He holds a BS in Meteorology from the University of São Paulo (1980), a Masters in Meteorology from the National Institute of Space Research (1984), a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Maryland (1993) and a postdoctoral degree from Columbia University (1999). In 2017, received the title of Honorary Hydrographer, granted by the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation - DHN of the Brazilian Navy. He is currently a CNPq Productivity Fellow level 1D, researcher at the National Institute for Space Research, responsible for the CPTEC Earth System Modeling Group and Coordinator for the development of the Brazilian Terrestrial System Model - BESM; - Reviewer of the Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics and Nature, and member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the PIRATA Project. Has experience in the area of Geosciences, with emphasis on Meteorology and Oceanography, acting mainly on the following themes: coupled ocean-cryosphere-biosphere-atmosphere modeling; oceanography of the Tropical Atlantic; sea ice; seasonal climatic predictability and global climate change.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)