E. S de Lima

Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Estado de Pernambuco, Brazil

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Publications (2)7.78 Total impact

  • L Florencio, M T Kato, E S de Lima
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    ABSTRACT: The Lagoon Olho d'Agua in Pernambuco State, Northeast Brazil has received increasing environmental concern due to significant stress from pollution in the catchment. The existing environmental problems are the result of great pressure from a broad range of human activities, especially in the last 10 years. Serious pollution exists mainly from some industrial and urban activities, which increased intensively after the eighties. There is a strong social and economical pressure for housing and construction near the lagoon, due to the available land nearby beaches and estuarine zone, and recently by growing tourism activities. Uncontrolled land use by low-income communities and the pressure for construction by developers have led to landfilling and to deterioration of water quality in the lagoon catchment. Improvement of the environmental conditions in the catchment needs integrated measures. Guidelines and some specific actions involving several institutions have been established and refer to sanitation and urban infrastructure as the main priorities. A main target is the construction of low-cost sewage system with smaller and decentralised treatment plants.
    Environment International 07/2001; 26(7-8):551-5. · 6.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Alto Pajeú Terrain (APT) is a SW–NE trending fold belt in the Neoproterozoic Borborema Province (NE Brazil), formed by metasedimentary sequences interlayered with metavolcanosedimentary units, both intruded by granitic rocks of different compositions and ages. The tectonic evolution of the APT involves Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic transtensional and contractional tectonic events. In this study, we present U–Pb zircon ages of five granitoids selected according to a generally accepted relative chronology: (a) the Tuparetama granite and Tuparetama migmatitic granite with low angle gneissic foliation represent syn-tangential rocks presumably related to a Transamazonian event; (b) the Amparo granite with high angle gneissic foliation related to the Brazilian/Pan-African event; and (c) the Tabira and Jabitacá post-strike-slip granites. The results obtained do not confirm the generally accepted chronology of events. Granites previously classified in different groups (Tuparetama, Amparo, and Jabitacá) belong to the same orogenic cycle (Brazilian). Large batholiths, previously suspected to have been emplaced after the strike-slip deformation, represent older crustal remnants within them. In each case they consist of particular rock types — an alkaline high-temperature granite (Tabira) and a ‘granulite’ (Tuparetama migmatitic granite). These older ages imply that pre-Brazilian crust-forming events such as the Transamazonian Orogeny (Tuparetama migmatitic granite estimated at ca. 2050Ma) and Cariris Velhos event (Tabira granite at ca. 972Ma) occurred in the APT, and their records survived the intense recycling which characterizes the Brazilian/Pan-African orogeny.
    Journal of South American Earth Sciences 01/2000; 13(6):549-559. · 1.53 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

19 Citations
7.78 Total Impact Points


  • 2000–2001
    • Federal University of Pernambuco
      • • Departamento de Engenharia Civil
      • • Department of Geology
      Recife, Estado de Pernambuco, Brazil