Physical Oceanography
Ocean circulation and dynamics
Ocean Modelling

Dept. Geophysics and Energy (DEGGE)
University of Lisbon, FCUL, C8, 3.41
tel: +351 21750 0810 (from fcul: 28341)


Research Topics:

Ocean circulation and mesoscale processes
Shelf and slope currents and eddies
Northeast Atlantic, Azores Current and Iberian Margin
Ocean modelling
Plankton dispersal studies


Teles-Machado A, Peliz A, McWilliams JC, Cardoso RM, Soares PMM,  Miranda PMA (2015) On the year-to-year changes of the Iberian Poleward Current, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC010758.

Teles-Machado A, Peliz  A, McWilliams JC, Couvelard X,  Ambar I (2015) Circulation on the Northwestern Iberian Margin: Vertical structure and seasonality of the alongshore flows. Prog. Oceanogr. (2015),

Prieto L, Macías D, Peliz A,  Ruiz J(2015). Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) in the Mediterranean: A permanent invasion or a casual appearance? Scientific Reports,5:11545, DOI: 10.1038/srep11545

Barbosa Aguiar AC, Peliz A, Neves F,  Bashmachnikov I, Carton X (2015). Mediterranean outflow transports and entrainment estimates from observations and high-resolution modelling, Progress in Oceanography, 131, 33-45,

Macias DM, C Guerreiro, L Prieto, A Peliz, J Ruiz (2014), A high-resolution hydrodynamic-biogeochemical coupled model of the Gulf of Cadiz-Alboran Sea region, Mediterranena Marine Science, Vol 15, N4, DOI: 10.12681/mms.841

Peliz, A, A Barbosa-Aguiar, D Boutov, X Carton (2014), The Gulf of Cadiz Gap Wind Anticyclones, Continental Shelf Research, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2014.09.004 (

Bartilotti C, dos Santos A, Castro M, A Peliz, Santos AMP (2014) Decapod larval retention within distributional bands in a coastal upwelling ecosystem. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 507:233-247

Boutov, D, A Peliz , PMA Miranda, PMM Soares, RM Cardoso, L Prieto, J Ruiz, J García-Lafuente (2014) Inter-annual variability and long term predictability of exchanges through the Strait of Gibraltar, Global and Planetary Change, Volume 114, March 2014, Pages 23-37, ISSN 0921-8181,

Pires RFT, M Pan, AMP Santos, A Peliz, D Boutov, A dos Santos (2013), Modelling the variation in larval dispersal of estuarine and coastal ghost shrimp: Upogebia congeners in the Gulf of Cadiz, MEPS 492:153-168 (2013)  –  doi:10.3354/meps10488

Peliz, A,  D Boutov, A Teles-Machado (2013), The Alboran Sea mesoscale in a long term high resolution simulation: Statistical analysis, Ocean Modelling, 72, 32-52,

Barbosa Aguiar A., Peliz A, Carton X (2013) A sensus of Meddies in a long-term high-resolution simulation, Progress in Oceanography, 116, 80–94, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2013.06.016.

Riha S, Peliz A (2013) A two-layer primitive equation model of an idealized Strait of Gibraltar connected to an eastern basin, Ocean Dynamics, 6, 615-631,doi:10.1007/s10236-013-0621-5

Peliz A, Boutov D, Cardoso R, Delgado J, Soares PMM  (2013) The Gulf of Cadiz-Alboran Sea sub-basin: Model setup, exchange and seasonal variability, Ocean Modelling, 61, 49–67, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.10.007.

Marta-Almeida M, Reboreda R, Rocha C, Dubert J, Nolasco R, Peliz A (2012) Towards Operational Modeling and Forecasting of the Iberian Shelves Ecosystem. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37343. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037343

Rezende, LF ; Silva, PA ; Cirano, M ; Peliz, A ; Dubert, J (2011) Mean Circulation, Seasonal Cycle, and Eddy Interactions in the Eastern Brazilian Margin, a Nested ROMS Model, J. Coastal Research, 27 (2): 329-347.

Marta-Almeida, M, Ruiz-Villarreal, M, Otero, P, Cobas, M, Peliz, A, Nolasco, R, Cirano, M, Pereira, J (2011) OOF epsilon: A Python engine for automating regional and coastal ocean forecasts. Environmental Modelling & Software, 26 (5): 680-682.

Barbosa Aguiar, A. C., A. J. Peliz, A. Cordeiro Pires, and B. Le Cann (2011), Zonal structure of the mean flow and eddies in the Azores Current system, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C02012, doi:10.1029/2010JC006538.

Otero, Pablo, Manuel Ruiz-Villarreal, Á. Peliz and José Manuel Cabanas (2010). Climatology and reconstruction of runoff time series in northwest Iberia: influence in the shelf buoyancy budget off Ría de Vigo. Sci. Mar. 74(2): 247-266.

Lamas L., A. Peliz, I. Ambar, A Barbosa Aguiar, N Maximenko , A Teles-Machado (2010). Evidence of time-mean cyclonic cell southwest of Iberian Peninsula: The Mediterranean Outflow-driven beta-plume?. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L12606, 5 PP., 2010 doi:10.1029/2010GL043339

Otero, P., M. Ruiz-Villareal and A. Peliz (2009) River Plume fronts off NW Iberia from satellite observations and model data. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66, 1 -12, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsp156

Peliz, A., P. Marchesiello, J. Dubert, and A. Teles-Machado, M. Marta-Almeida and B. Le Cann (2009). Surface Circulation in the Gulf of Cadiz. Part 2: Inflow/outflow coupling and the Gulf of Cadiz Slope Current. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, C03011, doi:10.1029/2008JC004771.

Oliveira,P.B., R.Nolasco, J.Dubert, T.Moita, and A. Peliz. (2009). Surface temperature, chlorophyll and advection patterns during a summer upwelling event off central Portugal. Continental Shelf Research,29, 759-774, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.08.004.

Peliz, A., A. Teles-Machado, P. Marchesiello, J. Dubert, and J.G. Lafuente (2009). Filament generation off the Strait of Gibraltar in response to Gap winds. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 46, (1-4), 36-45, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2008.08.002

Marta-Almeida, M., Duber, J., Peliz, A., dos Santos, A., Queiroga, H. (2008). Modelling study of Norway lobster larval dispersal in southern Portugal: predictions of larval wastage and self-recruitment in the Algarve stock, Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Research, 65:2253-2268.

Otero, P., Ruiz-Vilarreal, M. A. Peliz. (2008). Variability of river plumes off Northwest Iberia in response to wind events. Journal of Marine Systems, 78, 238-225.

Peliz, A., Dubert, J., Marchesiello, P., Teles-Machado, A. (2007). Circulation in the Gulf of Cadiz: Model and Mean flow structure. Journal of Geophys. Res., 112, C11015.

Relvas, P., E.D. Barton, J. Dubert, P. B. Oliveira,A. Peliz, J.C.B. da Silva and A. M. P. Santos (2007). Physical Oceanography of the Western Iberia Ecosystem: latest views and challenges. Progress in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2007.04.021, 74(2-3), 149-173.

Teles-Machado, A., A. Peliz, J. Dubert, R. Sanchez (2007). On the onset of the Gulf of Cadiz Coastal Contercurrent. Geophys. Res. Letters. 34, L12601, doi:10.1029/2007GL030091.

Queiroga, H., T. Cruz, A. Dos Santos, J. Dubert, J. L. Gonzalez-Gordillo J. Paula, A.Peliz and A. M. P. Santos (2007). Oceanographic and behavioral processes affecting invertebrate larval dispersal and supply in the Western Iberia Upwelling Ecosystem. Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2007.04.007, 74(2-3), 174-191.

Santos, A. M. P., A. Chicharo, A. Dos Santos, T. Moita, P. B. Oliveira, A. Peliz & P. Ré (2007). Physical-biological interactions in the life history of small pelagic fish in the Western Iberia Upwelling Ecosystem. Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2007.04.008; 4(2-3), 192-209.

Peliz, A., Marchesiello, P., Dubert, J., Roy, P., Almeida, M. and Queiroga, H. (2007). A study of crab larvae dispersal off Western Iberia: Physical processes. Journal of Marine Systems, doi:101016/j.jmarsys.2006.11.007

Sanchez, R., E. Mason, P. Relvas, A.J. da Silva and A. Peliz (2006). On the inshore circulation in the northern Gulf of Cadiz, southern Portuguese Shelf. Deep-Sea Research-II, 53, 1198-1218.

Santos, M.P. Ré, P dos Santos, A. Peliz (2006). Vertical distribution of the European sardine (Sardina pilchardus) larvae and its implications for their survival. Journal of Plankton Res., 28(3),1-10

Marta-Almeida, M., Dubert, J., Peliz, A. and Queiroga, H., (2006) Influence of Vertical Migration Pattern on Retention of Crab Larvae in a Seasonal Upwelling System Marine Ecology Progress Series, 307 , 1-19

Dos Santos, A., A. Peliz (2005). The occurrence of Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) larvae off the portuguese coast, J. Mar. Biolog. Ass. U.K., 85, 4993/1-5

Santos, A.M.P., A.S. Kazmin, A. Peliz (2005). Decadal Changes in the Canary Upwelling System as Revealed in Satellite Observations and its Impact upon Bioproductivity. Journal of Marine. Res., 63, 359-379.

Peliz, A., J. Dubert, A.M.P. Santos, B. Le Cann (2005). Winter Upper Ocean Circulation in the Western Iberia Basin. Fronts, Eddies and Poleward Flows: An Overview. Deep-Sea Res. I, 52, 621-646.

Ribeiro A, A. Peliz, A.M.P. Santos (2005) A study of the response of chl-a biomass to a winter upwelling event off western Iberia using SeaWiFS and in situ data. Journal of Marine Syst. 53, 87-107.

Peliz, A., A.M.P. Santos, P.B. Oliveira, J. Dubert (2004). Extreme cross-shelf transport induced by eddy interactions southwest of Iberia in winter 2001, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L08301, doi:10.1029/2004GL019618.

Santos, A.M.P., A. Peliz, J. Dubert, P.B. Oliveira, M.M. Angélico, P. Ré (2004). Impact of a Winter Upwelling Event on the Distribution and Transport of Sardine Eggs and Larvae Off Western Iberia: A Retention Mechanism. Cont. Shelf Res., 24, 149-165.

Chícharo, M.A., E. Esteves, A.M.P. Santos, A. dos Santos, A. Peliz, P. Ré (2004). Are sardine larvae caught off northern Portugal in winter starving? An approach examining nutritional conditions. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Series, 257, 303-309.

Oliveira, P.B., A. Peliz, J. Dubert, T. Rosa, A.M.P. Santos (2004). Geostrophic Currents and Eddies in the Western Iberia Coastal Transition Zone in February 2000. Deep-Sea Res.,51, 367-381.

Zuo, J., H. Sheng, A. Peliz, A.M.P. Santos (2003). The upper mixed layer during Coastal Upwelling events on the Northern Portugal Shelf, Oceanic and Coastal Sea Research, 2, (2), 147-154.

Peliz, A., J. Dubert, D. B. Haidvogel, B. Le Cann (2003). Generation and Unstable Evolution of a Density-Driven Eastern Poleward Current: The Iberian Poleward Current. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (C8), 3268, doi:10.1029/2002JC001443.

Peliz, A., J. Dubert, D. B. Haidvogel, (2003). Subinertial response of a density-driven Eastern Boundary Poleward Current to wind forcing. Journal of Phys. Oceanography, 33, 1633-1650.

Peliz, A., T. Rosa, A.M.P. Santos, J. Pissarra (2002). Jets, Eddies, and Counterflows in the Western Iberia Upwelling System. Journal. Marine. Sys, 35, 61-77.

Peliz, A., A.F.G. Fiúza (1999). Spatial and Temporal Variability of CZCS-Derived Phytoplankton Pigment Concentrations Off the Western Iberian Peninsula. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 20, (7), 1363-1403.arine Syst. 53, 87-107.