Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering, Loyola Marymount University, USA, 2018
Mariana is interested in atmospheric modelling and analysis for the study of the nexus between environment and society. Her previous projects include analyzing the relationship between particulate air pollution, meteorology, and wildfire occurrence; and developing a new extrapolation model for use in wind energy assessments. Her current focus is on developing a methodology that can identify efficient pathways for uncertainty reduction of air pollution risk estimates.
1. Alifa, M., Castruccio, S., Diogo, B., Bravo, M., Crippa, P., (2022). Information entropy tradeoffs for efficient uncertainty reduction in estimates of air pollution mortality, Environmental Research, 212: 113587, doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.113587.
2. Crippa, P., Alifa M., Bolster, D., Genton, M.G. and Castruccio, S. (2021): A temporal model for vertical extrapolation of wind speed and wind energy assessment, Applied Energy, 301, 117378, doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117378.
3. Alifa M., Bolster, D., Mead, M.I., Latif, M.T. and Crippa, P. (2020): The influence of meteorology and emissions on the spatio-temporal variability of PM10 in Malaysia, Atmospheric Research, 246, 105107, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105107.