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Dr Víctor Homar Santaner

Dr Víctor Homar Santaner
Full professor
Earth Physics
  • Despatx. Vr. de Política Científica i Investigacióprimer pisSon Lledó
  • Despatx F329tercer pisMateu Orfila i Rotger (Física)

Curriculum

Brief CV

Dr. Víctor Homar Santaner holds a Full Professor position at 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.

Prof. 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 750k€. Regarding the scientific production, he is author of more than 65 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, Víctor 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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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11274 - Mesoscale Circulation
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23
  • Master's in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2019-20
11275 - Predictability
11277 - Waves and Instability in Geophysical Fluids
  • Master's Degree in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2020-21
  • Master's in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2018-19, 2019-20
21024 - Computational Physics
21400 - Physics I
21752 - Foundations of Physics
  • Degree in Mathematics2018-19
  • Degree in Telematics Engineering 2018-19
  • Double degree in Mathematics and Telematics Engineering (2018)2018-19

Research

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