|Prof Patricia Krecl|
|Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul|
Prof Krecl graduated in Meteorology (Universidad de la República, Uruguay, 2000), and earned her MSc (Meteorology, 2001) and PhD (Applied Environmental Sciences, 2008) degrees from Stockholm University (Sweden). She worked as a Postdoc scholar at University of Leeds (UK, 2008-2009) and State University of Londrina (Brazil, 2010). Now she is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the Hydraulic Research Institute – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
The main research areas include the physico-chemical characterization of atmospheric pollutants in different environments (street canyon, highways, urban background stations, rural, and sites impacted by residential wood combustion emissions) with special interest in black carbon, identification and source apportionment of emission sources, and application of atmospheric models in air quality studies.
Her research techniques comprise the use of particle counters, gas analysers, thermo-optical analysers for aerosol EC and OC contents, and black carbon mass loadings based on aerosol optical absorption.
Observation and modeling of the dispersion of pollutants from vehicular emissions in Porto Alegre (Brazil).
Atmospheric aerosol characterisation and impact on urban and rural environments in Sweden
Targino, A. C., Krecl, P., Coraiola, G. C. Effects of the atmospheric circulation on the onset and strength of urban heat islands. Submitted to Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 2013.
Targino, A. C., Krecl, P., Johansson, C., Swietlicki, E., Massling, A., Coraiola, G., C. and Lihavainen, H. Deterioration of air quality across Sweden due to transboundary agricultural burning emissions. Boreal Environment Research, 18, 19-36, 2013.
Krecl, P., Targino, A. C., and Johansson, C. Spationtemporal distribution of light-absorbing carbon and its relationship to other atmosphric pollutants in Stockholm. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 11553-11567, 2011.
Allen, G., Coe, H., Clarke, A., Bretherton, C., Wood, R., Abel, S. J., Barrett, P., Brown, P., George, R., Freitag, S., McNaughton, C., Howell, S., Shank, L., Kapustin, V., Brekhovskikh, V., Kleinman, L., Lee, Y.-N., Springston, S., Toniazzo, T., Krejci, R., Fochesatto, J., Shaw, G., Krecl, P., Brooks, B., McMeeking, G., Bower, K. N., Williams, P. I., Crosier, J., Crawford, I., Connolly, P., Allan, J. D., Covert, D., Bandy, A. R., Russell, L. M., Trembath, J., Bart, M., McQuaid, J. B., Wang, J., Chand, D. South East Pacific atmospheric composition and variability sampled along 20 oS during VOCALS-REx. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 5237-5262, 2011.
Sheesley, R. J., Krusa, M., Krecl, P., Johansson, C., Gustaffson, O. Source apportionment of elevated wintertime PAHs in a northern Swedish town by compound specific radiocarbon analysis. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 3347-3356, 2009.
Krecl, P., Hedberg, E. L., Ström, J., Johansson, C. Contribution of residential wood combustion and other sources to hourly winter aerosol in Northern Sweden determined by positive matrix factorization. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8, 3639-3653, 2008.
Krecl, P., Ström, J., Johansson, C. Diurnal variation of atmospheric aerosol during the wood combustion season in Northern Sweden. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 4113-4125, 2008.
Krecl, P., Ström, J., Johansson, C. Carbon content of atmopsheric aerosols in a residential area during the wood combustion season in Sweden. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 6974-6985, 2007.
Krecl, P., Harley, C. S., Stegman, J., Brohede, S. M., Berthet, G. Retriving the vertical distribution of stratospheric OClO from Odin/OSIRIS limb-scattered sunlight measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6, 1879-1894, 2006.