Luis Batista

Luis Batista
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera | IPMA · Divisão de Geologia e Georecursos Marinhos

PhD in Geology

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Introduction
Luis Batista currently works at the Marine Geology and Georesources Division of the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA). Their current project is 'EMODnet-Geology4'.
Additional affiliations
May 2007 - February 2013
Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2007 - June 2009
University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Geology

Publications

Publications (21)
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Conceptual models of magma-poor rifting are strongly based on studies of the nature of the basement in the continent-to-ocean transition of the Iberia Abyssal Plain, and suggest that exhumed mantle abuts extended continental crust. Yet, basement has only been sampled at a few sites, and its regional nature and the transition to seafloor spreading i...
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We present pore-fluid geochemistry and heat-flow data along the SWIM1 fault in the Horseshoe Abyssal Plain (northeastern Atlantic Ocean). The SWIM1 fault is part of the transcurrent plate boundary between Africa and Eurasia and cuts through as much as 5-km-thick sediments overlying >140 Ma oceanic lithosphere. In a number of places, restraining seg...
Technical Report
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Cruise No. M162 06.03.2020 – 11.04.2020 Ponta Delgada (Portugal) – Emden (Germany) GLORIA-FLOW
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This paper synthesizes the geology of the Atlantic Margin off the coast of Iberia and surrounding Abyssal Plains using published thematic mapping freely downloadable from EMODNET-Geology portal at different scales. Selected information was chosen in order to highlight mineral occurrences and natural hazards overlaid on geological and morphological...
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Marine transform faults and associated fracture zones (MTFFZs) cover vast stretches of the ocean floor, where they play a key role in plate tectonics, accommodating the lateral movement of tectonic plates and allowing connections between ridges and trenches. Together with the continental counterparts of MTFFZs, these structures also pose a risk to...
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A GIS catalogue of gas seeps around the Iberian Margin has been performed for the first time in the framework of the EMODNET-Geology-3 European project. Gas seep-related features include mud volcanoes and pockmarks but also other indicators of seabed fluid venting as the occurrence of methane-derived authigenic carbonates (MDACs) and chemosynthetic...
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The oceanic crustal and uppermost lithospheric mantle structure across the Gloria Fault transcurrent plate boundary between Africa and Eurasia in the Northeast Atlantic is investigated based on seismic reflection, seismic refraction and wide angle reflection data. This experiment used 18 ocean bottom stations along a N-S 150 km long traverse togeth...
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The research program aimed on the in-depth understanding the volcano-tectonic evolution of the Azores plateau and associated geo-hazards such as submarine landslides and volcanic surges. Oceanic plateaus like the Azores plateau are large areas of anomalously thick crust forming large bathymetric swells in the ocean basins and their petrological for...
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Submarine mass failures represent one of the most significant marine geo-hazards. Their importance as a major contributor to tsunami generation and hazard has been recognized over the last 20–30 years. This study investigates a newly mapped submarine landslide, the South Hirondelle Landslide (SHL), and its potential to generate a tsunami and to thr...
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A series of analog modeling experiments were carried out to investigate lateral strike-slip fault propagation vs. attenuation across a discrete rheology boundary, and to gain insight on the mechanics governing the generation of associated characteristic structural patterns. Experiments were conceived to simulate the lateral propagation of a strike-...
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Interpretation of seismic refraction data across the Gloria Fault segment reveals the existence of a 7.0 to 7.4 kms-1 P wave velocity layer between the lower crust and the upper mantle. The most likely rock materials that can correspond to those velocities in the lithosphere, in such a setting, are serpentinites. The dataset from 18 OBS (Ocean Bott...
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A Margem Sul Portuguesa Profunda (MSPP) define-se neste trabalho como um conjunto de domínios morfotectónicos limitados superiormente por um rebordo de erosão situado geralmente a profundidades superiores a cerca de 1000 m abaixo do nível do mar, que se desvanece progressivamente para leste, na direcção do estreito de Gibraltar. Os processos que mo...
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Paleoclimatic and -oceanographic studies are motivated essentially by elementary societal and scientific needs for understanding our planet, in particular the amplitude of natural variability, with the purpose of discriminating between natural and humanmade change and predicting the effect of anthropogenic impacts on the future global climatic syst...
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The joint use of more than 10.000 km multichannel seismic reflection profiles and 180.000km2 of multibeam swath bathymetry and backscatter allowed for a new vision of the seafloor tectonic and geomorphic processes of the area that encompasses the present day plate boundary between Africa and Eurasia, between the Gibraltar Straits and the Tore-Madei...
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Few marine sediment cores have played such a pivotal role in paleoclimate research as those recovered from the Portuguese Margin, including MD95-2039 to MD95-2042 (hereafter referred to as the “Shackleton sites”) (Fig. 1). These cores preserve a high-fidelity record of millennial-scale climate variability for the last several glacial cycles and can...

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