Curitiba, Brazil – South America
Alice Grimm is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. She is currently visiting at the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) at Columbia University, where she is conducting research on climate variability and the performance of climate models in Southern South America during El Niño and La Niña events. Dr. Grimm’s early training was in physics and geodetic sciences (Fed. Univ. of Paraná), and she has a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of São Paulo. Dr. Grimm’s research interests include diagnostic and modelling studies related to climate variability on several time scales. Her current research activities includes the assessment of the impacts of El Niño and La Niña events over the climate of Brazil and southern South America, and the detection and description of intraseasonal oscillations in precipitation and circulation over South America. Dr. Grimm is also studying the remote influence of tropical heat sources, through the generation and propagation of Rossby waves.