I studied Physics and Applied Mathematics / Astronomy (FCUP-UP, 1998) followed by a master degree in computational methods (FEUP-UP, 2000) and a PhD in Surveying Engineering (University of Porto, 2006, Thesis "Sea level change in the North Atlantic from tide gauges and satellite altimetry"). My research is highly inter-disciplinary, with a strong emphasis on time series analysis and methodological approaches for the analysis of environmental data. A key aspect of my work on geophysical data analysis is the incorporation of problem-related knowledge into the data analysis process, which requires a very close interaction with experts from different fields (meteorology, oceanography, geology, physics, statistics,...) .
My current research interests span different fields in the general domain of geophysics, reflecting my strong interdisciplinary background, my interest in the earth system, planets in general, and space-earth interactions, and my expertise in data and time series analysis. My ongoing activities focus on the following topics:
- sea level variability from tide gauges, satellite altimetry, and synergy of sea level observations in a multivariate setting, including complementary observations (e.g. GPS), model outputs, in-situ measurements, remote sensing, and indirect proxys.
- radon variability in soils, air and water, and its use as a tracer and as a geophysical proxy, particularly in coastal and deep sea marine environments.
- environmental radioactivity, atmospheric electricity, and space-atmosphere-surface interactions.
I edited a book "Nonlinear Time Series Analysis in the Geosciences - Applications in Climatology, Geodynamics and Solar-Terrestrial Physics" and three topical volumes. I'm the author of 3 book chapters and more than 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.