Miguel Herraiz

Proposed Role in Metnet

  •   Analyze Mars Ionosphere paying special attention to:
  1. Electron density distribution
  2. Ionosphere influence on magnetic measurements taken on the Mars surface
  •   Study the charged particles motion inside the Mars magnetic field near the surface


 Experience Related to the Investigation

Miguel Herraiz has worked on seismology and geomagnetism since early eighties. In the first field of research special attention has been paid to problems concerning radiative transfer theory and scattering phenomena applied to seismic coda waves. With respect to the geomagnetism the research has focused on the Ionosphere, with a particular emphasis on ionosphere models and electron density anomalies.



1985-Present: Professor at the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology. Lecturer on Geomagnetism.

2008-Present: Head Department of Geophysics and Meteorology

2006: (May-July) Visiting Scientist at the Aeronomy and Radiopropagation Laboratory, “Abdus Salam” International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

1996: (July-September)  Visiting Professor at the Seismological Observatorio Sismológico de Suroccidente, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

1994: (June-September) Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Perú

1988: (July-September) Visiting Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Golden, Colorado, USA

1986: (June-September) Visiting Scientist at the Seismographic Station, University of California, Berkeley, USA

1984: (March-July) Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1982: (May-June), Visiting Scientist at the Seismographic Station, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Main Publications

  • Bolt, B.A., M. Herraiz, 1983, “Simplified estimation of seismic moment from seismograms”, Bull. Seism. Soc.   Am., 73, 735-748.
  • Herraiz, M., J. Mezcua, 1984, “Application of coda wave analysis to microearthquake analog data”,       Annales Geophysicae, 2, 5, 545-552.
  • Mezcua, J., M. Herraiz, E. Buforn, 1984, “Study of the 6 June 1977 Lorca (Spain) earthquake and its aftershock sequence”, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 74, 167-179.
  • Herraiz, M., A.F. Espinosa, 1986, “Scattering and Attenuation of High-Frequency Seismic Waves: Development of the Theory of Coda Waves”. Open-File Report, U.S. Geological Survey, 86-455, 92 pp
  • Herraiz, M., A. F. Espinosa, 1987, “Coda Waves; A Review”, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 125, 4, 499-577.
  • Ibáñez, J., E. Del Pezzo, F. De Miguel, M. Herraiz, G. Alguacil, J. Morales, 1990, “Depth-dependent seismic attenuation in the Granada zone (Southern Spain)”, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 80,                1232-1244.
  • Herraiz, M., G. de Vicente, R. Lindo, J.G. Sánchez Cabañero, 1996, “Seismotectonics of the Sierra Albarrana area (Southern Spain). Constraints for a regional model of the Sierra Morena- Guadalquivir Basin limit”, Tectonophysics, 226, 425-442.
  • Herraiz, M., 1997, Conceptos Básicos de Sismología para Ingenieros, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Perú, ISBN: 9972-789-00-4, 132 p
  • Cabañas, L., B. Benito, M. Herraiz, 1997, “An approach to the measurements of the potential  structural damage of earthquake ground motions”, Earthquake Eng. and Struct. Dynamics, 26, 79-92.
  • Ardizone, J., M. Herraiz, 2000, “Application of the polynomial adjustment to the Aeromagnetic Survey of the Spanish Mainland: Requirements and shortcomings”, Earth, Planets and Space, 52, 183-196.
  • Herraiz, M., G.de Vicente, R. Lindo, J. Giner, J.L. Simón, J.M. González Casado, O. Vadillo,    M.Rodríguez- Pascua, J.I. Cicuéndez, A. Casas, L. Cabañas, P. Rincón, A. Cortés, M. Ramírez, M.Lucini, 2000, “The recent (upper Miocene to Quaternary) and present tectonic stress distributions in the Iberian Peninsula”, Tectonics, 19, 4, 762-786.
  •  Marín, D., A.V. Mikhailov, B.A. De la Morena, M. Herraiz, 2001, “Long-term hmF2 trends in the Eurasian longitudinal sector from the ground-based ionosonde observations”, Ann.             Geophysicae, 19, 761-772.
  • Miró, G. B.A. de la Morena, S.M. Radicella, M. Herraiz, 2002, “Worst cases for a one-hop high frequency link”, Annals of Geophysics, 45, 201-205.
  • Mikhailov, A.V., D. Marín, T.Yu. Leschinkaya, M. Herraiz, 2002, “A revised approach to the foF2 long-term trends analysis”, Ann. Geophysicae, 20, 1663-1675. (10/5)
  • Farelo, A., M. Herraiz, A.V. Mikhailov, 2002, “Global morphology of night-time NmF2 enhancements”, Ann. Geophysicae, 20, 1795-1806. (1/1)
  • Cueto, M., D. McKnight, M. Herraiz, 2003, “Daily geomagnetic variations on the Iberian Peninsula”, Geophysical J. Int., 152, 113-123. (2/2)
  • Mohíno, E. M. Herraiz, E. Kazimirovsky, 2003,“Application of wavelet analysis to quasi-two day oscillation occurrence in the time variations of foF2”, Int. J. Geom. Aeronomy, 4, 3, 1-6.
  • Kazimirovsky, E. M. Herraiz, B.A. De la Morena, 2003, “Effects on the ionosphere due to phenomena occurring below it”, Surveys  Geophys, 24, 139-184. (12/9)
  • García, D., S.K. Singh, M. Herraiz, J. Pacheco, M. Ordaz, 2004, “Inslab earthquakes of central México; Q, source spectra and stress drop”, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94, 789-802. (4/2)
  • Cueto, M., P. Coïsson, S. M. Radicella, L. Ciraolo, M. Herraiz, 2004, “Including the Gallagher plasmaspheric model in the NeQuick ionospheric model”, Bulgarian Geophysical Journal, 30, 1-4.
  • Gende, M., E. Mohíno, C. Brunini, S.M. Radicella, M. Herraiz, 2005, “Ionospheric biases correction for coordinates derived from GPS single point positioning”, Annals of Geophysics, 48, 439-444.
  • Mohíno, E., M. Gende, C. Brunini, M. Herraiz, 2005, “SGOG: Simulated GPS Observation Generator”, GPS Solutions, 9, 250-254
  • García, D., S.K. Singh, M. Herraiz, M. Ordaz, F. Pacheco, 2005, “Inslab earthquakes of Central México: Peak ground-motion parameters and response spectra”, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 95, 2272-2282.
  • Cotilla, M.O., D. Córdoba, M. Herraiz, 2007, “A morphotectonic study of the Central System, Iberian Peninsula”, Russian Geology and Geophysics, 48, 378-387.
  • Cueto, M., P. Coïsson, S. M. Radicella, M. Herraiz, L. Ciraolo and C. Brunini, 2007, “Topside Ionosphere and Plasmasphere: Use of NeQuick in connection with Gallagher Plasmasphere Model”, Advances in Space Research, 39, 5, 739-743, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2007.01.073
  • Portillo, A., M. Herraiz, S. M. Radicella and L. Ciraolo, 2008 “Equatorial plasma bubbles studied using African slant Total Electron Content observations”, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 70, 907-917, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2007.05.019
  • De Francheschi, G., L. Alfonsi, D. Altadill, P. Bencze, A. Bourdillon, D. Buresova, L. R. Cander, B. De la Morena, L. Economou, M. Herraiz, K. Kauristie, J. Lastovicka, S. Pau, G. Rodríguez, R. Stamper, I. Stanislawska, 2008, “The contribution to IHY from the COST296 Action MIERS: Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems”, Earth, Moon, Planets,  doi 10.1007/s11038-008-9275-6
  • Lozano, L., M. Herraiz, S.K. Singh, 2009, “Site effect study in Central Mexico using H/V and SSR techniques: independence of seismic site effects on source characteristics”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2008.05.009, 29, 504-516.
  • García D., S.K. Singh, M. Herraiz, M. Ordaz, J. F. Pacheco, H. Cruz-Jiménez, 2009,  “Influence of subduction zone structure on coastal and inland attenuation in Mexico”, Geophysical Journal International, 179, 215-230.
  • Radicella, S. M., P.  Sauli, N. Jakowski, D. Kouba, A.  Portillo, M. Herraiz, H.J. Strangeways, N. Zernov, V. Gherm,  2009, “Space Plasma Effects”, Annals of Geophysics, 52, 3-5, 35.

  • Moreno, B., S. Radicella, M.C. de Lacy, G. Rodríguez Caderot, M. Herraiz, 2010, “On the effects of the ionospheric disturbances on Precise Point Positioing at equatorial latitudes”, GPS Solutions, in press, doi 10.1007/s10291-010-0197-1.

  • Magdaleno, S., D. Altadill, M. Herraiz, E. Blanch, B.A. de la Morena, 2011a, "Ionospheric peak height behavior for low, middle and high latitudes: a potential empirical model for quiet conditions. Comparison with IRI2007 model", Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, in press. doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2011.04.019.

  • Magdaleno, S., M. Herraiz, S.M. Radicella, 2011b, "Ionospheric Bubble Seeker; a Java application to detect and characterize ionospheric plasma depletions from GPS data". IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, in press.