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Alvaro Santamaría-Gómez

Email :

Téléphone / phone: +33 (0)5 6133 4616

Bureau / office : H159

Institution : UPS

Statut / status: Enseignant chercheur

Adresse professionnelle / address:

Géosciences Environnement Toulouse
14 avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse, France

Site perso / personal website :

Research interests

  • GNSS applications in geodesy and geophysics including, but not limited to, present-day Earth deformation (from sub-daily to interannual timescales), atmospheric refraction and ground reflectometry.
  • GNSS methodology involving algorithms, corrections, models, reference frames, etc.
  • Time series analysis with

International service

2015 – 2019   Chairman of IAG Joint Working Group 3.2 « Constraining vertical land motion of tide gauges ».

2008 – 2016   IGS Working Group « Tide Gauge Benchmark Monitoring »

2013 – 2015   Second IGS reanalysis, ULR AC solution.

2011 – 2015   IAG Working Group 1.3 « Integration of Dense Velocity Fields into the ITRF ».
2012              Local Organizing Committee, 7th IVS General Meeting, Madrid.
2009 – 2011   IAG Working Group 1.3 de l’IAG « Regional Dense Velocity Fields ».
2008 – 2009   First IGS reanalysis, ULR AC solution.

Awards and grants

2014 – 2016   Marie Curie Research Fellow, Université de La Rochelle & University of Tasmania

2014              IAG Young Author Award

Main/Recent publications


Santamaría-Gómez, A. (2019) SARI: interactive GNSS position time series analysis software. GPS Solutions, 23:52.

Marcos M., G. Wöppelmann, A. Matthews, R.M. Ponte, F. Birol, F. Ardhuin, G. Coco, A. Santamaría-Gómez, V. Ballu, L. Testut, D. Chambers, J.E. Stopa (2019). Coastal Sea Level and Related Fields from Existing Observing Systems. Surveys in Geophysics.


Walpersdorf A., L. Pinget, P. Vernant, C. Sue, A. Deprez, and the RENAG team (2018). Does long-term GPS in the Western Alps finally confirm earthquake mechanisms? Tectonics, 37.


Santamaría-Gómez A., M. Gravelle, S. Dangendorf, M. Marcos, G. Spada, G. Wöppelmann (2017). Uncertainty of the 20th century sea-level rise due to vertical land motion errors. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 473, 24-32. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.038


Santamaría-Gómez A. and C. Watson (2016). Remote leveling of tide gauges using GNSS reflectometry: case study at Spring Bay, Australia. GPS Solutions. doi:10.1007/s10291-016-0537-x

King M. and A. Santamaría-Gómez (2016). Ongoing deformation of Antarctica following recent Great Earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 43. doi: 10.1002/2016GL067773.

Moreaux G., F.G. Lemoine, D.F. Argus, A. Santamaría-Gómez, P. Willis, L. Soudarin, M. Gravelle and P. Ferrage (2016). Horizontal and vertical velocities derived from the IDS contribution to ITRF2014, and comparisons with geophysical models. Geophysical Journal International, in press. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw265.


Letetrel C., M. Karpytchev, M.N. Bouin, M. Marcos, A. Santamaría-Gómez, G. Wöppelmann (2015). Estimation of vertical land movement rates along the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico over the past decades. Continental Shelf Research, 111 (A): 42-51. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2015.10.018

Santamaría-Gómez A., A. Mémin (2015). Geodetic secular velocity errors due to interannual surface loading deformation. Geophysical Journal International, 202 (2): 763-767. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv190

Santamaría-Gómez A., C. Watson, M. Gravelle, M. King, G. Wöppelmann (2015). Levelling co-located GNSS and tide gauge stations using GNSS reflectometry. Journal of Geodesy, 89:241-258. doi:10.1007/s00190-014-0784-y


Santamaría-Gómez A., M. Gravelle, G. Wöppelmann (2014). Long-term vertical land motion from double-differenced tide gauge and satellite altimetry data. Journal of Geodesy, 88, 3, 207-222. doi:10.1007/s00190-013-0677-5

Wöppelmann G., M. Marcos, A. Santamaría-Gómez, B. Martín Míguez, M.N. Bouin, M. Gravelle (2014). Evidence for a differential sea level rise between hemispheres over the twentieth century. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 5, 1639-1643. doi:10.1002/2013GL059039


Santamaría-Gómez A. (2013). Very short baseline interferometry: assessment of the relative stability of the GPS stations at the Yebes Observatory (Spain). Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 57, 2, p. 233-252. doi:10.1007/s11200-012-1146-y

Wöppelmann G., G. Le Cozannet, M. de Michelle, D. Raucoules, A. Cazenave, M. Garcin, S. Hanson, M. Marcos, A. Santamaría-Gómez (2013). Is land subsidence increasing the exposure to sea level rise in Alexandria, Egypt? Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2953-2957. doi:10.1002/grl.50568


Santamaría-Gómez A., M. Gravelle, X. Collilieux, M. Guichard, B. Martín Míguez, P. Tiphaneau, G. Wöppelmann (2012). Mitigating the effects of vertical land motion in the tide gauge records using a state-of-the-art GPS velocity field. Global and Planetary Change, 98-99, 6-17. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2012.07.007

Nahmani S., O. Bock, M.N. Bouin, A. Santamaría-Gómez, J.P. Boy, X. Collilieux, L. Métivier, I. Panet, P. Genthon, C. de Linage, G. Wöppelmann (2012). Hydrological deformation induced by the West African Monsoon: Comparison of GPS, GRACE and loading models. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B05409. doi:10.1029/2011JB009102


Santamaría-Gómez A., M.N. Bouin, X. Collilieux, G. Wöppelmann (2011). Correlated errors in GPS position time series: Implications for velocity estimates. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, B01405. doi:10.1029/2010JB007701


Wöppelmann G., C. Letetrel, A. Santamaría-Gómez, M.N. Bouin, X. Collilieux, Z. Altamimi, S.D.P. Williams, B. Martin Miguez (2009). Rates of sea-level change over the past century in a geocentric reference frame. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L12607. doi:10.1029/2009GL038720

Other publications

Santamaría-Gómez A., M.N. Bouin, X. Collilieux, G. Wöppelmann (2013). Time-Correlated GPS Noise Dependency on Data Time Period. Reference Frames for Applications in Geosciences, IAG Symposia, 138, 119-124. doi:10.1002/grl.50568

Santamaría-Gómez A., M.N. Bouin, G. Wöppelmann (2012). Improved GPS Data Analysis Strategy for Tide Gauge Benchmark Monitoring. Geodesy for Planet Earth: Proceedings of the 2009 IAG Symposium, vol. 136, p. 11-18. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20338-1_2

Legrand J., N. Bergeot, C. Bruyninx, G. Wöppelmann, A. Santamaría-Gómez, M.N. Bouin, Z. Altamimi (2012). Comparison of Regional and Global GNSS Positions, Velocities and Residual Time Series. Geodesy for Planet Earth: Proceedings of the 2009 IAG Symposium, vol. 136, p. 95-103. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20338-1_12

Bruyninx C., Z. Altamimi, M. Becker, M. Craymer, L. Combrinck, J. Dawson, R. Dietrich, R. Fernandes, R. Govind, T. Herring, A. Kenyeres, R. King, C. Kreemer, D. Lavallée, J. Legrand, L. Sánchez, G. Sella, Z. Shen, A. Santamaría-Gómez, G. Wöppelmann (2012). A Dense Global Velocity Field Based on GNSS Observations: Preliminary Results. Geodesy for Planet Earth: Proceedings of the 2009 IAG Symposium, 136, p. 19-26. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20338-1_3

Bruyninx C., J. Legrand, Z. Altamimi, M. Becker, M. Craymer, L. Combrinck, A. Combrink, J. Dawson, R. Dietrich, R.M.S. Fernandes, R. Govind, J. Griffiths, T.A. Herring, A. Kenyeres, R.W. King, C. Kreemer, D. Lavallée, L. Sanchez, G. Sella, Z. Shen, A. Santamaría-Gómez and G. Wöppelmann (2012) IAG WG SC1.3 on Regional Dense Velocity Fields : First Results and Steps Ahead. Reference Frames for Applications in Geosciences, International Association of Geodesy Symposia, 138, 137-145. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32998-2_22

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