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Climate change and water balance in the municipality of São Paulo-SP: allowance for Public Politic

Grant number: 13/02540-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal researcher:Magda Adelaide Lombardo
Grantee:Fernanda Nicola Zanon
Home Institution: Centro de Análise e Planejamento Ambiental (CEAPLA). Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


In the last fifty years it's been increasingly evident the anthropogenic interventions in the climate change. Besides the temperature increase, several studies suggest that climate change is also responsible for interference in precipitation, where we observe a systematic increase in the frequency of intense rainfall. In Brazil, the most frequently disasters are associated with atmospheric instabilities that are responsible for triggering floods, windstorms, tornadoes, hail and landslides. In this study, using a set of indicators, analyzes the interplay between the current precipitation and water behavior in São Paulo city in the last decade, with the support of the techniques of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. It is also expected to contribute to the discussions that has been proposed for different cities in the world, as the adjustments, and serve as a subsidy for public policy of the municipality. (AU)

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