The Brazilian soil priorities

José A.M. Demattê, Elvio Giasson, Eduardo Guimarães Couto, Alessandro Samuel-Rosa, Selma Simões de Castro, Ricardo Simão Diniz Dalmolin, José Brilha, Rosangela Garrido Machado Botelho, Antonio Carlos Azevedo, Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri, Lúcia Helena Cunha dos Anjos, Maria de Lourdes Mendonça-Santos, Cácio Luiz Boechat, Eufran Ferreira do Amaral, João Fernandes da Silva Júnior, Afrânio Ferreira Neves […]

Environmental Education in Naturtejo UNESCO Global Geopark (Portugal): A Nature-Based Approach

Maria Manuela Catana and José Brilha Abstract: UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGps) are excellent teaching opportunities as outdoor classrooms and incubators of sustainable development, sustainable lifestyles, appreciation of natural and cultural diversity, and promotion of peace. Naturtejo UGGp offers educational programmes addressed to the school public (formal education) since 2007, focused on geosciences education for sustainability. […]

Method for solar resource assessment using numerical weather prediction and artificial neural network models based on typical meteorological data: Application to the south of Portugal

Pereira, S., Abreu, E.F., Iakunin, M., Cavaco, A., Salgado, R. and Canhoto, P., 2022: Method for solar resource assessment using numerical weather prediction and artificial neural network models based on typical meteorological data: Application to the south of Portugal. Solar Energy, 236, 225-238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2022.03.003. In this work a method for regional solar resource assessment based on […]

A Multi-Scale Network with Percolation Model to Describe the Spreading of Forest Fires

Perestrelo, S.A.; Grácio, M.C.; Ribeiro, N.d.A.; Lopes, L.M. A Multi-Scale Network with Percolation Model to Describe the Spreading of Forest Fires. Mathematics 2022, 10, 588. https://doi.org/10.3390/math10040588 Forest fires have been a major threat to forest ecosystems and its biodiversity, as well as the environment in general, particularly in the Mediterranean regions. To mitigate fire spreading, this study aims […]

New insights on the Escoural Orogenic gold district (Ossa-Morena Zone, SW Iberia): Geochemistry, fluid inclusions and stable isotope constraints from the Monfurado gold prospect

Maia, M., Roseiro, J., Nogueira, P., Noronha, F., Fuertes.Fuente, M., Cepedal, A., Mirão, J., 2022. New insights on the Escoural Orogenic gold district (Ossa-Morena Zone, SW Iberia): Geochemistry, fluid inclusions and stable isotope constraints from the Monfurado gold prospect. Ore Geology Reviews, 104736. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2022.104736 The Escoural gold district belongs to the Montemor-Ficalho metallogenic belt which is part […]

Statistical validation of Aeolus L2A particle backscatter coefficient retrievals over ACTRIS/EARLINET stations on the Iberian Peninsula

Abril-Gago, J., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Costa, M. J., Bravo-Aranda, J. A., Sicard, M., Bermejo-Pantaleón, D., Bortoli, D., Granados-Muñoz, M. J., Rodríguez-Gómez, A., Muñoz-Porcar, C., Comerón, A., Ortiz-Amezcua, P., Salgueiro, V., Jiménez-Martín, M. M., and Alados-Arboledas, L.: Statistical validation of Aeolus L2A particle backscatter coefficient retrievals over ACTRIS/EARLINET stations on the Iberian Peninsula, Atmos. Chem. Phys., […]

Celebrating 50 years of global initiatives promoting geoconservation and geological heritage

Brilha, J. (2022). Celebrating 50 years of global initiatives promoting geoconservation and geological heritage. Parks Stewardship Forum, 38(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5070/P538156111 The last five decades were crucial for the development of geoconservation and for the recognition that some geological features are at risk and need to be properly protected and managed. This recognition is happening at two levels. […]

Acacia dealbata Link: Aboveground Biomass Assessment: Sustainability of Control and Eradication Actions to Reduce Rural Fires Risk

Nunes, L.J.R.; Meireles, C.I.R.; Gomes, C.J.P.; Ribeiro, N.M.C.A. Acacia dealbata Link: Aboveground Biomass Assessment: Sustainability of Control and Eradication Actions to Reduce Rural Fires Risk. Fire 2022, 5, 7. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5010007 Invasive species are an environmental problem affecting worldwide ecosystems. In the case of Acacia dealbata Link., the negative impacts affect the productivity of the forests […]

In situ LA-ICP-MS trace element analysis of magnetite as a vector towards mineral exploration: A comparative case study of Fe-skarn deposits from SW Iberia (Ossa-Morena Zone)

Miguel Maia, Pedro Barrulas, Pedro Nogueira, José Mirão, Fernando Noronha, In situ LA-ICP-MS trace element analysis of magnetite as a vector towards mineral exploration: A comparative case study of Fe-skarn deposits from SW Iberia (Ossa-Morena Zone), Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Volume 234, 2022, 106941, ISSN 0375-6742, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2021.106941. The Azenhas and Alvito Fe-deposits are located at […]