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Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física (IF)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Prof. Artaxo did his undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of São Paulo and got his BSc in 1977, receiving his Ph.D. in Environmental Physics at the same institute in 1985. 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. He coordinated several large international experiments such as NASA ABLE-2A and 2B, TRACE-A, SCAR-B, SMOCC, CLAIRE 98, CLAIRE2001, EUSTACH, AMAZE, ACRIDICON, GoAmazon2014, 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 core projects such as IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry), iLEAPS (International Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Process Study), BIBEX, DEBITS, and others. He also was a member of the SCAR Global Change program and WMO/IAPSAG to assess the effects of aerosols on global precipitation. He was a member of several IPCC Assessments, such as analyzing the global impacts of aviation on climate and the impacts of climate geoengineering. In the IPCC WG1 AR4, Artaxo helped to write the chapter on radiative forcing. In the IPCC AR5, he led the chapter on aerosols and cloud effects on the global climate. In the IPCC AR6, he was a lead author on the short-lived climate forcers chapter. He was also a lead author on the IPCC special report on land use in the chapter that analyzed the impacts of land-use change on climate. He also was a lead author on the IPCC report on the effects of aviation on climate and the IPCC special report on geoengineering. Paulo Artaxo has published more than 476 scientific papers and presented more than 1100 scientific papers at international conferences. He is one of the most cited Brazilian scientists with 53510 scientific citations, with an h-index of 115 on the Research Gate. He has 64051 citations on Google Scholar, with an h-index of 117. ON the Web of Sciences, he has 36916 citations with an h-index of 92. He was the advisor of 60 MSc and Ph.D. students. He is vice president of the Brazilian Association for the Advance of Science (SBPC) and is vice president of the São Paulo Academy of Sciences (ACIESP). Prof. Artaxo was elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2005 and member of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) in 2010. In 2004, the Brazilian Senate awarded him a special prize in recognition of his role in contributing 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 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 received the CONFAP Prize on Science and Technology in 2021. He is an Emeritus Researcher from CNPq. In 2017 received the award Globo Faz a Diferença. He was included in the Clarivate Analytics List of the Top 1% Most Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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De la polvareda al temporal 
From the earth to the sky 
Peligro en el cielo de São Paulo 
An ocean in the skies  
Un océano en los aires 
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