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Datasets de Ciencias de la Tierra en EPOS: un caso práctico de participación en la Nube Europea de Ciencia Abierta

EPOS (European Plate Observing System), proyecto en el que participan varios investigadores de Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN – CSIC), es una de las primeras infraestructuras en sumarse a la Nube Europea de Ciencia Abierta (EOSC, en sus siglas en ing... Read more

01-09-2020 Institutional News

El nuevo libro de Valentí Rull sintetiza por primera vez todo el conocimiento paleoecológico sobre la Isla de Pascua

La Isla de Pascua, situada en la Polinesia Oriental (aunque políticamente pertenece a Chile), se ha presentado tradicionalmente como un modelo microcósmico de lo que podría ocurrir en toda la Tierra si se continúa con los niveles de consumo y explota... Read more

01-09-2020 Research News

Los sismómetros son capaces de registrar las tormentas magnéticas del Sol

El 7 de septiembre de 2017 se produjo una variación súbita del campo magnético terrestre, un fenómeno que se conoce como Sudden Storm Commencement (SSC) y que está provocado por el incremento brusco del viento solar, debido a su vez a una variación e... Read more

01-09-2020 Research News

El Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera pasa a llamarse Geociencias Barcelona

El Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA-CSIC) renueva su nombre y pasa a llamarse Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN – CSIC). Así lo recoge la resolución del 3 de julio de 2020 aprobada por la presidencia de la agencia estatal Consejo S... Read more

31-08-2020 Institutional News

Los investigadores Joan Martí y Adelina Geyer, en la nueva serie de Netflix ‘Superconectados’

Los investigadores de Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC) Adelina Geyer y Joan Martí aparecen en la nueva serie científica ‘Superconectados’ de Netflix. Se trata del episodio 4 titulado ‘Dígitos’ y que tiene como protagonista la ley Benford. ... Read more

28-08-2020 Institutional News

La pandemia de la Covid-19 causa un período de silencio sísmico

La pandemia por la Covid-19 ha provocado un parón de la actividad humana a nivel mundial. Ciudadanos de diferentes países han permanecido confinados en sus casas durante semanas, dejando de usar durante ese periodo los transportes y provocando el cie... Read more

23-07-2020 Research News

The lithospheric structure of the Gibraltar Arc System from wide‐angle seismic data

Gómez de la Peña, L., Grevemeyer, I., Kopp, H., Díaz, J., Gallart, J., Booth‐Rea, G., et al. (2020). The lithospheric structure of the Gibraltar Arc System from wide‐angle seismic data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2020JB019854. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB019854

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A 2,000-year Bayesian NAO reconstruction from the Iberian Peninsula

Hernández, A., Sánchez-López, G., Pla-Rabes, S. et al. A 2,000-year Bayesian NAO reconstruction from the Iberian Peninsula. Sci Rep 10, 14961 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71372-5

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A single-stage megaflood at the termination of the Messinian salinity crisis: Geophysical and modelling evidence from the eastern Mediterranean Basin

Spatola, D., del Moral-Erencia, J. D., Micallef, A., Camerlenghi, A., Garcia-Castellanos, D., Gupta, S., Bohorquez, P., Gutscher, M.-A., & Bertoni, C. (2020). A single-stage megaflood at the termination of the Messinian salinity crisis: Geophysical and modelling evidence from the eastern Mediterranean Basin. Marine Geology, 430, 106337. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2020.106337

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Pressure dependence of the interlayer and intralayer E2g Raman-active modes of hexagonal BN up to the wurtzite phase transition

Cuscó, R., Pellicer-Porres, J., Edgar, J. H., Li, J., Segura, A., & Artús, L. (2020). Pressure dependence of the interlayer and intralayer ${E}_{2g}$ Raman-active modes of hexagonal BN up to the wurtzite phase transition. Physical Review B, 102(7), 75206. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.075206

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Paleoecological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts

Rull, V.(2020). Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts. Elsevier.298p. ISBN: 9780128227275

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Impact of CO2 mixing with trapped hydrocarbons on CO2 storage capacity and security: A case study from the Captain aquifer (North Sea)

Ghanbari, S., Mackay, E. J., Heinemann, N., Alcalde, J., James, A., & Allen, M. J. (2020). Impact of CO2 mixing with trapped hydrocarbons on CO2 storage capacity and security: A case study from the Captain aquifer (North Sea). Applied Energy, 278, 115634. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115634

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Lower Cretaceous Rodby and Palaeocene Lista Shales: Characterisation and Comparison of Top-Seal Mudstones at Two Planned CCS Sites, Offshore UK

Worden, R.H.; Allen, M.J.; Faulkner, D.R.; Utley, J.E.P.; Bond, C.E.; Alcalde, J.; Heinemann, N.; Haszeldine, R.S.; Mackay, E.; Ghanbari, S. Lower Cretaceous Rodby and Palaeocene Lista Shales: Characterisation and Comparison of Top-Seal Mudstones at Two Planned CCS Sites, Offshore UK. Minerals 2020, 10, 691. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10080691

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On the observation of magnetic events on broad-band seismometers

Díaz, J., Ruiz, M., Curto, J. J., Torta, J. M., Ledo, J., Marcuello, A., & Queralt, P. (2020). On the observation of magnetic events on broad-band seismometers. Earth, Planets and Space, 72(1), 109. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40623-020-01236-9

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Dates and rates of endo-exorheic drainage development: Insights from fluvial terraces (Duero River, Iberian Peninsula)

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, L., Antón, L., Rodés, Á., Pallàs, R., García-Castellanos, D., Jiménez-Munt, I., Struth, L., Leanni, L., Aumaître, G., Bourlès, D., & Keddadouche, K. (2020). Dates and rates of endo-exorheic drainage development: Insights from fluvial terraces (Duero River, Iberian Peninsula). Global and Planetary Change, 193, 103271. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2020.103271

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Geochronological and geochemical data from fracture-filling calcites from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet

Cruset, D., Cantarero, I., Benedicto, A., John, C. M., Vergés, J., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., & Travé, A. (2020). Geochronological and geochemical data from fracture-filling calcites from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet (SE Pyrenees). Data in Brief, 31, 105896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.105896

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Geomorphology of the post-caldera monogenetic volcanoes at Deception Island, Antarctica — Implications for landform recognition and volcanic hazard assessment

Pedrazzi, D., Kereszturi, G., Lobo, A., Geyer, A., & Calle, J. (2020). Geomorphology of the post-caldera monogenetic volcanoes at Deception Island, Antarctica — Implications for landform recognition and volcanic hazard assessment. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 402, 106986. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106986

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Automated detection of archaeological mounds using machine-learning classification of multisensor and multitemporal satellite data

Orengo, H. A., Conesa, F. C., Garcia-Molsosa, A., Lobo, A., Green, A. S., Madella, M., & Petrie, C. A. (2020). Automated detection of archaeological mounds using machine-learning classification of multisensor and multitemporal satellite data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(31), 18240 LP-18250. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2005583117

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Educational Background

 

  • Post-doc at Free University of Amsterdam, 1999-2004
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, 2000, University of Barcelona
  • B.S., Physics, 1993, University of Barcelona

 

Research Interests

 

I do research in the fields of geodynamics, surface processes, and Solid Earth geoscience, mainly from a process-modelling perspective supported either on multidisciplinary data compilations or on ad-hoc data acquisition. I develop physical-mathematical models coupling the physics of plate tectonics and processes occurring at the surface of the Earth. Solving these models with the aid of computers permits to decipher whether the complexity of the earth's surface and interior can be explained as the interaction between a small set of simple processes. It allows for example the study of the interplay between river transport and the dynamics of tectonic deformation during the formation of orogen/basin systems, incorporating also analogue experiments and existing multidisciplinary data (structural geology, gravity, GPS, thermochronology, cosmogenic nuclides, paleogeographic, paleoclimate, and geomorphological observations). The application of these techniques to geological scenarios (Andean Altiplano, Alps, Pyrenees-Ebro Basin, Moroccan Atlas, Rhenish Massif) where such data are available is helping to address fundamental questions on the geodynamics of topography and landscape evolution. More recently, I am mostly devoted to the processes that led to the isolation of the Mediterranean during the Messinian Salinity Crisis and the implications of this episode. An incipient line of research is the study of large flooding events and their relevance in long-term landscape evolution, aiming at filling the gap between the historical and the geological records.

 

Publications

Amblas, D., T. P. Gerber, B. De Mol, R. Urgeles, D. Garcia-Castellanos, M. Canals, L. F. Pratson, N. Robb, and J. Canning (2012), Survival of a submarine canyon during long-term outbuilding of a continental margin, Geology, 40(6), 543-546, doi: 10.1130/G33178.1.

Antón, L., A. Rodés, G. De Vicente, R. Pallàs, D. Garcia-Castellanos, F. M. Stuart, R. Braucher, and D. Bourlès (2012), Quantification of fluvial incision in the Duero Basin (NW Iberia) from longitudinal profile analysis and terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide concentrations, Geomorphology, 165-166, 50-61, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.12.036.

Bartol, J., L. Matenco, D. Garcia-Castellanos, and K. Leever (2012), Modelling depositional shifts between sedimentary basins: Sediment pathways in Paratethys basins during the Messinian Salinity Crisis, Tectonophysics, 536-537, 110-121, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.03.007.

Estrada, F., G. Ercilla, C. Gorini, B. Alonso, J. T. Vázquez, D. García-Castellanos, C. Juan, A. Maldonado, A. Ammar, and M. Elabbassi (2011), Impact of pulsed Atlantic water inflow into the Alboran Basin at the time of the Zanclean flooding, Geo-Marine Letters, 31(5-6), 361-376, doi: 10.1007/s00367-011-0249-8.

Fullea, J., J. C. Afonso, J. A. D. Connolly, M. Fernàndez, D. García-Castellanos, and H. Zeyen (2009), LitMod3D: An interactive 3-D software to model the thermal, compositional, density, seismological, and rheological structure of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10(8), doi: 10.1029/2009GC002391.

Garcia-Castellanos, D., and A. Villaseñor (2011), Messinian salinity crisis regulated by competing tectonics and erosion at the Gibraltar arc, Nature, 480(7377), 359-363, doi: 10.1038/nature10651.

Garcia-Castellanos, D., and S. Cloetingh (2012), Modeling the Interaction between Lithospheric and Surface Processes in Foreland Basins, edited, pp. 152-181.

Garcia-Castellanos, D., F. Estrada, I. Jiménez-Munt, C. Gorini, M. Fernández, J. Vergés, and R. De Vicente (2009), Catastrophic flood of the Mediterranean after the Messinian salinity crisis, Nature, 462(7274), 778-781, doi: 10.1038/nature08555.

Jiménez-Munt, I., M. Fernàndez, E. Saura, J. Vergés, and D. Garcia-Castellanos (2012), 3-D lithospheric structure and regional/residual Bouguer anomalies in the Arabia-Eurasia collision (Iran), Geophysical Journal International, 190(3), 1311-1324, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05580.x.

Jiménez-Munt, I., M. Fernàndez, J. Vergés, J. C. Afonso, D. Garcia-Castellanos, and J. Fullea (2010), Lithospheric structure of the Gorringe Bank: Insights into its origin and tectonic evolution, Tectonics, 29(5), doi: 10.1029/2009TC002458.

Jiménez-Munt, I., M. Fernàndez, J. Vergés, D. Garcia-Castellanos, J. Fullea, M. Pérez-Gussinyé, and J. C. Afonso (2011), Decoupled crust-mantle accommodation of Africa-Eurasia convergence in the NW Moroccan margin, Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 116(8), doi: 10.1029/2010JB008105.

Leever, K. A., L. Matenco, D. Garcia-Castellanos, and S. A. P. L. Cloetingh (2011), The evolution of the Danube gateway between Central and Eastern Paratethys (SE Europe): Insight from numerical modelling of the causes and effects of connectivity between basins and its expression in the sedimentary record, Tectonophysics, 502(1-2), 175-195, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.01.003.

Minshull, T. A., O. Ishizuka, and D. Garcia-Castellanos (2010), Long-term growth and subsidence of Ascension Island: Constraints on the rheology of young oceanic lithosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 37(23), doi: 10.1029/2010GL045112.

Urgeles, R., A. Camerlenghi, D. Garcia-Castellanos, B. De Mol, M. Garcés, J. Vergés, I. Haslam, and M. Hardman (2011), New constraints on the Messinian sealevel drawdown from 3D seismic data of the Ebro Margin, western Mediterranean, Basin Research, 23(2), 123-145, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2010.00477.x.

Vergés, J., E. Saura, E. Casciello, M. Fernàndez, A. Villaseñor, I. Jiménez-Munt, and D. García-Castellanos (2011), Crustal-scale cross-sections across the NW Zagros belt: Implications for the Arabian margin reconstruction, Geological Magazine, 148(5-6), 739-761, doi: 10.1017/S0016756811000331.

 

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