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Dr Humberto Barbosa | Remote Sensing | Excellence in Innovation

professor at  Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL),  Brazil

Dr. Humberto A. Barbosa is a renowned meteorologist and academic figure, currently serving as a Professor of Meteorology at the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) in Brazil. With a robust educational background, he earned his Ph.D. in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science from the University of Arizona, where his research focused on the intricate connections between vegetation dynamics and climate variability in Northeast Brazil during the late 20th century. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Barbosa obtained a Master’s degree in Remote Sensing from the Brazilian Institute of Space Research (INPE), where he conducted research on the spatial-temporal analysis of NOAA/AVHRR vegetation index and rainfall patterns in the Northeast region of Brazil.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓


  • Ph.D. in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Jan. 2001 – Jul. 2004.
  • M.Sc. in Remote Sensing, Brazilian Institute of Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, March. 1996 – March. 1998.
  • B.S. in Atmospheric Science, University of Paraíba, Campina Grande, PB, Brazil, March 1992 – Dec. 1995.

Experience / Appointments:

  • Professor of Meteorology, Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, Nov. 2005 – Present.
  • Researcher, Applied GIS/GPS to Agricultural Resource Management, Tucson and Flagstaff, AZ, July 2003 – May 2004.
  • Researcher, Large Scale Biosphere–LBA Ecology project in Amazon, Amazon, Brazil, June 2001 – June 2003.
  • Fieldwork-Researcher, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), SP, Brazil, May 1998 – May 1999.
  • Meteorological Observer, University of Paraíba – Atmospheric Science Department (DCA), PB, Brazil, Jan. 1994 – Dec. 1995.

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Humberto Alves Barbosa’s research focuses primarily on environmental sciences and meteorology, with a particular emphasis on climate change impacts, hydrology, and agricultural productivity. 🌦️ His work spans various topics such as drought analysis, evapotranspiration estimation, and the evaluation of precipitation patterns on agricultural yields. 🌱 Additionally, he explores the intersection of climatic factors, land use, and water resource management, providing insights into the efficiency of water usage in agricultural regions like MATOPIBA. 🚜 Overall, his research contributes to understanding and addressing the complexities of environmental sustainability and resilience in the face of climate variability.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. “Flash Drought and Its Characteristics in Northeastern South America during 2004–2022 Using Satellite-Based Products”
    • Journal: Atmosphere
    • Publication Date: October 2023
    • DOI: 10.3390/atmos14111629
    • Authors: Humberto Barbosa
  2. “Impact of Drought on Land Productivity and Degradation in the Brazilian Semiarid Region”
    • Journal: Land
    • Publication Date: April 2023
    • DOI: 10.3390/land12050954
    • Authors: Paredes-Trejo Franklin, Humberto Barbosa, Daldegan, G.A., Ingrid Teich, César Luis García, T. V. Lakshmi Kumar, Catarina de Oliveira Buriti
  3. “Variability of Water Use Efficiency Associated with Climate Change in the Extreme West of Bahia”
    • Journal: Sustainability
    • Publication Date: November 2022
    • DOI: 10.3390/su142316004
    • Authors: Dimas Santiago, Humberto Barbosa, Washington Correia Filho, José Francisco Oliveira-Júnior, Paredes-Trejo Franklin, Catarina Buriti
  4. “HRV Monitoring Using Commercial Wearable Devices as a Health Indicator for Older Persons during the Pandemic”
    • Journal: Sensors
    • Publication Date: March 2022
    • DOI: 10.3390/s22052001
    • Authors: Eujessika Rodrigues, Daniella Lima, Paulo Barbosa, Karoline de Andrade Gonzaga, Ricardo Oliveira Guerra, Marcela Monteiro Pimentel, Humberto Barbosa, Alvaro Maciel
  5. “Long-Term Spatiotemporal Variation of Droughts in the Amazon River Basin”
    • Journal: Water
    • Publication Date: January 2021
    • DOI: 10.3390/w13030351
    • Authors: Paredes-Trejo Franklin, Humberto Barbosa, Jason Giovannettone, T. V. Lakshmi Kumar, Manoj Kumar Thakur, Catarina de Oliveira Buriti
Humberto Barbosa | Remote Sensing | Excellence in Innovation

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