NH Natural Hazards
The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Joan Villalonga for the poster/PICO entitled:
Observational characterization of meteotsunami triggering in the Balearic Islands from an ultra-dense observational network (Villalonga, J.; Amores, À.; Monserrat, S.; Gomis, D.; Jordà, G.)
Click here to download the poster/PICO file.
Joan Villalonga is a PhD candidate in physical oceanography at the University of the Balearic Islands, supervised by Dr. Gabriel Jordà and Prof. Damià Gomis. His research focuses on the study of meteotsunamis in the Balearic Islands. As a researcher of the VENOM project (Spanish Institute of Oceanography and University of the Balearic Islands) he has also contributed to the deployment of an ultra-dense network of low-cost tide gauges on the Balearic coast.
At EGU22, Joan presented the first research of his PhD project focused on the characterisation of atmospheric perturbations by means of ultra-dense high-resolution observations of atmospheric pressure. This first attempt at characterisation showed the spatial heterogeneity and high variability of atmospheric disturbances during the meteotsunami events of 2021.