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Dr. Manel Prada

Dr. Manel Prada – Research Scientist


Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Geophysics Section
5 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

Tel: +353-1-653-5147 x225
Fax: +353-1-443-0575
Email: mprada-at-cp.dias.ie


  • Ph.D. 2014 Earth Science (Marine Geophysics). Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona Spain
  • M.Sc. 2009 Geophysics. Universitat de Barcelona & Universitat Ramón Llull, Barcelona, Spain
  • B.Sc. 2008 Geology. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Current Research:

  • Processing, modeling, and interpretation of marine active seismic data
  • Geodynamic and geological evolution of rifted continental margins from integration of geophysical data (seismic & gravity data)
  • Evolution of back-arc basins

Stays Abroad:

3 months at the Institute of Marine Science of Bologna, Italy.

Survey Experience:

  • 16/2/2014-19/3/2014: TSUJAL marine survey. Acquisition of Wide-Angle and Multichannel seismic, gravimetric, and bathymetric data offshore Colima and Jalisco, Mexico
  • 7/4/2010-8/5/2010: MEDOC marine survey. Acquisition of geophysical data in the Tyrrhenian Sea on board of the R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa. The geophysical data consisted of Wide-Angle and Multichannel seismic, gravity, CTD, XBT data.
  • 11/2009: AMELIE marine survey. Recovery of Ocean Bottom Magnetometers in the Alboran Sea.
  • 11/2008: Filed survey in Almeria. Acquisition of magnetoteluric data.

Recent Publications:

Prada, M., V. Sallares, C.R. Ranero, M. Guzman, I. Grevemeyer, N. Zitellini, R. de Franco 483 (2015), The complex 3D transition from continental crust to back-arc magmatism and 484 exhumed mantle in the Central Tyrrhenian, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1093/gji/ggv271.

Sallarès, V., S. Martinez-Loriente, M. Prada, E. Gràcia, C. Ranero, M.-A. Gutscher, R. Bartolomé, A. Gailler, J.J. Dañobeitia, and N. Zitellini (2013a), Seismic evidence of exhumed mantle rock basement at the Gorringe Bank and the adjacent Horseshoe and Tagus abyssal plains (SW Iberia), Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 365, 120-131, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.01.021.

Sallarès, V., A. Meléndez, M. Prada, C. R. Ranero, K. Mc Intosh, I. Grevemeyer (2013b), Overriding plate structure of the Nicaragua convergent margin: Constraints on the limits of the seismogenic zone and the 1992 tsunami earthquake, Geochem., Geophy., Geosy., 14, doi:10.1002/ggge.20214.

Prada, M., V. Sallares, C.R. Ranero, M. Guzman, I. Grevemeyer, N. Zitellini, R. de Franco (2014) Seismic structure of the Central Tyrrhenian basin: geophysical constraints on the nature of the main crustal domains, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2013JB010527.