Author Archives: Fernando Fan

About Fernando Fan

Hello! My name is Fernando Mainardi Fan. I am an Environmental Engineer graduated on Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in southern Brazil. Msc in Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation from Instituto de Pesquisas Hidráulicas (IPH) at UFRGS. PhD in Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation from IPH-UFRGS.
I work as a Professor from the Department of Hydraulic Works (DOH – Departamento de Obras Hidráulicas) of IPH-UFRGS. Most of my experience is related to working with geographic information systems (GIS), water resources studies, hydrological simulation, hydrological forecasting, water quality studies and modeling, groundwater studies, and sediments studies and modeling.

Short-term optimization of a tropical hydropower reservoir operation using deterministic and ensemble forecasts

Contributed by Fernando Fan, member of the LSH Research Group Guest Columnist Team As we said in previous posts, hydropower is the most important source of electricity in Brazil and it is subject to the natural variability of water yield. … Continue reading

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Ensemble forecasting experiments in a medium size tropical basin using MASTER rainfall forecasts

Contributed by Adalberto Meller and Fernando Fan, members of the LSH Research Group Guest Columnist Team As we have seem in our first post, great advances occurred in Brazil in the last years concerning the development of flood alert systems, … Continue reading

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Evaluation of an operational high resolution HEPS to a southern Brazilian basin

Contributed by Vinicius Siqueira, member of the LSH Research Group Guest Columnist Team. CPTEC is the Brazilian center for weather and Climate Studies (Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos). It has recently developed a high-resolution version of the … Continue reading

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Hydrological forecasting needs and practices in Brazil

Contributed by Fernando Fan and members of the LSH Research Group Guest Columnist Team Brazil is the largest country in South America, covering 8,515,767 km2, which corresponds to 47% of the continent. Two of the world’s major river basins are located … Continue reading

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