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Comparison of methodologies for cloud cover estimation in Brazil – A case study

Clouds are the major modulator of the shortwave and longwave radiation components of the Earth's energy balance and, as such, help to regulate the planet's temperature. In the energy sector, clouds are a source of instability in the generation of energy using solar technologies. This study aims at c...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 4:07 PM

Modeling Environmental Susceptibility of Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites: A Case Study in São Paulo State, Brazil

The large excess of solid waste generated in cities is a result of population growth and economic development. Properly managing this municipal solid waste (MSW) is a challenge, mainly in underdeveloped and developing countries where financial concerns are an added problem. From the environmental...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 4:04 PM

Natural Disaster Risk in Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites Using GIS: A Case Study in São Paulo State, Brazil

Natural disasters and finding suitable areas to dispose of municipal solid waste (MSW) are two major global challenges, both of which have several influences in the water resources and are related to climatic change, especially in developing countries like Brazil. Currently the risk of natural di...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 4:02 PM

Using Geotechnology to Estimate Annual Soil Loss Rate in the Brazilian Cerrado

Soil erosion is a serious environmental problem that has adversely affected the world’s food production through the reduction of land productivity and water availability. The present study estimated annual soil loss rate and its spatial distribution in the most important Brazil’s agricultural...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 4:00 PM

Deep soil water dynamics in an undisturbed primary forest in central Amazonia: Differences between normal years and the 2005 drought

Understanding how Amazonian rainforests deal with extended droughts is critical in the face of changing climate. This research analyze the physical properties and the soil water dynamics of a deep soil profile in an area of primary forest in central Amazonia to elucidate these processes under dro...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 3:57 PM

COMPARAÇÃO ENTRE A APLICAÇÃO DO MODELO SHALSTAB COM MAPAS DE SUSCETIBILIDADE E RISCO DE DESLIZAMENTOS NA BACIA DO CÓRREGO PIRACUAMA EM CAMPOS DO JORDÃO – SP

Landslides events on slopes occur recurrently in Campos do Jordão - SP, causing human losses and material damage. This article aims to identify spatially the unstable slopes areas in Piracuama stream basin, where Villa Albertina is located, an area frequently aff ected by these events. Therefore, i...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 3:54 PM

Climatic diagnostics associated with anomalous lightning incidence during the summer 2012/2013 in Southeast Brazil

The State of São Paulo in Southeast Brazil experienced during the 2012/2013 summer one of the most severe electrical storm events in recent years, causing various impacts to society, e.g. fires and fatalities. Thus, the objective of this work is to understand which mechanisms and climatic variabili...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 3:51 PM

Beef Cattle Production Systems in South Pantanal: Considerations on Territories and Integration Scales

Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the world. In its southern portion, it hosts significant beef cattle ranching, having a herd of 4,832,200 head of cattle in 2016 (IBGE, 2018). Yet it presents intra-regional differences and complementarities. This article discusses such current territory ...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 3:48 PM

Development and evaluation of species distribution models for five endangered elasmobranchs in southwestern Atlantic

Species distribution models (SDMs) are tools to obtain habitat suitability maps based on historical species occurrences and environmental variables. Those maps can be used to restrict fishing grounds or to assist in planning and reserve selection. This is especially important for species at ris...
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  • 02/05/2019
  • 3:44 PM

Climate change impact on the potential yield of Arabica coffee in southeast Brazil

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections of global mean temperature rises are worrisome for coffee crop due to the intolerance of the Arabica species to high air temperature variations. The crop has a large participation in the Brazilian trade balance; therefore, in this ...
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  • publicado
  • 02/05/2019
  • 3:42 PM