Joan Bech


Joan Bech FRMetS CMet

Public email: 


+34 +93 4021122

Contact address: 

University of Barcelona
Dep Astronomy and Meteorology
Av. Marti Franques, 1
Barcelona E-08021

Current Employment: 

4 years at the Department of Astronomy and Meteorology of the University of Barcelona in various research projects. 2.5 years of forecast and TV broadcast experience. From 1997 to 2009, responsible of weather radar systems and related applications at the Catalan Meteorological Service (SMC).From 2009 to 2011, Head of Remote Sensing (weather radar, total lightning and satellite systems and applications) at SMC. From 2011.6 to date, Prof. Titular (Associate Professor) at the Dep. Astronomy and Meteorology, University of Barcelona.

Recent work: 

Day-to-day management of a regional weather radar network
Assessment of anomalous propagation effects in weather radar observations
Comparative study of radar and lightning observations to describe convective cell development
Membership of Management Committees of European COST (Co-operation in Science and Technology Concerted Actions) 717 and 731
Teaching at university graduate and post-graduate level



Air quality indices; precipitation studies including disdrometric measurements and erosion estimation; weather radar systems and related applications; use of remote sensing observations in nowcasting techniques.


Spain, UK, Italy, Norway