Isabel Porto

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Research Interests

Ocean variability.

Heat transport and ocean heat content.

Air-sea interaction.

Global climate.

Weather/ climate’ s damage mitigation policies.

Sustainable development.

Isabel Porto da Silveira, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate II (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

‘Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words “EAT ME” were beautifully marked in currants. “Well, I’ll eat it,” said Alice, “and if it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door; so either way I’ll get into the garden, and I don’t care which happens!”’  Lewis Carroll, 1865: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Rabbit-Hole, p. 13

When I was first introduced to Physics, a new world opened up… Immediately, I fell in love with it and with all the answers (and new questions) it could provide me. I wanted to know more.  I needed to know more. That’s why I became a scientist.

Dr. Isabel Porto da Silveira is a Senior Research Associate II at the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and at the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. She joined the XBT and Glider Projects in 2022. As an Oceanographer with a master and a doctorate degrees in Atmospheric Sciences, her primary interests are air-sea interactions, heat transport, ocean variability and global climate.

Current Work

XBT Network

Hurricane Glider Project

Data acquisition, management, processing and interpretation.

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2014, Ph.D. Meteorology, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil

2010, M.S. Meteorology, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil

2007, B.S. Oceanology – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil

Agostine, C. S., Silveira, I. P., Polla, C.C. (2021). Scientific evolution of philosophical concepts of the origins of Universe and Life. Archai 31, e03116.

Giacomini, I. B., da Silveira, I. P. (2020). Engaging with the politics of water governance. Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD.

da Silveira, I. P., Zuidema, P., & Kirtman, B. (2019). Fast SST error growth in the southeast Pacific Ocean: comparison between high and low-resolution CCSM4 retrospective forecasts. Climate Dynamics.