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Estimation and assimilation of aerosol and trace gases emissions in numerical models

Grant number: 10/07083-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro
Grantee:Gabriel Pereira
Host Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


The environmental degradation is a topic discussed at all levels of scientific research. The changes of the natural elements by exploitative practices usually related to the use and management of vegetation causes changes in physical-chemical and biological interactions in components of the land surface and atmospheric composition. The main objective of this research project is to evaluate the use of Fire Radiative Energy (FRE) to estimate and model in global scale the most important trace gases and aerosols emissions from biomass burning. Consequently, the emission inventories are going to be assimilated in the Brazilian Biomass Burning Emission Model (3BEM) model that provides emission maps for the Coupled Chemistry-Aerosol-Tracer Transport model coupled to Brazilian Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (CCATT-BRAMS) and for the new version of the global atmospheric model of the Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies (CPTEC). Thus, Fire Radiative Power (FRP) products from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) and Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) will be used to estimate aerosols and trace gases. In addition, we will analyze the environmental and climatic changes caused by the modification of biosphere-atmosphere system in the Amazon basin through the use of REGCM3 model. The simulations performance will be evaluated by comparisons of model results data collected in the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) Smoke, Aerosols, Clouds, rainfall, and Climate (SMOCC) and Radiation, Cloud, and Climate Interactions (RaCCI). (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
GABRIEL PEREIRA; EDUARDO SALINAS CHÁVEZ; MARIA ELISA SIQUEIRA SILVA. O estudo das unidades de paisagem do bioma Pantanal. Rev. Ambient. Água, v. 7, n. 1, p. 89-103, . (10/07083-0)
ARAI, EGIDIO; SHIMABUKURO, YOSIO E.; PEREIRA, GABRIEL; VIJAYKUMAR, NANDAMUDI L.. A Multi-Resolution Multi-Temporal Technique for Detecting and Mapping Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. REMOTE SENSING, v. 3, n. 9, p. 1943-1956, . (10/07083-0)
PEREIRA, GABRIEL; SIQUEIRA SILVA, MARIA ELISA; MORAES, ELISABETE CARIA; CHIQUETTO, JULIO BARBOZA; CARDOZO, FRANCIELLE DA SILVA. Improving precipitation simulation from updated surface characteristics in South America. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, v. 129, n. 1-2, p. 521-538, . (10/07083-0)
CARDOZO, FRANCIELLE DA SILVA; SHIMABUKURO, YOSIO EDEMIR; PEREIRA, GABRIEL; SILVA, FABRICIO BRITO. Using Remote Sensing Products for Environmental Analysis in South America. REMOTE SENSING, v. 3, n. 10, p. 2110-2127, . (10/07083-0)

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