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Dr Víctor Homar Santaner

Dr Víctor Homar Santaner
Senior Lecturer
Earth Physics

Dr Víctor Homar Santaner


Brief CV

Dr. Víctor Homar Santaner is a permanent researcher (civil servant) of the Meteorology Group of the Physics Department of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain. As Physics major (1997) he was awarded a pre-doctoral grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education to get his PhD degree (2001) under the direction of Dr. Climent Ramis. His thesis investigated the numerical simulation of severe weather events in the Western Mediterranean using factor separation and PV inversion techniques. In 2002 he moved to Norman, OK, after earning a National Science Foundation postdoctoral grant at the National Severe Storms Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the mentoring of Dr. David Stensrud.

Regarding his teaching experience, Dr. Homar has been responsible lecturer for subjects related to his research activities such as Computational Physics (Grade Physics), Predictability (Master FAMA), Computational Tools in Physics (Master Physics), Geophysical fluids (Grade Physics) and has taught in fundamentals physics courses in the academic years of several studies.

Dr. Homar's expertise encompasses the physical analysis, the forecasting and the climatic characterization of severe weather, focusing specially on the Mediterranean region. His main research line is the predictability of severe weather, including the generation and verification of ensemble-based high-resolution forecasting systems and the analysis of numerical forecast sensitivities, although he also has experience in the physical analysis of the processes leading to heavy precipitation and flash flooding. He has also studied the Mediterranean regional climate and the effects of climate change across different agents such as the touristic sector, natural ecosystems or the population exposed to heat wave impacts.

He has participated in numerous national and international research projects and has coordinated several of them, with total recruited funds exceeding the 500k€. Regarding the scientific production, he is author of more than 40 papers in international peer-reviewed journals (such as Tellus A, Quart. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., Wea. Forecasting. Int. J. Climatol., Climate Dyn., Climatic Change, Mon. Wea. Rev., Atmos. Res., Geophys. Res. Letters, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc.); more than 20 book chapters or technical documents and above 100 contributions to international scientific conferences and workshops. He was member of the European Severe Storms Laboratory executive board (2009-2012) and is currently Associate Editor of Atmospheric Research and member of the International Science Steering Committee of HyMeX.

Even more important than his personal experience and expertise, Dr. Homar is an open and enthusiastic person that enjoys research and debating scientific ideas with colleagues, pursuing rationale as a modus vivendi.

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Office Hours

Lecturer Tutorial Times
Start Date End Date Day Start Time End Time Location
01/09/2017 31/07/2018 Tuesday 12.30 14.00 Mateu Orfila Despatx F-329
01/09/2017 31/07/2018 Friday 16.00 17.30 Mateu Orfila Despatx F-329

Subjects taught. Academic Year 2017-18

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
22403 - Electromagnetism and Waves
21752 - Foundations of Physics
11275 - Predictability
11277 - Waves and Instability in Geophysical Fluids

Teaching, previous years

Subject Degree
0647 - Mechanics and Waves II
  • Physics 2012-13
0722 - Academically Directed Work
  • Physics 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
10092 - Computational Tools in Physics
11275 - Predictability
11277 - Waves and Instability in Geophysical Fluids
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics 2015-16, 2016-17
21024 - Computational Physics
  • Degree in Physics2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
21048 - Digital Electronics
  • Degree in Telematics Engineering 2015-16
  • Double Degree in Mathematics and Telematics2015-16
21049 - Physics of the Atmosphere
  • Degree in Physics2012-13, 2013-14
21403 - Physics II
  • Degree in Chemistry2012-13, 2013-14
21752 - Foundations of Physics
  • Degree in Mathematics2012-13, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Degree in Telematics Engineering 2012-13, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Double Degree in Mathematics and Telematics2015-16, 2016-17
22407 - Electronic Components and Systems
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering2015-16
22414 - Analogical Electronics
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering2015-16
  • Degree in Telematics Engineering 2015-16
2271 - Physics of the Atmosphere
  • Physics 2012-13, 2013-14
2562 - Current Topics in Physics
  • Unrestricted2012-13


Research groups

Group Membership type
Meteorology Member
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