Ilana Wainer earned her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1992. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Physical Oceanography, at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Wainers research focuses on physical oceanography effects on climate and modeling these effects. Specifically, she has worked on current and paleoclimate of the southeastern Brazilian shelf, Antarctic sea ice, effects of tropical &#10;variability on the North Atlantic Oscillation, and representation of Southern Ocean processes (subduction, glacial cycles, precipitation, ocean-atmosphere interactions) in global climate models. More recently she has been working in translating the large-scale climate information into local actionable science for the Southwest Atlantic coastal region. Wainer has served on the international steering committees of many national and international steering committees for climate and ocean observation programs. She serves on the SCOR Executive Committee as a vice-president.
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