PhD Kinga Kulesza

PhD Kinga Kulesza Graduated from the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw (major: climatology and atmosphere protection) and the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography at the Warsaw University of Technology (major: geographic information systems). In 2019, she obtained a PhD in Earth Sciences, based on a doctoral dissertation entitled: "The influence of atmospheric circulation on the amount of global solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface in Poland".

In her scientific work she deals with the variability of atmospheric circulation over Europe (especially over Poland) in the 20th and 21st centuries, methodological aspects of research on atmospheric circulation, quality assessment of various meteorological data derived from reanalyses and satellite products, the influence of meteorological conditions on forests’ health in Poland.

She participated in the research project LIFE_ADAPTCITY_PL (2015-2016), and was also the head of a project financed by the National Science Centre (Preludium, 2018-2021). She participated in many national and international scientific conferences and workshops, obtained scholarships at Aalto University in Finland (2012) and at the University of Alberta in Canada (2015).

She is the author and co-author of several scientific publications. She carries out many activities promoting science to general public, among others: appearances at the Science Picnic of Polish Radio and at the Science Festival, scientific workshops for kids (Children's University), numerous radio, TV and press comments on climate change, air pollution and smog, long-term weather forecasts, heat waves and cold waves, etc.

ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0605-534X

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kinga-Kulesza

E-mail: kinga.kulesza@igik.edu.pl


Current projects:

NCN Opus “Assessment of the impact of weather conditions on forest health status and forest disturbances at regional and national scale based on the integration of ground and space-based remote sensing datasets”. (post-doc)

NCN Preludium (2018-2021) “Wykorzystanie danych satelitarnych do homogenizacji pomiarów naziemnych promieniowania słonecznego dochodzącego do powierzchni ziemi: analiza zmienności promieniowania w Polsce w ostatnim 25-leciu” (kierownik).

LIFE13 INF/PL/000039 LIFE_ADAPTCITY_PL (2015-2016) „Przygotowanie strategii adaptacji do zmian klimatu miasta metropolitalnego przy wykorzystaniu mapy klimatycznej i partycypacji społecznej” projekt realizowany we współpracy z Instytutem na rzecz Ekorozwoju, m. st. Warszawą oraz Verband Region Stuttgart.


Recent publications:

Kulesza K., 2023, Influence of Air Mass Advection on the Amount of Global Solar Radiation Reaching the Earth’s Surface in Poland, Based on the Analysis of Backward Trajectories (1986–2015), Meteorology 2023, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 37-51, https://www.mdpi.com/2674-0494/2/1/3

Posyniak M. A., Markowicz K. M., Czyżewska D., Chiliński M. T., Makuch P., Zawadzka-Mańko O., Kucieba S., Kulesza K., Kachniarz K., Mijal K., Borek K., 2021, Experimental study of smog microphysical and optical vertical structure in the Silesian Beskids, Poland, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 12, 9, 101171. DOI: 10.1016/j.apr.2021.101171.

Kulesza K., Bojanowski J. S., 2021, Homogenization of incoming solar radiation measurements over Poland with satellite and climate reanalysis data, Solar Energy, 225, 184-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2021.07.031.

Kulesza K., 2021, Influence of air pressure patterns over Europe on solar radiation variability over Poland (1986–2015), International Journal of Climatology, 41 (Suppl. S1), E354-E367. DOI: 10.1002/joc.6689.

Kulesza K., 2020, Wpływ cyrkulacji atmosferycznej na ilość całkowitego promieniowania słonecznego docierającego do powierzchni ziemi w Polsce w latach 1986-2015, Przegląd Geograficzny, 92, 3, 341-359. DOI: 10.7163/PrzG.2020.3.2.

Kulesza K., 2020, Spatiotemporal variability and trends in global solar radiation over Poland based on satellite‐derived data (1986–2015), International Journal of Climatology, 40, 15, 6526-6543. DOI: 10.1002/joc.6596.

Żmudzka E., Kulesza K., 2019, Total solar radiation in Zakopane and at Mount Kasprowy Wierch (Western Carpathians, Poland) in 1986-2015, Geographia Polonica, 92, 2, 211-231. DOI: 10.7163/GPol.0145.

Żmudzka E., Kulesza K., Lenartowicz M., Leziak K., Magnuszewski A., 2019, Assessment of modern hydro-meteorological hazards in a big city – identification for Warsaw, Meteorological Applications, 26, 500-510. DOI: 10.1002/met.1779.

Kulesza K., 2019, Modified, threshold-based circulation type classification for Central Europe, on the basis of Lityński's classification, Miscellanea Geographica, 23, 1, 53-62. DOI: 10.2478/mgrsd-2018-0033.

Kulesza K., 2017, Nowe spojrzenie na klasyfikację typów cyrkulacji atmosfery J. Lityńskiego, Prace Geograficzne UJ, 150, 79-94. DOI: 10.4467/20833113PG.17.018.7322.

Kulesza K., 2017, Comparison of typical meteorological year and multi-year time series of meteorological conditions using 12- year data for Belsk, central Poland, Renewable Energy, 113, 1135-1140. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.06.087.

Zawadzka O., Posyniak M., Nelken K., Markuszewski P., Chiliński M. T., Czyżewska D., Lisok J., Markowicz K. M., 2017, Study of the vertical variability of aerosol properties based on cable cars in-situ measurements, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 8, 968-978. DOI: 10.1016/j.apr.2017.03.009.

Nelken K., Żmudzka E., 2016, TMY versus long-term time series of meteorological conditions for the characterization of central Poland's suitabilty for photovoltaics, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 26(1), 21-31. DOI: 10.1127/metz/2016/0755.