Guidelines for Management of Geoheritage: an Approach in the Sertão Central, Brazilian Northeastern Semiarid

Moura, P., da Glória Motta Garcia, M. & Brilha, J. Guidelines for Management of Geoheritage: an Approach in the Sertão Central, Brazilian Northeastern Semiarid. Geoheritage 13, 42 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12371-021-00566-8   The characterisation of geoheritage and the understanding of the physical and socio-cultural features of a territory are essential to achieve the major geoconservation goals: protection and sustainable use […]

Atmospheric boundary layer height estimation from aerosol lidar: a new approach based on morphological image processing techniques

Vivone, G., D’Amico, G., Summa, D., Lolli, S., Amodeo, A., Bortoli, D., and Pappalardo, G. The atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) represents the lowermost part of the atmosphere directly in contact with the Earth’s surface. The estimation of its depth is of crucial importance in meteorology and for anthropogenic pollution studies. ABL height (ABLH) measurements are […]

First validation of GOME-2/MetOp absorbing aerosol height using EARLINET lidar observations

Michailidis, K., Koukouli, M.-E., Siomos, N., Balis, D., Tuinder, O., Tilstra, L. G., Mona, L., Pappalardo, G., and Bortoli, D. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential of the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) instruments, aboard the Meteorological Operational (MetOp)-A, MetOp-B and MetOp-C satellite programme platforms, to deliver accurate geometrical features of […]

Lake and Land Breezes at a Mediterranean Artificial Lake: Observations in Alqueva Reservoir, Portugal

Purificação, C.; Potes, M.; Rodrigues, G.; Salgado, R.; Costa, M.J. The Alqueva reservoir, in the Southeast of Portugal, has significantly changed the landscape of the region, with impacts also on the local climate, as documented in this manuscript, namely the thermal circulation in the form of lake and land breezes. Taking advantage of three strategic […]

Evaluation of the Environmental Risk of Contaminated Materials: Advice on the Most Appropriate Environmental Remediation Techniques

Pinho, C.; Fonseca, R.; Carneiro, J.; Araújo, A. Evaluation of the Environmental Risk of Contaminated Materials: Advice on the Most Appropriate Environmental Remediation Techniques. Geosciences 2021, 11, 164. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11040164 This work addresses the contamination of the sediments of an alluvial plain and riverbed of a tributary of the San Francisco River, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, […]

Water Security and River Basin Revitalization of the São Francisco River Basin: A Symbiotic Relationship

Alves da Silva Rosa, L.; Morais, M.; Saito, C.H. Water Security and River Basin Revitalization of the São Francisco River Basin: A Symbiotic Relationship. Water 2021, 13, 907. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13070907 Abstract: What is river basin revitalization’s place in relation to water security? This question is the basis of our reflection, posed to help in the understanding […]

The Portuguese National Seismic Network—Products and Services

Carrilho, F., S. Custódio, M. Bezzeghoud, C. S. Oliveira, C. Marreiros, D. Vales, P. Alves, A. Pena, G. Madureira, M. Escuer, et al. (2021). The Portuguese National Seismic Network—Products and Services, Seismol. Res. Lett. XX, 1–30, https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200407. Portugal, located in the southwest region of the Eurasian plate, has been affected by several destructive earthquakes throughout […]

Characterization of forest fire and Saharan desert dust aerosols over south-western Europe using a multi-wavelength Raman lidar and Sun-photometer

Salgueiro, V., M. J. Costa, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, F. T. Couto, D. Bortoli, 2021: Characterization of forest fire and Saharan desert dust aerosols over South-western Europe using a multi-wavelength Raman lidar and Sun-photometer. Atmospheric Environment, 118346. In the morning of 21 July 2019, a dense forest fire smoke plume was detected over Évora (Portugal) in […]