Camila Lopes

Camila Lopes

PhD Candidate

IAG-USP

My name is Camila da Cunha Lopes and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo. My research interests are thunderstorms formation and life cycle in Brazil, which includes cloud microphysics, electification and remote sensing of the atmosphere. Some specific topics I study are: storm tracking with weather radars, hailfall features with hailpad data, 3D wind retrieval using Dual and Multi-Doppler, etc.

For my research, I use R and Python programming languages, using several packages for data analysis and visualization, as well as packages developed for meteorological data such as MetPy and Py-ART. For example, the soschuva_hail repository contains the scripts I developed for my Masters dissertation, using radar, lightning, hailpad, reanalysis and satellite data.

Interests

  • Cloud Microphysics
  • Cloud Electrification
  • Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

Education

  • PhD in Meteorology, 2019 - Present

    Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG-USP)

  • MSc in Meteorology, 2017 - 2019

    Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG-USP)

  • BSc in Meteorology, 2012 - 2017

    Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG-USP)

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