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Brazilian System Fire-Land-Atmosphere (BrFLAS)

Grant number: 15/01389-4
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2015 - July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Convênio/Acordo: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
Principal Investigator:Alberto Waingort Setzer
Grantee:Alberto Waingort Setzer
Principal researcher abroad: Carlos do Carmo de Portugal e Castro da Camara
Institution abroad: Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Host Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Ana Filipa Ferreira Bastos ; Ana Maria Bueno Nunes ; Célia Marina Pedroso Gouveia ; Duarte Pedro Jacome Felix Oom ; Fabiano Morelli ; Flávio Barbosa Justino ; Gabriel Pereira ; Joana Cristina Gouveia Figueiredo Freire ; João Manuel das Neves Silva ; José Miguel Oliveira Cardoso Pereira ; Karla Maria Longo de Freitas ; Leonardo de Faria Peres ; Manuel Lameiras de Figueiredo Campagnolo ; Maria Teresa Jorge Mendes Calado ; Renata Libonati dos Santos ; Ricardo Machado Trigo ; Saulo Ribeiro de Freitas ; Sofia Nunes Lorena Ermida
Associated grant(s):15/50454-3 - Collaborative effort for biomass burning science exchange - CEBB, AP.R SPRINT


Vegetation burning and associated emissions of gases and aerosols have substantial ecological, atmospheric and climatic impacts. In Brazil, particularly the Cerrado savanna and the Amazon rainforest are significantly affected by anthropic fires every year, also becoming regionally and globally important sources of pyrogenic emissions. With this proposal we aim to develop improved daily and monthly burned area maps for Brazil, using data from the latest generation of Earth observation satellites, and to combine those maps with other relevant environmental data to estimate aerosol and gas emissions, including an assessment of uncertainty and asensitivity analysis of the estimates. The project will also address the interactions between climatic and ecological drivers of fire activity in the Cerrado and in the rain forest, characterizing the current situation; it will also develop short-term predictive models concerning fire risk dynamics at the regional level. Statistical models will also be developed to understand and forecast future fire regimes under a variety of climate change scenarios available for the region. A fundamental consequence of this project will be the operational implementation of its results in INPE´s existing operational Fire System, improving the overall quality of its products, benefiting the many users, comprising government agencies, research groups, fire managers, NGOs, etc. The three principal institutions submitting the proposal are: INPE/CPTEC and OBT - National Space Research Institute of Brazil / Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies, and Coordination of Earth Observations; IDL/FCUL - Institute Don Luiz /Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon; ISA - Superior Institute of Agronomy at Lisbon. Collaborative institutionsin Brazil are: UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; UFV - Federal University of Viçosa; UFSJ - Federal University of São João del Rei. (AU)

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Scientific publications (14)
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PATRÍCIA SILVA; ANA BASTOS; CARLOS C. DACAMARA; RENATA LIBONATI. Projeções Futuras de Ocorrência de Fogo no Brasil Usando o Modelo EC-Earth. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia, v. 31, n. 3, p. 288-297, . (15/01389-4)
SANTOS, FILIPPE L. M.; LIBONATI, RENATA; PERES, LEONARDO F.; PEREIRA, ALLAN A.; NARCIZO, LUIZA C.; RODRIGUES, JULIA A.; OOM, DUARTE; PEREIRA, JOSE M. C.; SCHROEDER, WILFRID; SETZER, ALBERTO W.. Assessing VIIRS capabilities to improve burned area mapping over the Brazilian Cerrado. International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 41, n. 21, p. 8300-8327, . (15/01389-4)
RUFFAULT, JULIEN; CURT, THOMAS; MARTIN-STPAUL, NICOLAS K.; MORON, VINCENT; TRIGO, RICARDO M.. Extreme wildfire events are linked to global-change-type droughts in the northern Mediterranean. NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, v. 18, n. 3, p. 847-856, . (15/01389-4)
GEIRINHAS, JOAO L.; TRIGO, RICARDO M.; LIBONATI, RENATA; CASTRO, LUCAS C. O.; SOUSA, PEDRO M.; COELHO, CAIO A. S.; PERES, LEONARDO F.; MAGALHAES, MONICA DE AVELAR F. M.. Characterizing the atmospheric conditions during the 2010 heatwave in Rio de Janeiro marked by excessive mortality rates. Science of The Total Environment, v. 650, n. 1, p. 796-808, . (15/01389-4, 15/50687-8)
PEREIRA, ALLAN A.; PEREIRA, JOSE M. C.; LIBONATI, RENATA; OOM, DUARTE; SETZER, ALBERTO W.; MORELLI, FABIANO; MACHADO-SILVA, FAUSTO; TAVARES DE CARVALHO, LUIS MARCELO. Burned Area Mapping in the Brazilian Savanna Using a One-Class Support Vector Machine Trained by Active Fires. REMOTE SENSING, v. 9, n. 11, . (15/01389-4)
RODRIGUES, JULIA A.; LIBONATI, RENATA; PEREIRA, ALLAN A.; NOGUEIRA, JOANA M. P.; SANTOS, FILIPPE L. M.; PERES, LEONARDO F.; SANTA ROSA, ANANDA; SCHROEDER, WILFRID; PEREIRA, JOSE M. C.; GIGLIO, LOUIS; et al. How well do global burned area products represent fire patterns in the Brazilian Savannas biome? An accuracy assessment of the MCD64 collections. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 78, p. 318-331, . (15/01389-4, 15/50454-3)
DACAMARA, CARLOS C.; LIBONATI, RENATA; ERMIDA, SOFIA L.; CALADO, TERESA J.. A User-Oriented Simplification of the (V, W) Burn-Sensitive Vegetation Index System. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, v. 13, n. 12, p. 1822-1826, . (15/01389-4)
LIBONATI, RENATA; DACAMARA, CARLOS C.; SETZER, ALBERTO W.; MORELLI, FABIANO; MELCHIORI, ARTURO E.. An Algorithm for Burned Area Detection in the Brazilian Cerrado Using 4 gm MODIS Imagery. REMOTE SENSING, v. 7, n. 11, p. 15782-15803, . (10/19712-2, 15/01389-4)
PINTO, MIGUEL M.; DACAMARA, CARLOS C.; TRIGO, ISABEL F.; TRIGO, RICARDO M.; TURKMAN, K. FERIDUN. Fire danger rating over Mediterranean Europe based on fire radiative power derived from Meteosat. NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, v. 18, n. 2, p. 515-529, . (15/01389-4)
PANISSET, JESSICA S.; LIBONATI, RENATA; GOUVEIA, CELIA MARINA P.; MACHADO-SILVA, FAUSTO; FRANCA, DANIELA A.; FRANCA, JOSE RICARDO A.; PERES, LEONARDO F.. Contrasting patterns of the extreme drought episodes of 2005, 2010 and 2015 in the Amazon Basin. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, v. 38, n. 2, p. 1096-1104, . (15/01389-4)
GEIRINHAS, JOAO L.; TRIGO, RICARDO M.; LIBONATI, RENATA; COELHO, CAIO A. S.; PALMEIRA, ANA CRISTINA. Climatic and synoptic characterization of heat waves in Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, v. 38, n. 4, p. 1760-1776, . (15/50687-8, 15/01389-4)
MATAVELI, GUILHERME AUGUSTO VEROLA; SILVA, MARIA ELISA SIQUEIRA; FRANCA, DANIELA DE AZEREDO; BRUNSELL, NATHANIEL ALAN; DE OLIVEIRA, GABRIEL; CARDOZO, FRANCIELLE DA SILVA; BERTANI, GABRIEL; PEREIRA, GABRIEL. Characterization and Trends of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Fire Emissions in the Brazilian Cerrado during 2002-2017. REMOTE SENSING, v. 11, n. 19, . (15/01389-4, 17/21164-2, 17/09308-9)
PANISSET, JESSICA; DACAMARA, CARLOS C.; LIBONATI, RENATA; PERES, LEONARDO F.; CALADO, TERESA J.; BARROS, ANA. Assigning dates and identifying areas affected by fires in Portugal based on MODIS data. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 89, n. 3, p. 1487-1501, . (15/01389-4)

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