Dr. Jose A. Marengo holds bachelors degrees in physics and meteorology from the Universidad Nacional Agraria in Lima, Peru (1981), a master’s degree in engineering of water and land resources from the Universidad Nacional Agraria (1987) and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (1991). Dr. Marengo did his post-doctoral work at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Columbia University and Florida State University. He is currently a senior scientist at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), where he is coordinator of the Group of Studies and Research on Climate Change and head of the natural science division in the new Earth System Science Center (CCST) at INPE. He is also a professor in INPE’s graduate program and is a member of several international panels: IPCC, VAMOS-CLIVAR, GWSP, and is a member of several working groups on climate change in Brazil and abroad.
He is also consultant in climate change issues and integrated assessments and serves as an ad hoc consultant to agencies for funding and review of scientific journals, national and international funding agencies. He is the author of several articles, book chapters, books, technical reports and conference proceedings. Dr. Marengo currently participates in several research projects with Brazilian, English, French, Japanese and American and Latin American institutions, and is active member in various boards involved in climate and hydrology, and global climate change. He has extensive experience in geoscience, with emphasis on Meteorology, working mainly on issues in the Amazon, northeast Brazil, climate change, and climate modeling.