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


Carlos C. DaCamara, BSc in Physics (1979) by the University of Lisbon (FCUL), License in Geophysics (1981) by the University of Lisbon (FCUL), PhD in Atmospheric Science (1991) by the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA). He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geographic Engineering, Geophysics and Energy at the University of Lisbon (DEGGE-FCUL) where he has been lecturing a wide range of subjects in the fields of Meteorology, Climatology, Physics and Numerical Modelling. His research field include a large variety of fields that include remote sensing of active fires and burned areas by satellite, the retrieval of land surface temperature and emissivity using information from satellite, the study of directional effects on the retrieval of land surface temperature, the harmonization of long time series of land surface temperature using satellite data, the short and medium range assessment of meteorological fire risk, the recovery of vegetation after large wild fires, the meteorological conditions associated to extreme (droughts, heat waves, etc.) and the activity of planetary waves in the atmosphere and its impact on climate variability. He has authored/co-authored 44 publications in ISI journals and has supervised 17 PhD thesis and MSc dissertations. He is a member of Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and was a member elected of the Faculty Assembly (2009-2013).

Portugal applied to long-term forecasting” (1992-1995), financed by JNICT. He was consultant in projects “Daily forecasts of river flows of Mondego” (1999-2002) and “Forecast of river flows in Portuguese dams” (1995-1996), financed by REN – Rede Elétrica Nacional S.A., the Portuguese electrical company.