Carbonell Bertran, Ramon

Name:
Ramon
Surname:
Carbonell Bertran
Phone:
+34 93 409 54 10
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Personnel Group:
Scientific Staff
Department:
Earth's Structure and Dynamics and Crystallography
Research Group:
Earth's Structure and Dynamics
Academic degree:
Doctor
 

 

 

 

 

Educational Background

 

  • Ph. D., 1991, Geophysics University of Wyoming, USA
  • M. Sc., 1986, Physics, Universitat de Barcelona
  • B. Sc., 1985, Physics, Universitat de Barcelona 

 

Research Interests

 

My primary scientific interests are within Earth's Sciences developing research in basic and applied science. I develop research in the characterization of the lithosphere. addressing the structure and physical properties of the continental crust and upper mantle. I have worked at different scales, different depths and different tectonic scenarios. This research required relatively high resolution subsurface imaging techniques. Therefore, I have participated in a number of active source seismic reflection experiments in different parts of the world. These studies were aimed to unravel the structure and tectonics of active plate margins, modern orogenic belts, extensional tectonic areas. The study areas include: the Gulf of California, the Ural Mountain Chain, the Basin and Range, the Southern Iberia peninsula, the Atlas Mountains. In general, I am interested in indirect subsurface imaging and have contributed to the generation of images of the subsurface using high resolution geophysical methods for environmental studies and building of infrastructures, $CO_2$ geological storage deposits. Another aspect of my research is devoted to developing innovative seismic data processing/imaging approaches. These include schemes for depth imaging, migration and inversion algorithms for vertical-incidence and wide-angle seismic data. Modelling of the wave propagation phenomena to compute seismograms is also a key topic within my research.

 

Research Topics

 

  • Seismic imaging.
  • Multi-component seismic reflection (normal incidence and wide-angle) data acquisition, processing, interpretation, and modelling.
  • Seismic wave propagation through complex media.
  • Resolution of the inverse problem in seismics.
  • Seismic Oceanography: Imaging the structures within the water column in the oceans to constraing its internal dynamics (internal waves, eddies, turbulence, etc)
  • High resolution seismic techniques applied to problems related to the shallow subsurface structure, groundwater and enviromental assesment.
  • Reflection seismology applied to understanding the structure, nature, genesis and growth, (i.e evolution) of the earth's continental crust. Composition and physical properties of the crust and upper mantle.

 

Publications

2016 Publications

Alvarez-Marrón, J., F. Bastida, E. Rutter, R. Carbonell, and C. M. Krawczyk (2016), Preface: From orogenesis to geoscience in the service of society: the scientific legacy of Prof. Andrés Pérez-Estaún, Solid Earth, 7(4), 1199-1205, doi: 10.5194/se-7-1199-2016.

Andrés, J., et al. (2016), Basement structure of the Hontomín CO2 storage site (Spain) determined by integration of microgravity and 3-D seismic data, Solid Earth, 7(3), 827-841, doi: 10.5194/se-7-827-2016.

Diaz, J., J. Gallart, and R. Carbonell Moho topography beneath the Iberian-Western Mediterranean region mapped from controlled-source and natural seismicity surveys, Tectonophysics, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.023.

Díaz, J., A. Gil, R. Carbonell, J. Gallart, and M. Harnafi Constraining the crustal root geometry beneath Northern Morocco, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.12.009

Ogaya, X., J. Alcalde, I. Marzán, J. Ledo, P. Queralt, A. Marcuello, D. Martí, E. Saura, R. Carbonell, and B. Benjumea (2016), Joint interpretation of magnetotelluric, seismic and well-log data in Hontomín (Spain), Solid Earth Discuss., 2016, 1-27, doi: 10.5194/se-2016-24.

Publications 2015

Ehsan, S. A., R. Carbonell, P. Ayarza, D. Martí, D. Martínez Poyatos, J. F. Simancas, A. Azor, C. Ayala, M. Torné, and A. Pérez-Estaún (2015), Lithospheric velocity model across the Southern Central Iberian Zone (Variscan Iberian Massif): The ALCUDIA wide-angle seismic reflection transect, Tectonics, 34(3), 535-554, doi: 10.1002/2014TC003661.

Bastida, F., P. Busquets, R. Carbonell, and N. Heredia (2015), In memoriam of Andrés Pérez-Estaún, Geologica Acta, 13(1), 83-84.

Carbonell, R., Díaz, J., Harnafi, M., El Hassani, A., Ayarza, P., Gil, A., Gallart, J., Torne, M., Mancilla, F., Palomeras, I., Levander, A. The Crust beneath Morocco: From the Surface topography to the upper mantle a 700 km long seismic section across Morocco.Bulletin d’Information de l’Acedémie Hassan II des Sciences et Techniques, 17, 31-46, 2015.

Díaz, J., A. Gil, R. Carbonell, J. Gallart, and M. Harnafi (2015), Constraining the crustal root geometry beneath Northern Morocco, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.12.009.

Ehsan, S. A., R. Carbonell, P. Ayarza, D. Martí, D. Martínez Poyatos, J. F. Simancas, A. Azor, C. Ayala, M. Torné, and A. Pérez-Estaún (2015), Lithospheric velocity model across the Southern Central Iberian Zone (Variscan Iberian Massif): The ALCUDIA wide-angle seismic reflection transect, Tectonics, 34(3), 535-554, doi: 10.1002/2014TC003661.

Gil, A., J. Gallart, J. Diaz, R. Carbonell, M. Torne, A. Levander, and M. Harnafi (2015), Crustal structure beneath the Rif Cordillera, North Morocco, from the RIFSIS wide-angle reflection seismic experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(12), 4712-4733, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005485.

Ouraini, F., R. Carbonell, D. M. Linares, P. Ayarza, K. Gueraoui, and M. Harnafi (2015a), Forward modeling of SIMA seismic line, Contemporary Engineering Sciences, 8(13-16), 729-736, doi: 10.12988/ces2015.53196.

Ouraini, F., K. Gueraoui, P. Ayarza, D. Marti, R. Carbonell, M. Harnafi, A. Mridekh, and A. Ammar (2015b), New numerical and theoretical model to characterize the upper crustal structure of the moroccan atlas from wide-angle seismic reflection data, Contemporary Engineering Sciences, 8(5-8), 279-301, doi: 10.12988/ces.2015.5116.

Palomeras, I., R. Carbonell, P. Ayarza, D. Martí, D. Brown, and J. F. Simancas (2015), Shear wave modeling and Poisson's ratio in the Variscan Belt of SW Iberia, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12(7), doi: 10.1029/2011GC003577.

Seillé, H., et al. (2015), Crustal structure of an intraplate thrust belt: The Iberian Chain revealed by wide-angle seismic, magnetotelluric soundings and gravity data, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.08.027.

Previous Publications

Akhtar Ehsan, S., R. Carbonell, P. Ayarza, D. Marti, A. Perez-Estaun, D. Jesus Martinez-Poyatos, J. Fernando Simancas, A. Azor, and L. Mansilla (2014), Crustal deformation styles along the reprocessed deep seismic reflection transect of the Central Iberian Zone (Iberian Peninsula), Tectonophysics, 621, 159-174, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.02.014.

Alcalde, J., I. Marzán, E. Saura, D. Martí, P. Ayarza, C. Juhlin, A. Pérez-Estaún, and R. Carbonell (2014a), 3D geological characterization of the Hontomín CO2 storage site, Spain: Multidisciplinary approach from seismic, well-log and regional data, Tectonophysics.

Alcalde, J., I. Marzán, E. Saura, D. Martí, P. Ayarza, C. Juhlin, A. Pérez-Estaún, and R. Carbonell (2014b), 3D geological characterization of the Hontomín CO<inf>2</inf> storage site, Spain: Multidisciplinary approach from seismic, well-log and regional data, Tectonophysics, 627, 6-25, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.025.

Ayarza, P., et al. (2014), Crustal thickness and velocity structure across the Moroccan Atlas from long offset wide-angle reflection seismic data: The SIMA experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(5), 1698-1717, doi: 10.1002/2013GC005164.

Bastida, F., P. Busquets, R. Carbonell, and N. Heredia (2014), In memoriam: Andrés Pérez Estaún (1947-2014), Trabajos de Geologia(34), 7-14.

Bezada, M. J., E. D. Humphreys, J. M. Davila, R. Carbonell, M. Harnafi, I. Palomeras, and A. Levander (2014), Piecewise delamination of Moroccan lithosphere from beneath the Atlas Mountains, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(4), 975-985, doi: 10.1002/2013GC005059.

Gil, A., J. Gallart, J. Diaz, R. Carbonell, M. Torne, A. Levander, and M. Harnafi (2014), Crustal structure beneath the Rif Cordillera, North Morocco, from the RIFSIS wide-angle reflection seismic experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(12), 4712-4733, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005485.

Levander, A., et al. (2014), Subduction-driven recycling of continental margin lithosphere, Nature, 515(7526), 253-256, doi: 10.1038/nature13878.

Ouraini, F., R. Carbonell, D. M. Linares, K. Gueraoui, P. Ayarza, and M. Harnafi (2014), Finite-difference approximation of wave equation: A study case of the SIMA velocity model, Applied Mathematical Sciences, 8(173-176), 8679-8688, doi: 10.12988/ams.2014.49779.

Palomeras, I., S. Thurner, A. Levander, K. Liu, A. Villasenor, R. Carbonell, and M. Harnafi (2014), Finite-frequency Rayleigh wave tomography of the western Mediterranean: Mapping its lithospheric structure, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(1), 140-160, doi: 10.1002/2013GC004861.

Thurner, S., I. Palomeras, A. Levander, R. Carbonell, and C. T. Lee (2014), Ongoing lithospheric removal in the western Mediterranean: Evidence from Ps receiver functions and thermobarometry of Neogene basalts (PICASSO project), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(4), 1113-1127, doi: 10.1002/2013GC005124.

Alcalde, J., D. Martí, A. Calahorrano, I. Marzan, P. Ayarza, R. Carbonell, C. Juhlin, and A. Pérez-Estaún (2013), Active seismic characterization experiments of the Hontomín research facility for geological storage of CO2, Spain, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 19, 785-795, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.01.039.

Ayarza, P., I. Palomeras, R. Carbonell, J. C. Afonso, and F. Simancas (2010), A wide-angle upper mantle reflector in SW Iberia: Some constraints on its nature, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 181(3-4), 88-102, doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2010.05.004.

Brown, D., S. Llana-Funez, R. Carbonell, J. Alvarez-Marron, D. Marti, and M. Salisbury (2009), Laboratory measurements of P-wave and S-wave velocities across a surface analog of the continental crust-mantle boundary: Cabo Ortegal, Spain, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285(1-2), 27-38, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.05.032.

Brown, D., X. Zhang, I. Palomeras, F. Simancas, R. Carbonell, C. Juhlin, and M. Salisbury (2012), Petrophysical analysis of a mid-crustal reflector in the IBERSEIS profile, SW Spain, Tectonophysics, 550-553, 35-46, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.05.004.

Buffett, G. G., J. L. Pelegrí, J. de la Puente, and R. Carbonell (2012), Real time visualization of thermohaline finestructure using Seismic Offset Groups, Methods in Oceanography, 3-4, 1-13, doi: 10.1016/j.mio.2012.07.003.

Buffett, G. G., B. Biescas, J. L. Pelegrí, F. Machín, V. Sallarès, R. Carbonell, D. Klaeschen, and R. Hobbs (2009), Seismic reflection along the path of the Mediterranean Undercurrent, Continental Shelf Research, 29(15), 1848-1860, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2009.05.017.

Buffett, G. G., C. A. Hurich, E. A. Vsemirnova, R. W. Hobbs, V. Sallarès, R. Carbonell, D. Klaeschen, and B. Biescas (2010), Stochastic heterogeneity mapping around a mediterranean salt lens, Ocean Science, 6(1), 423-429.

Carbonell, R., A. Levander, and R. Kind (2013), The Mohorovičić discontinuity beneath the continental crust: An overview of seismic constraints, Tectonophysics, 609, 353-376, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.08.037.

Díaz, J., A. Villaseñor, J. Morales, A. Pazos, D. Córdoba, J. Pulgar, J. L. García-Lobón, M. Harnafi, R. Carbonell, and J. Gallart (2010), Background noise characteristics at the IberArray broadband seismic network, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(2), 618-628, doi: 10.1785/0120090085.

Flecha, I., R. Carbonell, R. W. Hobbs, and H. Zeyen (2011), Sopme improvements in subbasalt imaging using pre-stack depth migration, Solid Earth, 2(1), 1-7, doi: 10.5194/se-2-1-2011.

Flecha, I., I. Palomeras, R. Carbonell, F. Simancas, P. Ayarza, J. Matas, F. González-Lodeiro, and A. Pérez-Estaún (2009), Seismic imaging and modelling of the lithosphere of SW-Iberia, Tectonophysics, 472(1-4), 148-157, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2008.05.033.

Font-Capó, J., E. Vázquez-Suñé, J. Carrera, D. Martí, R. Carbonell, and A. Pérez-Estaun (2011), Groundwater inflow prediction in urban tunneling with a tunnel boring machine (TBM), Engineering Geology, 121(1-2), 46-54, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2011.04.012.

Kormann, J., P. Cobo, B. Biescas, V. Sallarés, C. Papenberg, M. Recuero, and R. Carbonell (2010), Synthetic modelling of acoustical propagation applied to seismic oceanography experiments, Geophysical Research Letters, 37(6), doi: 10.1029/2009GL041763.

Martínez Poyatos, D., R. Carbonell, I. Palomeras, J. F. Simancas, P. Ayarza, D. Martí, A. Azor, A. Jabaloy, P. González Cuadra, R. Tejero, L. M. Martín Parra, J. Matas, F. González Lodeiro, A. Pérez-Estaún, J. L. García Lobón, and L. Mansilla (2012), Imaging the crustal structure of the Central Iberian Zone (Variscan Belt): The ALCUDIA deep seismic reflection transect, Tectonics, 31(3), doi: 10.1029/2011TC002995.

Palomeras, I., R. Carbonell, P. Ayarza, D. Martí, D. Brown, and J. F. Simancas (2011), Shear wave modeling and Poisson's ratio in the Variscan Belt of SW Iberia, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12(7), doi: 10.1029/2011GC003577.

Palomeras, I., R. Carbonell, P. Ayarza, M. Fernàndez, J. F. Simancas, D. M. Poyatos, F. González Lodeiro, and A. Pérez-Estaún (2011), Geophysical model of the lithosphere across the Variscan Belt of SW-Iberia: Multidisciplinary assessment, Tectonophysics, 508(1-4), 42-51, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.07.010.

Palomeras, I., R. Carbonell, I. Flecha, F. Simancas, P. Ayarza, J. Matas, D. M. Poyatos, A. Azor, F. G. Lodeiro, and A. Pérez-Estaun (2009), Nature of the lithosphere across the Variscan orogen of SW Iberia: Dense wide-angle seismic reflection data, Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth, 114(2), doi: 10.1029/2007JB005050.

Sallarès, V., B. Biescas, G. Buffett, R. Carbonell, J. J. Dañobeitia, and J. L. Pelegrí (2009), Relative contribution of temperature and salinity to ocean acoustic reflectivity, Geophysical Research Letters, 36(20), doi: 10.1029/2009GL040187.

Simancas, J. F., P. Ayarza, A. Azor, R. Carbonell, D. Martínez Poyatos, A. Pérez-Estaún, and F. González Lodeiro (2013), A seismic geotraverse across the Iberian Variscides: Orogenic shortening, collisional magmatism, and orocline development, Tectonics, 32(3), 417-432, doi: 10.1002/tect.20035.

Simancas, J. F., A. Azor, D. Martínez-Poyatos, A. Tahiri, H. El Hadi, F. González-Lodeiro, A. Pérez-Estaún, and R. Carbonell (2009), Tectonic relationships of Southwest Iberia with the allochthons of Northwest Iberia and the Moroccan Variscides, Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 341(2-3), 103-113, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2008.11.003.

Simancas, J. F., A. Azor, D. Martínez-Poyatos, A. Tahiri, H. E. Hadi, F. González-Lodeiro, A. Pérez-Estaún, and R. Carbonell (2010), Reply to the comment by Michard et al. on "Tectonic relationships of Southwest Iberia with the allochthons of Northwest Iberia and the Moroccan Variscides", Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 342(2), 175-177, doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2010.01.007.

Ugalde, A., A. Villaseñor, B. Gaite, S. Casquero, D. Martí, A. Calahorrano, I. Marzán, R. Carbonell, and A. P. Estaún (2013), Passive seismic monitoring of an experimental CO2 geological storage site in Hontomín (Northern Spain), Seismological Research Letters, 84(1), 75-84, doi: 10.1785/0220110137.

 

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