Carlos da Camara

Senior Researcher


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 3, Sala 8.3.04
1749-016 Lisboa

Areas of Scientific activity



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:


Amraoui M., Pereira M. G., DaCamara C. C., Calado T. J. (2015) Atmospheric conditions associated with extreme fire activity in the Western Mediterranean region. Science of the Total Environment 524-525, 32-39. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.032

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.


Ermida S. L., Trigo I. F., DaCamara C. C., Göttsche F. M., Olesen F. S., Hulley G. (2014) Validation of remotely sensed surface temperature over an oak woodland landscape - The problem of viewing and illumination geometries. Remote Sens. Env., 148, 16-27, doi:


Pereira M.G., Calado T.J., DaCamara C.C., Calheiros T. (2013) Effects of regional climate change on rural fires in Portugal. Climate Research

Amraoui M., Liberato M. L. R., Calado T. M., DaCamara C. C., Pinto-Coelho L., Trigo R. M., Gouveia C. M. (2013) Fire activity over Mediterranean Europe based on information from Meteosat-8. Forest Ecology and Management, 294, 62-75, 2013


Gouveia C.M., Bastos A., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C. (2012) Drought impacts on vegetation in the pre- and post-fire events over Iberian Peninsula. Natural Hazards Earth System Sciences, 12, 3123-3137, 2012, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-3123-2012


Trigo I.F., DaCamara C.C., Viterbo P., Roujean J.-L., Olesen F., Barroso C., Camacho-de Coca F., Freitas S.C., García-Haro J., Geiger B., Gellens-Meulenberghs F., Meliá J., Pessanha L., Siljamo N. (2011) The Satellite Application Facility for Land Surface Analysis . International Journal of Remote Sensing

Libonati R., DaCamara C.C., Pereira J.M.C., Peres L.F. (2011) On a new coordinate system for improved discrimination of vegetation and burned areas using MIR/NIR information . Remote Sensing of Environment

Liberato M.L.R., Paoletti E., DaCamara C.C. (2011) Climate Changes and Forests. Forest Ecology and Management 262 vii-ix, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.09.014

Bastos A., Gouveia C.M., DaCamara C.C., Trigo R.M. (2011) Modelling post-fire vegetation recovery in Portugal. Biogeosciences, 8, 3593-3607, 2011, doi:10.5194/bg-8-3593-2011

Gouveia C, Liberato M.L.R., DaCamara C.C., Trigo, R.M., Ramos A.M. (2011) Modelling past and future wine production in the Portuguese Douro Valley. Climate Research (in press)


Amraoui M., DaCamara C.C., Pereira J.M.C. (2010) Detection and monitoring of African vegetation fires using MSG-SEVIRI imagery . Remote Sensing of the Environment

Peres L.F., DaCamara C.C., Trigo I.F., Freitas S.C. (2010) Synergistic use of the two-temperature and split-window methods for land-surface temperature retrieval. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 31, 16, 4387-4409, doi:10.1080/01431160903260973

Gouveia C., DaCamara C.C, Trigo R.M. (2010) Post fire vegetation recovery in Portugal based on SPOT-VEGETATION data. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 673-684


Castanheira J. M., Liberato M. L. R., de la Torre L., Graf H.-F., DaCamara C. C. (2009) Baroclinic Rossby wave forcing and barotropic Rossby wave response to stratospheric vortex variability. J. Atmos. Sci. 66, 902-914 doi: 10.1175/2008JAS2862.1

Gouveia C., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C. (2009) Drought and Vegetation Stress Monitoring in Portugal using Satellite Data. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 9, 1-11


Peres L. F., Sobrino J.A., Libonati R., Jimenez-Munoz J.C., DaCamara C.C., Romaguera M. (2008) Validation of a temperature emissivity separation hybrid method from airborne hyperspectral scanner data and ground measurements in the SEN2FLEX field campaign. International Journal of Remote Sensing

Libonati R., Trigo I., DaCamara C.C. (2008) Correction of 2 m-temperature forecasts using Kalman Filtering technique . Atmospheric Research

Freire J.G., Bonatto C., DaCamara C.C., Gallas J.A.C. (2008) Multistability, phase diagrams, and intransitivity in the Lorenz-84 low-order atmospheric circulation model . Chaos

Damião M.C.M., Trigo R.M., Cavalcanti I.F.A. and DaCamara C.C. (2008) Blocking episodes in the Southern Hemisphere: Impact on the climate of adjacent continental areas. Global fire activity patterns (1996-2006) and climatic influence: an analysis using the World Fire Atlas

Gouveia C., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C., Libonati R., Pereira J.M.C. (2008) The North Atlantic Oscillation and European vegetation dynamics. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1682

Le Page Y., Pereira J. M. C., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C., Oom D., Mota B. (2008) Global fire activity patterns (1996-2006) and climatic influence: an analysis using the World Fire Atlas. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 1911-1924


Liberato M. L. R., Castanheira J. M., de la Torre L., DaCamara C. C., Gimeno L. (2007) Wave energy associated with the variability of the stratospheric polar vortex. J. Atmos. Sci. 64, 4, 2683-2694 doi: 10.1175/JAS3978.1


Trigo R.M., Pereira J.M.C., Pereira M.G., Mota B., Calado M.T., DaCamara C.C., Santo F.E. (2006) Atmospheric conditions associated with the exceptional fire season of 2003 in Portugal. International Journal of Climatology 26 (13): 1741-1757 NOV 15


Barroso C., Trigo I. F., Olesen F., DaCamaraC. C., Queluz M. P. (2005) Intercallibration of NOAA and Meteosat window channel brightness temperatures. Int. J. Remote Sens., 26, 3717–3733

Damião M.C.M.., Trigo R.M., Cavalcanti I.F.A. and DaCamara C.C. (2005) Climatologia de bloqueios sobre o Oceano Pacífico Sul: período de 1960 a 2000. Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia,20(2), 175-190.

Pereira M.G., Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C., Pereira J.M.C., Leite .S.M. (2005) Synoptic patterns associated with large summer forest fires in Portugal. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 129, 11-25

2002 - 2004

Trigo R.M., Trigo I.F., DaCamara C.C., Osborn T.J. (2004) Climate impact of the European winter blocking episodes from the NCEP/NCAR Reanalyses. Climate Dynamics, 23 (1): 17-28

2001 and prior

Castanheira J.M., DaCamara C.C., Rocha A. (1999) Numerical solutions of the vertical structure equation and associated energetic. Tellus 51A, 337-348. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0870.1999.t01-1-00001.x

Kung E.C., Susskind J., DaCamara C.C. (1993) Prominent Northern Hemisphere winter blocking episodes and associated anomaly fields of sea surface temperatures. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 4, 273-291

DaCamara C.C., Kung E.C., Baker W.E., Lee B-C., Corte-Real J.A.M. (1992) Long-term analysis of planetary wave activities and blocking circulation in the Northern Hemisphere winter. Contributions to Atmospheric Physics / Beiträge zur physik der atmosphere 64, 285-298.

Kung E.C., DaCamara C.C., Baker W.E., Susskind J., Park C-K. (1990) Simulations of winter blocking episodes using observed sea surface temperatures. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 116, 1053-1070. doi:10.1256/smsqj.49502

Trigo R.M., DaCamara C.C. (2000) Circulation Weather Types and their impact on the precipitation regime in Portugal. Int J of Climatology, 20, 1559-1581