List of publications and communications in Space Wather and related topics from CITEUC's researchers.

Publications Communications


  • Bará, S., Rodríguez-Arós, À., Pérez, Marcos, Tosar, Borja, Lima, Raul, C., Sánchez de Miguel, A., Zamorano, J., Estimating the relative contribution of streetlights, vehicles and residential lighting to the urban night sky brightness, Lighting Research and Technology, DOI: 10.1177/1477153518808337
  • Bará, S., Lima, R., Photons without borders: quantifying light pollution transfer between territories, International Journal of Sustainable Lighting, Vol. 2., N.2
  • Barata, T., Carvalho, S., Dorotovic, I., Pinheiro, F.J.G., Garcia, A., Fernandes, J.M., Lourenco, A.M., Software tool for automatic detection of solar plages in the Coimbra Observatory spectroheliograms, Astronomy and Computing, 24, 70–83
  • Barata, T., Carvalho, S., Dorotovic, I., Pinheiro, F.J.G., Garcia, A., Fernandes, J.M., Lourenço, A.M., Automatic detection of chromospheric plages in the Coimbra Observatory spectroheliograms Proceedings of the 24th National Solar Physics Meeting, Kezmarok (Slovakia), 21-25 of may
  • Castillo Rosales, Y.S. "Global and Mid-latitude impact of ten years of solar activity using observational data of the Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra". Física (Astrofísica). Supervisors: M.A. Pais & J.M. Fernandes, Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, mar. 2018
  • Domingos, J.M.R., “Geomagnetic and space weather variability modes in satellite data". Física (Física Computacional). Supervisors: M.A. Pais, D. Jault and M. Mandea; Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia & Université Grenoble Alpes (co-host), mar. 2018
  • Vaquero, J.M., Gallego, M.C., Lourenço, A., Barata, T., Fernandes , J.M., Sunspot Catalogue of the Observatory of the University of Coimbra (1929-1941), Solar Physics


  • Carvalho, S., Pina, P., Barata, T., Gafeira, R., Garcia, A., Ground-based Observations of Sunspots from the Observatory of Coimbra: Evaluation of Different Automated Approaches to Analyse its Datasets. Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting: Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era, Dorotovic, I.; Fischer, C.; Temmer, M. (eds.), Vol. 504, 125-131.
  • Castillo, Y., Pais, M.A., Fernandes, J., Ribeiro, P., Morozova, A.L., Pinheiro, F.J.G., Geomagnetic activity at Northern Hemisphere's mid-latitude ground stations: How much can be explained using TS05 model. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics,
  • Covas, E., Spatial-temporal forecasting the sunspot diagram, Astronomy and Astrophysics 605, A44
  • Domingos, J., Jault, D., Pais, M. A., Mandea, M., The South Atlantic Anomaly throughout the solar cycle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 473, 154 163, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.004
  • Garzón J.A.; Tragaldabas Team; TRAGALDABAS: first results on cosmic ray studies and their relation with the solar activity, the Earth's magnetic field and the atmosphere properties; 25th European Cosmic Ray Symposium, Torino, Italy, 5-9 September, 2016
  • Morozova, A.L.; Blanco, J.J; Ribeiro, P.; Modes of temperature and pressure variability in midlatitude troposphere and lower stratosphere in relation to cosmic ray variations, Space Weather, 15, doi:10.1002/2016SW001582.


  • Lima, R.C., Pinto da Cunha, J.; Peixinho, N.. Light Pollution: Assessment of Sky Glow on two Dark Sky Regions of Portugal. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health; Part A 79(7):1-13; DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2016.1153446.
  • Pinheiro, F.J.G.; Barata, T.; Fernandes, J.M.; Comparison of Space Weather Services: Information Systems, Activity and Forecasts; J. Comp. Int. Sci.; vol. 7(2), doi: 10.6062/jcis.2016.07.02.0106
  • Ribeiro, P.; Vaquero, J.M.; Gallego, M.C.; Trigo, R.M.; The first documented space weather event that perturbed the communication networks in Iberia, Space Weather, 14, doi:10.1002/2016SW001424.
  • Schaeffer, N.; Lora Silva, E.; Pais, M.A.; Can core flows inferred from geomagnetic field models explain the Earths dynamo?, Geophys. J. Int. 204, 868-877, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv488.
  • 2015

  • Alvarez-Pol, H.; Blanco, A.; Blanco, J.J.; Collazo, J.; Fonte, P.; Garzon, J.A.; Gomez, A.; Kornakov, G.; Kurtukian, T.; Lopes, L.; Morales, M.; Morozova, A.L.; Pais, M.A.; Palka, M.; Perez Muauzuri, V.; Rey, P.; Ribeiro, P.; Seco, M.; Taboada, J.; TRAGALDABAS: A new high resolution detector for the regular study of cosmic rays; Journal of Physics Conference Series 632, 012010, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/632/1/012010.
  • Barata T., Martins P., Fernandes J., Duro N.; A meteorologia Espacial, Segurança e Defesa, No 31, pp 67-69
  • Barata T., Martins P., Fernandes J., Duro N.; A meteorologia Espacial, Inovação e Emprego, No 2.
  • Lima, R.; Light pollution: measuring and modelling skyglow. An application in two Portuguese reserves. Doctoral thesis on Physical Engineering (Metrology and Quality), supervised by José Pinto da Cunha (PhD). Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. July, 20. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2686.6964
  • Oliveira, J.S.; Langlais, B.; Pais, M.A.; Amit, H.; Modeling the magnetic field of Mercury based on MESSENGER's partially distributed measurements; EPSC Abstracts Vol. 10, EPSC2015-657, 2015 European Planetary Science Congress 2015
  • Oliveira, J.S.; Langlais, B.; Pais, M.A.; Amit, H.; A modified Equivalent Source Dipole method to model partially distributed magnetic field measurements, with application to Mercury, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120, 1075-1094.
  • Oliveira, J.; .The Magnetic Field of Mercury as Measured by the MESSENGER spacecraft le Champ Magntique de Mercure tel que Mesur par la Sonde MESSENGER', PhD Thesis; Nantes. Univ.; Supervision: Pais, M.A.
  • Pais, M. A.; Morozova, A. L.; Schaeffer, N.; Variability modes in core flows inverted from geomagnetic field models; Geophysical Journal International Volume 200, Issue 1, Pages 402-420, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu403
  • Pais, M.A.; Alberto, P.; Pinheiro, F.J.G.; Time-correlated patterns from spherical harmonic expansions: Application to geomagnetism, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, 8012-8030, 200, 402-410, doi:10.1002/2015JB012399.  
  • 2014

  • Blanco, A.; Blanco, J.J.; Collazo, J.; Fonte, P.; Garzón, J.A.; Gómez, A.; Kornakov, G.; Kurtukian, T.; López Agüera, A.; López, J.M.; Lópes, L.; Morales, M.; Morozova, A.L.; Mourio, J.C.; Pais, M.A.; Palka, M.; Pérez, Muñuzuri, V.; Ribeiro, P.; Rodríguez Cabo, I.; Sosa, I.; Taboada, J.; TRAGALDABAS: a new RPC based detector for the regular study of cosmic rays , Journal of Instrumentation, 9, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/09/C09027
  • Gafeira, R., C.C. Fonte, M. A. Pais, J. Fernandes, Temporal Evolution of Sunspot Areas and Estimation of Related Plasma Flows, Solar Physics, 1-12, doi:10.1007/s11207-013-0440-3
  • Gonçalves, E.; Mendes-Lopes, N.; Dorotovic, I.; Fernandes, J.; Garcia, A. North and South Hemispheric Solar Activity for Cycles 21 - 23: Asymmetry and Conditional Volatility of Plage Region Areas, Solar Physics 289, 2283 DOI:10.1007/s11207-013-0448-8
  • Morozova, A. L., Ribeiro, P.; Pais, CM.A.; Correction of artificial jumps in the historical geomagnetic measurements of Coimbra Observatory, Portugal, Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 19-40, doi:10.5194/angeo-32-19-2014
  • Oliveira, J.S.; Langlais, B.; Amit, H.; Pais, M.A.; Modeling the internal magnetic field of Mercury with the Time Dependent Equivalent Source Dipole method; EPSC Abstracts Vol. 9, EPSC2014-540-1, European Planetary Science Congress 2014  
  • 2013

  • Amit, H., Pais, M.A; Differences between tangential geostrophy and columnar flow; Geophysical Journal International Volume 194, Issue 1, Pages 145-157 DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggt077