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Maria João Costa

Assistant Professor with Agregação (Department of Physics)

Doctoral Degree: Doutoramento em Física/Física (Universidade de Évora - 2004)
Master Degree: Ciência Geofísicas - Meteorologia/Meteorologia (Faculdade de Ciências, Univ. Lisboa - 1997)
Bachelor's Degree: Ensino de Física e Química/Física e Química (Universidade de Évora - 1993)
Department of Physics Assembly (Advisor)
Comissão Executiva e de Acompanhamento do Mestrado em Ciências da Terra e da Atmosfera (Deputy)
Comissão Executiva e de Acompanhamento do Mestrado em Ciências e Tecnologia da Terra, da Atmosfera e do Espaço (Deputy)
Department of Physics (Deputy)
Course Commission of the PhD Program in Earth and Space Sciences (Director)
ICT - Institute of Earth Sciences (Integrated Member with doctorate)
- Atmospheric Physics;
- Atmospheric radiation;
- Cloud and Aerosol Physics;
- Remote Sensing of the atmosphere from satellite measurements. Application to clouds and aerosols;
- Remote Sensing of the surface parameters;(reflectance and temperature);
-Remote Sensing of water properties;
- Radiative transfer modelling.
- Remote Sensing from satellite based sensors of cloud and aerosol properties (microphysical / optical), combining with data from different platforms and remote sensing modelling.
- Development of new techniques using additional spectral regions to distinguish between clouds and multilayer aerosols.
- Remote sensing of water properties, from satellite and ground-based instrumentation.
- Effects of clouds on UV radiation.
- 2009-present, Director of the Master Course in Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences of the University of Évora;
- 2009-present, Member of the Course Commission of the PhD Program in Earth and Space Sciences of the University of Évora
101008004 / Comissão Europeia
em curso até 31/03/2025
em curso até 31/12/2021
PTDC/CTA-MET/029678/2017 / FCT ,Portugal 2020
em curso até 31/08/2021
EXPL/GEO-MET/1422/2013 / FCT
finished in 31/03/2015
PTDC/CTE-ATM/65307/2006 / FCT
finished in 30/06/2012

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