The research of the Marine Geology and Geophysics group focuses on geological processes in marine basins, their relationship with the formation of mineral and energy resources, and the triggering of natural hazards. The research group gathers geophysicists and geologists with expertise in geodynamic processes, margin and basin research, and marine mineral resources. The research includes a variety of disciplines and techniques, such as marine geophysics, tectonics and geodynamics, structural geology, sedimentology, petrology, space geodesy and numerical and physical modelling. The group defined a set of regional targets, as a function of their scientific and societal interest or on-going cooperation with the private sector. Most of them are tackled as natural laboratories for the study of marine geo-processes with global relevance.

Group Leaders: João Duarte and Pedro Terrinha


Scientific Highlights 2016

Location of all tsunamis caused by an earthquake. Source: TRANSFER tsunami catalogue (Gallazzi et al.,  2010).

Assessment, Strategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe
The year of 2016 was the final year of the European FP7 project ASTARTE (Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe) lead by Maria Ana Batista and which counted with the participation of a significant number of IDL members. The ultimate goal of ASTARTE was to reach a higher level of tsunami resilience in the North-East Atlantic region (NEAM), including the Mediterranean Sea, to improve preparedness of coastal populations and, ultimately, to help saving lives and assets. ASTARTE main results include: (i) an improved knowledge on tsunami generation involving novel empirical data and statistical analyses so that the long-term recurrence and associated hazards of large events in sensitive areas of the NEAM can now be established; (ii) the development of numerical techniques for tsunami simulation concentrating in real-time codes and novel statistical emulations, and (iii) the improvement of methods for the assessment of tsunami hazard, vulnerability and risk. In practical terms, the project resulted in a number of relevant scientific publications in specialized journals and public deliverables.

New scenario for the evolution of the continents and oceans in the next 300 million year with the Pacific and the Atlantic closing simultaneously to form a new supercontinent named Aurica.

Arne Richter Award
The coordinator of the research group Marine Geology and Geophysics, João Duarte, was awarded the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which will be delivered during the 2017 EGU general assembly in Vienna. This award was attributed for his work in the fields of tectonics and marine geology, which include themes as diverse as the mapping of the faults that may have generated the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the process of subduction initiation in the Atlantic and the future of Earth’s oceans and formation of supercontinents; as well as for his activities in the field of science communication. In this context, it can be highlighted the paper [Duarte et al., 2016, Geological Magazine] about the future of the oceans and the formation of a new supercontinent (Aurica) that had a big impact in the national media. Being this a personal award, in fact it rewards the effort of the whole team that resulted in a number of relevant publications during the last decades about the Southwest Iberian Margin. It can also be highlighted the publication of an American Geophysical Union monograph entitled Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards edited by João Duarte and including the contribution of several IDL members.

Members

Afonso Loureiro

PhD Student

maloureiro@fc.ul.pt

Alessandro Righetti

PhD Student

arighetti@fc.ul.pt

Ana Cristina Roque

Senior Researcher

cristina.roque@ineti.pt

Andreia Pereira

PhD Student

afpereira@fc.ul.pt

Carlos de Carvalho

PhD Student

cmcarvalho@fc.ul.pt

Carlos Rosa

Senior Researcher

Fernando Barriga

Senior Researcher

fbarriga@fc.ul.pt

Filipe Rosas

Senior Researcher

frosas@fc.ul.pt

João Carvalho

PhD Student

jrcarvalho@fc.ul.pt

João Duarte

FCT Researcher

jdduarte@fc.ul.pt

João Lourenço

Senior Researcher

João Palma

PhD Student

japolinario@segal.ubi.pt

João Ramos

Senior Researcher

Joaquim Luís

Senior Researcher

jmluis@fc.ul.pt

Jorge Miguel Miranda

Senior Researcher

jmmiranda@fc.ul.pt

Jorge Relvas

Senior Researcher

jrelvas@fc.ul.pt

Luis Batista

PhD Student

luis.batista@ipma.pt

Luís Matias

Senior Researcher

lmatias@fc.ul.pt

Machiel Simon Bos

Postdoctoral Researcher

Manuel Teixeira

PhD Student

madteixeira@fc.ul.pt

Maria Ana Baptista

Senior Researcher

mavbaptista@gmail.com

Maria Conceição Neves

Senior Researcher

mdneves@fc.ul.pt

Maria Inês Cruz

Postdoctoral Researcher

micruz@fc.ul.pt

Maria Teresa Drago Pereira

Senior Researcher

mtdpereira@fc.ul.pt

Marta Neres

Postdoctoral Researcher

neresmarta@gmail.com

Pedro Silva

Senior Researcher

pmfsilva@fc.ul.pt

Pedro Terrinha

Senior Researcher

pedro.terrinha@ipma.pt

Rachid Omira

Postdoctoral Researcher

Rui Fernandes

Senior Researcher

rmanuel@di.ubi.pt

Rui Quartau

FCT Researcher

rui.quartau@ipma.pt

Sofia Martins

Postdoctoral Researcher

smmartins@fc.ul.pt

Sónia Silva

PhD Student

sdusilva@fc.ul.pt

Vânia Lima

PhD Student

vclima@fc.ul.pt

Vítor Magalhães

Senior Researcher

vitor.magalhaes@ipma.pt

Collaborations

INGV, Italy
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Portugal
Monash University, Australia
Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Universidade de Macau
, Macau
University of Bergen, Norway

Publications

2016

Alothman AO, Fernandes RMS, Bos MS, Schillak S, Elsaka B (2016) Angular velocity of Arabian plate from multi-year analysis of GNSS data, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9, online, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-016-2569-5

Baptista MA (2016) Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment along Oman coast from submarine earthquakes in the Makran subduction zone. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (2016) 9: 668. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-016-2687-0

Baptista MA, Miranda JM, Batlló J, Lisboa F, Luis J, Macia R (2016) New study on the 1941 Gloria Fault earthquake and tsunami, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1967-1977, DOI:10.5194/nhess-16-1967-2016

Bosnic I, Cascalho J, Taborda R, Drago T, Herminio J, Rosa M, Dias J, Garel E (accepted) Nearshore sediment transport: coupling sand tracer dynamics with oceanographic forcing, Marine Geology

Chen Z, Schellart WP, Strak V, Duarte JC (2016) Does subduction-induced mantle flow drive backarc extension? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 441, 200-210, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.027

Clain S, Reis C, Costa R, Figueiredo J, Baptista MA, Miranda JM (2016) Second-order finite volume with hydrostatic reconstruction for tsunami simulation. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. Accepted Author Manuscript. DOI:10.1002/2015MS000603

Duarte JC, Schellart WP, Rosas FR (2016) The future of Earth’s oceans: consequences of subduction initiation in the Atlantic and implications for supercontinent formation, Geological Magazine, in press, doi.org/10.1017/S0016756816000716

Ducassou E, Fournier L, Sierro FJ, Alvarez Zarikian CA, Lofi J, Flores JA, Roque C (2016). Origin of the large Pliocene and Pleistocene debris flows on the Algarve margin. Marine Geology, 377, 58-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2015.08.018

El-Hussain I, Omira R, Deif A, Al-Habsi Z, Al-Rawas G, Mohamad A, Al-Jabri K, Baptista MA (2016) Probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment along Oman coast from submarine earthquakes in the Makran subduction zone, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:888, 1-14, Doi: 10.1007/s12517-016-2687-0.

Garel E, Laiz I, Drago T, Relvas P, (2016) Characterisation of coastal counter-currents on the inner shelf of the Gulf of Cadiz. Journal of Marine Systems. Vol. 155, pp. 19-34, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.11.001

Georgiou D, Alexandre A, Luis J, Santos R (2016) Temperature is not a limiting factor for the expansion of Halophila stipulacea throughout the whole Mediterranean Sea, Marine Ecology Progress Series 544, 159-167, DOI: 10.3354/meps11582

Hernández-Molina FJ, Sierro FJ, Llave E, Roque C, Stow DAV, Williams T, Lofi J, Van der Schee M, Arnáiz A, Ledesma S, Rosales C, Rodríguez-Tovar FJ, Pardo-Igúzquiza E, Brackenridge RE (2016). Evolution of the Gulf of Cadiz margin and southwest Portugal contourite depositional system: Tectonic, sedimentary and paleoceanographic implications from IODP Expedition 339. Marine Geology, 377, 7-39, DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.09.013

Kharazizadeh N, Schellart WP, Duarte JC, Hall M (2016) The variation of crustal stretching and different modes of rifting along the Australian Southern continental margin, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 63, 159-174, doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2016.1152998

Madureira P, Rosa CJP, Silva P, Marques F, Moreira M, Hamelin C, Relvas JMRS, Lourenço N, Conceição P, Pinto de Abreu M, Barriga FJAS (2016) The 1998-2001 submarine lava balloon eruption at the Serreta Ridge (Azores archipelago): constraints from volcanic facies architecture, isotope geochemistry and magnetic data, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research (accepted), DOI:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.11.006

Meriaux C, Meriaux A-S, Schellart WP, Duarte JC, Duarte SS, Chen Z (2016) Mantle plumes in the vicinity of subduction zones, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 454, 166-177, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.001

Mil-Homens M, Vale C, Naughton F, Brito P, Drago T, Anes B, Raimundo J, Schmidt S, Caetano M (2016) Footprint of roman and modern mining activities in a sediment core from the southwestern Iberian Atlantic shelf, Science of the Total Environment 571, 1211-1221, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.143

Neres M, Carafa MMC, Fernandes R, Matias L, Duarte JC, Barba S, Terrinha P (2016) Lithospheric deformation in the Africa–Iberia Plate Boundary: improved neotectonic modeling testing a basal-driven Alboran plate, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 121, 6566-6596, DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013012

Neres M, Silva PF, Ikenne M, Martins S, Hafid A, Mata J, Almeida F, Youbi N, Boumehdi A (2016). Evidences for multiple remagnetization of Proterozoic dykes from Iguerda inlier (Anti-Atlas Belt, Southern Morocco), Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 60, 700-730. DOI: 10.1007/s11200-014-0178

Neves MC, Roque C, Luttrell K., Vázquez JT, Alonso B (2016). Impact of sea level rise on earthquake and landslide triggering offshore the Alentejo margin (SW Iberia). Geo-Marine Letters, 36, 415. DOI: 10.1007/s00367-016-0459-1.

Neves MC, Costa L, Monteiro JP (2016) Climatic and geologic controls on the piezometry of the Querença-Silves karst aquifer, Algarve (Portugal). Hydrogeology Journal, 24, 1015-1028. DOI:10.1007/s10040-015-1359-6.

Omira R, Ramalho I, Terrinha P, Baptista MA, Batista L, Zitellini N (2016) Deep-water seamounts, a potential source of tsunami generated by landslides? The Hirondelle Seamount, NE Atlantic.” Marine Geology 379 (2016): 267-280.

Omira R, Baptista MA, Lisboa F (2016) Tsunami Characteristics Along the Peru-Chile trench: Analysis of the 2015 Mw8.3 Illapel, the 2014 Mw8.2 Iquique and the 2010 Mw8.8 Maule Tsunamis in the Near-field, Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI:10.1007/s00024-016-1277-0

Omira R, Matias L, Baptista MA (2016) Developing an event-tree probabilistic tsunami inundation model for NE Atlantic coasts: Application to a case study, Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-016-1367-z.

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, 633-641. DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006180

Quintela M , Costa PJM , Fatela F, Drago T, Hoska N, Andrade C, Freitas MC (2016) The AD 1755 tsunami deposits onshore and offshore of Algarve (south Portugal): Sediment transport interpretations based on the study of Foraminifera assemblages, Quaternary International 408, 123-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.029

Ramos A., Fernández O, Terrinha P, Muñoz JA (2016) Extension and inversion structures in the Tethys–Atlantic linkage zone, Algarve Basin, Portugal, International Jornal of Earth Sciences (Geol Rundsch) 105, 1663. DOI: 10.1007/s00531-015-1280-1

Reis C, Omira R, Matias L, Baptista MA (2016) On the source of the 8 May 1939 Azores earthquake – tsunami observations and numerical modelling, Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk. DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2016.1218944

Rosa CJP, Mcphie J, Relvas JMRS (2016) Distinguishing peperite from other sediment-matrix igneous breccias: lessons from the Iberian Pyrite Belt, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 315, 28-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.02.007

Books (edited)

Duarte JC, Schellart WP, eds (2016) Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards, Geophysical Monograph 219, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, DOI: 10.1002/9781119054146

2015

Adam C, Madureira P, Miranda JM, Lourenco N, Yoshida M, Fitzenz D (2015) Mantle dynamics and characteristics of the Azores plateau (vol 362, pg 258, 2013), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 428, 310-310. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.045

Adams DK, Fernandes RM, Holub KL, Gutman SI, Barbosa HM, Machado LA, Calheiros A, Bennett R, Kursinski E, Sapucci L, DeMets C, Chagas G, Arellano A, Filizola N, Rocha A, Silva R, Assunção L, Cirino G, Pauliquevis T, Portela B, Sá A, Sousa J, Tanaka LM (2015) The Amazon Dense GNSS Meteorological Network: A New Approach for Examining Water Vapor and Deep Convection Interactions in the Tropics, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (12), 2151-2165. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00171.1

Ávila SP, Melo C, Silva L, Ramalho RS, Quartau R, Hipólito A, Cordeiro R, Madeira P, Rebelo AC, Rovere A, Hearty PJ, Henriques D, da Silva CM, Frias Martins AM, Zazo C, Hillaire-Marcel C (2015) A review of the MIS 5e highstand deposits from Santa Maria Island (Azores, NE Atlantic): palaeobiodiversity, palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography, Quaternary Science Reviews, 114, 126-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.02.012

Ávila SP, Ramalho RS, Habermann JM, Quartau R, Kroh A, Berning B, Johnson ME, Kirby MX, Zanon V, Titschack J, Goss A, Rebelo AC, Melo C, Madeira P, Cordeiro R, Meireles RP, Bagaço L, Hipólito A, Uchman A, da Silva CM, Cachão M, Madeira J (2015) Palaeoecology, taphonomy, and preservation of a lower Pliocene shell bed (coquina) from a volcanic oceanic island (Santa Maria Island, Azores, NE Atlantic Ocean), Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 430, 57-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.04.015

Ayres-Sampaio D, Deurloo R, Bos MS, Bastos L (2015) A Comparison Between Three IMUs for Strapdown Airborne Gravimetry”, Surveys in Geophysics, 36 (4), 571–586. DOI: 10.1007/s10712-015-9323-5

Bernardes L, Carneiro J, Madureira P, Brandão F, Roque C (2015) Determination of priority study areas for coupling CO2 storage and CH4 gas hydrates recovery in the Portuguese offshore area. Energies, 8, 10276-10292. DOI:10.3390/en80910276

Bos MS, Penna NT, Baker TF, Clarke PJ (2015) Ocean tide loading displacements in western Europe. Part 2: GPS-observed anelastic dispersion in the asthenosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120 (9), 6540-6557. DOI: 10.1002/2015JB011884.

Casalbore D, Romagnoli C, Pimentel A,Quartau R, Casas D, Ercilla G, Hipólito A, Sposato A, Chiocci FL (2015) Volcanic, tectonic and mass-wasting processes offshore Terceira Island (Azores) revealed by high-resolution seafloor mapping, Bulletin of Volcanogy, 77(3), art. 24, 1-19. DOI: 10.1007/s00445-015-0905-3

Chen ZH, Schellart WP, Duarte JC (2015) Quantifying the energy dissipation of overriding plate deformation in three-dimensional subduction models, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 120 (1), 519-536. DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011419

Conde DAS, Telhado MJ, Baptista MAV, Ferreira RML (2015) Severity and Exposure Associated with Tsunami Action in Urban Wavefronts: the case of Lisbon Portugal, Natural Hazards, 79, 3, 2125-2144. DOI: 10.1007/S11069-015-1951-Z

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

Duarte JC, Schellart WP, Cruden AR (2015) How weak is the subduction zone interface?, Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (8), 2664-2673. DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062876

Edwards SJ, Schellart WP, Duarte JC (2015) Geodynamic models of continental subduction and obduction of overriding plate forearc oceanic lithosphere on top of continental crust, Tectonics, 34 (7), 1495-1515. DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003884

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.

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. Special Issue on Iberia Geodynamics, eds. A. Azor, Tectonophysics, 663, 364-377, DOI.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.07.036

Gaspar JL, Guest JE, Duncan AM, Chester DK, Barriga FJAS, 2015. Volcanic geology of São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago): introduction Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 44:1-3, DOI:10.1144/M44.1

Hensen C , Scholz F, Nuzzo M, Valadares V, Gracia E, Terrinha P, Liebetrau V, Kaul N, Silva S, Martinez-Loriente S, Bartolome R, Pinero E, Magalhaes VH, Schmidt M, Weise SM, Cunha M, Hilario A, Perea H, Rovelli L, Lackschewitz K (2015) Strike-slip faults mediate the rise of crustal-derived fluids and mud volcanism in the deep sea, Geology, 43 (4), 339-342. DOI: 10.1130/G36359.1

Hodell D, Lourens L, Crowhurst S, Konijnendijk T, Tjallingii R, Jiménez-Espejo F, Skinner L, Tzedakis PC, Abrantes F, Acton GD, Alvarez Zarikian CA, Bahr A, Balestra B, Barranco EL, Carrara G, Ducassou E, Flood RD, Flores JA, Furota S, Grimalt J, Grunert P, Hernández-Molina J, Kim JK, Krissek LA, Kuroda J, Li B, Lofi J, Margari V, Martrat B, Miller MD, Nanayama F, Nishida N, Richter C, Rodrigues T, Rodríguez-Tovar FJ, Roque ACF, Sanchez Goñi MF, Sierro Sánchez FJ, Singh AD, Sloss CR, Stow DAV, Takashimizu Y, Tzanova A, Voelker A, Xuan C, Williams T (2015) A reference time scale for Site U1385 (Shackleton Site) on the SW Iberian Margin. Global and Planetary Change, 133, 49-64. DOI:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.07.002

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

Maestro A, Bohoyo F, López-Martínez J, Acosta J, Gómez-Ballesteros M, Llave E, Muñoz A, Terrinha P, Dominguez M, Fernández-Sáez F (2015) Influencia de los procesos tectónicos y volcánicos en la morfología de los márgenes continentales ibéricos. Boletín Geológico y Minero, 126, 427-482, ISSN: 0366-0176

Matias L, Harris D (2015) A Single-Station Method for the Detection, Classification and Location of Fin Whale Calls Using Ocean-Bottom Seismic Stations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 504-520.

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

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

Mériaux CA, Duarte JC, Schellart WP, Meriaux AS (2015) A two way interaction between the Hainan plume and the Manila subduction zone, Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (14), 5796-5802. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064313

Miranda JM, Luis JF, Lourenco N, Fernandes RMS (2015) The structure of the Azores Triple Junction: implications for Sao Miguel Island. Geological Society London Memoirs 44, 5-13 DOI: 10.1144/M44.2

Morais I, Vinnik L, Silveira G, Kiselev S, Matias L (2015) Mantle beneath the Gibraltar arc from receiver functions, Geophysical Journal International, 200 (2), 1153-1169. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggu456

Neves MC, Cabral J, Luttrell K, Figueiredo P, Rockwell T, Sandwell D (2015) The effect of sea level changes on fault reactivation potential in Portugal, Tectonophysics, 658, 206-220, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.07.023

Omira R, Baptista MA, Matias L (2015) Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard in the Northeast Atlantic fromNear- and Far-Field Tectonic Sources, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172 (3-4), 901-920. DOI 10.1007/s00024-014-0949-x

Omira R, Vales D, Marreiros C, Carrilho F (2015) Large submarine earthquakes that occurred worldwide in a 1-year period (June 2013 to June 2014) – a contribution to the understanding of tsunamigenic potential, Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences, 15 (10), 2183-2200. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-2183-2015

Penna NT, Clarke PJ, Bos MS, Baker TF (2015) Ocean tide loading displacements in western Europe. Part 1: Validation of kinematic GPS estimates, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120 (9), 6523-6539. DOI: 10.1002/ 2015JB011882

Quartau R, Hipólito A, Mitchell NC, Gaspar JL, Brandão F (2015) Comment on “Construction and destruction of a volcanic island developed inside an oceanic rift: Graciosa Island, Terceira Rift, Azores” by Sibrant et al. (2014) and proposal of a new model for Graciosa geological evolution [J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 284 (2014) 32-45], Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 303, 146-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2015.07.007

Quartau R, Madeira J, Mitchell NC, Tempera F, Silva PF, Brandão F (2015) The insular shelves of the Faial-Pico Ridge: a morphological record of its geologic evolution (Azores archipelago), Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16 (5), 1401–1420. DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005733

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

Radwan AM, Hosny A, Kotb A, Khalil A, Abed A, Fernandes RMS, Rayan A (2015) Assessment of the geodynamical settings around the main active faults at Aswan area, Egypt, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8 (7), 4317-4327. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-014-1504-x

Ramalho RS, Winckler G, Madeira J, Helffrich GR, Schaefer JM, Hipólito AR, Quartau R, Adena K (2015) Hazard potential of volcanic flank collapses raised by new megatsunami evidence, Science Advances, 1 (9), e1500456. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500456

Rosas FM, Duarte JC, Schellart WP, Tomás R, Grigorova V, Terrinha P (2015) Analogue modelling of different angle thrust-wrench fault interference in a brittle medium, Journal of Structural Geology, 74, 81-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2015.03.005

Wronna M, Omira R, Baptista MA (2015) Deterministic approach for multiple-source tsunami hazard assessment for Sines, Portugal, Natural Hazards & Earth System Sciences, 15 (11), 2557-2568. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-2557-2015

Books (edited)

Gaspar JL, Guest JE, Duncan AM, Barriga FJAS, Chester DK, eds (2015) Volcanic Geology of São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago) Geological Society, London, Memoirs, vol 44, DOI:10.1144/M44.0