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Dr Víctor Homar Santaner
Dr Víctor Homar Santaner
Senior Lecturer
Earth Physics
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    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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    Subjects taught. Academic Year 2020-21

    Subjects taught
    Subject Degree/campus
    21024 - Computational Physics
    11274 - Mesoscale Circulation
    11275 - Predictability
    11277 - Waves and Instability in Geophysical Fluids

    Teaching, 5 previous years

    Subject Degree
    11274 - Mesoscale Circulation
    • Master's in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics2019-20
    11275 - Predictability
    11277 - Waves and Instability in Geophysical Fluids
    21024 - Computational Physics
    21048 - Digital Electronics
    • Degree in Telematics Engineering 2015-16
    • Double Degree in Mathematics and Telematics (2013)2015-16
    21400 - Physics I
    21752 - Foundations of Physics
    22403 - Electromagnetism and Waves
    • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2017-18
    22407 - Electronic Components and Systems
    • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2015-16
    22414 - Analogical Electronics
    • Degree in Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering2015-16


    Research groups

    Group Membership type
    Meteorology Member
    Water resources and global change (GLOWATER) Collaborator
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