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Alexandre M. Ramos     Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Alexandre M. Ramos published an article in August 2018.
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J. M. Vaquero

87 shared publications

Universidad de Extremadura

L Gimeno

81 shared publications

Environmental PHYsics LABoratory (EPHYSLAB), Faculty of Sciences; University of Vigo; Ourense Spain

Ricardo Trigo

64 shared publications

Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL); Faculdade de Ciências; Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa Portugal

Nicola Cortesi

18 shared publications

Department of Geography; Zaragoza University; Spain

Ana Russo

14 shared publications

Instituto Dom Luiz, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Extreme Precipitation Events in Summer in the Iberian Peninsula and Its Relationship With Atmospheric Rivers Alexandre M. Ramos, Maria J. Martins, Ricardo Tomé, Ricardo ... Published: 10 August 2018
Frontiers in Earth Science, doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00110
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This study identifies and characterizes the importance of the Atmospheric Rivers in the extreme precipitation episodes that strike the Iberian Peninsula and Portugal during the extended summer months (April to September) between 1950 and 2007. The extreme precipitation days are ranked taking into account a daily gridded precipitation database for the Iberian Peninsula at a 0.2° resolution. The ranking is based on the magnitude of the extreme precipitation days considering not only on the area affected above the 95th climatological percentile but also by the precipitation intensity within the anomalous area. The Atmospheric Rivers detection scheme is used for the North Atlantic Ocean basin that allows the identification of the persistent Atmospheric Rivers that impact the Iberian Peninsula for the extended summer months. It is shown, that there is a relationship between the Atmospheric Rivers and the extreme precipitation days in Portugal especially during the transition months of April, May and September. On the contrary when analysing the entire Iberia Peninsula the impact of ARs is considerably reduced. Moreover, the impacts of the Atmospheric Rivers is considerably higher for the top ranked events in Portugal but decreases when considering less intense extreme precipitation days.
Article 2 Reads 3 Citations On the relationship between atmospheric water vapour transport and extra-tropical cyclones development Juan A. Ferreira, Margarida L.R. Liberato, Alexandre M. Ramo... Published: 01 August 2016
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, doi: 10.1016/j.pce.2016.01.001
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Article 2 Reads 10 Citations Responses of European precipitation distributions and regimes to different blocking locations Pedro M. Sousa, Ricardo M. Trigo, David Barriopedro, Pedro M... Published: 25 April 2016
Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3132-5
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Article 2 Reads 9 Citations Atmospheric rivers moisture sources from a Lagrangian perspective Alexandre M. Ramos, Raquel Nieto, Ricardo Tomé, Luis Gimeno,... Published: 22 April 2016
Earth System Dynamics, doi: 10.5194/esd-7-371-2016
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An automated atmospheric river (AR) detection algorithm is used for the North Atlantic Ocean basin, allowing the identification of the major ARs affecting western European coasts between 1979 and 2012 over the winter half-year (October to March). The entire western coast of Europe was divided into five domains, namely the Iberian Peninsula (9.75°W, 36–43.75°N), France (4.5°W, 43.75–50°N), UK (4.5°W, 50–59°N), southern Scandinavia and the Netherlands (5.25°E, 50–59°N), and northern Scandinavia (5.25°E, 59–70°N). Following the identification of the main ARs that made landfall in western Europe, a Lagrangian analysis was then applied in order to identify the main areas where the moisture uptake was anomalous and contributed to the ARs reaching each domain. The Lagrangian data set used was obtained from the FLEXPART (FLEXible PARTicle dispersion) model global simulation from 1979 to 2012 and was forced by ERA-Interim reanalysis on a 1° latitude–longitude grid. The results show that, in general, for all regions considered, the major climatological areas for the anomalous moisture uptake extend along the subtropical North Atlantic, from the Florida Peninsula (northward of 20°N) to each sink region, with the nearest coast to each sink region always appearing as a local maximum. In addition, during AR events the Atlantic subtropical source is reinforced and displaced, with a slight northward movement of the sources found when the sink region is positioned at higher latitudes. In conclusion, the results confirm not only the anomalous advection of moisture linked to ARs from subtropical ocean areas but also the existence of a tropical source, together with midlatitude anomaly sources at some locations closer to AR landfalls.
Article 2 Reads 6 Citations Ranking of multi-day extreme precipitation events over the Iberian Peninsula Alexandre M. Ramos, Ricardo M. Trigo, Margarida L. R. Libera... Published: 15 April 2016
International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4726
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Present and future climate conditions for winegrowing in Spain María N. Lorenzo, Alexandre M. Ramos, Swen Brands Published: 14 November 2015
Regional Environmental Change, doi: 10.1007/s10113-015-0883-1
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