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 […]

Occurrence and risk assessment of pesticides in a Mediterranean Basin with strong agricultural pressure (Guadiana Basin: Southern of Portugal)

Palma, P., S. Fialho, A. Lima, A. Catarino, M.J. Costa, M.V. Barbieri, L.S. Monllor-Alcaraz, C. Postigo, M. Lopez de Alda, Occurrence and risk assessment of pesticides in a Mediterranean Basin with strong agricultural pressure (Guadiana Basin: Southern of Portugal), Science of The Total Environment, Volume 794, 2021, 148703, ISSN 0048-9697 The study aimed to assess […]

The Impact of Rural Fires on the Development of Invasive Species: Analysis of a Case Study with Acacia dealbata Link. in Casal do Rei (Seia, Portugal)

Nunes, L.J.R.; Raposo, M.A.M.; Meireles, C.I.R.; Gomes, C.J.P.; Ribeiro, N.M.C.A. The Impact of Rural Fires on the Development of Invasive Species: Analysis of a Case Study with Acacia dealbata Link. in Casal do Rei (Seia, Portugal). Environments 2021, 8, 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8050044 Biological invasions can affect ecosystems in different ways. Invasive forest species, such as Acacia dealbata Link., affect forests’ productivity, because they […]

Assessing the Accuracy of GEDI Data for Canopy Height and Aboveground Biomass Estimates in Mediterranean Forests

Dorado-Roda, I.; Pascual, A.; Godinho, S.; Silva, C.A.; Botequim, B.; Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, P.; González-Ferreiro, E.; Guerra-Hernández, J. Assessing the Accuracy of GEDI Data for Canopy Height and Aboveground Biomass Estimates in Mediterranean Forests. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 2279. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13122279   Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) satellite mission is expanding the spatial bounds and temporal resolution of large-scale mapping applications. […]

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Forest Invasive Species: A Case Study with Acacia dealbata Link

Nunes, L.J.R.; Raposo, M.A.M.; Meireles, C.I.R.; Pinto Gomes, C.J.; Almeida Ribeiro, N.M.C. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Forest Invasive Species: A Case Study with Acacia dealbata Link. Resources 2021, 10, 51. https://doi.org/10.3390/resources10050051   Biological invasions are of complex solution, consuming resources for their control and eradication. However, in many of the documented processes that are available, this is an attempt with […]

GPR Clutter Reflection Noise-Filtering through Singular Value Decomposition in the Bidimensional Spectral Domain

Oliveira, R.J.; Caldeira, B.; Teixidó, T.; Borges, J.F. GPR Clutter Reflection Noise-Filtering through Singular Value Decomposition in the Bidimensional Spectral Domain. Remote Sens. 2021, 13, 2005. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13102005 Usually, in ground-penetrating radar (GPR) datasets, the user defines the limits between the useful signal and the noise through standard filtering to isolate the effective signal as much as possible. However, […]

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 […]