Carlos F. M. Coimbra, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(also Affiliated with the Center for Energy Research)
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411
Our research interests cover several aspects of Energy Meteorology and Energy Climatology, including: Atmospheric Radiation; Cloud Physics; Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer; Pattern Recognition; Machine Learning Methods; Variable Order Methods; Nonlinear Chaos Dynamics; Optimization Methods, and Image Processing. Our group has developed and deployed efficient solar forecast engines that employ a hybrid mix of physical models and data science techniques to predict shortwave solar irradiance at high spatial and temporal resolutions, from intra-minute to multiple days ahead forecasts, and from single point radiometers to continental regions.