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Details of Dr. Jordi FONT   


Gender male
Job title Research Professor
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Marine Science Institute, Barcelona ( CSIC/ICM)
ICM Divulga Bústia ICM Divulga Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49 Barcelona 08003
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Degree Doctoral (PhD, ScD)
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities Research in physical oceanography: ocean dynamics, remote sensing of ocean salinity
Working languages Catalan, English,French,Spanish
Skills/Expertise Ocean remote sensing
Comments Retired as from January 2016
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Jordi FONT)

X.Durrieu de Madron, L.Houpert, P.Puig, A.Sanchez-Vidal, P.Testor, A.Bosse, C.Estournel, S.Somot, F.Bourrin, M.N.Bouin, M.Beauverger, L.Beguery, A.Calafat, M.Canals, C.Cassou, L.Coppola, D.Dausse, F.D?Ortenzio, J.Font, S.Heussner, S.Kunesch, D.Lefevre, H.Le Goff, J.Martín, L.Mortier, A.Palanques, P.Raimbault (2013) Interaction of dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection in the northwestern Mediterranean during winter 2012. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40: 1379?1385
K.Schroeder, C. Millot, L.Bengara, S.Ben Ismail, M.Bensi, M.Borghini, G.Budillon, V.Cardin, L.Coppola, C.Curtil, A.Drago, B.El Moumni, J.Font, J.L.Fuda, J.García-Lafuente, G.P.Gasparini, H.Kontoyiannis, D.Lefevre, P.Puig, P.Raimbault, G.Rougier, J.Salat, C.Sammari, J.C.Sánchez Garrido, A.Sanchez-Roman, S.Sparnocchia, C.Tamburini, I.Taupier-Letage, A.Theocharis, M.Vargas-Yáñez, A.Vetrano (2013) Long-term monitoring programme of the hydrological variability in the Mediterranean Sea: a first overview of the HYDROCHANGES network. Ocean Sci., 9: 301-324
J.Font, J.Boutin, N.Reul, P.Spurgeon, J.Ballabrera-Poy, A.Chuprin, C.Gabarró, J.Gourrion, S.Guimbard, C.Hénocq, S.Lavender, N.Martin, J.Martínez, M.McCulloch, I.Meirold-Mautner, C.Mugérin, F.Petitcolin, M.Portabella, R.Sabia, M.Talone, J.Tenerelli, A.Turiel, J.L.Vergely, P.Waldteufel, X.Yin, S.Zine, S.Delwart (2013) SMOS first data analysis for sea surface salinity determination. Int. J. Rem. Sens., 34 (9-10):3654-3670
G.Reverdin, S.Morisset, D.Bourras, N.Martin, A.Lourenço, J.Boutin, C.Caudoux, J.Font, J.Salvador (2013) Surpact: A SMOS surface wave rider for air-sea interaction. Oceanography, 26(1): 48?57
S.Guimbard, J.Gourrion, M.Portabella, A.Turiel, C.Gabarró, J.Font (2012) SMOS semi-empirical ocean forward model adjustment. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 50: 1676-1687
S.Mecklenburg, M.Drusch, Y.Kerr, J.Font, M.Martín-Neira, S.Delwart, G.Buenadicha, N.Reul, E.Daganzo-Eusebio, R.Oliva, R.Crapolicchio (2012) ESA?s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission: Mission performance and operations. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 50: 1354-1366
J.Boutin, N.Martin, X.Yin, J.Font, N.Reul, P.Spurgeon (2012) First assessment of SMOS data over open ocean: Part II?sea surface salinity. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 50: 1662-1675
A.Camps, J.Font, I.Corbella, M.Vall-Llossera, M.Portabella, J.Ballabrera-Poy, V.González, M.Piles, A.Aguasca, R.Acevo, X.Bosch, N.Duffo, P.Fernández, C.Gabarró, J.Gourrion, S.Guimbard, A.Marín, J.Martínez, A.Monerris, B.Mourre, F.Pérez, N.Rodríguez, J.Salvador, R.Sabia, M.Talone, F.Torres, M.Pablos, A.Turiel, E.Valencia, J.Martínez-Fernández, N.Sánchez, C.Pérez-Gutiérrez, G.Baroncini-Turricchia, A.Rius, S.Ribó (2012) Review of the CALIMAS team contributions to European Space Agency?s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission calibration and validation. Remote Sens., 4: 1272-1309
P.Malanotte-Rizzoli, V.Artale, G.L.E.Borzelli, S.Brenner, G.Civitarese. , A.Crise, J.Font, M.Gacic, N.Kress, S.Marullo, E.Özsoy, M.Ribera d?Alcalà, W.Roether, K.Schroeder, S.Sofianos, T.Tanhua, A.Theocharis, M.Alvarez, Y.Ashkenazy, A.Bergamasco, V.Cardin, S.Carniel, F.D?Ortenzio, E.Garcia-Ladona, J.Garcia-Lafuente, A.Gogou, M.Gregoire, D.Hainbucher, H.Kontoyiannis , V.Kovacevic, E.Krasakapoulou, G.Krokos, A.Incarbona, M.G.Mazzocchi, M.Orlic, A.Pascual, P.M.Poulain, A.Rubino, J.Siokou-Frangou, E.Souvermezoglou, M.Sprovieri, I.Taupier-Letage, J.Tintorè, G.Triantafyllou (2012) Physical forcing and physical/biochemical variability of the Mediterranean Sea: A review of unresolved issues and directions for future research. Report of the Workshop
J.Font, J.Ballabrera-Poy, A.Camps, I.Corbella, N.Duffo, I.Duran, M.Emelianov, L.Enrique, P.Fernández, C.Gabarró, C. González, V.González, J.Gourrion, S.Guimbard, N.Hoareau, A.Julià, S.Kalaroni, A.Konstantinidou, A.López de Aretxabaleta, J.Martínez, J.Miranda, A.Monerris, S.Montero, B.Mourre, M.Pablos, F.Pérez, M.Piles, M.Portabella, R.Sabia, J.Salvador, M.Talone, F.Torres, A.Turiel, M.Vall-llossera, M.Villarino (2012) A new space technology for ocean observation: the SMOS mission. Sci. Mar., 76 (S1): 249-259
F.Torres, I.Corbella, N.Duffo, W.Lin, J.Gourrion, J.Font, M.Martín-Neira (2012) Minimization of image distortion in SMOS brightness temperature maps over the Ocean. IEEE Geosci. Remote S., 9(1): 18-22
M.Talone, C.Gabarró, A.Camps, R.Sabia, J.Gourrion, M.Vall-llossera, J.Font (2011) Error covariance matrices characterization in the ocean salinity retrieval cost function within the SMOS mission. J. Atmosph. Ocean. Technol., 28(9): 1155-1166
G.S.E.Lagerloef, J.Font (2010) SMOS and Aquarius/SAC-D missions: The era of spaceborne salinity measurements is about to begin. In: Oceanography from Space (chapter 3), V.Barale, J.F.R.Gower, L.Alberotanza Eds., Springer Science+Business Media B.V.: 35-58, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8681-5_3
Y.Kerr, P.Waldteufel, J.P.Wigneron, F.Cabot, J.Boutin, M.J.Escorihuela, J.Font, N.Reul, C.Gruhier, S.Juglea, S.Delwart, M.Drinkwater, A.Hahne, M.Martín-Neira (2010) The SMOS mission: new tool for monitoring key elements of the global water cycle. P. IEEE, 98(5): 666-687
J.Font, A.Camps, A.Borges, M.Martín-Neira, J.Boutin, N.Reul, Y.Kerr, A.Hahne, S.Mecklenburg (2010) SMOS: The challenging measurement of sea surface salinity from space. P. IEEE, 98(5): 649-665
R.Sabia, A.Camps, M.Talone, M.Vall-llossera, J.Font (2010) Determination of the Sea Surface Salinity error budget in the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 48 (4): 1684-1693
G.S.E.Lagerloef, J.Boutin, Y.Chao, T.Delcroix, J.Font, P.Niiler, N.Reul, S.Riser, R.Schmitt, D.Stammer, F.Wentz (2010) Resolving the global surface salinity field and variations by integrating satellite and in situ observations. In: Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, J.Hall, D.E.Harrison, D.Stammer Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306: 587-597, doi: 10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.51
M.Talone, R.Sabia, A.Camps, M.Vall-llosera, C.Gabarró, J.Font (2010) Sea surface salinity retrievals from HUT-2D L-band radiometric measurements. Remote Sens. Environ., 114: 1756-1764
F.Machín, L.Herraiz, J.L.Pelegrí, A.Marrero-Díaz, J.Font, A.Rodríguez-Santana (2010) Inverse modeling of salinity-temperature-depth relationships: Application to the upper eastern North Atlantic subtropical gyre. J. Marine Syst., 80: 144-159
J.Ballabrera-Poy, B.Mourre, E.García-Ladona, A.Turiel, J.Font (2009) Linear and nonlinear T-S models for the Eastern North Atlantic from Argo data: Role of surface salinity observations. Deep Sea-Res. I, 56: 1605-1614
M.Talone, A.Camps, B.Mourre, R.Sabia, M.Vall-llossera, J.Gourrion, C.Gabarró, J.Font (2009) Simulated SMOS level 2 and 3 products: the effect of introducing ARGO data in the processing chain and its impact on the error induced by the vicinity of the coast. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 47 (9): 3041-3050
C.Gabarró, M.Portabella, M.Talone, J.Font (2009) Towards an optimal SMOS ocean salinity inversion algorithm. IEEE Geosci. Remote S., 6 (3): 509-513
A.Turiel, V.Nieves, E.Garcia-Ladona, J.Font, M.H.Rio, G.Larnicol (2009) The multifractal structure of satellite sea surface temperature maps can be used to obtain global maps of streamlines. Ocean Sci., 5: 447-460
S.Zine, J.Boutin, J.Font, N.Reul, P.Waldteufel, C.Gabarró, J.Tenerelli, F.Petitcolin, J.L.Vergely, M.Talone, S. Delwart (2008) Overview of the SMOS Sea Surface Salinity Prototype Processor. IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 46 (3): 621-645
J.Font, A.Camps, J.Ballabrera-Poy (2008) Microwave aperture synthesis radiometry: Setting the path for operational sea salinity measurement from space. In: Remote sensing of European seas(chapter 16), V.Barale, M.Gade Eds., Springer-Verlag: 223-238ISBN: 978-1-4020-6771-6
A.Camps, J.Font, M.Vall-llossera, I.Corbella, N.Duffo, F.Torres, S.Blanch, A.Aguasca, R.Villarino, C.Gabarró, L.Enrique, J.Miranda, R.Sabia, M.Talone (2008) Determination of the sea surface emissivity at L-band and application to SMOS salinity retrieval algorithms: Review of the contributions of the UPC-ICM, Radio Sci.., 43, RS3008, doi:10.1029/2007RS003728
C.Gabarró, J.Font, J.L.Miller, A.Camps, D.Burrage, J.Wesson, A.R.Piola (2008) The use of a semi-empirical emissivity model for a rough estimation of sea surface salinity from an airborne radiometer. Sci. Mar.,72(2): 329-336
M.V.Pastor, J.L.Pelegrí, A.Hernández-Guerra, J.Font, J.Salat, M.Emelianov (2008) Water and nutrient fluxes off Northwest Africa, Cont. Shelf. Res.,28 (7): 915-938
B.Mourre, J.Ballabrera-Poy, E.García-Ladona, J.Font (2008) Surface salinity response to changes in the model parameters and forcings in a climatological simulation of the eastern North-Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Model., 23: 21-32, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2008.03.002
S.Ruiz, D.Gomis, J.Font (2007) Recovery of North-East Atlantic temperature fields from profiling floats: determination of the optimal float number from sampling and instrumental error analysis. J. Marine Syst., 65: 212-223
J.Isern-Fontanet, A.Turiel, E.García-Ladona, J.Font (2007) Microcanonical multifractal formalism: application to the estimation of ocean surface velocities. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C05024, doi:10.1029/2006JC003878
P.M.Poulain, R.Barbanti, J.Font, A.Cruzado, C.Millot, I.Gertman, A.Griffa, A.Molcard, V.Rupolo, S.Le Bras, L. Petit de la Villeon (2007) MEDARGO: A drifting profiler program in the Mediterranean Sea. Ocean Sci., 3: 379-395
J.Font, P.Puig, J.Salat, A.Palanques, M.Emelianov (2007) Sequence of hydrographic changes in the NW Mediterranean deep water due to the exceptional winter 2005. Sci. Mar., 71(2): 339-346
J.Isern-Fontanet, E.García-Ladona, J.Font, A.García-Olivares (2006) Non-Gaussian velocity probability density functions: An altimetric perspective of the Mediterranean Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36(11): 2153-2164
J.Isern-Fontanet, E.García-Ladona, J.Font (2006) Vortices of the Mediterranean Sea: An altimetric perspective. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36(1): 87-103
M.Emelianov, J.Font, A.Turiel, C.Millot, J.Solé, P.M.Poulain, A.Julià, M.R.Vitrià (2006) Transformation of Levantine Intermediate Water tracked by MEDARGO floats in the Western Mediterranean. Ocean Sci., 2: 281-290
A.Palanques, E.García-Ladona, D.Gomis, J.Martín, M.Marcos, A.Pascual, P.Puig, J.M.Gili, M.Emelianov, S.Monserrat, J.Guillén, J.Tintoré, M.Segura, A.Jordi, S.Ruiz, G.Basterretxea, J.Font, D.Blasco, F.Pagès (2005) General patterns of circulation, sediment fluxes and ecology of the Palamós (La Fonera) submarine canyon, north western Mediterranean, Progr. Oceanogr., 66: 89-119
A.Turiel, J.Isern-Fontanet, E. García-Ladona, J.Font (2005) A multifractal method for the instantaneous evaluation of the stream function in geophysical flows, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95(10): 104502, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.104502
C.Gabarró, M.Vall-llossera, J.Font, A.Camps (2004) Determination of sea surface salinity and wind speed by L-band microwave radiometry from a fixed platform, Int. J. Remote Sens., 25(1): 111-128
C.Gabarró, J.Font, A.Camps, M.Vall-llossera, A.Julià (2004) A new empirical model of sea surface microwave emissivity for salinity remote sensing, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31: L01309, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018964
J.Font, G.Lagerloef, D.LeVine, A.Camps, O.Z.Zanifé (2004) The determination of surface salinity with the European SMOS space mission, IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 42(10): 2196-2205
J.Etcheto, E.Dinnat, J.Boutin, A.Camps, J.L.Miller, S.Contardo, J.Wesson, J.Font, D.Long (2004) Wind speed effect on L-band brightness temperature inferred from EuroSTARRS and WISE 2001 field experiments, IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 42(10): 2206-2213
J.Font, J.Isern-Fontanet, J.Salas (2004) Tracking a big anticyclonic eddy in the western Mediterranean Sea, Sci. Mar., 68(3): 331-342
J.Isern-Fontanet, J.Font, E.García-Ladona, M.Emelianov, C.Millot, I. Taupier-Letage (2004) Spatial structure of anticyclonic eddies in the Algerian basin (Mediterranean Sea) analyzed using the Okubo-Weiss parameter, Deep-Sea Res. II, 51: 3009-3028
A.Camps, J.Font, M.Vall-llossera, C.Gabarró, I.Corbella, N.Duffo, F.Torres, S.Blanch, A.Aguasca, R.Villarino, L.Enrique, J.Miranda, J.Arenas, A.Julià, J.Etcheto, V.Caselles, A.Weill, J.Boutin, S.Contardo, R.Niclós, R.Rivas, S.C.Reising,P.Wursteisen, M.Berger, M.Martín-Neira (2004) The WISE 2000 and 2001 field experiments in support of the SMOS mission: sea surface L-Band brightness temperature observations and their application to sea surface salinity retrieval, IEEE T. Geosci. Remote., 42(4): 804-823
E.Garcia-Gorriz, J.Candela, J.Font (2003) Near-inertial and tidal currents detected with a vessel mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler in the western Mediterranean Sea. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C5): 3164, 10.1029/2001JC001239
A.Ostrovskii, J.Font (2003) Advection and dissipation rates in the upper ocean mixed layer heat anomaly budget over the North Atlantic in summer. J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C12): 3376, 10.1029/2003JC001967
A.Camps, I.Corbella, M.Vall·llossera, N.Duffo, F.Torres, R.Villarino, L.Enrique, F.Julbe, J.Font, A.Julià, C.Gabarró, J.Etcheto, J.Boutin, A.Weill, E.Rubio, V.Caselles, P.Wursteisen, M.Martín-Neira (2003) L-band sea surface emissivity: Preliminary results of the WISE-2000 campaign and its application to salinity retrieval in the SMOS mission, Radio Sci., 38 (4): 10.1029/2002RS002629
J.Isern-Fontanet, E.Garcia-Ladona, J.Font (2003) Identification of marine eddies from altimetric maps, J. Atmosph. Ocean. Technol., 20 (5): 772-778
C.Bouzinac, J.Font, J.Johannessen (2003) Annual cycles of sea level and sea surface temperature in the western Mediterranean Sea, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C3): 3059, 10.1029/2002JC001365
J.Font, S.Rousseau, B.Shirasago, E.García-Górriz, R.L.Haney (2002) Mesoscale variability in the Alboran Sea: Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging of frontal eddies. J. Geophys. Res., 107(C6): 3059, 10.1029/2001JC000835
9. J.Salas, E.García-Ladona, J.Font [2001] Statistical analysis of the surface circulation in the Algerian Current using Lagrangian buoys. J. Mar. Sys., 29(1-4): 69-85
10. J.Ruiz, F. Echevarría, J. Font, S. Ruiz, E. García, J. M. Blanco, F. Jiménez-Gómez, L.Prieto, A. González-Alaminos, C.M. García, P. Cipollini, H. Snaith, A. Bartual, A. Reul, V. Rodríguez [2001] Surface distribution of chlorophyll, particles and gelbstoff in the Atlantic jet of the Alborán sea: from submesoscale to subinertial scales of variability. J. Mar. Sys., 29(1-4): 277-292
Y.H.Kerr, P.Waldteufel, J.P.Wigneron, J.M.Martinuzzi, J.Font, M.Berger (2001) Soil moisture retrieval from space: The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission . IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 39 (8): 1729-1735
7. Y.Kerr, J.Font, P.Waldteufel, A.Camps, J.Bará, I.Corbella, F.Torres, N.Duffo, M.Vall.llosera, G.Caudal [2000] Next generation radiometers: SMOS a dual pol L-band 2D aperture synthesis radiometer. In: IEEE 2000 Aerospace Conference Proceedings, Big Sky MO, March 18-25, USA, IEEE Catalog Number: 00TH8484C ISBN 0-7803-5846-5
5. M.V.Emelianov, C.Millot, J.Font, I.Taupier-Letage [1999] New data on Levantine Intermediate Water circulation in the western Mediterranean Sea. In: Oceanic Fronts and Related Phenomena. Konstantin Fedorov Memoryal Symposium Proceedings, Ed. A.Zatsepin, UNESCO, Paris, IOC Wokshop Report No. 159:132-137
1. C.Bouzinac, J.Font, C.Millot [1999] Hydrology and currents observed in the channel of Sardinia during the PRIMO-1 experiment from November 1993 to October 1994, J. Mar. Sys. 20(1-4): 333-355
4. M.V.Emelianov, E. García-Ladona, J.Font [1999] Small-scale Processes Activity and Levantine Intermediate Water Characteristics in the Western Mediterranean Sea. In: Oceanic Fronts and Related Phenomena. Konstantin Fedorov Memoryal Symposium Proceedings, Ed. A.Zatsepin, UNESCO, Paris, IOC Wokshop Report No. 159: 126-131
3. M.Astraldi, S.Balopoulos, J.Candela, J.Font, M.Gacic, G.P.Gasparini, B.Manca, A.Theocharis, J.Tintoré [1999] The role of straits and channels in understanding the characteristics of Mediterranean circulation, Progr. Oceanogr., 44(1-3): 65-108
2. U.Send, J.Font, G.Krahmann, C.Millot, M.Rhein, J.Tintoré [1999] Recent advances in observing the physical oceanography of the western Mediterranean Sea, Progr. Oceanogr. 44(1-3): 37-64

Created: 2001-10-16 Last Updated: 2016-06-16