Ana Russo

Postdoctoral Fellow


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 3, Sala 8.3.15
1749-016 Lisbon

Areas of Scientific activity

Extreme events, Environmental Applications, Air Quality, Wildfires, Circulation Weather Types, Neural Network models, Geostatistical modeling.



Vieira I., Russo A., Trigo R.M. (2020) Identifying Local-Scale Weather Forcing Conditions Favorable to Generating Iberia’s Largest Fires . Forests 11(5), 547

Péres W.E., Ribeiro A. F. S., Russo A., Nunes B. (2020) The Association between Air Temperature and Mortality in Two Brazilian Health Regions. Climate 8 (1): 16

Geirinhas J.L., Russo A., Libonati R., Trigo R.M., Castro L. C. O., Peres L. F., Magalhães M. A. F. M., Nunes B. (2020) Heat-related mortality at the beginning of the twenty-first century in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. International Journal of Biometeorology

Russo A., Sousa P.M., Durão R.M. Ramos A.M., Salvador P., Linares C., Diaz J., Trigo R.M. (2020) Saharan dust intrusions in the Iberian Peninsula: Predominant synoptic conditions. Science of the Total Environment, 717, 137041, doi:


Râmoa S., Gouveia C.M., Vieira, I, Páscoa P., Alonso C.., Silva P. O., Russo A. (2019) Impacts of Extreme Climatic Events on the Agricultural and Forestry Systems—Project Impecaf. Proceedings 38 (1): 11

Russo A., Gouveia C.M., Dutra E., Soares P.M.M., Trigo R.M. (2019) The synergy between drought and extremely hot summers in the Mediterranean. Environmental Research Letters, 14(1), 014011, DOI:

Ribeiro, A. F. S., Russo, A., Gouveia, C. M., Páscoa, P., and Pires, C. A. L. (2019) Probabilistic modelling of the dependence between rainfed crops and drought hazard. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2795–2809,

Zhao, Z.; Xi, H.; Russo, A.; Du, H.; Gong, Y.; Xiang, J.; Zhou, Z.; Zhang, J.; Li, C.; Zhou, C. (2019) The influence of multi-scale atmospheric circulation on Severe Haze Events in Autumn and Winter in Shanghai, China. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5979

Alonso, C., Gouveia, C. M., Russo, A., and Páscoa, P. (2019) Crops' exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to drought occurrence. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2727–2743,

Lopes M., Russo A., Ferreira F., Gouveia C. (2019) Monitoring of Ultrafine Particles in the Surrounding Urban Area of In-Land Passenger Ferries. Journal of Environmental Protection, 10, 838-860.

Ribeiro A.F.S., Russo A., Gouveia C.M., Páscoa P. (2019) Copula-based agricultural drought risk of rainfed cropping systems. Agricultural Water Management. DOI:

Lopes M., Russo A., Monjardino J., Ferreira F., Gouveia C. , (IF: 2.152, Q1; Atmospheric Science: 26/109), Citações: 0. (2019) Monitoring of the exposure to ultrafine particles in the surrounding urban area of a civilian airport. Atmospheric Pollution Research., (IF: 2.152, Q1; Atmospheric Science: 26/109), Citações: 0.

Zhou C., Wei G., Zheng H., Russo A., Li C., Du H., Xiang J. (2019) Effects of potential recirculation on air quality in coastal cities in the Yangtze River Delta. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 651, Part 1, 15 February 2019, Pages 12-23, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.423

Péres W., Russo A., Nunes B. (2019) The Association between Hydro-Meteorological Events and Leptospirosis Hospitalizations in Santa Catarina, Brazil . Water 2019, Volume 11(5), 15 April 2019, 1052. doi:10.3390/w11051052

Russo A., Gouveia C.M., Dutra E., Soares P.M.M., Páscoa P., Trigo R.M. (2019) The synergy between drought and extremely hot summers in the Mediterranean. Environmental Research Letters, Volume 14, 17 January 2019, 014011. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaf09e


Ribeiro AFS, Russo A, Gouveia CM, Páscoa P (2018) Modelling drought-related yield losses in Iberia using remote sensing and multiscalar indices. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,

Russo A, Gouveia CM, Soares PMM, Cardoso RM, Mendes MT, Trigo RM (2018) The unprecedented 2014 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Portugal: atmospheric driving mechanisms. Int J Biometeorol (2018).

Moreira E, Russo A, Trigo RM (2018) Monthly Prediction of Drought Classes Using Log-Linear Models under the Influence of NAO for Early-Warning of Drought and Water Management. Water, Volume 10, Issue 1,


Diaz J, Linares C, Carmona R, Russo A, Ortiz C, Salvador P, Trigo RM (2017) Saharan dust intrusions in Spain: Health impacts and associated synoptic conditions. Environmental Research Volume 156, July 2017, Pages 455-467,

Páscoa P, Gouveia CM, Russo A, Trigo RM (2017) Drought Trends in the Iberian Peninsula over the Last 112 Years. Advances in Meteorology Volume 2017, Article ID 4653126, 13 pages

Ana Russo, Célia M. Gouveia, Patrícia Páscoa, Carlos C. Da Camara, Pedro M. Sousa, Ricardo M. Trigo (2017) Assessing the role of drought events on wildfires in the Iberian Peninsula. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, DOI:

P. Páscoa, C. M. Gouveia, A. Russo, R. M. Trigo (2017) The role of drought on wheat yield interannual variability in the Iberian Peninsula from 1929 to 2012. Int J Biometeorol, 61:439-451 DOI: 10.1007/s00484-016-1224-x

Ana C. L. Sá, Akli Benali, Paulo M. Fernandes, Renata M. S. Pinto, Ricardo M. Trigo, Michele Salis, Ana Russo, Sonia Jerez, Pedro M. M. Soares, Wilfrid Schroeder, José M.C. Pereira (2017) Evaluating fire growth simulations using satellite active fire data. Remote Sensing of Environment, DOI:


Russo A., Gouveia C.M., Ilan Levy, Uri Dayan, Jerez S., Mendes M.A., Trigo, R.M. (2016) Coastal recirculation potential affecting air pollutants in Portugal: The role of circulation weather types. Atmospheric Environment .135, 9-19. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.039

Liberato M. L. R., Ramos A. M., Gouveia C. M., Sousa P., Russo A., Trigo R.M., Santo F.E. (2017) Exceptionally extreme drought in Madeira Archipelago in 2012: Vegetation impacts and driving conditions. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.08.010

Kurz-Besson C., Lousada J. L., Gaspar M. J., Correia I., Soares P. M. M., Cardoso R. M., Russo A., Varino F., Mériaux C., Trigo R.M. and Gouveia C. M. (2016) Effects of Recent Minimum Temperature and Water Deficit Increases on Pinus pinaster Radial Growth and Wood Density in Southern Portugal (special issue "Tree responses to extreme events"). Front Plant Sci. 2016; 7: 1170. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01170.

Gouveia C.M., Páscoa P., Russo A., Trigo, R.M. (2016) Land degradation assessment over Iberia during 1982-2012. Cuadernos de Investigacion Geografica, 42, 89-112. DOI: 10.18172/cig.2945

Benali A., Russo A., Sá A.C.L., Pinto R.M.S., Price O., Koutsias N., Pereira. J.M.C. (2016) Determining Fire Dates and Locating Ignition Points With Satellite. Remote Sensing, 8(4), 326, DOI: 10.3390/rs8040326


Russo A., Gouveia C., Trigo R., Liberato M.L.R., DaCamara C. C. (2015) The influence of circulation weather patterns at different spatial scales on drought variability in the Iberian Peninsula. Front. Environ. Sci.


Russo A., Lind P. G., Raischel F., Trigo R., Mendes M. (2014) Neural network forecast of daily pollution concentration using optimal meteorological data at synoptic and local scales. Atmospheric Pollution Research 6 (2015) 540?549  doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.060

Trigo R.M., Varino F., Ramos A.M., Valente M.A., Zêzere J.L., Vaquero J.M., Gouveia C.M., Russo A. (2014) The record precipitation and flood event in Iberia in December 1876: description and synoptic analysis. Frontiers Environmental Sciences, 2:3, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2014.00003

Russo A., Trigo R.M., Martins H., Mendes M.T. (2014) NO2, PM10 and O3 urban concentrations and its association with circulation weather types in Portugal. Atmospheric Environment, 89, 768-785. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.02.010 EID: 2-s2.0-84896497817


Russo A., Soares A.O. (2013) Hybrid Model for Urban Air Pollution Forecasting: A Stochastic Spatio-Temporal Approach. Mathematical Geosciences46, Issue 1, 75-93

Russo A., Raischel F., Lind P.G. (2013) Air quality prediction using optimal neural networks with stochastic variables. Atmospheric Environment, 79, 822-830


Raischel F., Russo A., Haase M., Kleinhans D., Lind P.G. (2012) Searching for optimal variables in real multivariate stochastic data. Physics Letters A 376, 2081-2089


Russo A.; Soares A.; Pereira M.J., Trigo R.M. (2010) Joint Space-Time Geostatistical Model for Air Quality Surveillance/Monitoring System. Geoenv Vii - Geostatistics For Environmental Applications Volume: 16 Pages: 173-185. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2322-3_16


Russo A., Soares A., Pereira M.J., Trigo, R.M. (2008) Geostatistical model for air quality surveillance/monitoring.. in Ortiz, J.M., Emery, X. (eds.), Geostatistics Santiago 2008, University of Chile - Santiago, Chile, pp. 841-850.

Russo A., Trigo R., Soares A. (2008) Stochastic modelling applied to air quality space-time characterization. . geoENV VI-Geostatistics for Environmental Applications. Soares A., Pereira M.J., Dimitrakopoulos R. (Eds.). Springer, 83–93.


Russo A., Nunes C., Bio A. (2005) Air quality models resulting from multi-source emissions.. Geostatistics for Environmental Applications. Renard, P. (Eds), Springer, 185-196

Russo A., Nunes C., Bio A., Pereira M., Soares A. (2005) Air quality assessment using stochastic simulation and neural networks.. Geostatistics Banff. Leuangthong O. and Deutsch C.V. (Eds), Springer, 797–807.