Luis Cana Cascallar


Luis Cana received BSc in Atmospheric Sciences & Geophysics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) 1991 and the PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1997). He was Associate Professor in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) from 1997 to 2003, and now is Full Professor in the same University from 2003, lecturing in Physics for Engineering and Air-Sea Interaction.

During the past 20 years he worked in Air Pollution, development of Mesoscale Storms and Synoptic and Mesoscale Meteorology. Now he is starting to study air-sea phenomena around the Canary Archipelago (modification of ocean eddies by Air-Sea Interaction) as well as local weather phenomena (Island wakes or sea-breeze development).

Research interests: 
  • Air-Sea interaction: sea-breezes, wakes
  • Mesoscale Meteorological Models: boundary-layer parameterizations, as well as microphysics and cumuli schemes
  • Mesoscale meteorology: conceptual models and their application to the Macaronesian Area

Recent publications

Cana, L., Grisolía-Santos, D., Hernández-Guerra, A., 2020. A Numerical Study of a Sea Breeze at Fuerteventura Island, Canary Islands, Spain. Boundary-Layer Meteorology.

Casanova-Masjoan, M., Pérez-Hernández, M.D., Vélez-Belchí, P., Cana, A., Hernández-Guerra, A., 2020. Variability of the Canary Current diagnosed by inverse box models. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 125, e2020JC016199

Hernández-Guerra, A., Espino-Falcón, E., Vélez-Belchí, P., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Martínez-Marrero, A., Cana, L., 2017. Recirculation of the Canary Current in fall 2014. Journal of Marine Systems, 174, 25-39.

Vélez-Belchí, P., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Casanova-Masjoan, M., Cana, L., Hernández-Guerra, A., 2017. On the seasonal variability of the Canary Current and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(6), 4518-4538.

Menendez, I., Pérez-Chacón, E., Mangas, J., Tauler, E., Engelbrecht, J. P., Derbyshire, E., Cana, L., Alonso, I., 2014. Dust deposits on La Graciosa Island (Canary Islands, Spain): texture, mineralogy and a case study of recent dust plume transport. Catena.

Pelegrí, J. L., Arístegui, J., Cana, L., González-Dávila, M., Hernández-Guerra, A., Hernández-León, S., Marrero-Díaz, A., Montero, M. F., Sangrà, P., Santana-Casiano, J. M., 2005. Coupling between the open ocean and the coastal upwelling region off Northwest Africa: Water recirculation and offshore pumping of organic matter. Journal of Marine System, 54, 3-37.