Selected Publications


Collaboration in Books

Bastos, L., M.S. Bos, R.M.S. Fernandes, “Deformation and Tectonics: Contribution of GPS Measurements to Plate Tectonics – Overview and Recent Developments”, Sciences of Geodesy – I, Advances and Future Directions, Xu, G. (Ed), Springer Heidelberg, 2010 (pp 155-184).


Articles in international reviewed scientific journals

R. M. S. Fernandes, J. M. Miranda, D. Delvaux, D. S. Stamps and E. Saria (2013), Re-evaluation of the kinematics of Victoria Block using continuous GNSS data, Geophysical Journal International, doi:10.1093/gji/ggs071. 

M. S. Bos, R. M. S. Fernandes, S. D. P. Williams and L. Bastos (2012), Fast error analysis of continuous GNSS observations with missing data, J. of Geodynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00190-012-0605-0.

David K. Adams, Rui M. S. Fernandes, E. Robert Kursinski, Jair M. Maia, Luiz F. Sapucci, Luiz A. T. Machado, Icaro Vitorello, João Francisco Galera Monico, Kirk L. Holub, Seth I. Gutman, Naziano Filizola and Richard A. Bennett (2011), A dense GNSS meteorological network for observing deep convection in the Amazon, Royal Meteorological Society, doi:10.1002/asl.312.

Rayan, A., R. M. S. Fernandes, H. A. Khalil, S. Mahmoud, J. M. Miranda, and A. Tealab (2009), Evaluation of the crustal deformation in the northern Region of Lake Nasser (Egypt) derived from 8 years of GPS Campaign observations, J. of Geodynamics, j.jog.2009.10.010.

Bos, M.S., L. Bastos, R.M.S. Fernandes, The influence of seasonal signals on the estimation of the tectonic motion in short continuous GPS time-series, J. of Geodynamics, j.jog.2009.10.005.

Stamps, D. S., E. Calais, E. Saria, C. Hartnady, J.-M. Nocquet, C. J. Ebinger, and R. M. Fernandes (2008), A kinematic model for the East African Rift, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L05304, doi:10.1029/2007GL032781.

Combrink AZA, M.S. Bos, R.M.S. Fernandes, W.L. Combrinck, and C.L. Merry, On the importance of proper noise modelling for long-term precipitable water vapour trend estimations. South African Journal of Geology; September 2007; v. 110; no. 2-3; p. 211-218; DOI: 10.2113/gssajg.110.2-3.211

Fernandes; R.M.S.; J.M. Miranda, B.M.L. Meijninger, M.S. Bos, R. Noomen, L. Bastos, B.A.C. Ambrosius, R.E.M. Riva, Surface Velocity Field of the Ibero-Maghrebian Segment of the Eurasia-Nubia Plate Boundary, Geophysical Journal International, 169, 315–324, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03252.x, 2007.

Bos, M.S., R.M.S. Fernandes, S.D.P. Williams, and L. Bastos, Fast error analysis of continuous GPS observations, J. of Geodesy, doi:10.1007/s00190-007-0165-x, 2007.

Fernandes; R.M.S.; L. Bastos, J.M. Miranda, N. Lourenço, B.A.C. Ambrosius, R. Noomen, and W. Simons, Defining the Plate Boundaries in the Azores Region, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 156, 1-9, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2006.03.0192006, 2006.

Fernandes, R.M.S., L. Bastos, B.A.C. Ambrosius, R. Noomen, S. Matheussen, and P. Baptista, Recent geodetic results in the Azores Triple Junction region, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 161(3), 683–699, doi:10.1007/s00024–003–2469–y, 2004.

Fernandes, R. M. S., B. A. C. Ambrosius, R. Noomen, L. Bastos, , L. Combrink, J. M. Miranda, and W. Spakman, Angular velocities of Nubia and Somalia from continuous GPS data: implications on present-day relative kinematics, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 222, 197–208., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2004.02.008, 2004.

Fernandes, R.M.S., B.A.C. Ambrosius, R. Noomen, L. Bastos, M.J.R. Wortel, W. Spakman, and R. Govers, The relative motion between Africa and Eurasia as derived from ITRF2000 and GPS data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(16), 1828, doi:10.1029/2003GL017089, 2003.

Navarro, A., J. Catalão, J.M. Miranda, and R.M.S. Fernandes, Estimation of the Terceira Island (Azores) main strain rates from GPS data, Earths, Planets and Space, 55, 637-642, 2003.

Fernandes, R.M.S., J.M. Miranda, J. Catalão, J.F. Luis, L. Bastos, and B.A.C. Ambrosius, Coseismic Displacements of the MW=6.1, July 9, 1998, Faial Earthquake (Azores, North Atlantic), Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(16), doi:10.1029/2001GL014415, 2002.


PhD Theses

Present-day kinematics at the Azores-Gibraltar plate boundary as derived from GPS observations, DUP, Delft, The Netherlands, ISBN 90-407-2557-8, December 2004.


MSc Theses

Mozambique secular velocitys field,J. P. F. Ferreira, 2009.

Tropospheric influences on ellipsoidal altitudes calculation: Mount Kilimanjaro case study,A. G. V. de Sá, 2009.

Near-real-time singular-mode high-rate GNSS data processing optimization, R. M. R. Faria, 2010.

Development and implementation of a Geodetic County Network using GNSS systems, H. Leitão, 2010.

The emerging of open source softwares applied to webGIS, P. Venâncio, 2010.

GPS processing using online services, D. M. B. Lima, 2011.
Data Quality Assessment of Nignet Network, M. U. Mahmud, 2012.
CORSmonit: GNSS Networks Remote Monitoring System, P. M. H. Venâncio, 2012.

BSc Projects
Rasp Segal: Remote Network Testing, H. V. F. Gonçalves, 2013.


Technical Reports

F. Bento, P. Crocker, Multithreading Art: Comparison, University of Beira Interior, Tech. Rep., 2012.


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