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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.

Now is a Faculty member at the Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, IOCAG

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, sea-breeze development and Tropical Meteorology).

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


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


  • 1997 
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Meteorology