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Sandra Isabel Moreira Rafael

Sandra Isabel Moreira Rafael

Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Department: Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : Researcher ID : K-1890-2014
  • Title: Air quality modelling Supervisor: Doutora Joana Ferreira Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: Foundation for Science and Technology Grant reference: BPD/FUTURAR/2017-2 Start date: 2018-01-08 End date: 2018-12-31


GEMAC

Group of Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change
http://www.dao.ua.pt/gemac

Research & Development activities

As a researcher in GEMAC, University of Aveiro:



  • APPRAISAL - Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales.

  • BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy. PTDC/AAC-AMB/103866/2008

  • CLICURB - Urban Atmospheric Quality, Climate Change and Resilience

  • QREN/SIAC project - BIOATLAS

  • Protocolo Clean Air Institute - Air quality study for thecMedellin municipality incthe Aburra Valley,cColombia

  • Protocolo CIRA - Documento orientador para os eixos da Agência para a Sustentabilidade e a Competitividade

  • ClimAdaPT.Local  - Estratégias Municipais de Adaptação às Alterações Climáticas

Academic degrees

2017: Phd in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Aveiro. Thesis title: "Urban air quality and climate change: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation".


2012: Master in Environmental Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Thesis title: "The Energetic Conversion of Forest Biomass and the Air Quality".


2010: Environmental Engineering Degree, Agrarian Polytechnic School of Coimbra, Portugal.

Research Interests


  • Air quality modelling

  • Climate change

  • Nature-based solutions

  • Urban resilience

  • Urban surface energy model

Scientific Supervision

In progress
Concluded

Projects

In progress
  • LIFE INDEX-AIR - Development of an Integrated Exposure – Dose Management Tool for Reduction of Particulate Matter in Air See more
  • @CRUiSE: Advanced Impact Integration Platform for Cooperative Road Use See more
  • CLAiR-City - Citizen Led Air pollution Reduction in Cities See more
Concluded
  • ClimAdaPT.Local See more
  • BIOATLAS See more
  • CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience See more
  • APPRAISAL— Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales See more
  • BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy See more

Publications

WoS Papers (13)
Lopes M., Serrano L., Ribeiro I., Cascão P., Pires N., Rafael S., Tarelho L., Monteiro A, Nunes T., Evtyugina M., Nielsen O.J., Gameiro da Silva M., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2014) Emissions characterization from EURO 5 diesel/biodiesel passenger car operating under the new European driving cycle. In: Research Interests. Atmospheric Environment. 84, 339-348.
Rafael S., Tarelho L., Monteiro A., Sa E., Miranda A.I., Borrego C., Lopes M. (2015) Impact of forest biomass residues to the energy supply chain on regional air quality. In: Research Interests. Science Of The Total Environment. 505, 640-648.
Rafael S., Tarelho L., Monteiro A., Monteiro T., Goncalves C., Freitas S., Lopes M. (2015) Atmospheric Emissions from Forest Biomass Residues to Energy Supply Chain: A Case Study in Portugal. In: Research Interests. Environmental Engineering Science. 32, 6, 505-515.
Borrego C., Monteiro A., Martins H., Ferreira J., Fernandes A.P., Rafael S., Miranda A.I., Guevara M., Baldasano J.M. (2016) Air quality plan for ozone: an urgent need for North Portugal. In: Research Interests. Air Quality Atmosphere And Health. 9, 5, 447-460.
Duque L., Relvas H., Silveira C., Ferreira J., Monteiro A., Gama C., Rafael S., Freitas S., Borrego C., Miranda A.I. (2016) Evaluating strategies to reduce urban air pollution. In: Research Interests. Atmospheric Environment. 127, 196-204.
Borrego C., Amorim J.H., Tchepel O., Dias D., Rafael S., Sa E., Pimentel C., Fontes T., Fernandes P., Pereira S.R., Bandeira J.M., Coelho M.C. (2016) Urban scale air quality modelling using detailed traffic emissions estimates. In: Research Interests. Atmospheric Environment. 131, 341-351.
Rafael S., Martins H., Sa E., Carvalho D., Borrego C., Lopes M. (2016) Influence of urban resilience measures in the magnitude and behaviour of energy fluxes in the city of Porto (Portugal) under a climate change scenario. In: Research Interests. Science Of The Total Environment. 566, 1500-1510.
Rafael S., Martins H., Marta-Almeida M., Sa E., Coelho S., Rocha A., Borrego C., Lopes M. (2017) Quantification and mapping of urban fluxes under climate change: Application of WRF-SUEWS model to Greater Porto area (Portugal). In: Research Interests. Environmental Research. 155, 321-334.
Borrego, C., Rafael, S., Rodrigues, V., Monteiro, A., Sorte, S., Coelho, S., Lopes, M. (2018) AIR QUALITY, URBAN FLUXES AND CITIES RESILIENCE UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE – A BRIEF OVERVIEW. In: Research Interests. International Journal Of Environmental Impacts. 1, 1, 14-27.
Coelho, S., Ferreira, J., Rodrigues, V., Rafael, S., Borrego, C., Lopes, M. (2017) Identification and analysis of source contributions to the air quality in Amsterdam region. In: Research Interests. Wit Transactions On Ecology And The Environment. 211, 31-40. 978-1-78466-173-1.
Villanueva-Rey P., Quinteiro P., Vazquez-Rowe I., Rafael S., Arroja L., Moreira M.T., Feijoo G., Dias A.C. (2018) Assessing water footprint in a wine appellation: A case study for Ribeiro in Galicia, Spain. In: Research Interests. Journal Of Cleaner Production. 172, 2097-2107.
Quinteiro P., Rafael S., Villanueva-Rey P., Ridoutt B., Lopes M., Arroja L., Dias A.C. (2018) A characterisation model to address the environmental impact of green water flows for water scarcity footprints. In: Research Interests. Science Of The Total Environment. 626, 1210-1218.
Coelho S., Rafael S., Silva S., Pinho M., Tarelho L., Lopes M. (2018) Atmospheric emissions from pellet energy supply chain: a Portuguese case study. In: Research Interests. Air Quality Atmosphere And Health. 11, 2, 197-207.
Other Papers (1)
LOPES M., SILVA S., COELHO S., RAFAEL S., RODRIGUES V. (2017) O PAPEL DOS CIDADÃOS NA REDUÇÃO DA POLUIÇÃO ATMOSFÉRICA E PEGADA DE CARBONO NA REGIÃO DE AVEIRO. In: Research Interests. Rede - Revista Eletrnica Do Prodema. 11, 1, 92-103.
Books (1)
Lopes, M., Tarelho, L., Ribeiro, I. Monteiro, A., Martins, H., Rafael, S., Miranda, A.I., Borrego, C. (2013) Impacts of Biomass to Energy Chain on Air Quality and Portuguese Climate Policy. In: Lopes, M., Tarelho, L., Ribeiro, I. Monteiro, A., Martins, H., Rafael, S., Miranda, A.I., Borrego, C.. (EDS.), Research Interests. Aveiro. University of Aveiro. 978-989-98673-2-1.
Book Chapter (3)
Rafael S., Martins H., Lopes M (2015) CLICURB - Qualidade da Atmosfera Urbana, Alterações Climáticas e Resiliência. . In: C. Borrego et al.. (EDS.), Research Interests. Aveiro. Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar. 31-36. 978-989-98673-5-2.
Carvalho, D., Marta-Almeida, M., Sá, E., Fernandes, A.P., Rafael, S., Freitas, S., Valente, J., Rodrigues, V., Sorte, S., Monteiro, A., Martins, H (2015) CLICURB - Qualidade da Atmosfera Urbana, Alterações Climáticas e Resiliência. . In: C. Borrego et al.. (EDS.), Research Interests. Aveiro. Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar. 37-46. 978-989-98673-5-2.
Rodrigues V., Rafael S., Sorte S., Coelho S., Relvas H., Vicente B., Leitão J., Lopes M., Miranda A. I. and Borrego C. Computational Fluid Dynamics - Basic Instruments and Applications in Science. In: Adela Ionescu. (EDS.), Research Interests. 163-186. 978-953-51-3791-7.
Thesis (2)
Rafael, S. (2012) A Conversão Energética de Biomassa Florestal e a Qualidade do Ar. In: Research Interests. MSc Thesis.
Rafael S. (2017) Urban air quality and climate change: vulnerability, resilience and adaptation. In: Research Interests.
Communications (34)
Rafael S., Monteiro C., Tarelho L., Lopes M., Monteiro A., Sá E., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2013) Air Quality Impacts of Forest Biomass Residues to Energy in Portugal. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Monteiro C., Tarelho L., Lopes M., Monteiro A., Sá E., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2013) Air Quality Impacts of Forest Biomass Residues to Energy in Portugal. In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Ribeiro I., Sá E., Martins H., Rafael S., Monteiro A., Miranda A.I., Borrego C., Figueira de Sousa J. (2013) Biocombustíveis em Portugal: impacto na política climática e na qualidade do ar. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Monteiro C., Lopes M., Tarelho L., Monteiro A., Sá E., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2013) Impacto da cadeia de valorização energética da biomassa florestal na qualidade do ar em Portugal Continental. In: Research Interests.
Borrego C., Miranda A.I., Monteiro A., Martins H., Lopes M., Tchepel O., Carvalho A., Ferreira J., Amorim J.H., Valente J., Martins V., Dias D., Ribeiro I., Sá E., Fernandes A.P., Pimentel C., Gama G., Rafael S., Relvas H., Silveira C., Freitas S. (2013) Ar de qualidade para uma saúde melhor. In: Research Interests.
Figueira de Sousa J., Vicente T., Galiau S., Fernandes A., Lopes M., Rafael S. (2013) Caracterização e Análise da Cadeia Logística associada à Produção, Recolha e Entrega de Biomassa Florestal em Portugal Continental. In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Rafael S., Tarelho L., Ribeiro I., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2013) Biomass to energy and sustainable use of forest. In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Sá E., Rafael S. (2014) Economia verde, sustentabilidade e alterações climáticas. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Martins, H, Borrego C., Lopes M. (2014) Efeito de ilha de calor na cidade do Porto: aplicação do modelo de balanço energético e hídrico. In: Research Interests.
Martins H., Sá E., Freitas S. Amorim J.H., Rafael S., Borrego C. (2014) Impacte das alterações climáticas na qualidade do ar do Porto. In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Serrano L., Ribeiro I., Cascão P., Pires N., Rafael S., Tarelho L., Monteiro A, Nunes T., Evtyugina M., Nielsen O.J., Gameiro da Silva M., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2014) Characterization of exhaust emissions from EURO 5 light passenger vehicle using biodiesel blends. In: Research Interests.
Borrego C., Pio C., Rocha A., Martins H., Matos M., Marta-Almeida M., Freitas S., Fernandes A., Miranda A., Monteiro A., Marques C., Alves C., Dias D., Carvalho D., Sá E., Ribeiro I., Amorim J., Castanheira J., Ferreira J., Teixeira J., Valente J., Cerqueira M., Lopes M., Tchepel O., Gonçalves P., Rafael S., Nunes T., Pereira S. (2014) O projecto CLICURB – Qualidade da atmosfera urbana, alterações climáticas e resiliência. In: Research Interests.
Miranda, A.I., Relvas, H., Turrini, E., Lopes, D., Silveira, C., Rafael, S., Ferreira, J., Lopes, M., Borrego, C., Volta, M. (2014) Urban Air Quality Plans and Integrated Assessment Methodologies. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Tarelho L., Arroja L., Dias A., Relvas H., Miranda A.I., Lopes M. (2015) BIOATLAS: a decision support tool on biomass to the energy resources and supply chain. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Martins H., Borrego C., Lopes M. (2015) Urban vulnerability and resilience to climate change. In: Research Interests. 198, WIT Transactions on Ecology and The Environment, 379-390.
Lopes M., Rafael S., Sá E. (2015) A Bioenergia e a Economia Verde. In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Rafael S., Tarelho L., Dias A., Silveira C., Miranda M.A.(1) (2015) Investigação para impulsionar a Bioenergia em Portugal. In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Rafael S., Tarelho L., Arroja L., Dias A., Relvas H., Miranda A.I. (2015) BIOATLAS: uma ferramenta de apoio à decisão sobre os recursos biomássicos e a sua cadeia de valorização energética. . In: Research Interests.
Lopes M., Rafael S., Martins H., Borrego C. (2015) Quantificação e mapeamento de fluxos de calor na cidade do Porto: aplicação do modelo de balanço energético e hídrico. In: Research Interests.
Ribeiro I., Monteiro A., Serrano L., Tarelho L., Pires N., Cascão P., Rafael S., Nielsen O.J., Nunes T., Evtyugina M., Gameiro da Silva M., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. Lopes M. (2014) Characterization of exhaust emissions from a EURO 5 light passenger vehicle using biodiesel blends. In: Research Interests. Wit Transactions On Ecology And The Environment. 191, 921-931.
Borrego C., Lopes M., Rafael S., Alves F.L., Antunes I.C. (2015) Estratégia europeia e portuguesa de adaptação às AC: da teoria à prática. In: Research Interests.
Borrego C., Carvalho D., Marta-Almeida M., Rocha A., Sá E., Fernandes A., Rafael S., Valente J., Rodrigues V., Martins H., Lopes M. (2016) Resiliência a ondas de calor em clima futuro: um estudo de modelação numa zona urbana. In: Research Interests.
E. Sá, A. Monteiro, A.P. Fernandes, J. Valente, D. Carvalho, J. Ferreira, S. Freitas, S. Rafael, H. Martins, A.I. Miranda, C. Borrego (2016) Modelling resilient measures to climate change impacts on urban air quality. In: Research Interests.
Quinteiro P., Rafael S., Lopes M., Arroja L., Dias AC. (2016) Characterisation model for green water scarcity footprint. In: Research Interests.
Quinteiro P, Rafael S, Lopes, M, Arroja L, Dias AC (2017) LCA-based green water footprint. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Rodrigues V., Borrego C., Lopes M (2017) Evaluation of the influence of resilient measures on urban energy fluxes: a Portuguese study case. In: Research Interests.
Quinteiro P, Rafael S, Villanueva-Rey P. Lopes M, Arroja L, Dias AC (2017) Assessing the green water scarcity footprint of eucalyptus in Portugal. In: Research Interests.
Quinteiro P, Rafael S, Vicente B, Marta-Almeida M, Rocha A, Arroja L, Dias AC (2017) The impact of green water scarcity on land cover pattern under a climate change scenario: a Portuguese case study. In: Research Interests.
Lopes, M., Rafael, S., Tarelho, L., Arroja, L., Dias, A., Relvas, H., Miranda, A.I. (2014) BIOATLAS: oportunidades e impactes da cadeia de valorização energética dos recursos florestais. In: Research Interests.
Rodrigues, V., Rafael, S., Silva, S., Sorte, S., Lopes, M., Miranda, A. I., Borrego, C. How to reduce the impacts of climate change on air quality at microscale? A numerical study in Porto's urban area. In: Research Interests.
Martins, H., Sá, E., Freitas, S., Amorim, J.H., Rafael, S., Borrego, C. Impacte das alterações climáticas na qualidade do ar do Porto. In: Research Interests.
Quinteiro P, Rafael S, Villanueva-Rey, Lopes, M, Arroja L, Dias AC (2017) Addressing the green water scarcity footprint of eucalyptus production in Portugal. In: Research Interests.
Quinteiro P, Rafael S, Borrego C, Arroja L, Dias AC (2017) A floresta e o consumo de água verde. In: Research Interests. 978-972-99656-6-1.
Coelho, S., Rafael, S., Silveira, C., Ferreira, J., Lopes, M., Borrego, C. (2018) CENÁRIOS DE ALTERAÇÕES CLIMÁTICAS EM PORTUGAL CONTINENTAL COM ELEVADA RESOLUÇÃO ESPACIAL. In: Research Interests.
Other Publications (2)
Martins H., Amorim J., Rafael S., Freitas S., Miranda A.I., Borrego C. (2016) Urban resilience – atmospheric sustainability in the city of the future. In: Research Interests.
Rafael S., Borrego C., Lopes M. (2017) Influence of urban resilience measures on energy fluxes. In: Research Interests.

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