Miguel Escudero Tellechea




Academia General Militar

Ctra. de Huesca s/n

50090 Zaragoza, SPAIN

Phone : +34 976 739852

Fax: +34 976 739824

E-mail: mescu@unizar.es


RESEARCH LINES: Atmospheric aerosols, Dispersion of atmospheric pollutants, Meteorology, Climate, Air Physics and Air quality management.





  • Degree in Physics, University of Saragossa (Spain)
  • Master in Science in Atmospheric Sciences, University of East Anglia (UK)
  • Certificate of Pedagogic Aptitude (CAP), University of Saragossa
  • Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA), Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Ph.D., University of Barcelona (Department of Astronomy and Meteorology) with European mention. Evaluation: Excellent "Cum laude" Title: "Suspended particulate matter and wet deposition fluxes in regional background stations of the Iberian Peninsula. A detailed study of African dust outbreaks" 



  • 2002-2006 Predoctoral fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology. Accomplished in the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.  
  • July 2006 - March 2007 Postdoctoral research contract at the Institute of Earth Sciences "Jaume Almera" from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
  • March 2008 - August 2011 Contract with Sociedad de Desarrollo Medioambiental de Aragón (SODEMASA) as Technical Assistant for the General Direction of Environmental Quality of the department of the Environment, Government of Aragon.
  • Since September 2011 Associate Professor of Physics and Mechanics at Centro Universitario de la Defensa (CUD).                



  • 2009-2011 Associated teacher of Physics and Fundamentals of Sports Physics, Department of Applied Physics, University of Saragossa.
  • Since 2011 Teacher of Physics and Mechanics, Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Zaragoza.



  • September 2010 Positive evaluation of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) for the figure of Assistant Doctor.
  • April 2012 Positive evaluation of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) for the figure of Private University Professor
  • April 2012 Positive evaluation of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) for the figure of Associate Professor



  • March 2007 - August 2011 Representative of the Autonomous Community of Aragon in meetings organised by the Spanish Ministry of the Environment: 

               - Air quality working group.
               - Air quality data and information exchange working group.
               - Validation of air quality data working group.



  • June 2012 Master in Research Thesis "Caracterización de materia mineral en aerosoles atmosféricos mediante espectroscopía de descomposición inducida por láser" by Eliana Gaspar. University of Zaragoza
  • In progress PhD Thesis "Determinación de metales en material particulado atmosférico mediante técnica LIBS" by Daniel Paulés
  • In progress PhD Thesis "Ozono en ámbitos urbanos de España" by Óscar Tapia




  • Escudero, M., S. Castillo, X. Querol, A. Avila, M. Alarcón, M.M. Viana, A. Alastuey, E. Cuevas, and S. Rodríguez (2005), Wet and dry African dust episodes over Eastern Spain, Journal of geophysical research, 110 (D18S08), 10.1029.
  • Escudero, M., A. Stein, R.R. Draxler, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, S. Castillo, and A. Avila (2006), Determination of the contribution of Northern Africa dust source areas to PM10 concentrations over Central Iberian Peninsula using the HYSPLIT model, Journal of geophysical research, 111 (D06210), 10.1029.
  • Escudero, M., X. Querol, A. Avila andE. Cuevas (2007), Origin of the exceedances of the European daily PM limit value in regional background areas of Spain, Atmospheric environment, 41, 730-744.
  • Escudero, M., X. Querol, J. Pey, A. Alastuey, F. Ferreira, E. Cuevas, and S. Alonso (2007), A methodology for the quantification of the net African dust load in air quality monitoring networks Atmospheric environment, 41, 5516-5524.
  • Escudero, M., A. Stein, R.R. Draxler, X. Querol, A. Alastuey, S. Castillo, and A. Avila (2011), Source apportionment for African dust outbreaks over the Western Mediterranean using the HYSPLIT model, Atmospheric research, 99 (3-4), 518-527.



  • Escudero, M. (2007), Intercomparison of PM10 levels between DIGITEL high-volume samplers and Kimoto monitors in air quality stations of the Autonomous Community of Aragon, February 2007.
  • Querol, X., A. Alastuey, M. Escudero, J. Pey, S. Castillo, N. Perez, F. Ferreira, N.Franco, F. Marques, E. Cuevas, S. Alonso, B. Artiñano, P. Salvador, J. de la Rosa, S.Jiménez, A. Cristobal, M. Pallares, and A. González (2007), Procedure for the identification of African natural episodes of PM10 and PM2.5, and demonstration of cause in reference to the exceedances of the PM10 daily limit value. Ministry of Environment of Spain and Ministry do Ambiente, Land do Territorio e Desenvolvimento Regional de Portugal, March 2007.
  • Identification of long range transport episodes with high levels of particulate matter in Spain, General Direction of Environmental Quality and Assessment, Ministry of the Environment, March 2007.
  • Air quality improvement plan in relation to the inmission levels of particulate matter in the town of Alcañiz, Boletin oficial de Aragon (BOA), 150, September 19, 2008.



  • 2013 "Evolución de la calidad del aire en zaragoza y en las ciudades españolas de más de 500.000 habitantes". Funded by Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza.
  • 2013 "Niveles de ozono a nivel territorial". Funded by Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza
  • 2013-2014 "Evaluación preliminar de los niveles de calidad del aire en zonas naturales protegidas de españa (AQ-NAT)".  Funded by Fundación Biodiversidad, MAGRAMA
  • 2014-2015 "Niveles de ozono troposférico en el centro nacional de adiestramiento de San Gregorio y su entorno".  Funded by CUD Zaragoza.



  • X. Querol, Alastuey A., S. Castillo, M. Escudero, Pey J., Ferreira F., N. Franco, F. Marques, "African Dust Outbreaks over Spain and Portugal: Phenomenology and procedure for the detection and subtraction Contributions of natural dust to PM10 and PM2.5. " Workshop on Natural Sources to PM Levels in Europe. Joint Research Centre, EC, Ispra, 12-13 October 2006.
  • "Environmental Quality. Particulates in suspension" Environmental engineering cycle. Polytechnic School, Huesca, December 10, 2008.
  • "Measurement of particles in air quality networks." Technical Conference on the status of the measurement techniques for PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 with respect to Directive 2008/50/EC, Madrid, June 16, 2009.



  • Design and implementation of air quality website of the Government of Aragon (http://www.aragonaire.es).
  • Co-author of the  


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