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Silvia Polizel

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Silvia Palotti Polizel
UCL Department of Geography
University College London
North-West Wing
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Email: silvia.polizel.19@ucl.ac.uk

 

Research

Morphodynamics of Brazilian deltas

Deltas are geomorphological frameworks that exist at the interface between riverine and open water systems (marine or lacustrine). They are a common feature in the Brazilian coast due to sediment-rich rivers and Atlantic swell. This project seeks to investigate what factors control the morphodynamics of the São Francisco, Jequitinhonha, and Doce deltas inlets and their adjacent shorelines on the Brazilian east coast. The research involves geospatial analysis, field sampling, and modelling.

Primary Supervisor: Professor Helene Burningham (UCL Geography)

Secondary Supervisor: Professor Jon French (UCL Geography)

Funding: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) - Brazil

Academic background

PhD in Geography, University College London - UCL (2019 - ongoing)

MSc Remote Sensing, National Institute for Space Research - INPE (2012 - 2014)

BSc Geography (with emphasis on Environmental Analysis and Geoprocessing), São Paulo State University - UNESP (2007 - 2011)

Teaching

2021 Postgraduate teaching assistant, UCL: Geomorphology (GEOG0019). Module convenors: Prof Helene Burningham and Prof Jon French.

2021 Postgraduate teaching assistant, UCL: Environmental GIS (GEOG0035). Module convenor: Prof Helene Burningham.

2021 Postgraduate teaching assistant, UCL: Coastal Geohazards (GEOG0034). Module convenors: Prof Jon French and Prof Helene Burningham.

2020 Postgraduate teaching assistant, UCL: Geomorphology (GEOG0019). Module convenors: Prof Helene Burningham and Prof Jon French.

2020 Postgraduate teaching assistant, UCL: Environmental GIS (GEOG0035). Module convenor: Prof Helene Burningham.

Publications

Burningham, H., Polizel, S.P., Dramé, A.B. (2022). Morphodynamics of tropical Atlantic river mouths and their adjacent shorelines. In: Humphreys, J., Little, S. Challenges in Estuarine and Coastal Science, Pelagic Publishing, Chapter 1, ISBN: 9781784272852.

Polizel, S.P., Burningham, H. (2021). Wave climate variability and longshore sediment transport on The Doce river delta coast (Brazil). Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics, 9pp.

Rossetti, D.F., Polizel, S.P., Cohen, M.C.L. and Pessenda, L.C.R. (2015). Late Pleistocene-Holocene evolution of the Doce River delta, southeastern Brazil: Implications for the understanding of wave-influenced deltas. Marine Geology, 367, 171-190.

Polizel, S.P. and Rossetti, D.F. (2014). Caracterização morfológica do delta do rio Doce (ES) com base em análise multissensor (Morphological characterization of the Doce River delta (ES) based on multisensor analysis). Revista Brasileira de Geomorfologia (Brazilian Journal of Geomorphology), 15, 311-326.