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



Pinto M.M., Libonati R., Trigo R.M., Trigo I.F., DaCamara C.C. (2020) A deep learning approach for mapping and dating burned areas using temporal sequences of satellite images. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 160, 260-274, doi:


Nunes S.A., DaCamara C.C., Turkman K.F., Trigo R.M., Tukman M.A.A. (2019) Wildire fire potential outlooks for Portugal using meteorological indices of fire danger. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 19, 1459-1470, doi:

Sílvia A. Nunes, Carlos C. DaCamara, Kamil F. Turkman, Teresa J. Calado, Ricardo M. Trigo and Maria A. A. Turkman (2019) Wildland fire potential outlooks for Portugal usingmeteorological indices of fire danger. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1459–1470, 2019,


Bento VA, Trigo IF, Gouveia CM, daCamara CC (2018) Contribution of Land Surface Temperature (TCI) to Vegetation Health Index: A Comparative Study Using Clear Sky and All-Weather Climate Data Records. Remote Sens. 2018, 10(9), 1324; doi:10.3390/rs10091324

Gouveia CM, Páscoa P, DaCamara C (2018) Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery in Iberia Based on Remote-Sensing Information. Forest Fire Janusz Szmyt, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72594

Bento VA, Gouveia CM, DaCamara CC, Trigo IF (2018) A climatological assessment of drought impact on vegetation health index. Agric. For. Meteorol. 2018, 259, 286–295,

Ermida SL, Trigo IF, DaCamara CC, Roujean J-R (2018) Assessing the Potential of Parametric Models to Correct Directional Effects on Local to Global Remotely Sensed LST. Remote Sensing of Environment, 209, 410–422,

Pinto MM, Da Camara CC, Trigo IF, Trigo RM, Turkman KF (2018) Fire danger rating over Mediterranean Europe based on fire radiative power derived from Meteosat. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., Volume 18 Issue 2,


Bento VA, DaCamara CC, Trigo IF, Martins JPA, Duguay-Tetzlaff A (2017) Improving Land Surface Temperature Retrievals over Mountainous Regions. Remote Sens. 2017, 9(1), 38;

Ermida SL, Jiménez C, Prigent C, Trigo IF, DaCamara CC (2017) Inversion of AMSR-E observations for land surface temperature estimation: 2. Global comparison with infrared satellite temperature. Atmospheres, 122,

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:


Duguay-Tetzlaff A, Bento VA, Göttsche FM, Stöckly R, Martins JPA, Trigo IF, Olesen F, Bojanowski JS, DaCamara CC, Kunz H (2016) Meteosat Land Surface Temperature Climate Data Record: Achievable Accuracy and Potential Uncertainties. Remote Sens. 2015, 7(10), 13139-13156;

Martins JPA, Trigo IF, Bento VA, DaCamara CC (2016) A Physically Constrained Calibration Database for Land Surface Temperature Using Infrared Retrieval Algorithms. Remote Sens. 2016, 8(10), 808;

DaCamara CC, Libonati R, Ermida SL, Calado TJ (2016) A User-Oriented Simplification of the ( V,W ) Burn-Sensitive Vegetation Index System. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13 (12), 1822-1826, 10.1109/LGRS.2016.2614319

Ermida SL, DaCamara CC, Trigo IF, Pires AC, Ghent Darren, Jonh Remedios (2016) Modelling directional effects on remotely sensed land surface temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 56–69,


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.


DaCamara CC, Calado TJ, Ermida SL, Trigo IF, Amraoui, Turkman KF (2014) Calibration of the Fire Weather Index over Mediterranean Europe based on fire activity retrieved from MSG satellite imagery. International Journal of Wildland Fire

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 energetics. 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