Luciana Pires

Luciana Pires

Engineer, Meteorologist and Researcher

Luciana Pires is devoted to science and to visions of a better world. She has a strong interest in the study and conservation of the Amazon and the Antarctic, as well as in the responsible generation of renewable energy. She currently is engaged in establishing collaborations between South American and African companies, universities, and governmental agencies with their counterparts in the UK and USA, focusing on the fluid mechanics aspects of wind and marine energy generation and distributed microgeneration of energy, to bring energy to the entire world, including remote and disadvantaged areas.

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- Education -

  • 2014 | Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hydro-environmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

    2011 | Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Laboratory for Environmental Physics, Center for Atmospheric Biogeosciences, University of Georgia, USA.

    2009 | Ph.D., Meteorology, Geophysical Fluid Mechanics, National Institute for Space Research, São José dos Campos, Brazil. Thesis: Estudo da Camada Limite Interna desenvolvida em falésias com aplicação para o Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara  [Study of the internal boundary layer downwind of coastal cliffs with application to the Brazilian Launching Center of Alcântara]

    2003 |  MSc., Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal area, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Thesis: Análise numérica dos efeitos da defasagem da abertura das válvulas de admissão em motores de combustão interna alternativos [Numerical analysis of the effects of intake valves opening phase shift in alternative internal combustion engines]

    2000 | BSc., Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Minas Gerais, Brazil, with a sanduich period developed at the Universitat Gesamthochschule Siegen, Germany. Thesis: Developed worked at MBR (currently VALE) as trainee in the hydraulics department

  • - COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION -

    2012 | English Second Language: Academic Writing (18h) - Georgia Institute of Technology.

    2012 |  English Second Language: Grammar Basics (18h) - Georgia Institute of Technology.

    2012 |  Accent Reduction: Continued (12h) - Emory University, USA.

    2012 |  Accent Reduction: American English Pronunciation (12h) - Emory University, USA.

    2010 |  A short course on atmospheric gravity waves (40h) - University of Georgia, UGA, USA.

    2008 |  Introduction to Weather Forecasting (6h) - National Institute for Space Research, INPE, Brazil.

    2008 |  First Brazilian Course of Electric Propulsion (54h) - National Institute for Space Research, INPE, Brazil.

    2006 |  Particle Image Velocimetry – PIV (20h) - Institute of Aeronautic and Space, IAE, Brazil.

    2005 |  Interpretation of Satellite Images (8h) - National Institute for Space Research, INPE, Brazil.

    2004 |  Incompressible Flow (45h) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG, Brazil.

    2004 |  Planetary Boundary Layer - Large Eddie Simulation and Micrometeorology (16h) - Federal University of Santa Maria, UFSM, Brazil.

    2004 |  Driving Systems Optimization (164h) - Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais, FIEMG, Brazil.

    2003 |  Origin of Turbulence (45h) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG, Brazil.

    2003 |  Acoustics (45h) - Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG, Brazil.

    2002 |  Hydrodynamic Instability and Transition to Turbulence (8h) - 9º Brazilian Conference of Engineering and Thermal Science, ENCIT, Brazil.

    1997 |  Sprachkurs Deutsch I und II (320h) - Universitat Gesamthochschule Siegen, U.G.S., Germany.

    1997 |  Introduction to Photoelasticity (10h) - Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Brazil.

    1997 |  Evolution of Materials for Tools (6h) - Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Brazil.

    1997 |  Compressed Air (8h) - Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Brazil.

    1997 |  Drive Mechanics (8h) - Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Brazil.

    1997 |  Computer Programming in Planning and Control (8h) - Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Brazil.

    1997 |  Technology of Bearings (8h) - Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ), Brazil.


    - AWARDS -


    wardss

    2011 | Awarded Best PhD Thesis 2010 in Geosciences from the government agency CAPES, in Brazil. [Premio CAPES de Tese - Edição 2010 / Geociências] .

    2010 | Doctoral Thesis indicated by the Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Research / National Institute for Space Research (CPTEC / INPE) to be its nominee for the national award CAPES 2010.

    2010 |Selected by the University of Georgia as Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, USA.

    2004 | PhD Fellowship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)) government agency, Brazil

    2001 | MSc Fellowship from the Brazilian Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)) government agency, Brazil

    1998 | First student selected for the cooperation program between Federal University of São Joao del Rei – Brasil and Universität – Gesamthochshule Siegen, Germany.

    1991 | Diplom of the merit honour for the school activities - Escola Santo Inácio de 1º e 2º Graus, Brazil.

    - LANGUAGES -

    languages

    Portuguese | Native
    English | Professional working proficiency
    Spanish | Professional working proficiency
    Italian | Basic
    German | Basic

- Employment -

  • 2015 – actual | LBMP Advisors and LBMP Energy, USA
    Founder and CEO

    2014 - actual | LBMP Energia, Brazil
    Founder and CEO
    Description: Research consultantcy working primarily in the mapping of geophysical flows in specific áreas, aimed to support the optimal positioning of airports, rocket launching sites, onshore and offshore wind farms, marine and river energy turbines, hotels, etc… using atmospheric / water turbulence as a main factor of decision.

    2014 – 2014 | Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG), Brazil
    Visiting Professor (1 month)
    Description: I taught Post-graduate (MSc and PhD) courses for the special topics “Interaction Atmosphere-Criosphere-Ocean” and “Atmospheric Boundary Layer” in the Geography and Engineering Departments; worked in the organization of the “Marine Energy Workshop” event and in the preparation of projects for grant submission. Currently, I am co-adviser of an group of students in their “work to conclude the undergraduate course in Engineering” related to Atmospheric Turbulent Structure over Complex Terrain and its application in the Generation of Wind Energy using bi and tri-dimensional LES programing, and adviser of Geography PhD students in the submission of articles related to the geospacial analysis of the tidal flows in the northeast region of Brazil, of the vegetation in the Amazon and of the melting of the ice in Antarctic, as a prerequisite of the “Interaction Atmosphere-Criosphere-Ocean” course.

    2013 – 2014 | Cardiff University, Wales, UK
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hydro-environmental Research Centre (HRC) and collaborator (1 year)
    Description: My postdoctoral project was focused on learning Large Eddy Simulations (LES), generation of turbulent inflow data and 3D analyses, and use of all these tools in a more accurate study of the Internal Boundary Layer for interactions between land and ocean, various topographies and generation of wind energy. I worked also to establish cooperative endeavors between Cardiff University and Brazilian Universities, government and institutions.

    2013 – 2013 | National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA
    Visiting scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Center for Climate Science, (3 months)
    Description: At the Center for Climate Science at JPL, I worked with observational data to help to analyze the performance of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory /NASA model of shallow convection parameterization in the Amazon region of Brazil. Micro radar, 3D sonic anemometer and radiosondes data in conjunction with sattelite images were analyzed. The results of this study were submitted to a Brazilian journal and they are under review. A second related article on the interior of the Amazon is being developed.

    2010 – 2012 | University of Georgia (UGA), USA
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Visiting scientist at Geography Department (3 years)
    Description: I was selected for a post-doctoral scholarship in the "Laboratory for Environmental Physics, Center for Atmospheric Biogeosciences ". As a researcher in the University of Georgia in the USA, my main work was to assist with supervision of graduate students, manage research projects, and develop grant applications in different areas and in cooperation with many other researchers in several Asian countries.

    2009 – 2009 |  Institute of Aeronautics and Space (IAE), Brazil
    Researcher (10 months)
    Description: In order to improve the accuracy of the measurements obtained in the wind tunnel used in my PhD project, this project aimed to analyze the Alcantara Space Center (ASC) region in a larger wind tunnel. The results were published in the 27th Aerodynamics Measurement Rechnology and Ground Testing Conference of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), in Chicago, 2010.

    2004 - 2009 | National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
    Doctoral Researcher (5 years)
    Description: In this project I worked on the problem of coastal cliff aerodynamics in the northeast of Brazil, analyzing the Internal Boundary Layer (IBL) with application for the Alcantara Space Center (ASC). In December 2011, the Agency for the Coordination and Support of Graduate Education of the Ministry of Education in Brazil CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) selected me for Best Thesis in Geosciences award. I also have published 8 articles in specialized journals related to this issue and currently have an additional article submitted to a high-impact journal. In addition, I have developed more than 20 publications in proceedings and conferences in various countries around the world. During my PhD program, I also helped in instruction of other MSc students in the wind tunnel laboratory, volunteered to support preparation of international conferences at our institute, as well as had provided support to the Antartic group in the analysis of atmospheric turbulence at the Brazilian scientific station (Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz (EACF)), located on the Keller Peninsula in the King George Island in the Antartic Continent and published these analyses in two proceedings in Landshut, Germany, 2006.

    2001 – 2003 | Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG), Brazil
    Master Researcher and Lecturer (2 years and 6 months)
    Description: Worked in the implementation of the "Characteristics Methods" program from Ferrari, in order to improve the performance of the internal combustion engines of the Fiat Palio line. My dissertation was presented at the University of Coimbra in Portugal, and together with a dissertation by my group describing related wind tunnel experiments, generated a book chapter published by SAE International in Detroit, Michigan, USA. As part of requirements for my MSc degree I also gave classroom and laboratory lectures in Fluid Mechanics in the Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering undergraduate courses.

    2000 – 2000 | Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas (Currently VALE), Brazil
    Traineeship in mechanical equipment maintenance and hydraulics (6 months)
    Description: Worked in Hydraulics department following the excavations of open-pit mining and the maintenance of equipment used in excavations. Helped develop presentations and projects to improve the department.

    2000 – 2000 | Mercedez-Benz do Brasil, Brazil
    Traineeship in Logistics (3 months)
    Description: Worked with the Logistics department of the automaker of Mercedez-Benz Class A, in Brazil.

    1997-1998 | Universitat Gesamthochschule Siegen and Maschinenfabrik Herkules, Germany
    Undergraduate student and traineeship (6 months)
    Description: First Brazilian student to be selected to go out of the country in the Graduate Abroad Sandwich program, I Attended to Fluid Mechanics and Thermodinamics classes and laboratories, I also realized a brief traineeship in the area of industrial maintenance in the company Maschinenfabrik Herkules in Siegen and I accomplished courses of German languages.

    1992-1992 | Escola Santo Inacio de 1 e 2 graus, Brazil
    Elementary School teacher (1 year)
    Description: As part of my prerequisites to become an Elementary School teacher, I taught 9 year-old children: Portuguese, Mathematics, History and Geography lessons during a year. In that period, I also taught in and was exposed to schools in the rural areas of Brazil and to children with special problems like Down’s syndrome and autism in special schools.

  • - TEACHING AND STUDENT GUIDANCE -

    A. CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY INSTRUCTION
    - Interaction Ocean - Atmosphere - Criosphere (Geography MSc and PhD Module @ Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2014)

    - Atmospheric Boundary Layer (Engineering MSc and PhD Module @ Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2014)

    - Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Class @ Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2002)

    - Fluid Mechanics (Mechatronic Engineering Undergraduate Class @ Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2002)

    - Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics (Mechanical Enginnering Undergraduate Class @ Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2002)

    - Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics (Mechatronic Enginnering Undergraduate Class @ Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, 2002)

    B. INDIVIDUAL STUDENT GUIDANCE

    - P. Sartori (PhD, 2012-). Co-adviser on Research Project: “Numerical study of the influence of coastal cliffs in the generation of wind energy” (University of Sao Paulo - Brazil).

    - B. R. de Brito, T.A. Teles and V.H.F. Callejas (BSc. Engineering Thesis, 2015) Co-adviser on the Research Project: “The Atmospheric Turbulent Structure over complex terrain and its application in the generation of wind energy” (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – Brazil).

    - Lacerda, E. G. (PhD. Geography, 2014-). Lecturer and adviser in the “Interaction Atmosphere-Criosphere-Ocean” course Project: “Global Climate Change Consequences Changing the Middle Sea Level in the Brazilian Coast: Impacts on Ceará State” (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – Brazil).

    - Alves, M. A. S. (PhD. Geography, Treatment of Space Information, 2014-). Lecturer and adviser in the “Interaction Atmosphere-Criosphere-Ocean” course Project: “The relationship between the Antarctic and Climate Change: interaction between the icy continent and Brazil” (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – Brazil).

    - Rodrigues, B. D. (PhD. Geography, 2014-). Lecturer and adviser in the “Interaction Atmosphere-Criosphere-Ocean” course Project: “Mapping extension of glaciers in the Cordillera Oriental, Bolivia via Satellite Images Using Landsat 5 - 1990 to 2010 - An Exploratory Analysis” (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais – Brazil).

  • - PROFESSIONAL SERVICE -

    A. MEMBERSHIPS IN SCHOLARLY SOCIETIES - Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD/UNESCO) - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Brazilian Society of Meteorology (SBMET) - American Geophysical Union (AGU) - European Geosciences Union (EGU) - American Energy Society (AES) - International Association of Hydraulic Research (IAHR) - Conselho Regional de Engenharia e Agronomia de Minas Gerais – Brazil (CREA) B. EDITORAL SERVICES TO SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS 1| Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management (Articles reviser) 2| Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia [Brazilian Meteorology Journal] (Articles reviser) 3| “HKIE Transactions” [The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers] (Article reviser) 4| 8º Congreso Iberoamericano de Ingeniería Mecânica (CIBIM8) (Reviser of technician articles). C. PANEL REVIEW - Jovem Pesquisador (Young Researcher Award), October 2014, Brazilian Foundation of Research for the Scientific and Technological Development of the Maranhão State (Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa e ao Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico do Maranhão (FAPEMA)).

  • - EVENTS ORGANIZATION -

    1| Pires, L. B. M., Stoesser, T., Hanriot, S. M., Brasil, C., Energia Marinha Renovavel no Brasil – Desafios e Oportunidades [Renewable Marine Energy in Brazil - Challenges and Opportunities Workshop].
    Auditorium of the Museum of Natural Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which was held on 26th and 27th of May, 2014.

    2| Nobre, C. et al, Pires, L. B. M. (Volunteer), IPCC WGII Co-Sponsored Meeting: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
    National Institute for Space Research, São José dos Campos, Brazil, which was held on 4 th to 6 th of November, 2009.

Skills

Macintosh
Windows
Linux
Unix
Fortran
Matlab
Tecplot
CFD (DNS & LES)

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TALKS

A. INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS - Aplicações da Geofísica na Engenharia…

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A. INVITED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

– Aplicações da Geofísica na Engenharia [Application of Geophysics in Engineering], Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, March, 2015

– Geração de Energia Renovavel através de Turbinas Hidrocineticas [Renewable Energy Generation through Hydrokinetic Turbines], Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, September, 2014

– O Futuro da Energia Renovável através do Uso de Correntes de Água [The Future of Renewable Energy through the use of Water Currents], Latin American University , Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, September, 2014

– Energias Marinhas Renováveis e seus Desafios no Brasil [Marine Renewable Energy and its Challenges in Brazil], Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil, September, 2014

– Energias Marinhas Renováveis e a Microgeração de Energia em rios [Marine Renewable Energy and the Microgeneration of Energy in Rivers], State Environmental Foundation (FEAM), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June, 2014

– Tidal Energy in UK, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, May, 2014

– Study of the Internal Boundary Layer Developed over Coastal Cliffs, Cardiff University, February, 2014

– Pires, L.B.M, 2013. Main developed projects in the past 10 years, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, February, 2013

– Análise da camada limite e da turbulência no Centro de Lançamento de Foguetes de Alcântara através de simulações numéricas e túnel de vento [Analysis of the boundary layer and turbulence in the Center of the Alcantara Launch Rocket through numerical simulations and wind tunnel], Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, May, 2009

– Análise da camada limite e da turbulência no Centro de Lançamento de Foguetes de Alcântara [Analysis of the boundary layer and turbulence in the Center of the Alcantara Launch Rocket], Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil, May, 2009

B.  CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

– Determinacao da Camada Limite Interna e a vorticidade a jusante de falesias [Determination of the Internal Boundary Layer and vorticity donwind of coastal cliffs]. In: XV Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008

– Internal Boundary Layer Structure at the Alcantara Space Center Facilities. In: IUGG – XXIV General Assembly, Perugia, Italy, 2007

– Estudo da Turbulência e Técnicas de Medição [Study of Turbulence and Measurement Techniques]. In: VII Encontro dos Alunos da Pos-Graduação em Meteorologia do INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil 2007

– A Influencia da Altura da Camada Limite Oceanica no Centro de Lancamentos de Alcantara [The influence of the height of the Oceanic Boundary Layer at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: 8o Congresso Ibero-Americano de Engenharia Mecânica, 2007, Cusco, Peru, 2007

– Vento na Transicao entre as Superficies Oceanicas e Litoranea no Centro de Lancamentos de Alcantara (CLA) [Winds at the transition region between the oceanic and coastal surfaces at the Alcântara Launching Center (CLA)]. In: 5a Escola de Primavera de Transição e Turbulência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2006

– Desenvolvimento da Camada Limite Interna no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara [Development of the Internal Boundary Layer at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia, Florianópolis, Brazil, 2006

– Turbulence Characterization and Seasonal comparison at the Com.FerrazAntarctic Station from 2003 to 2004. In: Second THORPEX International Science Symposium (STISS), Landshut, Germany, 2006

– Ventos da Camada Limite Superficial no Centro de Lancamento de Alcantara [Sufarce boundary layer winds at the Alcântara Launching Center (CLA)]. Ciência e Natura, Santa Maria, Brazil, 2005

– Efeitos da Defasagem de Abertura das Valvulas de Admissão na Eficiência Volumétrica de Motores [Effects of intake valves opening phase shift on the volumetric efficience of engines]. In: VI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Engenharia Mecânica, Coimbra, Portugal, 2003

– Analise do Escoamento Fluidodinamico em Condutos de Admissao na Presenca de Camaras Ressonantes [Analysis of the fluid dynamics of admission conduits with resonating chambers]. In: VI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Engenharia Mecânica, Coimbra, Portugal, 2003

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Scholarly Accomplishments

A. PUBLISHED BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS 1) Pereira, L.V.M., Pires,…

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A. PUBLISHED BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

1) Pereira, L.V.M., Pires, L.B.M., Pinto, A.A., Hanriot, S.M., and Sodre, J.R. (2004). Effects of intake valves phase shift on engine air charge. In: SAE International. (Org.) New Powertrain Systems and Components (SP-1902), Detroit: Warrendale, PA.

B. ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

2) Sartori, P., Souza, L.F., Pires, L.B.M., and Stoesser, T. (in preparation). Numerical study to determine the optimum wind farm location on the coastal cliffs of northeastern Brazil. Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics.

3)  Rossato, L., Piles, M., Sugawara, L. M., and Pires, L.B.M. (in preparation). Impact assessment of soil moisture on agriculture income of the Brazilian semiarid region. Geophysical Research Letters.

4)  Pires, L.B.M., Suselj, K., Rossato, L., and Teixeira, J. (submitted). Analyses of shallow convection over the Amazon coastal region using satellite images, observations and modeling. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia.

5)  Pires, L.B.M., Fisch, G., Gielow, R., Souza, L.F., Avelar, A.C., De Paula, I.B., and Girardi, R. (2015). A Study of the Internal Boundary Layer and turbulence generated at the Alcântara Space Center. American Journal of Environmental Engineering, 5, 52-64.

6)  Durden, D. J., Nappo, C. J., Leclerc, M. Y., Duarte, H. F., Zhang, G., Pires, L. B. M., Parker, M. J., and Kurzeja, R. J. (2013). On the Impact of Atmospheric Waves on Fluxes and Turbulence Statistics during Nighttime Conditions: A Case Study, Biogeosciences Discussion (Online), 10, 5149-5173.

7)  Pires, L.B.M., De Paula, I.B., Fisch, G., Gielow, R., and Girardi, R. (2013). Simulations of atmospheric boundary layer in a wind tunnel with short test sections. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, 5, 305-314.

8)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2011). Numerical study of the atmospheric flow over coastal cliff. Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids. 67, 599-608.

9)  Pires, L.B.M. (2010). Study of the internal boundary layer downwind of coastal cliffs with application to the Brazilian Launching Center of Alcântara. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. 2, 111-111.

10)  Pires, L.B.M., Roballo, S.T., Fisch, G., Avelar, A.C., Girardi, R.M., and Gielow, R. (2010). Atmospheric flow measurements using the PIV and HWA techniques. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. 2, 127-136.

11)  Pires, L.B.M., Roballo, S. T., Fisch, G., Avelar, A.C., Souza, L.F., Girardi, R., and Gielow, R. (2009). Study about turbulence, wind profiles, roughness and Internal Boundary ant the Alcântara Launching Center Layer. Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. 01, 91-98.

12)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2009). La influencia de la altura de la capa límite oceánica en el Centro de Lanzamientos de Alcântara [The influence of the height of the Oceanic Boundary Layer at the Alcântara Launching Center]. Informcion Tecnologica, Chile. 20, 119-128.

13)  Pires, L.B.M., Fisch, G., Avelar, A.C., Gielow, R., and Girardi, R. (2009). Análise do escoamento sobre falésias realizado com Velocimetria por Imagem de Partículas [Anlysis of flow downwind coastal cliffs using Particle Image Velocimetry]. Ciência e Natura, Santa Maria, Brazil. Nov/2009, 161-164.

14)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Impacto da altura das falésias na geração de turbulência [Impact of coastal cliffs on the generation of turbulence]. Ciência e Natura, Santa Maria, Brazil, Dez/2007, 319-324.

15)  Pires, L.B.M., and Fisch, G. (2005). Ventos da camada limite superficial no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara (CLA) [Sufarce boundary layer winds at the Alcântara Launching Center (CLA)]. Ciência e Natura, Santa Maria, Brazil. Dez/05, 213-216.

C. PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

16)  Sartori, P., Pires, L.B.M., and Souza, L. (2011). Estudo Numerico da influencia de Falesias na Geracao de Energia Eolica [Numerical Study of coastal cliff influence in the wind energy generation]. In: Energy Wind Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

17)  Pires, L.B.M., Roballo, S.T., Fisch, G., Gielow, R., Avelar, A.C., and Girardi, R. (2011). Estudo da dispersao horizontal e vertical do escoamento atmosferico no Centro de Lancamento de Alcantara [Horizontal and vertical dispersion study of the atmospheric flow at the Alcantara Launching Center]. In: Energy Wind Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

18)  Nappo, C.J., Leclerc, M.Y., Duarte, H.F., Pingintha, N., Durden, D., Zhang, G., Pires, L.B.M., Parker, M., and Kurzeja, R. (2010). Wave-modified turbulence fluxes above and below a forest canopy in the stable boundary layer. In: 19th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Keystone, USA.

19)  Pires, L.B.M., Avelar, A.C., and Fisch, G. (2010). Simulations of atmospheric boundary layer in a closed circuit wind tunnel with short test section. In: 2st AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments, Chicago, USA.

20)  Fisch, G., Avelar, A.C., Pires, L.B.M., Gielow, R., Girardi, R.M., and Souza, L.F. (2010). The internal boundary layer at the Brazilian Space Center: observations, wind tunnel experiments and numeric simulations. In: The 5th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2010), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

21)  Fisch, G., Avelar, A.C., Pires, L.B.M., Gielow, R., Girardi, R.M., and Souza, L.F. (2009). A study of the internal boundary layer and turbulence generated at the Alcantara Launching Center, Brazil. In: 19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Amesterda, Netherlands.

22)  Pires, L.B.M., Avelar, A.C., Fisch, G., Souza, L.F., Girardi, R.M., and Gielow, R. (2009). Analysis of the ocean boundary layer influence on the mobile tower integration at the Alcantara Space Center. In: 1st AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments, Texas, USA.

23)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2008). Determinação da Camada Limite Interna e a vorticidade a jusante de falésias [Determination of the Internal Boundary Layer and vorticity donwind of coastal cliffs]. In: XV Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia, São Paulo, Brazil.

24)  Pires, L.B.M., Avelar, A.C., Girardi, R.M., and Fisch, G. (2008). Experimentos em túnel de vento da camada limite internal no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara [Experiments of the Internal Boundary Layer in wind tunnel at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: Escola de Primavera de Transição e Turbulência, São Carlos, Brazil.

25)  Pires, L.B.M., Roballo, S., Fisch, G., Avelar, A.C., Girardi, R.M., and Gielow, R. (2008). Análise do escoamento no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara através de dados obtidos com anemometria a fio quente e PIV [Analisys of the flow in the Alcantara Launching Center using PIV and Hot Wire Anemometer Techniques]. In: 1 Congreso Latinoamericano de Ingeniería del Viento, Montevidéu, Uruguay.

26)  Pires, L.B.M., Paula, I., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2008). Simulação da Camada Limite Atmosférica em túnel de vento com seção de teste curta [Simulantion of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer in wind tunnel with short sections]. In: 1 Congreso Latinoamericano de Ingeniería del Viento, Montevidéu, Uruguay.

27)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Análise da Camada Limite Interna gerada sobre uma falésia para diferentes Números de Reynolds [Analisys, for different Reynolds numbers, of the Internal Boundary Layer generated downwind of a coastal cliff]. In: V Workshop Brasileiro de Micrometeorologia, Santa Maria, Brazil.

28)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Estudo teórico do desenvolvimento da Camada Limite Interna sobre o Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara [Theoretical study of the development of an Internal Boundary Layer at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: V Workshop Brasileiro de Micrometeorologia, Santa Maria, Brazil.

29)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). A influência da altura da Camada Limite Oceânica no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara [The influence of the height of the Oceanic Boundary Layer at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: 8o Congresso Ibero-Americano de Engenharia Mecânica, 2007, Cusco, Peru.

30)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Numerical simulation of the Internal Boundary Layer at the Launching Center of Alcântara – CLA. In: 19th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering, Brazilia, Brazil.

31)  Pires, L.B.M., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2006). Vento na transição entre as superfícies oceânica e litorânea no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara (CLA) [Winds at the transition region between the oceanic and coastal surfaces at the Alcântara Launching Center (CLA)]. In: 5a Escola de Primavera de Transição e Turbulência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

32)  Pires, L.B.M., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2006). Desenvolvimento da Camada Limite Interna no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara [Development of the Internal Boundary Layer at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia, Florianópolis, Brazil.

33)  Pires, L.B.M., Aquino, F.E., Romao, M., Vasques, A.C., and Setzer, A. (2006). Wind turbulence characteristics and seasonal comparison at the Com. Ferraz Antarctic Station from 2003 to 2004. In: Second THORPEX International Science Symposium (STISS), Landshut, Germany.

34)  Aquino, F.E., Pires, L.B.M., Romao, M., Vasques, A.C., and Setzer, A. (2006). Turbulence: an important factor for flight operations at the Com. Ferraz Antarctic Station. In: Second THORPEX International Science Symposium (STISS), Landshut, Germany.

35)  Tavares, P.S., Souza, J.L., Silva, P.R. T., Vasques, A.C., and Pires, L.B.M. (2005). Estimativa da radiação fotossinteticamente ativa (PAR) para a região de Maceió, Alagoas [Estimation of the photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) for the Maceió, Alagoas region]. In: XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Agrometeorologia, Campinas, Brazil.

36)  Hanriot, S.M., Sodre, J.R., Pires, L.B.M., Pereira, L.V.M., and Pinto, A.A. (2004). Efeitos da defasagem de abertura das válvulas de admissão na carga de ar induzida em um motor de combustão interna [Effects of intake valves opening phase shift on the air charge induced on an internal combustion engine]. In: XIII International Mobility Technology Conference and Exhibit, São Paulo, Brazil.

37)  Pereira, L.V.M., Pires, L.B.M., Pinto, A.A., Hanriot, S M., and Sodre, J.R. (2004). Effects of intake valves phase shift on engine air charge. In: 2004 SAE Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & Exhibition, Tampa, USA.

38)  Guimaraes, L.M., Russi, G.G.P., Pires, L.B.M., Hanriot, S.M., and Sodre, J.R. (2003). Análise do escoamento fluidodinâmico em condutos de admissão na presença de câmaras ressonantes [Analysis of the fluid dynamics of admission conduits with resonating chambers]. In: VI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Engenharia Mecânica, Coimbra, Portugal.

39)  Guimaraes, L M., Russi, G.G.P., Pires, L.B.M., Hanriot, S.M., and Sodre, J.R. (2003). Effects of insertion of resonating chambers in the intake system of internal combustion engines on the air charge. In: Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Mecância, São Paulo, Brazil.

40)  Pires, L.B.M., Pereira, L.V.M., Hanriot, S.M., and Guimaraes, L.M. (2003). Efeitos da defasagem de abertura das válvulas de admissão na eficiência volumétrica de motores. [Effects of intake valves opening phase shift on the volumetric efficience of engines]. In: VI Congresso Ibero-Americano de Engenharia Mecânica, Coimbra, Portugal.

D. PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

41)  Rossato, L., and Pires, L. B. M., (submitted). Evalution of Soil Moisture and Palmer Drought Severity Index in Brazil. In: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December, 2015, USA.

42)  Lacerda, E. G., and Pires, L. B. M., (submitted). Global Climate Change Consequences Changing the Middle Sea Level in the Brazilian Coast: Impacts on Ceará State. In: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December, 2015, USA.

43)  Sartori, P., Souza, L. F., Pires, L. B. M., and Stoesser, T. (2014). High-Order Boundary Layer Code Verification with MMS. In: ASME Verification and Validation Symposium, V&V 2014 ASME, Las Vegas, Nevada, 50-51.

44)  Leclerc, M.Y., Duarte, H.F., Durden, D., Zhang, G., Pires, L.B.M., Nappo, C., Parker, M., Kurzeja, R., and Werth, D. (2011). Insights on Atmosphere-Terrestrial Carbon Exchange From an AmeriFlux Site in the Southeast US. In: 2011 AmeriFlux Science Meeting & 3rd NACP All-Investigators Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

45)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Internal Boundary Layer structure at the Alcantara Space Center Facilities. In: IUGG – XXIV General Assembly, Perugia, Italy.

46)  Pires, L.B.M., Souza, L.F., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Influência das falésias na formação da Camada Limite Interna [Influence of coastal cliffs on the formation of an Internal Boundary Layer]. In: VII Encontro dos Alunos da Pos-Graduação em Meteorologia do INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

47)  Pires, L.B.M., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Caracterização do vento no Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara [Characterization of the wind at the Alcântara Launching Center]. In: VII Encontro dos Alunos da Pos-Graduação em Meteorologia do INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

48)  Pires, L.B.M., Aquino, F.E., Romao, M., Vasques, A.C., and Setzer, A. (2007). Estudo da turbulência na Antártica [Study of turbulence in the Antarctic]. In: VII Encontro dos Alunos da Pos-Graduação em Meteorologia do INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

49)  Pires, L.B.M., Fisch, G., and Gielow, R. (2007). Simulações atmosféricas em túneis de vento [Atmospheric simulations in wind tunnels]. In: VII Encontro dos Alunos da Pos- Graduação em Meteorologia do INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

E. OTHER PUBLICATIONS

50) Lobo, A. R., Dias, I. A. C., Mota, J. C., Pires, L.B.M., and Filho, W. P. B. (2015). Declaracao de Belo Horizonte 2014 – Desenvolvimento das Energias Renovaveis em Minas Gerais e no Brasil – Metas e Diretrizes [Statement of Belo Horizonte in 2014 – Development of Renewable Energy in Minas Gerais and Brazil – Goals and Guidelines], Fundação Estadual do Meio Ambiente (FEAM), Governo de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

 

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