São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Atmospheric Aerosols: properties, measurements, modeling, and effects on climate and health

The SPSAS on Atmospheric Aerosols will offer theoretical classes, practical experimental activities, poster sessions and visits to research institutions. In all, there will be 82 hours of activities in 12 days. Participants will be exposed to the state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge in five major subject areas:

- Aerosol properties and measurements;
- Anthropogenic aerosols and their effects on health;
- Aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction;
- Remote sensing of aerosols; and
- Aerosols perturbations on climate, and modeling of their effects.

The practical classes on remote sensing instrumentation, measurements and analysis will be held outdoors in a field trip to a park of Sao Paulo. Participants will have the opportunity to perform measurements, calibrate sensors, study and model the properties of suspended particles in the atmosphere.

Poster sessions will allow participants to show their research. Posters will be on display throughout the school, allowing its discussion with all invited lecturers. The best posters will be awarded a special prize during the closing ceremony.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit research laboratories at USP, IPEN and CETESB, the environmental agency of Sao Paulo.

About 100 participants will be selected, and 80% will receive financial support for attending the school. The target audience is graduate students. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD courses), but senior undergraduate and early career scientists (up to 5yr from phd) are also welcome.

  • Institution

    Instituto de Física - IF / USP

  • Field of Knowledge


  • Academic Director

    Henrique de Melo Jorge Barbosa

  • Grant Number


  • Date

    2019-07-22 to 2019-08-02

  • Registration Deadline


  • Site


  • City

    São Paulo

  • Keywords

    Aerosols, Climate, Modeling, Health