Dr. Josep M. Aparicio

Research Scientist - Satellite data assimilation, GPS Meteorology applications

Current research and/or projects

Improve the performance of weather forecasts through the assimilation of radionavigation data

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

Education and awards

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

Key publications

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.