João Lucas Geirinhas

PhD Students


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

Areas of Scientific activity

Climatology, Heat Waves, Human Impacts of Climate Change



Libonati R., Geirinhas J.L., Silva P.S., Dos Santos D.M., Rodrigues J.A., Russo A., Peres L.F., Narcizo L., Gomes M.E., Rodrigues A.P. and DaCamara C.C., Pereira J.M.C., Trigo R.M. (2022) Drought-heatwave nexus in Brazil and related impacts on health and fires: A comprehensive review. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1517, 44-62. DOI:10.1111/nyas.14887

Geirinhas J.L., Russo A.C., Libonati, R., Miralles D.G., Sousa P.M., Wouters H. and Trigo R.M. (2022) The influence of soil dry-out on the record-breaking hot 2013/2014 summer in Southeast Brazil. Scientific Reports. 12, 5836. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-09515-z

Libonati R., Geirinhas J.L., Silva P.S., Russo A., Rodrigues J.A., Belém L.B., Nogueira J., Roque F.O., DaCamara C.C., Nunes A.M., Marengo J.A. and Trigo R.M (2022) Assessing the role of compound drought and heatwave events on unprecedented 2020 wildfires in the Pantanal. Environmental Research Letters, 17, p.015005. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/ac462e

Sousa P.M., Trigo R.M., Russo A., Geirinhas J.L., Rodrigues A., Silva S. and Torres A. (2022) Heat-related mortality amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. International journal of biometeorology, 66, pages 457–468. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-021-02192-z


Geirinhas J., Russo A., Libonati R., Sousa P.M., Miralles D.G., Trigo R.M. (2021) Recent increasing frequency of compound summer drought and heatwaves in Southeast Brazil. Environmental Research Letters. 16 034036. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abe0eb


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


Geirinhas J., Trigo R.M., Libonati R., Castro L.C.O., Sousa P.M., Coelho C.A.S., Peres L.F., Magalhães M.A.F.M (2019) Characterizing the atmospheric conditions during the 2010 heatwave in Rio de Janeiro marked by excessive mortality rates. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 796-808, doi:


Geirinhas JL, Trigo RM, Libonati R, Coelho CAS,Palmeira AC (2018) Climatic and synoptic characterization of heat waves in Brazil. International Journal of Meteorology, Volume 38, Issue 4,