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Ph.D. Astrophysics, University of Barcelona, Spain, 1994

M.Sc. Astrophysics (Hons.), University of Barcelona, Spain, 1992

B.Sc. Physics (Hons.), University of Barcelona, Spain, 1990


Dr. Josep M. Aparicio

Research Scientist - Satellite data assimilation, GPS Meteorology applications

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Improve the performance of weather forecasts through the assimilation of radionavigation data

  • Data assimilation of satellite-based GPS radio-occultation observations


Aparicio, J.M. and S. Laroche. 2011. An evaluation of the expression of the atmospheric refractivity for GPS signals. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 116:D11104.

Aparicio, J., G. Deblonde, L. Garand and S. Laroche. 2009. Signature of the atmospheric compressibility factor in COSMIC, CHAMP, and GRACE radio occultation data. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 114:D16114.

Aparicio, J. and G. Deblonde. 2008. Impact of the assimilation of CHAMP refractivity profiles on Environment Canada global forecasts. Monthly Weather Review. 136(1):257-275.

Rius, A., J.M. Aparicio, E. Cardellach, M. Martín-Neira, B. Chapron. 2002. Sea surface state measured using GPS reflected signals. Geophysical Research Letters. 29:37.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

          Data assimilation
     Radar & Monitoring
          Satellite systems
Weather & Meteorology
     Atmospheric Modelling
          Remote sensing
          Satellite technology
          GPS radio-occultation