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Dr. Joan Bech


Dr. Joan Bech

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Dep. Applied Physics - Meteorology
University of Barcelona
C/ Martí i Franquès 1
08028 Barcelona, Spain

Tel. No.: 34-93-4021122
Fax No.: 34-93-4021133
Email: joan.bech@ub.edu


Résumé

Current position: Associate Professor (Prof. Titular). Department of Applied Physics - Meteorology. Physics Faculty. University of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain.

Specialties: atmospheric physics, meteorological remote sensing, weather radar applications, severe weather, environmental quality

Linkedin: http://es.linkedin.com/in/joanbech

 

Open Access book "Doppler Radar Observations", edited by J. Bech and J.L. Chau, available at:

http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/2036

 




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Publications

Date Publication
2018 Article: Vertically Resolved Precipitation Intensity Retrieved through a Synergy between the Ground-Based NASA MPLNET Lidar Network Measurements, Surface Disdrometer Datasets and an Analytical Model Solution
Lolli S, D’Adderio LP, Campbell JR, Sicard M, Welton EJ, Binci A, Rea A, Tokay A, Comerón A, Barragan R, Baldasano JM, Gonzalez S, Bech J, Afflitto N, Lewis JR, Madonna F
Remote Sensing, 10(7), 1102
DOI: 10.3390/rs10071102
2018 Article: Coastally‐Trapped Disturbances Caused by the Tramontane Wind on the North‐Western Mediterranean: Numerical Study and Sensitivity to Short‐Wave Radiation
Gonzalez S, Callado A, Werner E, Escribà P, Bech J
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144, 1321-1336
DOI: 10.1002/qj.3320
2018 Article: Sounding-derived parameters associated with tornadic storms in Catalonia
Rodriguez O, Bech J
International Journal of Climatology, 38, 2400–2414
DOI: 10.1002/joc.5343
2018 Article: Spatial and temporal analysis of drought variability at several time scales in Syria during 1961–2012
Mathbout S, Lopez-Bustins JA, Martin-Vide J, Bech J, Rodrigo FS
Atmospheric Research, 200, 153-168
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.09.016
2017 Article: Observed Changes in Daily Precipitation Extremes at Annual Timescale Over the Eastern Mediterranean During 1961–2012
Mathbout S, Lopez-Bustins JA, Royé D, Martin-Vide J, Bech J, Rodrigo FS
Pure and Applied Geophysics, (in press)
DOI: 10.1007/s00024-017-1695-7
2017 Article: Extreme point rainfall temporal scaling: a long term (1805–2014) regional and seasonal analysis in Spain
Gonzalez S, Bech J
International Journal of Climatology, 37 (15), 5068–5079
DOI: 10.1002/joc.5144
2017 Article: Correction of dual-PRF Doppler velocity outliers in the presence of aliasing
Altube P, Bech J, Argemí O, Rigo T, Pineda N, Collis S, Helmus J
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 34, 1529–1543
DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0065.1
2017 Article: Initiation and development of a mesoscale convective system in the Ebro River Valley and related heavy precipitation over north-eastern Spain during HyMeX IOP 15a
Lee K-O, Flamant C, Ducrocq V, Duffourg F, Fourrié N, Delanoë J, Bech J
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143, 942–956
DOI: 10.1002/qj.2978
2016 Article: Inter-comparison and potential synergies of three methods for weather radar antenna pointing assessment
Altube P, Bech J, Argemí O, Rigo T, Pineda N
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 33, 331–343
DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0075.1
2016 Article: A long term (1999–2008) study of radar anomalous propagation conditions in the Western Mediterranean
Magaldi AV, M Mateu, J Bech, J Lorente
Atmospheric Research, 169, 73–85
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.09.027
2015 Article: Quality control of antenna alignment and receiver calibration using the Sun: adaptation to mid range weather radar observations at low elevation angles
Altube P, Bech J, Argemí O, Rigo T
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32, 927–942
DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00116.1
2015 Article: How robust are trends in the Brewer-Dobson circulation derived from observed stratospheric temperatures?
Ossó A, Sola Y, Rosenlof K, Hassler B, Bech J, Lorente J
Journal of Climate, 28, 3024–3040
DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00295.1
2015 Article: A study of the 21 March 2012 tornadic quasi linear convective system in Catalonia
Bech J, Arús J, Castán S, Pineda N, Rigo T, Montanya J, van der Velde O
Atmospheric Research, 158–159, 192–209
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.08.009
2015 Article: Analysis of 14 years of broadband ground-based solar UV index observations in Barcelona
Bech J, Sola Y, Ossó A, Lorente J
International Journal of Climatology, 35, 45–56
DOI: 10.1002/joc.3961
2014 Article: Assessment of PM10 and heavy metal concentration in a ceramic cluster (NE Spain) and the influence on nearby soils
Vicente AB, Pardo F, Sanfeliu T, Casalta S, Bech J
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 144, 320-327
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2013.12.015
2013 Article: Mesoscale numerical analysis of the historical November 1982 heavy precipitation event over Andorra (Eastern Pyrenees)
Trapero L, Bech J, Duffourg F, Esteban P, Lorente J
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13, 2969-2990
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-13-2969-2013
2013 Article: Numerical modelling of heavy precipitation events over Eastern Pyrenees: Analysis of orographic effects
Trapero L, Bech J, Lorente J
Atmospheric Research, 123, 368-383
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.09.014
2013 Article: Remote Sensing Analysis of a Mediterranean Thundersnow and Low-Altitude Heavy Snowfall Event
Bech J, Pineda N, Rigo T, Aran M
Atmospheric Research, 123, 305-322
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.06.021
2012 Article: Deposition of heavy metals from particulate settleable matter in soils of an industrialised area
Soriano A, Pallarés S, Pardo F, Vicente AB, Sanfeliu T, Bech J
Jourmal of Geochemical Exploration, 113, 36-44
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2011.03.006
2012 Book Section: Bech J, A Magaldi, B Codina and J Lorente (2012). Effects of Anomalous Propagation Conditions on Weather Radar Observations. In 'Doppler Radar Observations', Bech and Chau (ed.), pp 307-332, Intech
Bech J, Magaldi A, Codina B, Lorente J
DOI: 10.5772/38172
ISBN: 978-953-51-0496-4
2012 Book: Doppler Radar Observations.
Bech J, Chau JL (editors)
Intech
DOI: 10.5772/2036
ISBN: 978-953-51-0496-4
2011 Article: Levels and pedogeochemical mapping of lead and chromium in soils of Barcelona province (NE Spain)
Bech J, Tume P, Sánchez P, Ferran R, Bech J, Lansac A, Longan L, Oliver T
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 109, 104-112
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.09.010
2011 Article: Concentration and distribution of twelve metals in Central Catalonia surface soils
J. Bech
Tume P, Bech J, Reverter F, Bech J, Longan L, Tume L, Sepúlveda B, 109, 92-103
DOI: https://doi-org.sire.ub.edu/10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.10.013
2011 Article: Pedogeochemical mapping of Al, Ba, Pb, Ti and V in surface soils of Barcelona Province (Catalonia, NE Spain): Relationships with soil physicochemical properties
Bech J, Reverter F, Tume P, Sanchez P, Longan L, Bech J, Oliver T
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 109, 26-37
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.10.002
2011 Article: Evidence for the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on the total ozone column at northern low latitudes and midlatitudes during winter and summer seasons
Ossó A, Sola Y, Bech J, Lorente J
Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, 24122
DOI: 10.1029/2011JD016539
2011 Article: A Mediterranean nocturnal heavy rainfall and tornadic event. Part II
Pineda N, Bech J, Rigo T, Montanya J
Atmospheric Research, 100, 638-648
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.10.027
2011 Article: A Mediterranean nocturnal heavy rainfall and tornadic event. Part I
Bech J, Pineda N, Rigo T, Aran M, Amaro J, Gaya M, Arus J, Montanya J, van der Velde O
Atmospheric Research, 100, 621-637
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.12.024
2010 Article: Selenium and other trace elements in phosphate rock of Bayovar–Sechura (Peru)
Bech J, Suarez M, Reverter F, Tume P, Sánche P, Bech J, Lansac A
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 107, 136-145
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2009.08.004
2010 Article: A comparison of total precipitable water measurements from radiosonde and sunphotometers
Campmany E, Bech J, Rodríguez-Marcos J, Sola Y, Lorente J
Atmospheric Research, 97, 385-392
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2010.04.016
2010 Article: Reply to comment of JI Dahl on DOI
Bech J, Gjertsen U, Haase G
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136, 817-818
DOI: 10.1002/qj.594
2010 Article: Improving QPF by blending techniques at the Meteorological Service of Catalonia
Atencia A, Rigo T, Sairouni A, Moré J, Bech J, Vilaclara E, Cunillera J, Llasat MC, Garrote L
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci, 10, 1443-1455
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-10-1443-2010
2010 Article: Analysis of warm season thunderstorms using an object-oriented tracking method based on radar and total lightning data
Rigo T, Pineda N, Bech J
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci, 10, 1881-1893
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-10-1881-2010
2010 Article: Improving TV weather broadcasts with technological advancements
Bech J, Molina T, Vilaclara E, Lorente J
Meteorological Applications, 17, 142-148
DOI: 10.1002/met.195
2010 Article: Spatial and temporal evolution of horizontally extensive lightning discharges associated with sprite-producing positive cloud-to-ground flashes in northeastern Spain
van der Velde OA, Montanyà J, Soula S, Pineda N, Bech J
Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, A00E56
DOI: 10.1029/2009JA014773
2010 Article: Propagation of uncertainty from observing systems into NWP
Rossa A, Haase G, Keil C, Alberoni P, Ballard S, Bech J, Germann U, Pfeifer M, Salonen K
Atmospheric Science Letters, 11, 145-152
DOI: 10.1002/asl.274
2009 Article: A multisource scheme based on NWP and MSG data to correct non-precipitating weather radar echoes
Magaldi AV, Bech J, Lorente J
Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 105, 121-132
DOI: 10.1007/s00703-009-0043-6
2009 Article: Tornado damage analysis of a forest area using site survey observations, radar data and a simple analytical vortex model
Bech J, Gayà M, Aran M, Figuerola F, Amaro J, Arús J
Atmospheric Research, 93, 118-130
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.10.016
2009 Article: A study of a heavy rainfall event and a tornado outbreak during the passage of a squall line over Catalonia
Mateo J, Ballart D, Brucet C, Aran M, Bech J
Atmospheric Research, 93, 131-146
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.09.030
2009 Article: Synoptic and mesoscale diagnosis of a tornado event in Castellcir, Catalonia, on 18th October 2006
Aran M, Amaro J, Arús J, Bech J, Figuerola F, Gayà M, Vilaclara E
Atmospheric Research, 93, 147-160
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.09.031
2009 Article: Uncertainty of precipitation estimates in convective events by the Meteorological Service of Catalonia radar network
Trapero L, Bech J, Rigo T, Pineda N, Forcadell D
Atmospheric Research, 93, 408-418
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.01.021
2009 Article: Study of the total lightning activity in a hailstorm
Montanyà J, Soula S, Pineda N, van der Velde O, Clapers P, Solà G, Bech J, Romero D
Atmospheric Research, 91, 430-437
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.06.008
2008 Article: Concentration of Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn, Al, and Fe in soils of Manresa, NE Spain
Bech J, Tume P, Longan L, Reverter F, Bech J, Tume L, Tempio M
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 145, 257-266
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-007-0035-2
2008 Article: Pedogeochemical mapping of Cr, Ni, and Cu in soils of the Barcelona Province (Catalonia, Spain): Relationships with soil physico-chemical characteristics
Bech J, Tume P, Sokolovska M, Reverter F, Sanchez P, Longan L, Bech J, Puente A, Oliver T
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 96, 106-116
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2007.03.005
2008 Article: Cs-137 distribution in forest floor and surface soil layers from two mountainous regions in Bulgaria
Zhiyanski M, Bech J, Sokolovska M, Lucot E, Bech J, Badot PM
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 96, 256-266
DOI: https://doi-org.sire.ub.edu/10.1016/j.gexplo.2007.04.010
2008 Article: Concentrations and distributions of Ba, Cr, Sr, V, Al, and Fe in Torrelles soil profiles (Catalonia, Spain)
Tume P, Bech J, Tume L, Bech J, Reverter F, Longan L, Cendoya P
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 96, 94-105
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2007.03.003
2008 Article: Assessment of the mobility of metals in a mining-impacted coastal area (Spain, Western Mediterranean)
Martínez-Sánchez MJ, Navarro MC, Pérez-Sirvent C, Marimón J, Vidal J, García-Lorenzo ML, Bech J
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 96, 171-182
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2007.04.006
2008 Article: Abandoned mine sites as a source of contamination by heavy metals: A case study in a semi-arid zone
Navarro MC, Pérez-Sirvent C, Martínez-Sánchez MJ, Vidal J, Tovar PJ, Bech J
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 96, 183-193
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2007.04.011
2008 Article: Concentrations of heavy metals in urban soils of Talcahuano (Chile): a preliminary study
Tume P, Bech J, Sepulveda B, Tume L, Bech J
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 140 (1-3), 91-98
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-007-9850-8
2008 Article: Altitude effect in UV radiation during the Evaluation of the Effects of Elevation and Aerosols on the Ultraviolet Radiation 2002 (VELETA-2002) field campaign
Sola Y, Lorente J, Campmany E, de Cabo X, Bech J, Redaño A, Martínez-Lozano JA, Utrillas MP, Alados-Arboledas L, Olmo FJ, and others
Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 113, D23202
DOI: 10.1029/2007JD009742
2007 Article: Metal-contaminated soil remediation by using sludges of the marble industry: Toxicological evaluation
Pérez-Sirvent c, García-Lorenzo ML, Martínez-Sánchez MJ, Navarro MC, Marimón J, Bech J
Environment International, 33, 502-504
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2006.11.003
2007 Article: Pilot project for intensive surveillance of hail events in Terres de Ponent (Lleida)
Aran M, Sairouni A, Bech J, Toda J, Rigo T, Cunillera J, Moré J
Atmospheric Research, 83, 315-335
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2005.09.013
2007 Article: Lightning and precipitation relationship in summer thunderstorms
Pineda N, Rigo T, Bech J, Soler X
Atmospheric Research, 85, 159-170
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2006.12.004
2007 Article: Improving weather radar observations using pulse-compression techniques
O’Hora F, Bech J
Meteorological Applications, 14, 389-401
DOI: 10.1002/met.38
2007 Article: Modelling of weather radar echoes from anomalous propagation using a hybrid parabolic equation method and NWP model data
Bebbington D, Rae S, Bech J, Codina B, Picanyol M
Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 7, 391-398
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-7-391-2007
2007 Article: Modelling weather radar beam propagation and topographical blockage at northern high latitudes
Bech J, Gjertsen U, Haase G
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 133, 1191-1204
DOI: 10.1002/qj.98
2007 Article: Forecasting weather radar propagation conditions
Bech J, Codina B, Lorente J
Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 96, 229-243
DOI: 10.1007/s00703-006-0211-x
2007 Article: An observational study of the 7 September 2005 Barcelona tornado outbreak
Bech J, Pascual R, Rigo T, Pineda N, López JM, Arús J, Gayà M
Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 7, 129-139
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-7-129-2007
2006 Article: Baseline Concentrations of Potentially Toxic Elements in Natural Surface Soils in Torrelles (Spain)
Tume P, Bech J, Longan L, Tume L, Reverter F, Bech J, Sepulveda B
Environmental Forensics, 7(4), 369-375
DOI: 10.1080/15275920600996388
2006 Article: Enhanced radar precipitation estimates using a combined clutter and beam blockage correction technique
Fornasiero A, Bech J, Alberoni PP
Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 6, 697-710
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-6-697-2006
2006 Article: Statistical analysis and modelling of weather radar beam propagation conditions in the Po Valley (Italy)
Fornasiero A, Alberoni PP, Bech J
Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 6, 303-314
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-6-303-2006
2003 Article: The sensitivity of single polarization weather radar beam blockage correction to variability in the vertical refractivity gradient
Bech J, Codina B, Lorente J, Bebbington D
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic technology, 20, 845-855
DOI: 10.1175/1520-0426(2003)020<0845:TSOSPW>2.0.CO;2
2000 Article: Weather radar anaprop conditions at a Mediterranean coastal site
Bech J, Sairouni A, Codina B, Lorente J, Bebbington D
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B, 25, 829-832
DOI: 10.1016/S1464-1909(00)00110-6
1998 Article: Evaluation of atmospheric anomalous propagation conditions
Bech J, Bebbington D, Codina B, Sairouni A, Lorente J
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology, 3499, 111-115
DOI: 10.1117/12.332741
1998 Article: Modeling rain erosivity using disdrometric techniques
Cerro C, Bech J, Codina B, Lorente J
Soil Science Society of America Journal, 62, 731-735
DOI: 10.2136/sssaj1998.03615995006200030027x
1997 Article: Modeling raindrop size distribution and Z(R) relations in the Western Mediterranean area
Cerro C, Codina B, Bech J, Lorente J
Journal of Applied Meteorology, 36, 1470-1479
DOI: 10.1175/1520-0450(1997)036<1470:MRSDAZ>2.0.CO;2

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