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.



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,


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.