The Continents, Islands and Mantle group focuses on solid Earth geodynamics, with emphasis on ocean islands, continents and continental margin processes. The group integrates mantle to surface observations to tackle critical challenges, namely: 1) volcanic and earthquake hazards, from improved fundamental understanding to innovative monitoring; 2) georesources, including minerals and hydrocarbons, from understanding their genesis to their exploration; 3) understanding past environments, climates, and their change based on the geological record. The group also investigates the fundamental structure, composition and dynamics of the asthenosphere and lithosphere, their origins and evolution. The group gives particular attention to the privileged natural laboratory of the Atlantic islands, its margins and continental surroundings.

Scientific Highlights 2015

Magma genesis and volcanic hazards
The most recent eruption of the Fogo volcano, Cape Verde, occurred between late 2014 and early 2015. The eruption was documented in the field by IDL researchers, who cooperated with local civil protection and collected a variety of data: volcanology, gravity, GPS, seismic and, also, rock samples for geochemical and magnetic studies. IDL has a long track record in the research of volcanic hazards in Cape Verde and Azores. For example, Ramalho et al. [2015] showed that, approximately 73 000 years ago, a flank collapse of the Fogo volcano generated a mega-tsunami with run-up heights exceeding 270 meters. Catastrophic flank collapses were also reported for the Pico Island, Azores [Costa et al., 2015]. For a more fundamental work, IDL researchers used magmatism to constrain heat and mass transfer between the mantle and the Earth surface, as well as mantle composition, throughout time. For example, Mata et al. [2015] discussed differences in the geochemistry of three Mesozoic cycles of magmatism in light of the evolution of the West Iberian Margin and of sub-lithospheric mantle processes. Using vertical motion reconstructions of other Atlantic islands, Ramalho et al. [2015] also showed that alternating uplift and subsidence episodes suggest that island edifice growth may be governed by competing dominantly volcanic and dominantly intrusive processes.

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Eruption of the Fogo volcano (Cape Verde).


Lithospheric structure and active deformation
Project WILAS temporarily covered mainland Portugal with a dense network of seismometers in coordination with neighbor projects in Spain and north Morocco (IberArray and Picasso, respectively). This project, which was coordinated by IDL, was also able to gather for the first time all seismic data collected in mainland Portugal in one single database. These data allowed the imaging of mantle anisotropy in Iberia [Diaz et al., 2015], mantle structure beneath the Gibraltar arc [Morais et al., 2015] and Moho depth beneath mainland Portugal [Dundar et al., 2016]. A new map of seismicity was generated, which shows that earthquake locations in mainland Portugal and adjacent offshore regions are not completely diffuse, as previously described, but rather fall into well defined clusters and lineations. The newly identified earthquake clusters raise interesting questions concerning active faulting in slowly deforming environments, which are the target of ongoing multi-disciplinary research.

Maps of earthquake epicenters [Custódio et al., 2015],  Moho depth [Dundar et al., 2016], anisotropy [Diaz et al., 2015] and seismic stations [Custódio et al., 2015].

Members

Ana Cristina Azerêdo

Senior Researcher

acazeredo@fc.ul.pt

António Brum da Silveira

Senior Researcher

absilveira@fc.ul.pt

António Mateus

Senior Researcher

amateus@fc.ul.pt

António Ribeiro

Senior Researcher

aribeiro@fc.ul.pt

Carlos Corela

Research Technician

ccorela@fc.ul.pt

Carlos Marques

PhD Student

c.goismarques@gmail.com

Catarina Matos

PhD Student

cpomatos@fc.ul.pt

Chiara Civiero

Postdoctoral Researcher

cciviero@fc.ul.pt

Eric Font

FCT Researcher

font_eric@hotmail.com

Ezequiel Ferreira

PhD Student

ejferreira@fc.ul.pt

Fabiano Mota da Silva

PhD Student

fmdsilva@fc.ul.pt

Fernando Santos

Senior Researcher

fasantos@fc.ul.pt

Filipa Luz

PhD Student

faluz@fc.ul.pt

Francisco Fatela

Senior Researcher

ffatela@fc.ul.pt

Francisco Martínez Moreno

Postdoctoral Researcher

fjmoreno@fc.ul.pt

Graça Silveira

Senior Researcher

mdsilveira@fc.ul.pt

Henrique Vicêncio

PhD Student

henrique.vicencio@gmail.com

Ícaro Silva

Postdoctoral Researcher

ifsilva@fc.ul.pt

Joana Carvalho

PhD Student

jfcarvalho@fc.ul.pt

Joana Ferreira

PhD Student

jaferreira@fc.ul.pt

Joana Ribeiro

PhD Student

jaribeiro@fc.ul.pt

João Cabral

Senior Researcher

jcabral@fc.ul.pt

João Mata

Senior Researcher

jmata@fc.ul.pt

João Moreno

PhD Student

jcmoreno@fc.ul.pt

Jorge Ponte

PhD Student

jmponte@fc.ul.pt

José Brandão Silva

Senior Researcher

jbrandao@fc.ul.pt

José Madeira

Senior Researcher

jmadeira@fc.ul.pt

Manuel Francisco Pereira

Senior Researcher

mfpereira@fc.ul.pt

Maria Cristina Cabral

Senior Researcher

mccabral@fc.ul.pt

Mário Abel Gonçalves

Senior Researcher

mgoncalves@fc.ul.pt

Mário Moreira

Senior Researcher

mmoreira@adf.isel.pt

Nuno Afonso Dias

Senior Researcher

nmdias@fc.ul.pt

Nuno Pimentel

Senior Researcher

npimentel@fc.ul.pt

Paula Teves Costa

Senior Researcher

mpcosta@fc.ul.pt

Paulo Fonseca

Senior Researcher

pefonseca@fc.ul.pt

Pedro Rodrigues

Research Technician

pcrodrigues@fc.ul.pt

Raúl Santos Jorge

Senior Researcher

rjorge@fc.ul.pt

Ricardo Ramalho

FCT Researcher

raramalho@fc.ul.pt

Ricardo Ressurreição

PhD Student

ricardo.ressurreicao@lneg.pt

Stéphanie Dumont

Postdoctoral Researcher

sd@hi.is

Susana Custódio

Senior Researcher

sicustodio@fc.ul.pt

Telmo Bento dos Santos

Senior Researcher

tmsantos@fc.ul.pt

Vincent Strak

Postdoctoral Researcher

vstrak@fc.ul.pt


Collaborations

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Ireland
GFZ, Postdam, Germany
IFREMER, France
Instituto Jaume Almera, Barcelona
Institute for Geophysics, University of Münster, Germany
Instituto de Geociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, USA
School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
S. Diego State University, California, USA
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Universidade da Madeira, Portugal
Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Universidade dos Açores, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Publications

2016

Bensalah MK, Youbi N, Mata J, Madeira J, Martins L, El Hachimi H, Bertrand H, Marzoli A, Bellieni G, Doblas M, Font E, Medina F, Mahmoudi A, Baraâouz EH, Miranda R, Verati C, De Min A, Ben Abbou M, Zayane R (2016) Reply to Comment on “The Jurassic-Cretaceous basaltic magmatism of the Oued El-Abid syncline (High Atlas, Morocco): Physical volcanology, geochemistry and geodynamic implications” by André Michard et al., (2013) Journal of African Earth Sciences, Volume 88, December 2013, Pages 101–105, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 118, 320-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.03.008

Cabral MC, Fatela, F, Lopes, V, Freitas, MC, Andrade, C (2016) Cyprideis torosa (Jones, 1850) in mainland Portugal: what do we know?, Journal of Micropalaeontology, first published online August, 15, 2016. DOI: 10.1144/jmpaleo2015-031

Cabral MC, Lord AR, Dambeck R, Kunst M (2016) Ostracod evidence for the Neolithic environment of Rio Sizandro, Portugal: Part 2, Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, first published online August, 12, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s12549-016-0240-5

Cassiano A B, Campaña J D R, Junior M A C, Porsani, J L, Monteiro dos Santos FA (2016) The Effects of Negative Values of Apparent Resistivity in TEM Surveys, International Journal of Geosciences, 7, 1182-1190. DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2016.710088

Civiero C, Hammond JOS, Goes S, Fishwick S, Ahmed A, Ayele A, Doubre C, Goitom B, Keir D, Kendall M, Leroy S, Ogubazghi G, Rumpker G, Stuart GW (2016) Small-scale thermal upwellings under the northern East African Rift from S travel time tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013070

Carvalho JF, Teves-Costa P, Almeida L, Almeida IM (2016) Seismic susceptibility map for Cascais County (Portugal): a simple approach, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s10064-016-0863-9

Coimbra R, Azerêdo AC, Cabral MC, Immenhauser A (2016) Palaeoenvironmental analysis of mid-Cretaceous coastal lagoonal deposits (Lusitanian Basin, W Portugal), Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 446, 308-325. DOI: org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.01.034

Costa, AM, Freitas, MC, Inácio, M, Fatela, F, Lopes, V, Andrade, C, Cachão, M, Mendes, PM, Sarrazola, A, Macedo, M, Bettencourt, J, Carvalho, R, Freitas, T (2016) The evolution of the northern margin of the Tagus River before the Boavista landfill: a multidisciplinary approach to a natural and anthropic sediment record, Estudos do Quaternário 14, 92-104. http://www.apeq.pt/ojs/index.php/apeq/article/view/209/239

Custódio S, Silveira G, Matias L, Mata I, Matos C, Palma-Oliveira JM, Rocha F, Lopes FC (2016) Educating for Earthquake Science and Risk Across Ages in a Tectonically Slowly Deforming Region, Seismological Research Letters – EduQuakes, 87(3):773—782. DOI: 10.1785/0220150239.

Custódio S, Lima V, Vales D, Cesca S, Carrilho F (2016). Imaging active faulting in a region of distributed deformation from the joint clustering of focal mechanisms and hypocentres: Application to the Azores–western Mediterranean region, Tectonophysics, 676:70–89. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.03.013.

de Mulder EFJ, Cheng Q, Agterberg F, Gonçalves M (2016) New and game-changing developments in geochemical exploration, Episodes, 39: 70-71.

Dias R, Moreira N, Ribeiro A, Basile (in press) Late Variscan deformation in the Iberian Peninsula; a late feature in the Laurentia–Gondwana dextral collision, Int J Earth Sci. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-016-1409-x

Dias R, Ribeiro A, Romão J, Coke C, Moreira N (2016) A review of the arcuate structures in the Iberian Variscides; constraints and genetic models, Tectonophysics, 681:170-194.

Dias da Silva Í, Díez Fernández, R, Díez-Montes A, González Clavijo E, Foster DA (2016) Magmatic evolution in the N-Gondwana margin related to the opening of the Rheic Ocean—evidence from the Upper Parautochthon of the Galicia-Trás-os-Montes Zone and from the Central Iberian Zone (NW Iberian Massif), International Journal of Earth Sciences, 105, 1127-1151. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-015-1232-9

Díaz-Alvarado J, Fernández C, Chichorro M, Castro A, Pereira MF (2016) Tracing the Cambro-Ordovician ferrosilicic to calc-alkaline magmatic association in Iberia by in situ U–Pb SHRIMP zircon geochronology (Gredos massif, Spanish Central System batholith), Tectonophysics 681: 95–110.

Díez Fernández R, Arenas R, Pereira MF, Sánchez-Martínez S, Albert R, Martín Parra LM, Rubio Pascual FJ, Matas J (2016) Tectonic evolution of Variscan Iberia: Gondwana–Laurussia collision revisited, Earth-Science Reviews, 162: 269-292

Díez Fernández R, Pereira MF (in press) Extensional orogenic collapse captured by strike-slip tectonics: Constraints from structural geology and U-Pb geochronology of the Pinhel shear zone (Variscan orogen, Iberian Massif), Tectonophysics. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.10.023

Domingues A, Silveira G, Ferreira A, Chang S-J, Custódio S, Fonseca J (2016) Ambient Noise Tomography of the East Africa Rift in Mozambique, Geophys J. Int., 204 (3): 1565-1578. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv538.

Dündar S, Dias NA, Silveira G, Kind R, Vinnik L, Matias L, Bianchi M (2016) Estimation of the crustal bulk properties beneath mainland Portugal from P receiver functions, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173 (6), 1949-1970. DOI: 10.1007/s00024-016-1257-4.

El Ghilani S, Youbi N, Madeira J, Chellai EH, López-Galindo A, Martins L, Mata J (2016) Environmental implication of subaqueous lava flows from a continental Large Igneous Province: Examples from the Moroccan Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP), Journal of African Earth Sciences. DOI:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.07.021

Fantasia A, Adatte T, Spagenberg J, Font E (2016) Paleoenvironmental changes associated with Deccan Volcanism, examples from terrestrial deposits from Central India, Special Issue on “Impact, Volcanism, Global Changes and Mass Extinction”, eds. Eric Font, Thierry Adatte, Sverre Planke, Henrik Svensen and Wolfram Krushner, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441, 165-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.06.032

Fatela F, Moreno J, Cabral MC (2016) Salinity and water temperature assessment of the tidal marshes from the W Portuguese coast, as an ecological tool to the palaeoenvironmental reconstructions based on Foraminifera and Ostracoda assemblages, Estudos do Quaternário, 14, 73-81, http://www.apeq.pt/ojs/index.php/apeq:2182-8660.

Font E, Adatte T, Keller G, Abrajevitch S, Sial AN, Drude de Lacerda L, Punekar J (2016) Reply to comment by Smit et al. Mercury anomaly, Deccan Traps and the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Geology, 44 (3), 382. DOI: 10.1130/G37717Y.1

Font E, Adatte T, Sial AN, Drude de Lacerda L, Keller G, Punekar J (2016) Mercury anomaly, Deccan Traps and the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Geology, DOI: 10.1130/G37451.1

Font E, Adatte T, Planke S, Svensen H, Kürschner W (2016) Preface: Impact, Volcanism, Global changes and Mass Extinctions. Special Issue on “Impact, Volcanism, Global Changes and Mass Extinction”, eds. Eric Font, Thierry Adatte, Sverre Planke, Henrik Svensen and Wolfram Kürschner, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441, 11-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.11.001

Font E, Ponte J, Adatte T, Fantasia A, Florindo F, Abrajevitch A, Mirão J (2016) Tracing acidification induced by Deccan Phase 2 volcanism, Special Issue on “Impact, Volcanism, Global Changes and Mass Extinction”, eds. Eric Font, Thierry Adatte, Sverre Planke, Henrik Svensen and Wolfram Krushner. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441, 181-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.06.033

Góis Marques CA, Madeira J, Menezes de Sequeira M (2016) Inventory and review of the Mio-Pleistocene São Jorge flora (Madeira Island, Portugal): palaeoecological and biogeographical implications, Journal of Systematic Paleontology (in press).

González Clavijo E, Dias da Silva Í, Gutiérrez-Alonso G, Díez Montes A, (2016) U/Pb age of a large dacitic block locked in an Early Carboniferous synorogenic mélange in the Parautochthon of NW Iberia: New insights on the structure/sedimentation Variscan interplay, Tectonophysics, 681, 159-169. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.001

Granier B, Azerêdo AC, Ramalho MM (accepted) Taxonomic revision of Cylindroporella? lusitanica Ramalho, 1970: in search for the origins of the Family Dasycladaceae. Island Arc.

Huang J, Koganti T, Monteiro Santos FA, Triantafilis J (2016) Mapping soil salinity and a fresh-water intrusion in three-dimensions using a quasi-3d joint-inversion of DUALEM-421S and EM34 data, Science of the Total Environment, In press. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.224

Jesus AP, Mateus A, Munhá JM, Tassinari CGC, Bento dos Santos TM, Benoit M. (2016) Evidence for underplating in the genesis of the Variscan synorogenic Beja Layered Gabbroic Sequence (Portugal) and related mesocratic rocks, Tectonophysics, 683(30), 148-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.001

Johnson ME, Baarli BG, Silva CM, Cachão M, Ramalho RS, Santos A, Mayoral EJ (2016) Recent rhodolith deposits stranded on the windward shores of Maio (Cape Verde Islands): Historical resource for the local economy, J. Coastal Res., 32, 735–743. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-15-00211.1

Loureiro A., Afilhado A., Matias L., Moulin M. and Aslanian D. (2016) Monte Carlo approach to assess the uncertainty of wide-angle layered models: Application to the Santos Basin, Brazil, Tectonophysics, 683:286-307, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.05.040.

Mai PM, Schorlemmer D, Page M, Ampuero J-P, Asano K, Causse M, Custodio S, Fan W, Festa G, Galis M, Gallovic F, Imperatori W, Kaser M, Malytskyy D, Okuwaki R, Pollitz F, Passone L, Razafindrakoto HNT, Sekiguchi H, Song SG, Somala SN, Thingbaijam KKS, Twardzik C, van Driel M, Vyas JC, Wang R, Yagi Y, Zielke O (2016) The earthquake-source inversion validation (SIV) project, Seismological Research Letters, 87(3): 690–708. DOI: 10.1785/ 0220150231.

Marques R, Prudêncio MI, Waerenborgh JC, Rocha F, Ferreira da Silva E, Dias MI, Madeira J, Vieira BJC, Marques JG (2016) Geochemical fingerprints in topsoils of Brava island, Cape Verde, Catena, 147, 522–535. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.08.008

Martínez-Moreno FJ, Monteiro-Santos FA, Madeira J, Bernardo I, Soares A, Esteves M, Adão F (2016) Water prospection in volcanic islands by Time Domain Electromagnetic (TEM) surveying: the case study of the Islands of Fogo and Santo Antão in Cape Verde, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 134, 226-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.09.020

Martins AA, Cabral J, Cunha PP, Stokes M, Borges J, Caldeira B, Martins AC (2017) Tectonic and lithological controls on fluvial landscape development in central-eastern Portugal: Insights from long profile tributary stream analyses, Geomorphology 276, 144–163. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.012

Mata J, Martins S, Mattielli N, Madeira J, Faria B, Silva P, Moreira M, Caldeira R, Moreira M, Ramalho R, Rodrigues J, Martins L (submitted) The 2014-15 eruption and the short-term geochemical evolution of the Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): evidence for small-scale mantle heterogeneity, Submitted to Lithos (paper LITHOS-S-16-00570).

Mateus A, Munhá JM, Ribeiro A, Tassinari CCG, Sato K, Pereira E, Santos JF (2016) U–Pb SHRIMP zircon dating of high-grade rocks from the Upper Allochthonous Terrane of Bragança and Morais Massifs (NE Portugal); geodynamic consequences, Tectonophysics, 675(22), 23-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.048

Mendes VB, Barbosa SM, Romero I, Madeira J, Brum da Silveira A (submitted) Vertical Land Motion and Sea Level Rise in Macaronesia, Northeast Atlantic, submitted to J. Geophys. Res.

Moreno J, Fatela F, Moreno F, Leorri E, Taborda R, Trigo R (2016) Grape harvest dates as indicator of spring-summer mean maxima temperature variations in the Minho region (NW Portugal) since the 19th century, Global and Planetary Change, 141, 39-53.

Moreno J, Fatela F, Leorri E, Moreno F, Freitas MC, Valente T, Araújo MF, Gómez-Navarro JJ, Guise L, Blake WH, (accepted) Bromine soil/sediment enrichment in tidal salt marshes as a potential indicator of climate changes driven by solar activity: new insights from W coast Portuguese estuaries, STOTEN, (November 2016).

Mourgues, R, Costa, ACG, Marques, FO, Lacoste, A, Hildenbrand, A (2016) Structural consequences of cohesion in gravitational instabilities triggered by fluid overpressure: Analytical derivation and experimental testing. Journal of Structural Geology 87, 134-143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2016.04.008

Neres M, Silva PMF, Ikenne M, Martins S, Hafid A, Mata J, Almeida F, Youbi N, Boumehdi M (2016) Evidences for multiple remagnetization of Proterozoic dykes from Iguerda inlier (Anti-Atlas Belt, Southern Morocco), Stud. Geophys. Geod., 60, DOI: 10.1007/s11200-014-0178

Ntarmouchant A, Smaili H, Bento dos Santos TM, Dahire M, Sabri K, Ribeiro ML, Driouch Y, Santos R, Calvo R (2016) New evidence of effusive and explosive volcanism in the Lower Carboniferous formations of the Moroccan Central Hercynian Massif: geochemical data and geodynamic significance, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 115, 218-233.

Pais V, Cabral MC, Lord A, Azerêdo AC, Gallagher L (2016) Middle Jurassic Tethyan-Boreal ostracod faunal links: a case study from the Callovian of Portugal, Journal of Micropalaeontology, 35, 2, 205-228. DOI: 10.1144/jmpaleo 2015-035

Pereira MF, Albardeiro L, Gama C, Chichorro M, Hofmann M, Linnemann U (2016) Provenance of Holocene beach sand in the Western Iberian margin: the use of the Kolmogorov–Smirnov test for the deciphering of sediment recycling in a modern coastal system, Sedimentology. DOI: 10:10.1111/sed.12254

Pereira MF, Gama C, Chichorro M, Silva JB, Gutierrez-Alonso G, Hofmann M, Linnemann U (2016) Evidence for multi-cycle sedimentation and provenance constraints from detrital zircon U–Pb ages: Triassic strata of the Lusitanian basin (western Iberia), Tectonophysics, 681: 318-331

Pereira MF, Ribeiro C, Gama C, Drost K, Chichorro M, Vilallonga F, Hofmann M, Linnemann U, (2016) Provenance of upper Triassic sandstone, southwest Iberia (Alentejo and Algarve basins): tracing variability in the sources, International Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-016-1295-2.

Pimentel N, Pena dos Reis, N (2016) Petroleum systems of the West Iberian Margin: a review of the Lusitanian Basin and the deep offshore Peniche Basin, Journal of Petroleum Geology, 39 (3), 305-326. DOI: 10.1111/jpg.12648

Punekar J, Keller G, Khozyem HM, Adatte T, Font E, Spagenberg J (2016) A multi-proxy approach to decode the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, Special Issue on “Impact, Volcanism, Global Changes and Mass Extinction”, eds. Eric Font, Thierry Adatte, Sverre Planke, Henrik Svensen and Wolfram Kürschner, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441, 116-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.08.025

Quartau R, Madeira J, Mitchell NC, Tempera F, Silva PF, Brandão F (2016) Reply to comment by Marques et al on “The insular shelves of the Faial–Pico Ridge (Azores archipelago): a morphological record of its evolution”, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(2), 633–641. DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006180

Ramalho RS, Helffrich G, Madeira J, Cosca M, Thomas C, Quartau R, Hipólito A, Rovere A, Hearty PJ, Ávila SP (2016) The emergence and evolution of Santa Maria Island (Azores) – the conundrum of uplifting islands revisited, GSA Bull (in press). DOI: 10.1130/B31538.1

Rebelo AC, Rasser M, Kroh A, Johnson ME, Melo C, Ramalho RS, Uchman A, Zanon V, Silva L, Neto A, Berning B, Cachão M, Ávila S (2016) Rocking around a volcanic island shelf: neogene rhodolith beds from Malbusca, Santa Maria Island (Azores, NE Atlantic), Facies 62:22. DOI: 10.1007/s10347-016-0473-9

Rocha RB, Mattioli E, Duarte LV, Pittet B, Elmi S, Mouterde R, Cabral MC, Comas-Rengifo MJ, Gómez JJ, Goy A, Hesselbo SP, Jenkyns HC, Littler K, Mailliot S, Oliveira LCV, Osete ML, Perilli N, Pinto S, Ruget C, Suan G (2016) Base of the Toarcian Stage of the Lower Jurassic defined by the Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) at the Peniche section (Portugal). Episodes, 39, 3, 460-481. DOI:10.18814/epiiugs/2016/v39i3/99741

Sibrant ALR, Marques FO, Hildenbrand A, Boulesteix T, Costa ACG, Catalão J (2016) Deformation in a hyperslow oceanic rift: Insights from the tectonics of the São Miguel Island (Terceira Rift, Azores). Tectonics 35 (2), 425-446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015TC003886

Sultan ASA, Adel MEM, Monteiro Santos FA (2016) Geophysical investigation in the Northwestern part of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt, Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, In Press. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpe.2016.06.002

Tóth A, Havril T, Simon S, Galsa A, Monteiro Santos FA, Müller I, Mádl-Szõyi J (2016) Groundwater flow pattern and related environmental phenomena in complex geologic setting based on integrated model construction, Journal of Hydrology, 539, 330-344. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.038

Uchman A, Johnson M, Rebelo A, Melo C, Cordeiro R, Ramalho RS, Ávila S (2016) Vertically-oriented trace fossil Macaronichnus segregatis from Neogene of Santa Maria Island (Azores; NE Atlantic) records a specific palaeohydrological regime on a small oceanic island, Geobios 49, 229–241. DOI: 10.1016/j.geobios.2016.01.016

2015

Abrajevitch A, Font E, Florindo F, Roberts A (2015) Asteroid impact vs. Deccan eruptions: The origin of low magnetic susceptibility beds below the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary revisited, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 209-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.022

Afilhado A, Moulin M, Aslanian D, Schnurle P, Klingelhoefer F, Nouze H , Rabineau M, Leroux E, Beslier MO (2015) Deep crustal structure across a young passive margin from wide-angle and reflection seismic data (The SARDINIA Experiment) – II. Sardinia’s margin, Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 186 (4-5), 331-351

Alcock JE, Martínez Catalán JR, Rubio Pascual FJ, Montes AD, Díez Fernández R, Gómez Barreiro J, Arenas R, Dias da Silva Í, González Clavijo E (2015) 2-D thermal modeling of HT-LP metamorphism in NW and Central Iberia: Implications for Variscan magmatism, rheology of the lithosphere and orogenic evolution, Tectonophysics, 657, 21-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.05.022

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Costa ACG, Hildenbrand A, Marques FO, Sibrant ALR, de Campos AS (2015) Catastrophic flank collapses and slumping in Pico Island during the last 130 kyr (Pico-Faial ridge, Azores Triple Junction), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 302, 33-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.06.008

Custódio S, Dias NA, Carrilho F, Góngora E, Rio I, Marreiros C, Morais I, Alves P, Matias L (2015) Earthquakes in western Iberia: improving the understanding of lithospheric deformation in a slowly deforming region, Geophysical Journal International, 203, 127–145. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv285

Davies G, Huang J, Monteiro Santos FA, Triantafilis J (2015) Modeling coastal salinity in Quasi 2D and 3D using a DUALEM-421 and inversion software, Groundwater,53(3), 424-431.DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12231

Dias da Silva I, Díez Fernández R, Díez Montes A, González Clavijo E, Foster DA (2015, online early) Magmatic evolution in the N-Gondwana margin related to the opening of the Rheic Ocean – Evidence from the Upper Parautochthon of the Galicia-Trás-os-Montes Zone and from the Central Iberian Zone (NW Iberian Massif), International Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-015-1232-9

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Evain M, Afilhado A, Rigoti C, Loureiro A, Alves D, Klingelhoefer F, Schnurle P, Feld A, Fuck R, Soares J, Lima MV, Corela C, Matias L, Benabdellouahed M, Baltzer A, Rabineau M, Viana A, Moulin M, Aslanian D (2015) Deep Structure of the Santos Basin-Sao Paulo Plateau System, Se Brazil. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 120, 5401-5431.

Farzamian M, Monteiro Santos FA, Khalil MA (2015) Application of EM38 and ERT methods in estimation of saturated hydraulic conductivity in unsaturated soil, Journal of Applied Geophysics,112, 175-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2014.11.016

Farzamian M, Monteiro Santos FA, Khalil MA (2015) Estimation of unsaturated hydraulic parameters in sandstone using electrical resistivity tomography under a water injection test, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 121, 71-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2015.07.014

Fernandes P, Cogné N, Chew DM, Rodrigues B, Jorge RCGS, Marques J, Jamal D, Vasconcelos L (2015) The thermal history of the Karoo Moatize-Minjova Basin, Tete Province, Mozambique: an integrated vitrinite reflectance and apatite fission track thermochronology study, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 112, 55-72; DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.09.009 (SCI)

Font E, Fernandes S, Neres M, Carvallo C, Martins L, Madeira J, Youbi N (2015) Paleomagnetism of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) of the Algarve basin, Portugal: first insights, Tectonophysics, 663, 364-377, Special Issue on Iberia Geodynamics, eds. A. Azor. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.07.036

Frances AP, Ramalho EC, Fernandes J, Groen M, Hugman R, Khalil MA, De Plaen J, Santos FAM (2015) Contributions of hydrogeophysics to the hydrogeological conceptual model of the Albufeira-Ribeira de Quarteira coastal aquifer in Algarve, Portugal, Hydrogeology Journal, 23 (7), 1553-1572. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-015-1282-x

Ghaffari M, Rashidnejad-Omran N, Dabiri R, Santos JF, Mata J, Buchs D, McDonald I, Appel P, Garbe-Schönberg D (2015) Interaction between felsic and mafic magmas in the Salmas intrusive complex, Northwestern Iran: Constraints from petrography and geochemistry, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 111, 440-458. DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.06.019

Huang J, Mokhtari AR, Cohen DR, Monteiro Santos FA, Triantafilis J (2015) Modelling soil salinity across a gilgai landscape by inversion of EM38 and EM31 data, European Journal of Soil Science, 66 (5), 951-960. DOI: 10.1111/ejss.12278

Khalil MA, Monteiro Santos FA (2015) Geophysical evidence for the hydro-tectonic origin of the Sabkha El Sheikh Zwayed Lake and the shallow fresh water supplies, Northern Sinai, Egypt, Near Surface Geophysics,13, 93-101.DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2014047

Khalil MA, Monteiro Santos FA, Farzamian M, El-Kenawy A (2015) 2-D Fourier transform analysis of the gravitational field of Northern Sinai Peninsula, Journal of Applied Geophysics 115, 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2015.01.022

Klingelhoefer F, Evain M, Afilhado A, Rigoti C, Loureiro A, Alves D, Leprtre A, Moulin M, Schnurle P, Benabdellouahed M, Baltzer A, Rabineau M, Feld A, Viana A, Aslanian D (2015) Imaging proto-oceanic crust off the Brazilian Continental Margin, Geophysical Journal International, 200 (1), 471-488. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu387

Külköylüoglu O, Yavuzatmaca M, Cabral MC, Colin JP (2015) Gomphocythere besnin. sp. (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from a man-made pool (Adıyaman, Turkey), Zootaxa, 3937 (3), 456-470. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3937.3.2

Madeira J, Brum da Silveira A, Hipólito A, Carmo R (2015) Active tectonics along the Eurasia-Nubia boundary: data from the central and eastern Azores Islands. In Gaspar, J.L., Guest, J.E., Duncan, A.M., Barriga, F.J.A.S. & Chester, D.K. (eds) 2015. Volcanic Geology of São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago). Geological Society, London, Memoirs 44: 15–32. doi: 10.1144/M44.3

Mata J, Alves CF, Martins L, Miranda R, Madeira J, Pimentel N, Martins S, Azevedo MR, Youbi N, De Min A, Almeida IM, Bensalah MK, Terrinha P (2015) 40Ar/39Ar ages and petrogenesis of the West Iberian Margin onshore magmatism at the Jurassic–Cretaceous transition: Geodynamic implications and assessment of open-system processes involving saline materials, Lithos, 236-237, 156-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.09.001

Mateus A, Carvalho MR, Nunes JC, Carvalho JM (2015) Influence of wall rock alteration and fluid mixing mechanisms in the chemistry of thermal fluids and mud-pool sediments at Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande (S. Miguel Island, Azores), Environmental Earth Sciences, 73 (6), 2809-2831.DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3439-7

Matos C, Silveira G, Matias L, Caldeira R, Ribeiro ML, Dias NA, Krueger F, Bento dos Santos T (2015) Upper crustal structure of Madeira Island revealed from ambient noise tomography, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 298, 136-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.03.017

Mériaux CA, Duarte JC, Duarte SS, Schellart WP, Chen Z, Rosas F, Mata J, Terrinha P (2015) Capture of the Canary mantle plume material by the Gibraltar arc mantle wedge during slab rollback, Geophysical Journal International, 201 (3), 1717–1721. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggv120

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Moulin M, Klingelhoefer F, Afilhado A, Aslanian D, Schnurle P, Nouze H, Rabineau M , Beslier MO, Feld A (2015) Deep crustal structure across a young passive margin from wide-angle and reflection seismic data (The SARDINIA Experiment) – I. Gulf of Lion’s margin, Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France, 185 (4-5), 309-330

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Piovesan EK, Cabral MC, Boavida EA, Colin JP, Fauth G (2015) Fossocytheridea Swain & Brown and Perissocytheridea Stephenson (Ostracoda): insights into paleosalinity gradients of Late Cretaceous deposits from Brazil and Portugal, Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 18 (1), 21-30. DOI: 10.4072/rbp.2015.1.02

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Quintela M, Costa P, Fatela F, Drago T, Hoska N, Andrade C, Freitas MC (2015) The AD 1755 tsunami deposits onshore and offshore of Algarve (south Portugal): Sediment transport interpretations based on the study of Foraminifera assemblages, Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.029

Ramalho EC, Khalil MA, Fernandes J, Amaral H, Monteiro Santos FA (2015) Geophysical assessment of contamination due to explosives in an abandoned facility towards its hydrogeological characterization, Environmental Earth Sciences, 74(1), 649-663.DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-4070-y

Ramalho RS, Brum da Silveira A, Fonseca PE, Madeira J, Cosca M, Cachão M, Fonseca MM, Prada SN (2015) The emergence of volcanic oceanic islands on a slow-moving plate: The example of Madeira Island, NE Atlantic, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16 (2), 522-537. DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005657

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Rodrigues B, Chew DM, Jorge RCGS, Fernandes P, Veiga-Pires C, Oliveira JT (2015) Detrital zircon geochronology of the Carboniferous Baixo Alentejo Flysch Group (South Portugal) – constraints on the provenance and geodynamic evolution of the South Portuguese Zone, Journal of the Geological Society, 172 (3), 294-308. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2013-084

Sibrant ALR, Hildenbrand A, Marques FO, Costa ACG (2015) Volcano-tectonic evolution of the Santa Maria Island (Azores): Implications for paleostress evolution at the western Eurasia-Nubia plate boundary, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 291, 49-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.12.017

Sibrant ALR, Hildenbranda A, Marques FO, Weiss B, Boulesteixe T, Hübscherd C, Lüdmannf T, Costa ACG, Catalão J (2015) Morpho-structural evolution of a volcanic island developed inside an active oceanic rift: S. Miguel Island (Terceira Rift, Azores), Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 301, 90-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.04.011

Sultan SA, Mekhemer HM, Monteiro Santos FA (2015) Groundwater exploration and evaluation by using geophysical interpretation (Case study: Al qantara east, north western sinai, egypt), Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2, 199-211. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-008-0028-7

Tassinari CCG, Mateus AM, Velásquez ME, Munhá J, Lobato LM, Bello RM, Chiquini AP, Campos WF (2015) Geochronology and thermochronology of gold mineralization in the Turmalina deposit, NE of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero Region, Brazil, Ore Geology Reviews, 67, 368-381. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.12.013

Teixeira J, Chaminé HI, Espinha Marques J, Carvalho JM, Pereira AJSC, Carvalho MR, Fonseca PE, Pérez-Alberti A, Rocha F (2015) A comprehensive analysis of groundwater resources using GIS and multicriteria tools (Caldas da Cavaca, Central Portugal): environmental issues, Environmental Earth Sciences, 73 (6), 2699-2715. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3602-1

Torghabeh A, Rezaee R, Moussavi-Harami R, Pimentel N (2015) Using Electrofacies Cluster Analysis to evaluate Shale-Gas Potential: Carynginia Formation, Perth Basin, Western Australia, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 10 (3), 250-271. DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2015.071525

Zare E, Huang J, Monteiro Santos FA, Triantafilis J (2015) Mapping salinity in three-dimensions using a DUALEM-421 and EM inversion software, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 79 (6), 1729-1740. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2015.06.0238