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Magda Catarina Ferreira de Sousa

Magda Catarina Ferreira de Sousa

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Department: Physics
  • Research Group: Oceanography & Marine Geology
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Sousa MC) AND AD=(Aveiro)
  • Title: Climate change impact on the hydrodynamic and hydrographic patterns of the NW coast of the Iberian Peninsula estuaries Supervisor: Prof. Doutor João Miguel Dias; Prof. Doutor Moncho Gomez-Gesteira Category: BO Grant type: BPD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BPD/99707/2014 Start date: 2015-07-01 End date: 2018-11-30


Professional Experience

January 2010 to December 2013: Student of the Doctoral Programme on Marine and Environmental Sciences.


October 2007 to December 2009: Research Fellow in project POCI/AMB/57928/2004 - "Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostics of the Ria de Aveiro Physical Dynamics".


November 2006 to July 2007: Internship in Departamento de Hidráulica e Ambiente no Núcleo de Estuários e Zonas Costeiras (DHANEC) do Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil.


July 2005 to September 2005: Summer internship under the Project Física em Rede. Museu Grão Vasco, Viseu.

Participation in Projects


Research Fellow under the Project AMDRAPHYD, Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostics of the Ria de Aveiro Physical Dynamics, (POCI/AMB/57928/2004).


 

Academic Degrees

2013: PhD in Marine and Environmental Sciences, specialization in Oceanography and Marine Ecosystems. University of Aveiro. Thesis: "Modelling the Minho river plume intrusion into the Rias Baixas".


2008: Master in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. University of Aveiro. Thesis: "Water temperature variability analysis along the Espinheiro Channel".


2007: Degree in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. Thesis: "Calibração de um modelo hidrodinâmico para a Ria de Aveiro"; Final internship: "Numerical modeling of the hydrodynamic of the Ria Formosa and New Ancão Inlet relocation".

NMEC - Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Division

The Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Division of University of Aveiro is composed by professors, researchers and fellow researchers of the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro. This group is integrated in the Research Group on Oceanography and Marine Geology of the research line on Marine Ecosystems and Modelling of the Associate Laboratory CESAM (Centre for Environment and Marine Studies) which is a Associate Laboratory of the University of Aveiro.




Ongoing research is especially dedicated to studies about sea level rising, coastal flooding, development of estuarine plumes, mixing processes and transport, physical/biology/chemistry interactions, with particular emphasis on the climate change effects.

Scientific Supervision

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Concluded

Projects

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  • GALINCLIMARCH - Galicia Internal Basin Paleoclimatic Sedimentary Archives: Transport, Provenances, Hydrology and Reliability See more

Publications

WoS Papers (20)
Sousa M., Dias J.M. (2007) Hydrodynamic model calibration for a mesotidal lagoon: the case of Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). In: Journal Of Coastal Research. SI50, 1075-1080.
Dias J.M., Sousa M., Bertin X., Fortunato A., Oliveira A. (2009) Numerical modeling of the impact of the Ancão Inlet relocation (Ria Formosa, Portugal). In: Environmental Modelling & Software. 24, 711-725.
Dias J.M., Sousa M. (2009) Numerical modeling of Ria Formosa tidal dynamics. In: Journal Of Coastal Research. SI56, 1345-1349.
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2011) Evaluating QuikSCAT wind data to study wind induced coastal phenomena in the Galician Coast. In: Journal Of Coastal Research. SI64, 445-449.
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2011) Physical forcing off the hydrography of the Ria de Vigo mouth. In: Journal Of Coastal Research. SI64, 1589-1593.
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2011) Physical forcing of the water temperature variability along the Espinheiro Channel (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In: Journal Of Coastal Research. SI64, 1594-1598.
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2013) Assessment of wind patterns accuracy from the QuikSCAT satellite and the WRF model along the Galician coast (NW Iberian Peninsula). In: Monthly Weather Review. 141, 2, 742-753.
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Dias J.M. (2013) Effect of Minho estuarine plume on Rias Baixas: numerical modeling approach. In: Journal Of Coastal Research. SI65, 2059-2064.
Alvarez I., Dias J.M., de Castro M., Vaz N., Sousa M., Gomez-Gesteira M. (2013) Influence of upwelling events on the estuaries of the north-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula. In: Marine And Freshwater Research. 64, 1123–1134
Dias J.M., Valentim J.M., Sousa M.C. (2013) A numerical study of local variations in tidal regime of Tagus estuary, Portugal. In: Plos One . 8, 12, e80450
Vaz N., Mateus M., Plecha S., Sousa M.C., Leitao P.C., Neves R., Dias J.M. (2015) Modeling SST and chlorophyll patterns in a coupled estuary-coastal system of Portugal: The Tagus case study. In: Journal Of Marine Systems. 147, 123-137.
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2014) Modeling the Minho River plume intrusion into the Rias Baixas (NW Iberian Peninsula). In: Continental Shelf Research. 85, 30-41.
Silva J.D.L.E., Lopes C.L., Picado A., Sousa M.C., Dias J.M. (2014) Tidal dispersion and flushing times in a multiple inlet lagoon. In: Journal Of Coastal Research. 598-603.
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2014) Influence of the Minho River plume on the Rias Baixas (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). In: Journal Of Marine Systems. 139, 248-260.
Sousa M.C., Mendes R., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2014) Unusual circulation patterns of the Rias Baixas induced by Minho freshwater intrusion (NW of the Iberian Peninsula). In: Plos One. 9, 11,
Mendes R., Sousa M.C., deCastro M., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2016) New insights into the Western Iberian Buoyant Plume: Interaction between the Douro and Minho River plumes under winter conditions. In: Progress In Oceanography. 141, 30-43.
Ribeiro A.S., Sousa M.C., Silva J.D.L.E., Dias J.M. (2016) David and Goliath Revisited: Joint Modelling of the Tagus and Sado Estuaries. In: Journal Of Coastal Research. 123-127.
deCastro M., Sousa M.C., Santos F., Dias J.M., Gomez-Gesteira M. (2016) How will Somali coastal upwelling evolve under future warming scenarios?. In: Scientific Reports. 6,
Sousa M.C., Decastro M., Alvarez I., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2017) Why coastal upwelling is expected to increase along the western Iberian Peninsula over the next century?. In: Science Of The Total Environment. 592, 243-251.
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., deCastro M., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2017) Seasonality of coastal upwelling trends under future warming scenarios along the southern limit of the canary upwelling system. In: Progress In Oceanography. 153, 16-23.
Other Papers (1)
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Gomez-Gesteira M., Dias J.M. (2012) Análisis de la precisión de los datos de viento obtenidos del satélite QuikSCAT y el modelo WRF en la costa gallega. In: Revista Avances En Ciencias De La Tierra (act). 3, 39-53.
Books (0)
Book Chapter (0)
Thesis (2)
Sousa M.C.F. (2008) Análise da Variabilidade da Temperatura da Água no Canal do Espinheiro. In: MSc Thesis.
Sousa M.C.F. (2013) Modelling the Minho River Plume Intrusion into the Rias Baixas. In: PhD Thesis.
Communications (29)
Sousa M., Dias J.M. (2007) Hydrodynamic Model Calibration for a Mesotidal Lagoon: the Case of Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). In:
Sousa M., Bertin X., Fortunato A., Oliveira A., Dias J.M. (2008) Modelação Numérica da Hidrodinâmica da Ria Formosa e o Impacto do Reposicionamento da Nova Barra do Ancão. In:
Sousa M., Bertin X., Fortunato A., Oliveira A., Dias J.M. (2008) Modelação Numérica do Transporte de Contaminantes na Ria Formosa (Portugal). In:
Dias J.M., Vaz N., Sousa M., Nolasco R., Monteiro Santos F. (2008) Fluxos de Água Através da Embocadura de uma Laguna Costeira: Ria de Aveiro (Portugal). In:
Sousa M., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2008) Water Temperature Variability in an Estuarine Tidal Channel (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In:
Dias J.M., Sousa M. (2009) Numerical Modeling of Ria Formosa Tidal Dynamics. In:
Sousa M., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2009) Water Temperature Distribution Induced by Tides and Meteorological Conditions Along an Estuarine Tidal Channel. In:
Sousa M., Dias J.M. (2009) Tidal and Residual Circulation in the Ria Formosa (Portugal). In:
Sousa M., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2010) Wind Analysis in the Western Galician Coast. In:
Vaz N., Sousa M.C., Leitão P.C., Dias J.M. (2011) Dinâmica termohalina do Canal do Espinheiro (Ria de Aveiro). In:
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2011) Physical forcing off the hydrography of the Ria de Vigo mouth. In:
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2011) Physical forcing of the water temperature variability along the Espinheiro Channel (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal). In:
Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2011) Evaluating QuikSCAT wind data to study wind induced coastal phenomena in the Galician Coast. In:
Valentim J., Vaz N., Silva H., Dias J.M. (2012) Response of thermohaline properties to meteorological conditions and river discharge at the Ria de Aveiro mouth. In:
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Dias J.M. (2012) Wind forcing response of the dispersal of Minho estuarine plume. In:
Alvarez I., Gomez-Gresteira M., deCastro M., Sousa M., Dias J.M., Santos F. (2012) Evaluation of Wind Vectors Measured by QuikSCAT Using Ocean Buoy Data Along the Galician Coast (NW Iberian Peninsula). In:
Sousa M., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Dias J.M. (2012) Dispersão da Pluma Estuarina do Minho: Resposta ao Forçamento do Vento. In:
Ribeiro A.S., Longo R.S., Sousa M.C., Dias J.M. (2012) Afloramento Costeiro na Costa Oeste da Península Ibérica: Verão de 2010. In:
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Picado A., Dias J.M. (2012) Modelação da Pluma Estuarina do Rio Minho: Influência do Caudal e do Vento. In:
Vaz N., Sousa M.C., Mendes R., Picado A., Plecha S., Dias J.M. (2012) “Estudo do Impacto das Plumas Estuarinas na Costa Oeste de Portugal Continental: Uso de Malhas Tridimensionais Encaixadas. In:
Santos F., Gomez-Gesteira, M., deCastro, M., Alvarez, I., Sousa, M.C. (2012) Trends of coastal and oceanic ST along the Western Iberian Peninsula over the period 1975-2006. In:
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Dias J.M. (2013) Effect of Minho estuarine plume on Rias Baixas: Numerical modeling approach. In:
Vaz N., Mateus M., Sousa M.C., Plecha S., Leitão P.C., Dias J.M. (2013) Modelling SST and chlorophyll patterns in an estuary-near coast system of Portugal: The Tagus case study. In:
Alvarez, I., Gomez-Gesteira, M., De Castro, M., Sousa, M.C., Picado, A., Dias, J.M., Santos, F. (2013) Análise da Precisão dos Ventos a Partir de Dados de Satélites, Reanálise e Medidas In Situ ao Longo da Costa Norte da Península Ibérica. In:
M.C. Sousa, N. Vaz, I. Alvarez, M. Gómez-Gesteira, J.M. Dias (2014) Modelação da intrusão da pluma do Rio Minho nas Rias Baixas. In: 22
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Alvarez I., Gomez-Gesteira, M. Dias, J.M (2014) Changes in the circulation and hydrography of the Rias Baixas induced by offshore freshwater intrusion (NW Iberian Peninsula). In: 27
Ribeiro A.S., Sousa M.C., Lencart e Silva J., Dias J.M. (2015) Modelação Acoplada dos Estuários do Tejo e do Sado e Previsão de Padrões de Mesoescala. In:
Mendes R., Sousa M., deCastro M., Gómez-Gesteira M., Dias J. (2015) Interaction between Estuarine Plumes During a Winter Event: Case Study of Douro and Minho Rivers in the Western Iberian Peninsula. In:
Vargas C.I.C., Fortunato A.B., Lopes C.L., Sousa M.C., Dias J.M. (2015) Guadiana Estuarine Plume Intrusion into Ria Formosa Coastal Lagoon: Assessing the most Favorable Conditions. In:
Other Publications (5)
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2009) Water Temperature distribution induced by tides and meteorological conditions along an estuarine tidal channel”. Proceedings of CEST 2009, pp. 893-900, Chania, Crete, Greece, 2009. In:
Sousa M.C., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2008) Water temperature variability in an estuarine tidal channel (Ria de Aveiro, Portugal)”. Proceedings of PECS 2008, pp. 323-326, Liverpool, UK, 2008. In:
Vaz N., Sousa M.C., Leitão P.C., Dias J.M. (2011) Dinâmica termohalina do Canal do Espinheiro (Ria de Aveiro)”. In: Almeida, A., Alves, F.L., Bernardes, C., Dias, J.M., Gomes, N.C.M., Pereira, E., Queiroga, H., Serôdio, J. and Vaz, N. (Eds.), 2011. Actas das Jornadas da Ria de Aveiro 2011. Universidade de Aveiro, Cesam – Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar. Aveiro. ISBN: 978-972-789-337-9, 178-186. In:
Picado A., Sousa M.C., Alvarez I., Vaz N., Dias J.M. (2012) Influence of Upwelling Events on the Chlorophyll Concentration Variability along the Northwestern Coast of Iberian Peninsula, In: Freitas, M.C., Cascalho, J., Taborda, R., Ribeiro, M., Drago, T., Andrade, C., Fatela, F., Cruces, A. (Eds), Actas do VII Simpósio sobre a Margem Ibérica Atlântica, Universidade de Lisboa, 220 pp., ISBN: 978-989-20-3448-5, pp. 83-87. In:
Ribeiro A.S., Sousa, M.C., Lencart e Silva J., Dias J.M. (2015) Modelação acoplada dos estuários do Tejo e do Sado e previsão de padrões de mesoescala, 9º Simpósio de Meteorologia e Geofísica da APMG e 16.º Encontro Luso-Espanhol de Meteorologia, 6 pp. In:

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