Bernardo Mota

Bernardo Mota


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Research interests (short)

  • Albedo temporal dynamics model for Africa and its impacts on the radiative balance.
  • Understory burning spectral response modelled with Geometric optical and radiative transfer (GORT) models.
  • Variability patterns of the atmospheric circulation and its impacts on the European climate.
  • Biomass burning contribution to the Earth’s radiative forcing.
  • Relation between eco-climatic indexes and burnt area at a global scale and the resulted impacts and feedbacks.
  • Development of eco-climatic indexes for wildfire modelling.
  • Heat waves impacts on forest fires in Portugal.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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