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Climate: Past, Present & Future

Ricardo N. Santos

Ricardo N. Santos is a master’s student from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. After the Geology degree, and two post-graduation in the field of Geosciences, Ricardo integrated a paleoclimate project (HOLMODRIVE), in association with the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), where he has been working on the Western Iberia paleoclimate since the last deglaciation. This work mainly involves the study of leaf-waxes biomarkers of a high mountain lake sedimentary record, which part will be used as his master’s thesis. One of his dreams is to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of paleoclimate and do science outreach.

Atmospheric Rivers: the water tap of extreme precipitation

Atmospheric Rivers: the water tap of extreme precipitation

Extreme precipitation events, i.e., heavy rain episodes of short duration, can lead to severe or even catastrophic social and economic impacts, as seen recently in different flooding and landslide incidents throughout the world. One of the drivers behind these events is the occurrence of atmospheric rivers (ARs), a mechanism that transports great amounts of water vapour across the globe, and signi ...[Read More]