People and Institutions



Scientific coordinator

Elena Roget correu

Web contents manager

Anna Drou correu

People and Institutions

Josep Calbó


Place of work:

Group of Enviromental Physics
Department of Physics
University of Girona

Professional experience:

1999-2004: Head of the Institute of the Environment, UdG.

2005-2006: Coordinator of the Phd program on Environment, UdG.

2006-2008: Coordinator of the Masters Degree Program on Environment, UdG. 

2008-present: Vice-Chancellor of Research and Knowledge Transfer.

Topics of interest:

Clouds and radiation; cloud observation from the ground; cloud and solar radiation climatology; UV radiation; infrared radiation; atmospheric aerosol; climate change at local and regional scales.

Active research projects:

Clouds and climate change:trends and variability of cloudiness and sunshine duration in the Iberian peninsula, and measurement and modeling of cloud radiative effects at the surface (NUCLIEREX).

Representative publications:

C.N. Long, J.M. Sabburg, J. Calbó, D. Pagès.Retrieving cloud characteristics from ground-based daytime color all-sky images.Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 23 (5).2006.633-652.

M. V. Toro, L. Cremades, J. Calbó.Relationship Between VOC And NOx Emissions and Chemical Production of Tropospheric Ozone in the Aburrá Valley (Colombia).Chemosphere, 65 (5).2006 doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2006.03.013 (on-line may 2006).881-888.
J. Badosa, R. L. McKenzie, M. Kotkamp, J. Calbó, J. A. González, P. V. Johnston, M. O'Neill, D. J. Anderson.Towards closure between measured and modelled UV under clear skies at four diverse sites.Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics .2007 (7).2817-2837.

Arturo Sanchez-Lorenzo; Michele Brunetti; Josep Calbó; Javier Martin-Vide.Recent spatial and temporal variability and trends of sunshine duration over the Iberian Peninsula from a homogenized dataset.Journal of Geophysical Research.2007 VOL. 112, D20115.doi:10.1029/2007JD008677.

J. Calbó, J.M. Sabburg.Feature extraction from whole-sky ground-based images for cloud type recognition.Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.2008 (25,1).3-14 DOI: 10.1175/2007JTECHA959.1.

A. Sanchez-Lorenzo, J. Calbó, J. Martin-Vide, A. Garcia-Manuel, G. García-Soriano, and C. Beck.Winter ‘‘weekend effect’’ in southern Europe and its connections with periodicities in atmospheric dynamics .Geophysical Research Letters.2008.VOL. 35, L15711, doi:10.1029/2008GL034160.

A. Sanchez-lorenzo, J. Martín-Vide, J. Calbó.Time evolution of sunshine duration in Western Europe (1930-2004).Journal of Climate.2008 (21).6089-6098, DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2442.1.

Calbó, J.; Sanchez-Lorenzo, A.Cloudiness climatology in the Iberian Peninsula from three global gridded datasets (ISCCP, CRU TS 2.1, ERA-40).Theoretical and Applied Climatology.2009. 96 (1-2).105–115, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-008-0039-z.

C. Azorín-Molina, A. Sanchez-lorenzo, J. Calbó.A climatological study of sea breeze clouds in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula (Alicante, Spain).Atmosfera.2009, 22(1).33-49.

A. Sanchez-lorenzo, J. Calbó, Michele Brunetti; Clara Deser .Variation in sunshine duration and cloudiness over the Iberian Peninsula and their relations with atmospheric circulation .Journal of Geophysical Research.2009, 114, D00D09.doi: 10.1029/2008JD011394, 17 pp.

J. Sabburg, J. Calbó.Five years of cloud enhanced surface UV radiation measurements at two sites (in the Northern ad Southern Hemispheres) .Atmospheric Research (93).2009.doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.05.003, 11 pp. 902-912.

Viudez-Mora, A., J. Calbo, J. A. Gonzalez, and M. A. Jiménez.Modeling atmospheric longwave radiation at the surface under cloudless skies.Journal of Geophysical Research.2009.doi:10.1029/2009JD011885.