My research has been focused on climate modeling and tropical climate dynamics.
Giraldo-Cardenas, S., Arias, P. A., Vieira, S. C., & Zuluaga, M. D. (2021). Easterly waves and precipitation over northern South America and the Caribbean. International Journal of Climatology, 1–17. Full text.
Cárdenas, S. G., Arias, P. A., & Vieira, S. C. (2017). The African Easterly Waves over Northern South America. In Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings (Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 165). full text
Abstract: Spatiotemporal conditions that rule hydro-climatology over northern South America and the Caribbean Sea are influenced by a large amount of phenomena taking place at different timescales. Characterizing the activity of the AEWs over northern South America and the Caribbean is an imperative work to do in order to improve our understanding of the tropical atmospheric dynamics involved in hydrology and climate features over the region. The latter regulates the availability of very important resources such as water. Furthermore, AEWs activity plays an important role on air quality characteristics as a consequence of its connections with dust transport. In order to approach an adequate characterization of the AEWs activity over the region, this work addresses the relationship between these atmospheric perturbations and the occurrence or inhibition of precipitation, as well as possible connections with dust transport, when the AEW’s oscillations take place over northern South America and the Caribbean region. In particular, relative vorticity and outgoing long-wave radiation are used to identify AEW’s activity during the 1983– 2013 period, together with daily precipitation anomalies, surface divergence, vertical integrated moisture flux, and Aerosol Optical Depth, in order to understand how the passage of AEWs could influence meteorological interactions in the region.