Dr. Leandro Farina
Water Waves & Scientific Computing

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Dr. Leandro Farina

Associate Professor, UFRGS (Porto Alegre, Brazil)   
Researcher, INPE  (Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil)   
Post-Doctoral associate fellow, MIT (Cambridge, USA)   
Post-Doctoral, Institut Francais du Petrole  (Rueil-Malmaison, France)   
Ph.D.,  University of Manchester (Manchester, UK)   
Masters, PUC-Rio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)   
Bachelor, UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)   

Research Interests
Some topics of interest include:
  • Ocean wave modelling and prediction
  • Scattering of water waves by thin plates
  • Spectral Methods
  • Singular Integral Equations

Selected Publications  

  • "Numerical simulation of extreme wave runup during storm events in Tramandaí Beach" (2015) P. V. Guimaraes, L. Farina, E. E. Toldo Jr., G. Diaz-Hernandez, E. Akhamatskaya. Coastal Engineering. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.10.008/
  • "Hypersingular integral equations over a disc: Convergence of a spectral method and connection with Tranter?s method" (2014) L. Farina, P. A. Martin, V. Peron. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cam.2014.03.014
  • "Analysis of extreme wave events on the southern coast of Brazil" (2014) P. V. Guimaraes, L. Farina, E. E. Toldo Jr. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-14-3195-2014
  • "Ocean wave modes in the South Atlantic by a short-scale simulation" (2012) C. K. Parise, L. Farina. Tellus A, 64 http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusa.v64i0.17362
  • "Water wave radiation by a submerged rough disc" (2011) J. S. Ziebbel, L. Farina. Wave Motion. http://doi:10.1016/j.wavemoti.2011.07.001
  • "Water wave radiation by a heaving submerged horizontal disc very near the free surface". (2010) L. Farina. Physics of Fluids. v. 22, p. 057102.
  • "Approximation of ensemble members in ocean wave prediction" (2005) L. Farina, A. M Mendonca & J. P. Bonatti. Tellus 57A, 204 - 216.
  • "On the problem of optimal approximation of the four-wave kinetic integral" (2002) V. G. Polnikov, L. Farina. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics  9, 497 - 512
  • "On ensemble prediction of ocean waves" (2002) L. Farina.  Tellus 54A,  pp 148-158. 
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