Fátima Sousa

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MARE - ULisboa
Research group: 
Coastal Systems and Ocean
Research lines: 
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Technological Tools for Exploration and Monitoring

Activity summary

Area of scientific activity: Physical oceanography. Present research interests: Satellite oceanography (sea surface temperature and pigments distributions), Mesoscale processes in the coastal ocean (upwelling) of Portugal, Submarine groundwater discharges into seawater. Has been collaborating in several R&D projects, with national and international institutions and in the frame of those projects has been participating and coordinating several remote sensing flights ans oceanographic campaigns.


Maul G., Williams F., Roffer M. & Sousa F. 1984. Remote Sensed Oceanographic Patterns and Variability of Bluefin Tuna Catch in the Gulf of Mexico. Oceanologica Acta 7(4), 469-479. Sousa F. & Fiúza A. 1991. Cold Water Upwelling Off Portugal. Ch. 9, S. 9.2. EUMETSAT Directory of Meteorological Satellite Applications. EUMETSAT. ISBN: 92 91 10 0064. Sousa F. & Bricaud A. 1992. Satellite-Derived Phytoplankton Pigment Structures in the Portuguese Upwelling Area. J. Geophysical Research 97(C7), 11343-11356. Sousa F. 2010. A Importância da Imagem na Oceanografia. p. 155-162 de “As Imagens com que a Ciência se Faz”, O. Pombo e S. di Marco (org.), Editora Fim de Século, 286 pp. ISBN: 978-972-754-279-6. Sousa F., Nascimento S., Casimiro H. & Boutov D, 2008. Identification of Upwelling Areas on Sea Surface Temperature Images Using Fuzzy Clustering, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(6), 2817-2823. Sutcliff A., Brito A., Sá C., Sousa F., Boutov D. & Brotas V. 2016. Observação da Terra: uso de imagens de temperatura da superfície do mar e cor do oceano para a monitorização de águas costeiras e oceânicas, DGRM, 110 pp. ISBN: 978-989-99601-4-5. Domingos I. + 15 autores. 2017. Ecossistemas da Plataforma Continental. DGRM, Lisboa, Portugal, 145 pp. ISBN: 978-989-99601-9-0. Sousa F., Frazão H., Carrara G., Fernandes J., Boutov D., Leitão F. & Range P. 2018. Hydrological Characteristics of the Submarine Groundwater Discharges at Olhos de Água, Algarve – FREEZE Project. Atas do IX Simpósio MIA 2018. ISBN: 978-989-98914-2-5.