Cork infuenced by a specifc water regime—macro and microstructure characterization: the frst approach

Poeiras, A.P., Silva, M.E., Günther, B. et al. Cork influenced by a specific water regime—macro and microstructure characterization: the first approach. Wood Sci Technol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00226-021-01334-1 Cork is the most valuable non-wood product of the cork oak (Quercus suber L.). However, the cork oak sector may be at risk due to climatic and economic pressures on cork oak forests, affecting […]

Paleoenvironmental variations in a sedimentary Jurassic sequence from Lusitanian Basin (Portugal)

Gonçalves, P.A., Morgado, A., Mendonça Filho, J.G., Mendonça, J.O., Flores. D., 2021. Paleoenvironmental variations in a sedimentary Jurassic sequence from Lusitanian Basin (Portugal). International Journal of Coal Geology, 247, 103858 Gaiteiros-1 borehole, located in the central Lusitanian Basin (Portugal), drilled a continuous Jurassic (Hettangian to Kimmeridgian) sedimentary sequence. Forty-one samples were selected for this study to […]

Lithium Potential Mapping Using Artificial Neural Networks: A Case Study from Central Portugal

Köhler, M.; Hanelli, D.; Schaefer, S.; Barth, A.; Knobloch, A.; Hielscher, P.; Cardoso-Fernandes, J.; Lima, A.; Teodoro, A.C. Lithium Potential Mapping Using Artificial Neural Networks: A Case Study from Central Portugal. Minerals 2021, 11, 1046. https://doi.org/10.3390/min11101046 The growing importance and demand of lithium (Li) for industrial applications, in particular rechargeable Li-ion batteries, have led to […]

Interpretation of the Reflectance Spectra of Lithium (Li) Minerals and Pegmatites: A Case Study for Mineralogical and Lithological Identification in the Fregeneda-Almendra Area

Cardoso-Fernandes, J.; Silva, J.; Perrotta, M.M.; Lima, A.; Teodoro, A.C.; Ribeiro, M.A.; Dias, F.; Barrès, O.; Cauzid, J.; Roda-Robles, E. Interpretation of the Reflectance Spectra of Lithium (Li) Minerals and Pegmatites: A Case Study for Mineralogical and Lithological Identification in the Fregeneda-Almendra Area. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 3688. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13183688 Reflectance spectroscopy has been used to identify several deposit […]

Impact of a large artificial lake on regional climate: A typical meteorological year Meso-NH simulation results

Iakunin, M., Abreu, E. F. M., Canhoto, P., Pereira, S., & Salgado, R. (2021). Impact of a large artificial lake on regional climate: A typical meteorological year Meso-NH simulation results. International Journal of Climatology, 1– 22 Large artificial lakes and reservoirs affect the meteorological regime of the shore area and the local climate takes on a number of new features that were previously absent. […]

Application of the coupled BRAMS-SFIRE Atmospheric and Fire Interactions Models to the South of Portugal

Menezes, Isilda C. et al. Aplicação dos Modelos de Interação Atmosférica e de Incêndio Florestal BRAMS-SFIRE no sul de Portugal. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia [online]. 2021 [Acessado 3 Agosto 2021] , Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.1590/0102-77863630101>. Epub 30 Jul 2021. ISSN 1982-4351. https://doi.org/10.1590/0102-77863630101. BRAMS-SFIRE is a new atmospheric modeling system with a fire spreading component developed at the Centro de […]

Linking geological heritage and geoethics with a particular emphasis on palaeontological heritage: the new concept of ‘palaeontoethics’

DeMiguel, D., Brilha, J., Alegret, L. et al. Linking geological heritage and geoethics with a particular emphasis on palaeontological heritage: the new concept of ‘palaeontoethics’. Geoheritage 13, 69 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12371-021-00595-3 Geoconservation and geoethics are two emergent domains in geosciences. During the last decade, both topics have increasingly gained the attention of geoscientists and the society, but the main geoethical dilemmas […]

Forest Fires in Madeira Island and the Fire Weather Created by Orographic Effects

Couto, F.T.; Salgado, R.; Guiomar, N. Forest Fires in Madeira Island and the Fire Weather Created by Orographic Effects. Atmosphere 2021, 12,827. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12070827 Abstract Understanding the effects of weather and topography on fire spread in specific contexts, such as oceanic islands, is critical for supporting fire prevention and suppression strategies. In this study, we analyse […]

Energy Recovery of Shrub Species as a Path to Reduce the Risk of Occurrence of Rural Fires: A Case Study in Serra da Estrela Natural Park (Portugal)

Nunes, L.J.R.; Raposo, M.A.M.; Meireles, C.I.R.; Gomes, C.J.P.; Ribeiro, N.M.C.A. Energy Recovery of Shrub Species as a Path to Reduce the Risk of Occurrence of Rural Fires: A Case Study in Serra da Estrela Natural Park (Portugal). Fire 2021, 4, 33. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire4030033 The accumulation of biomass fuels resulting from the growth of heliophilous shrubs and […]

Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage on Surface Water, Stream Sediments, and Macrophytes Using a Battery of Chemical and Ecotoxicological Indicators

Alvarenga, P.; Guerreiro, N.; Simões, I.; Imaginário, M.J.; Palma, P. Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Acid Mine Drainage on Surface Water, Stream Sediments, and Macrophytes Using a Battery of Chemical and Ecotoxicological Indicators. Water 2021, 13, 1436. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13101436 Mining activities at the Portuguese sector of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) have been responsible for the pollution of […]