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Katía Fernandes

Lecturer; Associate Research Scientist, Amazon Hydrometeorology and Climate Variability, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute

Work on Kátia Fernandes' thesis, “The Amazon hydrometeorology and climate in ERA40,” gave her the opportunity to explore climate variability and change, hydrometeorology, and extra-tropical and tropical climate interactions. At the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Fernandes is working with Walter Baethgen and Lisa Goddard in investigating and developing plausible scenarios of regional climate change over the Amazon, including changing seasonality for decadal to multi-decadal time horizons. These scenarios will be applied to examine the patterns of fire use, spread, control, and losses due to uncontrolled fires.


  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology