Dra. Carmen Guirado Fuentes

Graduate in Physics at University of La Laguna in Tenerife and PhD at University of Valladolid. She has been research scientist at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and University of Valladolid in the framework of several research projects on atmospheric composition (column aerosols, water vapor and ozone), spectral ultraviolet radiation, and calibration of optical radiation instruments. Currently she is working for the Group of Atmospheric Optics in the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center facilities (IARC, State Meteorological Agency of Spain – AEMET). She is in charge of the master sun-photometers belonging to AERONET-Europe infrastructure (ACTRIS-2 project) during their calibration at the IARC facility. She is carrying out calibration activities (direct sun/lunar and radiance measurements), quality control and quality assurance, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair works, training courses on photometer operation, and participation in field campaigns. At present her research focuses on the study of atmospheric aerosols by optical methods, with particular emphasis on mineral dust aerosols.

Publications

2017

R.D. García, E. Cuevas, A. Barreto, V. Cachorro, R. Ramos, C. Guirado, C. Toledano, K. Hoogendijk

Preliminary results of Aerosol Optical Depth and Angstrom Exponent at the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory from spectral direct irradiance measured with an EKO MS-711 spectrorradiometer (Conference)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain, 2017, (44th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods).

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C. Velasco-Merino, D. Mateos, C. Toledano, V. Cachorro, R. González, M.A. Burgos, S. Blindheim, M. Gausa, A. Berjón, C. Guirado, A. Calle, A.M. de Frutos

15-year measurements of aerosol optical and microphysical properties in Andenes (69ºN, 16ºE) site (Conference)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain, 2017, (44th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods).

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Barreto, A, Román, R., Cuevas, E., Berjón, A. J., Almansa, A. F., Toledano, C., González, R., Hernández, Y., Blarel, L., Goloub, P., Guirado, C., Yela, M.

Assessment of nocturnal aerosol optical depth from lunar photometry at the Izaña high mountain observatory (Journal Article)

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10 (8), pp. 3007–3019, 2017.

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A. Barreto, R. Román, E. Cueva, A. Berjón, A.F. Almansa, C. Toledano, R. González, Y. Hernández, L. Blarel, P. Goloub, C. Guirado, M. Yela

Nocturnal aerosol monitoring using CE318 at Izaña high-mountain Observatory (2011-2017) (Conference)

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología Tenerife, Spain, 2017, (Lunar photometry workshop 2017).

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2016

Cuevas, E., C. Guirado, A. Barreto, R. García, O. García, M. Schneider, P.M. Romero-Campos, F. Almansa, J. López-Solano, A. Redondas, R. Ramos

WMO-CIMO Testbed for Aerosols and Water Vapor Remote Sensing Instruments (Izaña, Spain) (Conference)

World Meteorological Organization Madrid, Spain, 2016, (2016 WMO CIMO Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO TECO-2016)).

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D. Mateos, M. A. Burgos, V. E. Cachorro, C. Toledano, C. Velasco-Merino, R. Gonzalez, C. Guirado, A. Calle, A. M. de Frutos

Identification of atmospheric high turbidity episodes using different aerosol measurement techniques (Conference)

4th Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology, Aveiro, Portugal, 2016.

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C. Velasco-Merino, C. Toledano, V. E. Cachorro, D. Mateos, R. Gonzalez, M. A. Burgos, C. Guirado, A. Calle, A. M. de Frutos

Impact of long-range transport on Saharan dust aerosol optical and microphysical properties (Conference)

4th Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology, Aveiro, Portugal, 2016.

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R.D. García, O.E. García, E. Cuevas, S. Rodríguez, V.E. Cachorro, A. Barreto, C. Guirado-Fuentes, J.J. Bustos, P.M. Romero, A.M. de Frutos

Long-term recovering of aerosol optical depth from 1941 to 2013 at the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory (Conference)

Universidade de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal, 2016, ISBN: 978-989-98342-6-2, ( 8th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall).

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García, R. D., García, O. E., Cuevas, E., Cachorro, V. E., Barreto, A., Guirado-Fuentes, C., Kouremeti, N., Bustos, J. J., Romero-Campos, P. M., de Frutos, A. M.

Aerosol optical depth retrievals at the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory from 1941 to 2013 by using artificial neural networks (Journal Article)

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (1), pp. 53–62, 2016.

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2015

D. Mateos, V. E. Cachorro, C. Toledano, M. A. Burgos, Y. Bennouna, B. Torres, D. Fuertes, R. Gonzalez, C. Guirado, R. Román, C. Velasco-Merino, A. Calle, A. M. de Frutos

Climatological study about columnar and surface aerosol load in the Iberian Peninsula (Conference)

3rd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology, Elche, Spain, 2015.

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D. Mateos, V. E. Cachorro, C. Toledano, M. A. Burgos, Y. Bennouna, B. Torres, D. Fuertes, R. Gonzalez, C. Guirado, R. Román, C. Velasco-Merino, A. Marcos, A. Calle, A. M. de Frutos

Climatological classification of five sectors in the Iberian Peninsula using columnar (AOD, alpha) and surface (PM10, PM2.5) aerosol data supported by air mass apportioning (Conference)

EGU General Assembly 2015, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17, EGU2015-12368, Vienna, Austria, 2015.

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R.D. García, O.E. García, E. Cuevas, V.E. Cachorro, A. Barreto, C. Guirado, N. Kouremeti, J.J. Bustos, P.M. Romero-Campos, A.M. de Frutos

Aerosol optical depth retrieval at the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory from 1941 to 2013 (Conference)

Comité Nacional CLIVAR-España Tortosa, Spain, 2015, (International Symposium CLIMA-ES 2015).

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D. Mateos, V. E. Cachorro, C. Toledano, M. A. Burgos, Y. Bennouna, B. Torres, D. Fuertes, R. Gonzalez, C. Guirado, A. Calle, A. M. d. Frutos

Columnar and surface aerosol load over the Iberian Peninsula establishing annual cycles, trends, and relationships in five geographical sectors (Journal Article)

Science of The Total Environment, 518-519 , pp. 378-392, 2015.

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Guirado-Fuentes, C

Caracterización de las propiedades de los aerosoles en columna en la región subtropical (PhD Thesis)

Universidad de Valladolid, 2015.

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E. Cuevas, C. Milford, J.J. Bustos, R. del Campo-Hernández, O.E. García, R.D. García, A.J. Gómez-Peláez, R. Ramos, A. Redondas, E. Reyes, S. Rodríguez P.M. Romero-Campos, M. Schneider, J. Belmonte, M. Gil-Ojeda, F. Almansa, S. Alonso-Pérez, A. Barreto, Y. González-Morales C. Guirado-Fuentes, C. López-Solano, S. Afonso, C. Bayo, A. Berjón, J. Bethencourt, C. Camino, V. Carreño, N.J. Castro, A.M. Cruz, M. Damas, F. De Ory-Ajamil, M.I. García, C.M. Fernández-de Mesa, Y. González, C. Hernández, Y. Hernández, M.A. Hernández, B. Hernández-Cruz, M. Jover, S.O. Kühl, R. López-Fernández, J. López-Solano, A. Peris, J.J. Rodríguez-Franco, C. Sálamo, E. Se púlveda, M. Sierra

Izaña Atmospheric Research Center Activity Report 2012-2014 (Technical Report)

(219), 2015.

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2014

R.D. García, O.E. García, V.E. Cachorro, E. Cuevas, C. Guirado, Y. Hernández, A. Berjón, A.M. de Frutos

Vertical distribution of the mineral dust radiative forcing in Tenerife (Conference)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili Tarragona, Spain, 2014, (2nd Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology).

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E. Cuevas, A. Gómez-Peláez, A. Redondas, O. García, S. Rodríguez, R. Ramos, P.M. Romero-Campos, R.D. García, Y. González, A.Berjón, C. Guirado, J.J. Rodríguez, A. Barreto, F. Almansa, J.J. Bustos

Activities of the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center within the Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) (Conference)

Asociación Meteorológica Española Oviedo, Spain, 2014, (XXXIII Jornadas Científicas de la AME, Tiempo Clima y Sociedad).

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C. Guirado, E. Cuevas, V. E. Cachorro, C. Toledano, S. Alonso-Pérez, J. J. Bustos, S. Basart, P. M. Romero, C. Camino, M. Mimouni, L. Zeudmi, P. Goloub, J. M. Baldasano, A. M. de Frutos

Aerosol characterization at the Saharan AERONET site Tamanrasset (Journal Article)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14 (21), pp. 11753—11773, 2014.

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2013

E. Cuevas, A. Gómez-Peláez, A. Redondas, O. García, S. Rodríguez, R. Ramos , P.M. Romero-Campos, R.D. García, Y. González, A.Berjón, C. Guirado, J.J. Rodríguez, J.J. Bustos

The Izaña Atmospheric Research Center: GAW activities (Conference)

World Meteorological Organization Geneva, Switzerland, 2013, (GAW­2013 Symposium).

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A. Barreto, E. Cuevas, B. Damiri, C. Guirado, T. Berkoff, A. J. Berjón, Y. Hernandez, F. Almansa, M. Gil

A new method for nocturnal aerosol measurements with a lunar photometer prototype (Journal Article)

Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6 , pp. 585-598, 2013.

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Estellés, V., Marenco, F., Ryder, C.L., Campanelli, M., Expósito, F., Solá, Y., Segura, S., Marcos, C., Toledano, C., Berjón, A., Guirado, C., Claxton, B., Todd, M.

The Sunphotometer Airborne Validation Experiment 2012: Preliminary Results (Conference)

EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 15 , EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 2013.

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2012

P. Goloub, V. E. Cachorro, E. Cuevas, L. Blarel, A. Berjón, C. Toledano, T. Podvin, A. Lapionak, C. Guirado, R. Ramos, R. Gonzalez, D. Fuertes

The AERONET-Europe calibration facility: access within the ACTRIS project (Conference)

European Aerosol Assembly Granada, Spain, 2012, (European Aerosol Conference 2012).

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A. Barreto, E. Cuevas, B. Damiri, C. Guirados, P.M. Romero, A. F. Almansa

Characterization of nocturnal AOD and Water Vapour using lunar photometer CE318U2012 (Conference)

European Aerosol Assembly Granada, Spain, 2012, (European Aerosol Conference (EAC-2012)).

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C. Guirado, R. Ramos, A. de Frutos, A. Berjon, A. Redondas, C. López, V. Cachorro, E. Cuevas, R. Gonzalez, S. González, M. Hernández

Optical calibration facility at the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (Conference)

Óptica Pura y Aplicada, 45 (1), Valladolid, Spain, 2012, (37th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods).

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A. Heikkilä, T. Koskela, K. Lakkala, P. Kärhä, S. Syrjälä, H. Lemmetyinen, U. Feister, N. Kouremeti, A. Bais, S. Kazadzis, J. M. Vilaplana, J. J. Rodriguez, C. Guirado, E. Cuevas

New approaches in assessment of solar UV exposure ageing materials (Conference)

Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna, Austria, 2012, (General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)).

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C. Guirado, R. Ramos, A. M. de Frutos, A. Berjon, A. Redondas, C. López, V. E. Cachorro, E. Cuevas, R. Gonzalez, S. González, M. Hernández

Optical calibration facility at the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (Journal Article)

Óptica Pura Y Aplicada, 45 , pp. 57-62, 2012.

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2011

C. Guirado, E. Cuevas, V. E. Cachorro, M. Mimouni, L. Zeudmi, C. Toledano, S. Alonso-Pérez, S. Basart, L. Blarel, P. Goloub, J. M. . Baldasano

Preliminary characterization of columnar aerosols properties (AOD-AE) at the Saharan Tamanrasset (Algeria) station (Conference)

Óptica Pura y Aplicada, 44 (4), Valladolid, Spain, 2011, (37th Annual European Meeting on Atmospheric Studies by Optical Methods).

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C. Guirado, E. Cuevas, V. E. Cachorro, M. Mimouni, L. Zeudmi, C. Toledano, S. Alonso-Pérez, S. Basart, L. Blarel, P. Goloub, J. M. . Baldasano

Preliminary characterization of columnar aerosols properties (AOD-AE) at the Saharan Tamanrasset (Algeria) station (Journal Article)

Óptica Pura Y Aplicada, 44 , pp. 635-639, 2011.

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C. Toledano, V. E. Cachorro, A. Berjón, A. M. de Frutos, D. Fuertes, R. Gonzalez, B. Torres, R. Rodrigo, Y. Bennouna, L. Martín, C. Guirado

RIMA-AERONET network: long-term monitoring of aerosol properties (Journal Article)

Óptica Pura y Aplicada, 44 , pp. 629-633, 2011.

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2009

A. Heikkilä, S. Kazadzis, O. Tolonen-Kivimäki, O. Meinander, A. Lindfors, K. Lakkala, T. Koskela, J. Kaurola, A. Sormanen, P. Kärhä, A. Naula-Iltanen, S. Syrjälä, M. Kaunismaa, J. Juhola, T. Ture, U. Feister, N. Kouremeti, A. Bais, J. M. Vilaplana, J. J. Rodriguez, C. Guirado, E. Cuevas, J. Koskinen

Effects of terrestrial UV radiation on selected outdoor materials: an interdisciplinary approach (Conference)

Proceedings of SPIE, 7462 , San Diego, United States, 2009, (SPIE Optonics & Photonics. Optical Engineering + Applications 2009).

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O. E. García, A. M. Díaz, F. J. Expósito, J. P. Díaz, M. D. Gelado, C. Guirado

A methodology to evaluate the aerosol effective radius based on MODIS aerosol products applicable to other satellite platforms (Journal Article)

International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 , pp. 2197-2214, 2009.

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2008

M. Schneider, A. Redondas, F. Hase, C. Guirado, T. Blumenstock, E. Cuevas

Comparison of ground-based Brewer and FTIR total O3 monitoring techniques (Journal Article)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8 , pp. 5535–5550, 2008.

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2007

C. Guirado, A. Redondas, E. Cuevas, C. Torres

Actividades polares del Centro Europeo de Calibración Brewer (Regional Brewer Calibration Center- Europe) (Conference)

Actas del VI Simposio Argentino y III Latinoamericano sobre Investigaciones Antárticas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007, (VI Simposio Argentino y III Latinoamericano sobre Investigaciones Antárticas).

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2006

A. Redondas, C. Guirado, E. Cuevas, C. Torres

Centro Europeo de Calibración Brewer (Regional Brewer Calibration Center-Europe): Actividades desarrolladas en regiones polares (Conference)

VII Simposio Español de Estudios Polares, Granada, Spain, 2006, (VII Simposio Español de Estudios Polares).

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2005

A. M. Díaz, O. E. García, J. González, C. Guirado, F. J. Expósito, J. P. Díaz, J. C. Guerra

Estructura vertical de las invasiones de polvo mineral sobre las Islas Canarias durante 2004 (Conference)

Teledetección. Avances en la Observación de la Tierra, Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), Spain, 2005, (XI Congreso Nacional de Teledetección).

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O. E. García, A. M. Díaz, C. Guirado, F. J. Expósito, J. P. Díaz, J. C. Guerra

Evaluación del Índice de Aerosoles AI-TOMS a partir de parámetros de aerosoles derivados de MODIS (Conference)

Teledetección. Avances en la Observación de la Tierra, Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), Spain, 2005, (XI Congreso Nacional de Teledetección).

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C. Guirado, O. E. García, A. M. Díaz, F. J. Expósito, J. P. Díaz

Forcing in the UV region during Saharan dust events. Preliminary results (Conference)

Geophysical Research Abstracts, 7 , Vienna, Austria, 2005, (1st General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)).

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C. Guirado

Influencia de los Aerosoles en el Balance Energético del Sistema Tierra-Atmósfera en el rango ultravioleta (Masters Thesis)

Universidad de La Laguna, 2005.

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