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IDL at “Descobre ULisboa”

The "Descobre ULisboa" is an interactive exhibition that took place on 28th and 29th January 2020 at the Rectory of the University of Lisbon. This exhibition was organized by the different Schools of the Universidade de Lisboa intended mainly for students of basic and secondary education to help them to choose their professional careers. The [...]

The Exceptional Iberian Heatwave of Summer 2018

A Special Report, entitled "Explaining Extreme Events in 2018 from a Climate Perspective", was recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, including a work on extreme events recorded in the summer of 2018 in the Iberian Peninsula. The researchers of Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Sousa, Ricardo Trigo, and Alexandre Ramos participated [...]

By |2020-01-23T15:48:09+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

40 Years of the Earthquake of January 1, 1980 – Survey to the population

The Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), the Instituto Superior Técnico, the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, and the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) are promoting a national macroseismic survey on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the earthquake of 1st January 1980. This earthquake occurred at 16h42m (UTC) with a [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:43:00+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geophysics, Seismology|0 Comments

IDL at the “Science of Climate Change” meeting

The researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Matos Soares participated in the meeting "Science of Climate Change: current situation and future perspectives", which took place at the Fundação Champalimaud on December 6 2019. The meeting was organized by Hipácia - Associazione Ricercatori Italiani in Portogallo, with support from the Italian Embassy, the Champalimaud [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:36:29+00:00January 9th, 2020|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

IDL received students from Romania

Last December 2019, the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) received the visit of students from two schools in Romania, the Gheorghe Magheru School and the Plastic Art School. These students were in Portugal for 3 weeks under the Erasmus + program. This program includes an internship at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge and study [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:34:39+00:00January 9th, 2020|Climate, Geophysics, Marine Sciences|0 Comments

IDL hosted the III General Assembly of the INDECIS project

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) hosted the III General Assembly of the INDECIS European project on 12 and 13 Novembre 2019. This project is an integrated approach for the development across Europe of user oriented climate indicators for GFCS high-priority sectors: agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, water, and tourism. Sixteen institutions from Spain, Belgium, [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:32:12+00:00January 8th, 2020|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

Evidence for High Temperature in the Upper Mantle Beneath Cape Verde Archipelago from Rayleigh-Wave Phase-Velocity Measurements

Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luíz (IDL), Joana Carvalho, Graça Silveira, and João Mata, together with researchers from the School of Cosmic Physics, Geophysics section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Dublin, Ireland), Seismic Hazard Group (Aix-en-Provence, France) and Institute of Geosciences of the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel (Kiel, Germany) published a paper in Tectonophysics [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:30:15+00:00January 8th, 2020|Geology, Geophysics|0 Comments

Why are the Himalayas collapsing?

The highest mountains on earth are located in the Himalayas. For example, the Tibetan Plateau is 5 km above sea level, higher than the highest peaks of the Alps. This mountain chain resulted from the collision between the continents India and Eurasia, which began about 50 million years ago and is still active today. At [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:28:59+00:00January 7th, 2020|Geology, Geophysics|0 Comments

Saharan air intrusions as a relevant mechanism for Iberian heatwaves

A team of researchers from the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), the Instituto de Geociências de Madrid and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid analyzed the evolution of Saharan air intrusions during the summer in the Iberian Peninsula. The authors, including the researchers of IDL Pedro Sousa, Ricardo Trigo, and Alexandre Ramos, used data records since 1948 [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:28:07+00:00December 26th, 2019|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

IDL at FOLIO 2019

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in the FOLIO-Festival Literário Internacional de Óbidos 2019 with the researcher and specialist on Climate Change Pedro Matos Soares. The researcher was invited to participate in a roundtable on Climate Change together with Alexandre Quintanilha, Profesor at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salaza. The talk was moderated by [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:26:08+00:00December 26th, 2019|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments