26 February, Colégio Luis Verney, Anfiteatro 1, 14:30h: Seminário Madeira Island: 10 years after the torrential rains

Seminário ICT


MADEIRA ISLAND: 10 years after the torrential rains

Flavio Couto

Investigador Auxiliar, ICT, Universidade de Évora


26 February 2020, Colégio Luis Verney, Anfiteatro 1, 14:30


On February 20, 2010, Madeira island was affected by a tragic event of extreme precipitation in which flash floods induced several landslides in the southern region. The event was marked by huge economical damage estimated in millions of euros, and more than 40 deaths. The seminar brings some advancements in knowledge of heavy precipitation events (HPE) in Madeira found in the last decade. The presentation will show how different events may occur, since the formation or enhancement of the precipitation over the island is totally dependent on the geographic aspects and atmospheric conditions associated with each precipitating event.