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Between events and episodes: the rainfall exceptionalities and the floods in Rio de Janeiro urban space

Grant number: 12/04210-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Physical Geography
Principal Investigator:João Lima Sant'Anna Neto
Grantee:Núbia Beray Armond
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/09187-6 - The characterization of atmospheric systems and their association with intense rainfall in Rio de Janeiro city (1999-2010), BE.EP.MS

Abstract

Have been reported as increasingly recurrent environmental problems affecting contemporary society. The rain extreme events are considered that impacting negatively on society, leading to damages and therefore interfere with the geographic space (re) production. In this context, the project aims is characterize the rainy genesis in the county of Rio de Janeiro, especially identifying the extreme precipitation events (1999-2010). Initially we seek to achieve a concept of extreme event theoretical discussion, deeply linked to concepts of environmental fragility, vulnerability and risk. This discussion will be addressed from Geography Climate perspective, seeking a climate dynamics review and its impacts on the territory. About the methodological procedures, from rainfall data statistical treatment obtained through GeoRio INMET ranks and stations identify what were the wettest years using the technique of percentiles. In sequence, we'll find the extreme precipitation events, and will hold the rhythm analysis with an aim to better understanding these episodes genesis and heavy rains impacts.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ARMOND, Núbia Beray. Entre eventos e episódios : as excepcionalidades das chuvas e os alagamentos no espaço urbano do Rio de Janeiro. 2014. 239 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia..

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