorology (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil)
Cláudia Rejane Jacondino de Campos – PhD in Physics of the Atmosphere (Université Paul Sabatier, France)
Fabrício Pereira Harter – PhD in Applied Computing(Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil)
Gilberto Barbosa Diniz – PhD in Agronomy (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Guauber Lopes Marino – PhD in Meteorology (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil)
Jonas da Costa Carvalho – PhD in Meteorology (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Júlio Renato Quevedo Marques – PhD in Agronomy (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
Mateus da Silva Teixeira – PhD in Meteorology (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil)
Roseli Gueths Gomes – PhD in Atmospheric Physics (Université Paul Sabatier, France)
Daniela Buske – PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
João Baptista da Silva – PhD (Universidade Federal de Pelotas)
Yoshihiro Yamasaki – PhD in Physics (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Number of credits required
The academic periods are semiannual, beginning in March. Students must amount at least 27 credits and have 24 months to defend their thesis.