Joana S. Oliveira - Personal Profiles
Joana S. OliveiraSupport Archive Scientist
Main Research Fields
My main research deals with internal (crustal and core) planetary magnetic fields for Mercury, Moon, terrestrial analogs and Mars.
For Mercury, I use in-situ magnetometer data in order to construct core field maps at constant altitude over the northern hemisphere.
I also study the constrains on the early dynamo by studying its crustal magnetic field.
For the Moon, I study its crustal magnetic field that helps to constrain the early history of the Earth’s satellite.
At ESA, I have the chance to collaborate with the scientific BepiColombo team.
[updated on the 30th September, 2020]
Planetary Magnetic Fields
- Milillo, A., Fujimoto, M., Murakami, G. et al. (including Oliveira, J. S.) (2020) “Investigating Mercury’s Environment with the Two-Spacecraft BepiColombo Mission”, Space Sci Rev 216, 93. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-020-00712-8.
- Rothery, D.A., Massironi, M., Alemanno, G. et al. (including Oliveira, J. S.) (2020). Rationale for BepiColombo Studies of Mercury’s Surface and Composition, Space Sci Rev 216, 66. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-020-00694-7.
- Oliveira, J. S., Hood, L. L., & Langlais, B. (2019). Constraining the early history of Mercury and its core dynamo by studying the crustal magnetic field. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 124. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JE005938 .
- Highlighted at AGU blog: https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/09/03/mercurys-ancient-magnetic-field-likely-evolved-over-time/
- Highlighted by ESA http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2019/09/Rustaveli_crater_on_Mercury
- Hood, L. L., Oliveira, J. S., Galluzzi, V., & Rothery, D. A. (2018). Investigating sources of Mercury’s crustal magnetic field: Further mapping of MESSENGER magnetometer data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JE005683.
- E. Thébault, B. Langlais, J.S. Oliveira, H. Amit, L. Leclercq, A time-averaged regional model of the Hermean magnetic field,Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors,Volume 276, 2018, Pages 93-105, ISSN 0031-9201, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2017.07.001.
- Oliveira, J. S., Wieczorek, M. A., & Kletetschka, G. (2017), Iron abundances in lunar impact basin melt sheets from orbital magnetic field data.Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JE005397.
- Highlighted at Eos: https://eos.org/research-spotlights/moons-magnetic-field-may-magnetize-iron-that-hits-its-surface.
- Recognized as top 20 downloaded article by JGR Planets.
- Oliveira, J. S., and M. A. Wieczorek (2017), Testing the axial dipole hypothesis for the Moon by modeling the direction of crustal magnetization,Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 122, 383-399, https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JE005199.
- Oliveira, J. S., B. Langlais, M. A. Pais, and H. Amit (2015), A modified Equivalent Source Dipole method to model partially distributed magnetic field measurements, with application to Mercury, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 120, 1075–1094, https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JE004734.
Project/mission at ESA