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					CURRICULUM VITAE                                                               Aug/2012

Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho                                       179 Woods Hole Rd.
                                                              Falmouth, MA 02536 USA
                                            cell.:1 (617) 459 0799 ; acastanho@whrc.org


                                 Education / Awards


               Post doctoral Fellowship
The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, USA.
Period:        Jan 2010 to present
Advisor:       Michael T. Coe
Project:       The research is focused on the calibration, validation and application of
Dynamic Global Vegetation Model to better characterize interactions between
deforestation and climate in the Amazon Basin.
Grant: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

               Post doctoral Fellowship
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences- MIT, Cambridge, USA.
Center for Global Change Science
Period:        Aug 2005 to Aug 2008
Advisor:       Professor Ronald Prinn and Professor Luisa Molina
Project:       Looking to air pollution in mega cities from space: A proposal with high
precision and spatial resolution using remote sensing.
Award: Molina Fellowship in Environmental Science

               Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences
Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Group of Studies on Air Pollution
Period:        2000 - April 2005
Advisor:       Prof. Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto
Project:       Aerosol optical properties and a new methodology to retrieval of the
optical thickness using satellite over São Paulo.
Grant : FAPESP 99/12493-2

               Master Degree Studies in Applied Physics
Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Group of Studies on Air Pollution
Period:       1997-Sep/1999
Advisor:    Prof. Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto
Project:    Aerosol source apportinment in the urban area of São Paulo , Brazil.
Grant: FAPESP 97/00844-0

               Undergraduate - Bachelor Degree in Physics
Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Period:       1990-1996

               Undergraduate - Production Engineering
Department of Engineering, University Paulista– UNIP, Brazil
Period:       1989-1993


Undergraduate research projects
Department of Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Group of Studies on Air Pollution
Period:       January 1996 – December 1996
Advisor:      Prof. Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto
Project:      Analyses of individual aerosol particles from Amazonia using scanning
electron microscope.
Grant: FAPESP

Department of Experimental Physics, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo,
Brazil. – Crystallography Group
Period:        July 1995 – December 1995
Advisor:       Prof. Diomar R S Bittencourt
Project:       Analyses of low angle scattering of X Ray in Vitreo Coal sample.
Grant: CNPq


                                 Teaching Experience


Assistant Professor of the Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Period:        from February 2004 to June 2005.


                                      Publications


(2012) CASTANHO, A.D.A., M. COE, M. COSTA, Y. MALHI, D. GALBRAITH, C. QUESADA.
Accounting for spatial variation in vegetation properties improves simulations of Amazon
forest biomass and productivity in a global vegetation model. Biogeoscience, submitted.
(2012) GALBRAITH, D, Y. MALHI, A.D.A.CASTANHO, C. QUESADA, C.E. Doughty, Peh
KSH, K. Affum-Boe, S. Lewis, B. Sonke, O.L. Phillips, J. Lloyd and R.A. Fisher. The
residence time of woody biomass in tropical forests. Plant Ecology and Diversity, in
press.

(2009) MARTINS, J. V., P. ARTAXO, Y. J. KAUFMAN, A. D. CASTANHO, AND L. A. REMER.
Spectral absorption properties of aerosol particles from 350–2500nm. Geophys. Res.
Lett., 36, L13810, doi:10.1029/2009GL037435.

(2008) CASTANHO, A. D. A., V. MARTINS, P. ARTAXO. MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth
Retrievals with high spatial resolution over an Urban Area using the Critical
Reflectance, Journal of Geophysical Research,113, D02201,
doi:10.1029/2007JD008751.

 (2007) CASTANHO, A. D. A., R. PRINN, V. MARTINS, M. HEROLD, C. ICHOKU, L. T.
MOLINA. Analysis of Visible/SWIR surface reflectance ratios for aerosol retrievals from
satellite in Mexico City urban area. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, p. 5467-
5477.

(2006) CORREIA, A.L.; CASTANHO, A.D.A.; MARTINS, J.V.; LONGO, K.M.; YAMASOE,
M.A.; ARTAXO, P. INFERÊNCIA DE AEROSSÓIS. IN: RUDORFF, B.F.T.; SHIMABUKURO, Y.E.;
CEBALLOS, J.C. (Org.) O Sensor MODIS e suas Aplicações Ambientais no Brasil. São
José dos Campos: Bookimage, ISBN 85-8739329-4, p.297-314 (book chapter).

(2005) CASTANHO, A.D.A., J.V. MARTINS, P.V. HOBBS, P. ARTAXO, L. REMER , M.A.
YAMASOE. Chemical characterization of aerosols on the East Coast of the United States
using aircraft and ground based stations during the CLAMS Experiment. Journal of
Atmospheric Science, vol. 62, No. 4, p. 934-946.

(2005) PAPAYANNIS, A. , D. BALIS, V. AMIRIDIS, G. CHOURDAKIS, G. TSAKNAKIS, C.
ZEREFOS, A. D. A. CASTANHO, S. NICKOVIC, S. KAZADZIS, AND J. GRABOWSKI.
Measurements of Saharan dust aerosols over the Eastern Mediterranean using elastic
backscatter-Raman lidar, spectrophotometric and satellite observations in the frame of
the EARLINET project. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics., vol. 5, p. 2065–2079.

(2005) LANDULFO, E., A. PAPAYANNIS, A. Z. DE FREITAS, N. D. VIEIRA JUNIOR, R. F.
SOUZA, A. D. A. CASTANHO, P. ARTAXO, O. R. S´ANCHEZ-CCOYLLO, D. S. MOREIRA AND
M. P. M. P. JORGE. Tropospheric aerosol observations in Sao Paulo, Brazil using a
compact lidar system. International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 26, no. 13, p.
2797–2816.

(2003) LANDULFO, E., A. PAPAYANNIS, P. ARTAXO, A. D. A. CASTANHO, A. Z. DE
FREITAS, R. F. SOUZA, N. D. VIEIRA JUNIOR, M. P. M. P. JORGE, O. R. S´ANCHEZ-
CCOYLLO, E D. S. MOREIRA. Synergetic measurements of aerosols over São Paulo, Brazil
using LIDAR,sunphotometer and satellite data during the dry season. Atmospheric
Chemistry and Physics, vol. 3, p. 1523-1539.

(2002) CASTANHO, A.D.A., M.A.F.S DIAS, R. CAMARGO, P. S. DIAS, P. ARTAXO. A case
study of a blocking system and its influence over the increase of the air pollution in the
metropolitan área of São Paulo. In: XII Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia, Foz do
Iguaçu, vol. 1, p. 1558-1568.

(2001) CASTANHO, A.D.A, ARTAXO, P. São Paulo Aerosol Source Apportionment for
Wintertime and Summertime. Atmospheric Environment,vol 35, p. 4889 – 4902.

(1999) ARTAXO, P., CASTANHO, A.D.A., YAMASOE, M.A., MARTINS, J.V., LONGO, K.M.
Analysis of atmospheric aerosols by PIXE: the importance of real time and
complementary measurements. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research
– NIMB,B150, p.312-321.

(1998) ARTAXO, P., FERNANDES, T.E., MARTINS, J.V., YAMASOE, M.A., HOBBS, P.V.,
MAENHAUT, W., LONGO, K.M., CASTANHO, A.D.A. Large Scale Aerosol Source
Apportionment in Amazonia. Journal of Geophysical Research - Climate and Physics of
the atmosphere. vol.103, No. D24, p.31,837- 31,847.

(1998) ARTAXO, P., CASTANHO, A.D.A. Aerosol concentrations and source
apportionment in the urban area of São Paulo, Brazil. IAEA - International Atomic
Energy Agency, Technical Documents Series, February 1998.


                  Participations in Conferences and Meetings


EGU- European Geosciences Union General Assembly: Vienna, Austria, 03-08 April
     2011
    Poster Presentation: Response of simulated above ground biomass and net
      primary productivity in the Amazon to spatial and temporal variability in the
      physical environment.
Andrea D de Almeida Castanho, Michel T. Coe, Marcos Costa, Hewlley Acioly.

III Workshop INLAND – UFV Viçosa, MG, 23 - 25 February 2010
     Componente superficial do Modelo Brasileiro do Sistema Climático Global
Auditório do Departamento de Engenharia Agrícola.

AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, 10-14 December, 2007
    Oral Presentation: Evaluation of the use of high spatial resolution AOD retrievals
      from MODIS on air quality monitoring system in urban areas
Andrea D. de Almeida Castanho, L.Natali, R. Prinn, L. Molina, P. Artaxo, S. Mattoo, L.
Remer, M. Chin.
A-Train Lille Symposium: Lille, France, 22-25 October, 2007
    Oral Presentation: Potential use of high spatial resolution AOD retrieved from
      MODIS on air quality monitoring system in Mexico City.
Andrea D. de Almeida Castanho, Ronald G. Prinn, J. V. Martins and Luisa T. Molina.

XXVI MIT Global Change Forum: Cambridge, MA, 21-22 June, 2007

Yoram Kaufman Symposium on Aerosols, Clouds and Climate
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, May 30, 31, and June 1, 2007

AGU Joint Assembly: Acapulco, MX, 22-25 May, 2007
    Poster Presentation: Analyses of Mexico City Surfaces Properties Using MODIS
      and Sun-photometer Data During MCMA-2006/MILAGRO Campaign.
Andrea D. de Almeida Castanho, Ronald G. Prinn, Luisa T. Molina and J. V. Martins.

AGU Joint Assembly: Acapulco, MX, 22-25 May, 2007
    Poster Presentation:Comparison of Aerosol Optical Properties and High Spatial
      Resolution Retrievals with MODIS in Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Beijing Mega-
      cities.
Andrea D. de Almeida Castanho, Luisa T. Molina, Ronald G. Prinn, and Paulo Artaxo.

2nd MILAGRO Science Meeting: Mexico City, MX, May 15-18, 2007
    Poster Presentation: Analyses of Mexico City Surfaces Properties Using MODIS
      and Sun-photometer Data During MCMA-2006/MILAGRO Campaign.
Andrea D. de Almeida Castanho, Ronald G. Prinn, Luisa T. Molina and J.V. Martins.

1st MILAGRO Science Meeting: Boulder, CO, October 23-25, 2006
     Poster Presentation: Aerosol optical depth retrieval with MODIS data and
      comparison with Microtops II sun photometer network and CIMEL/AERONET
      during MILAGRO 2006 Campaign.
Andrea D. de Almeida Castanho, Ronald G. Prinn, J. V. Martins and Luisa T. Molina.

Join meeting of the Science Teams of MILAGRO (Megacity Initiative: Local and
Global Research Observations): Boulder, Colorado, October 24-28, 2005
Teams involved MIRAGE-Mex, MAXMex, and MCMA2006 and INTEX-B/IMPEX
        The meeting addressed goals, measurements, and timing for the major activities
(aircraft and ground-based), prototype flight plans for coordinated sampling, forecasting,
communications, data management, educational activities, and other logistic issues.

8th International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Conference :
Christchurch, New Zealand, 4-9 September 2004
    Oral Presentation: Aerosol optical depth is retrieved from MODIS reflectances
       with 1 km resolution over São Paulo urban área.
Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, Artaxo, P., Martins, J.V., Yamasoe, M.A.

XI Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia: Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, 4-9 August 2002
     Oral Presentation: A case study of a blocking system and its influence over the
      increase of the air pollution in the metropolitan área of São Paulo.
Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, Assunção Dias, R. Camargo , P. S. Dias, P. Artaxo.

AGU Spring Meeting :Washington DC, USA, 28-31 May 2002
    Poster Presentation: Chemical characterization of the aerosols during the CLAMS
       experiment using aircraft and ground based stations
Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, J. Vanderlei Martins, Paulo Artaxo, Peter V. Hobbs,
Lorraine Remer, Marcia Yamasoe, Artemio Plana-Fattori.

AGU Spring Meeting :Washington DC, USA, 28-31 May 2002
       Aerosol Characteristics during the CLAMS Experiment: in situ and Remote
Sensing Measurements
 Martins J.V., Remer L., Castanho, A.D.A, Kaufman, Y., Artaxo, P., Mattoo, S., Levy, R.,
Kleidman, R, Hobbs, P.V., Fattori, A.P., Yamasoe, M, Redemann, J

AGU Spring Meeting :Washington DC, USA, 28-31 May 2002
       Measurements of Absorbing Aerosols Using in Situ and Remote Sensing
Techniques
Martins, J. V.; Kaufman, Y.; Artaxo, P.; Castanho, A.D.A.; Yamasoe, M.; Remer, L.

9th International Conference on Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) and its
Analytical Applications, Guelph, Canada, June 8-12, 2001.
     Poster Presented by Paulo Artaxo: PIXE technique applied in ambient aerosol
       monitoring in the identification of sources of pollutants in different sites in the
       urban area of São Paulo city.
Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, Paulo Artaxo.

International Conference on Environmental Physics: Universidade de Brasília – UnB,
Brazil, 22-25 March 1999
    Poster Presentation: Aerosol Source Apportionment in the Urban Area of São
        Paulo
Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, Paulo Artaxo.

8th International Conference on PIXE and its analytical applications: Lund-
Switzerland, 14-18 June 1998
       Presented by Prof. Paulo Artaxo: Trace elements, organic and elemental carbon
in aerosols and trace gases in the urban area of São Paulo, Brazil
Andréa D. de Almeida Castanho, Paulo Artaxo.

7th International Conference on Quantitative Methods for the Enviromental
Sciences – ENVIROMETRICS: Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil: 22-26 July 1996.

LBA - The Large Scale Biosphere - Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia , Open
Meeting: São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil: 7-29 June, 1996.

				
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