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Prof. Paulo made his undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of São Paulo, and got his BSc in 197, receiving his PhD in Environmental Physics at the same institute in 1985. At his Pos Doc he worked at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, University of Lund, Sweden, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and at the University of Harvard. In the 1980s, Prof. Artaxo initiated the study of tropical aerosols, emphasizing the importance of biomass burning in Amazonia as a source of climatically important aerosol particles. Since 1995, he is one of the leaders of the LBA (The Large Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia) Experiment. As one of coordinators of the LBA experiment, he coordinated several large international experiments such as ABLE-2A and 2B, TRACE-A, SCAR-B, SMOCC, CLAIRE 98, CLAIRE2001, EUSTACH, AMAZE, among others. He has a strong international role in fostering scientific growth in developing countries, being a member of the scientific steering committees of several IGBP (International Geosphere Biosphere Program) core projects such as IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry), iLEAPS (International Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Process Study), BIBEX, DEBITS and was General Secretary of the CACGP (Commission of Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution). He worked at the CACGP Science Steering Committee from 1994-2004. He also was a member of the SCAR Global Change program, and WMO/IAPSAG on the assessment of the effects of aerosols on the global precipitation. He was a member of several IPCC Assessments such as the analyzes of the global effects of aviation on climate, and effects of geoengineering.. He was director of the global change program of the Latin American CYTED institute (Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo) from 2004 to 2007. He was a lead author of the IPCC Working Group 1 from 2005-2007, and a lead author of the IPCC AR4, AR5 and AR6 teams. Paulo Artaxo have published more than 400 scientific papers, and presented more than 1020 scientific papers in international conferences. He is one of the most cited Brazilian scientists with more than 22,200 scientific citations, with an ?H-index? from the ISI Web of Sciences of 80. He has more than 45,400 citations on the Google Scholar database, and an H index of 102. He was the advisor of 60 MsC and PhD students. For 8 years (2000-2008) Paulo Artaxo coordinated a large Brazilian government Millennium Institute for Amazonia, working in the scientific aspects of the Amazonian ecosystem and how to build up sustainable development for the Amazon region. Among his honors, Prof. Artaxo was elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2005 and member of TWAS (The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World) in 2010. In 2004, the Brazilian Senate awarded him a special prize in recognition of his role in the contribution to the study of the effects of tropical aerosol particles on the hydrological cycle in Amazonia. In 2006, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2007, he was honored with the TWAS Earth Science Prize, for his work on Amazonia. He was the recipient of the Award Dorothy Stang of 2007. In 2009 he was awarded with the title of Doctorate of Philosophy Honoris Causa of the University of Stockholm, Sweden. In 2010 he received the Fissan-Pui-TSI award for his work on international Scientific Cooperation. He also received in 2010 the Ordem do Mérito Científico Nacional, at the level of Comendador. In 2016 received the "Premio Almirante Álvaro Alberto" from MCTI, CNPq. He is an Emeritus Researcher from CNPq. In 2017 received the award Globo Faz a Diferença. He received the prize from Clarivate Analytics as the "Most Cited Researcher", in 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
|News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the researcher|
|Science-based public policies are important to tackle an Amazon in transition|
|Protecting native vegetation on rural properties yields Brazil USD 1.5 trillion per year|
|Researchers describe trajectory of river of smoke that turned day into night in São Paulo|
|New satellite sensor will help gauge the influence of atmospheric aerosols on cloud formation|
|Pollution from Manaus results in up to 400% higher aerosol formation due to the Amazon Rainforest|
|School of Advanced Science will discuss the importance of atmospheric aerosols|
|Environmental research on the Amazon should be integrated with socioeconomic studies|
|Conserving the Amazon is vital environmentally, socially and economically|
|Climate geoengineering research should include developing countries|
|Deforestation may intensify global warming even more than previously predicted|
|Pollutant emitted by biomass burning causes DNA damage and lung cell death|
Amazonia is a living laboratory to study critical processes that regulate tropical atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. The forest is an important global source of aerosols, trace gases and water vapor, and the complex nonlinear processes that regulate these different components are still not fully understood. In this project, we will study Aerosol Life Cycle (ALC), Cloud Life Cycle (CLC)...
Secondary aerosols (particulates) produced from the chemical oxidation of volatile organic compounds represents a major area of uncertainty in air quality, meteorology and climate science. Of particular interest are the aerosols formed form isoprene, produced naturally and in large quantities by tropical forests, and how this natural process is impacted by anthropogenic emissions. The r...
The GoAmazon experiment seeks to understand how aerosol and cloud life cycles are influenced by pollutant outflow from Manaus in the tropical rain forest. Particularly, the susceptibility to cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions and the feedbacks among biosphere and atmosphere functioning and human activities. The scientific objectives are organized as Aerosol Life Cycle (ALC), Cloud...
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This postdoctoral project focuses on investigating the biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) - Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) interaction mechanisms, at the ground under the canopy, at the top of the ATTO tower (325 meters) and up to 12 Km altitude, with measurements at the German HALO airplane. The instrumentation will consist of real time aerosol chemical speciation monitor (AC...
This post-doctoral research project focuses on the study of the impact of emissions from an isolated urban area (Manaus) in the Central Amazon Basin. The focus of this post-doctoral plan is to study the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) the interaction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other urban emissions with the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted by the forest. The lif...
This Pos Doc Research Project focus on the study of biogenic secondary organic aerosol in natural regions in Amazonia, in the context of the GoAmazon Project. The forest naturally emits a large number of gaseous compounds; they are called the volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They are emitted through processes that are not totally understood. Part of those gaseous compounds are convert...
This postdoctoral project focuses on investigating the impact of atmospheric emissions of an isolated urban area (Manaus) within the otherwise pristine Amazon Basin forest. The focus of this Pos Doc plan is to study the formation of secondary organic aerosols (SOA) from the interactions of NOx and other urban emissions with VOCs form the forest. The impact of the Manaus plum...
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Although some advances have been recently achieved in understanding the complex processes involved in aerosol-cloud interactions, the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on tropical cloud development and in the radiative budget is far from being fully understood. A great opportunity to study the aerosol-cloud interactions and its effects in tropical areas will be the GoAmazon 2014-2015 tha...
(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)
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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
RIZZO, Luciana Varanda. Modelamento dos processos de conversão gás-partícula e de formação de núcleos de condensação de nuvens na Amazônia. 2002. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
CASTANHO, Andréa Dardes de Almeida. "Propriedades ópticas das partículas de aerossol e uma nova metodologia para a obtenção de espessura óptica via satélite sobre São Paulo". 2005. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
RIZZO, Luciana Varanda. \"Os fluxos turbulentos de partículas e de compostos orgânicos voláteis, e a distribuição vertical de aerossóis na baixa troposfera da Amazônia\". 2006. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
LUCCA, Silvia de. Sensoriamento remoto de aerossóis em alta resolução espacial na região amazônica. 2009. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
CASTANHO, Andréa Dardes de Almeida. A Determinação Quantitativa de Fontes de Material Particulado na Atmosfera da Cidade de São Paulo. 1999. Dissertação (Mestrado) - Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
MARTINS, José Vanderlei. O Efeito de Partículas de Aerossol de Queimadas da Amazônia no Balanço Radiativo da Atmosfera. 1999. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
SENA, Elisa Thome. Variabilidade espacial e temporal da forçante radiativa direta de aerossóis de queimadas e os efeitos da mudança de uso do solo na Amazônia. 2013. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
GERAB, Fabio. Técnicas analíticas nucleares aplicadas a medida em larga escala de aerossóis atmosféricos na região amazônica. 1996. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.
JÚNIOR, Theotonio Mendes Pauliquevis. \"Os efeitos de aerossóis emitidos por queimadas na formação de gotas de nuvens e na composição da precipitação na Amazônia\". 2005. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Física. Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo.