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Estudantes da Oxford University terminaram ontem (20/08) intercâmbio no CCST/ INPE de Cachoeira Paulista

Estudantes da Oxford University terminaram ontem (20/08) intercâmbio no CCST/ INPE de Cachoeira Paulista
O Intercâmbio de estágio durou 7 semanas e foi completado no Programa “Análise de Cenários de Paleo-Climas e Clima do Futuro Gerados por Modelos Climáticos” no CCST/Cachoeira Paulista.


O Oxford University Internship Programme (OUIP 2015) é um Programa de Estágios oferecido pela Universidade de Oxford (UK) para acesso exclusivo de seus alunos durante o verão europeu – há centenas de oportunidades em empresas multinacionais, ONGs, instituições de pesquisa de ponta e muitas outras organizações.


O CCST/INPE participa desse programa como instituição receptora, e acolheu em 2015 três alunos – dois em Cachoeira Paulista e um em São José dos Campos.


Charlotte Dormon e Jacob Morgan (fotos em anexo), estudantes do último ano no grau de Mestre em Ciências da Terra, passaram 7 semanas em Cachoeira Paulista, e já finalizaram o estágio no dia 20/08. Trabalharam com o Grupo de Interação Superfície-Biosfera-Atmosfera sob a orientação dos Drs. Gilvan Sampaio e Manoel Cardoso e da Bióloga Maksic´ Jelena (bolsista do Grupo) entre outros do grupo. Já Gemma Wardle, deverá chegar no início de setembro, permanecendo por um mês no CCST de São José dos Campos para trabalhar com os Drs Jean Ometto, Ana Paula Aguiar e Pedro Andrade.


Isabel Gnaccarini, jornalista e bolsista do CCST/INPE (SJC)
Viviane Algarve, pesquisadora/tecnologista do CCST/INPE (Cachoeira Paulista)




Leiam abaixo o resumo e a importância do trabalho que os dois estudantes (fotos em anexo) desenvolveram, para sua formação e a experiência deles aqui no Brasil.

In our time at INPE, we began by researching climate models and the motivations for projects such as CMIP and PMIP. We discovered more about how the modelling community is working together to solve problems associated with the reconstruction of past climate and to better simulate the future.

Looking specifically in the last millennium (850-1850 CE), we read papers to find out what is already known from climate proxies regarding the Medieval Climate Anomaly and the Little Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere, in particular for South America. Using data from five climate models, we looked for evidence of regional change in temperature and precipitation anomalies using the software GrADS.

Upon studying the boundary conditions of the individual models, we attempted to understand the differences between the simulations, and investigated time periods that deviated strongly from the normal trend of the data.

We presented our findings in a lecture at the end of the internship.

We have gained useful skills in programming and understanding more about the climate models themselves. Our degree at Oxford mainly focusses on other aspects of palaeoclimatology so this has been an enjoyable change, and will be useful for us next year in our Masters projects.

We have greatly enjoyed working here among some of the best climate scientists in Brazil. Our research has been a valuable opportunity to study climatology, with an emphasis on an area of the world that we do not usually study in such detail.



Outside of INPE, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Brazil and will take back so many new positive experiences and happy memories. We have been overwhelmed with how welcoming and friendly the people have been, and how enthusiastic they are to show us the things that they enjoy most in their country. We particularly enjoyed tasting Açai for the first time with our friends Jelena and Dragon, and visiting the bustling market in Cachoeira Paulista with them on Friday mornings before work. We very much look forward to coming back again soon, and will endeavour to practice our Portuguese as much as possible when back in England. ”