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Margarida L. R. Liberato is Assistant Professor at UTAD and Researcher at the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. She has received her PhD with an analysis of the extratropical stratosphere-troposphere circulation coupling using a 3D normal mode approach. Recently she has focused her research interests on the study of extratropical cyclones and storm-tracks variability, namely on natural hazards, extreme cyclones and cyclones with extreme impacts and atmospheric rivers. She is the PI of WEx-Atlantic project: Weather Extremes in the Euro Atlantic Region: Assessment and Impacts, and Co-PI of project eCSAAP: expert Crowdsourcing for Semantic Annotation of Atmospheric Phenomena funded under Carnegie Mellon-Portugal Program.  She has been PI of STORMEx project: Mid-latitude North Atlantic Extreme Storms Variability: Diagnosis, Modeling Dynamical Processes and Related Impacts on Iberia. She has also participated in the international initiative of intercomparing extratropical cyclone detection and tracking algorithms (IMILAST – Intercomparison of mid latitude storm diagnostics) in order to assessing method-related uncertainties both using recent past and present climate reanalysis datasets and GCM simulations for future climate scenarios. Additionally she is also interested on the impact of climate variability and extremes on society.

Margarida L. R. Liberato has participated as member of the research team of several FCT and EU funded projects such as ENAC, STORMEx and QSECA and has been a Member of the Management Committee of the COST ESSEM Action ES0604. She has also participated as PI in several hand-on projects (Concurso Ciência Viva VI) as well as in several tasks of the FP7 ACCENT (Atmospheric Composition Change) NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE from 2006-2009 and of the ACCENT Plus NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE since 2010. She has fostered several International collaborations which have resulted on several peer-reviewed publications.

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