I am a climatologist with a physics background, at CNR-ISAC since 2017. My scientific interest is mainly devoted to the extratropical climate variability, with a special eye on the ability of Global Climate Models in reproducing spatial and temporal modes of variability (as atmospheric blocking or the North Atlantic Oscillation) and their related climate extremes. I participate in the development of the EC-Earth Earth System Model and I have been the CNR responsible for the EC-Earth CMIP6 integrations that will be part of the next IPCC report.
Current interests involve:
- Mid-latitude climate variability, atmospheric blocking and extreme events.
- Global climate model development, tuning and evaluation.
- The role of surface drag in shaping the North Atlantic jet streams.
- Stratocumulus clouds dynamics and transport evaluated with Large Eddy Simulations.
- Northern Hemisphere teleconnections (e.g. NAO, AMV, stratosphere-troposphere coupling) and their representation in climate models.
- Snowboard and traveling aren't that bad, either.
- An outreach project for the Italian audience, noncivuoleunascienza: amazing drawings to explain science concepts!
- Oct 2021: Have you ever thought about the influence that climate variability might had on plants reproduction, also from an evolutionary perspective? A new amazing paper is out!
- May 2021: How much the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns impacted the climate? Our paper on GRL is here!
- Feb 2021: The official EC-Earth3 paper is now on GMD here for discussion!
- Jan 2021: Our new work on seasonal predicton of atmospheric blocking in the ECMWF seasonal forecast is out here on QJRMS!
- Aug 2020: Our new paper on atmospheric blocking in CMIP6 models is out here on Journal of Climate!
- Mar 2020: A scientific exercise to forecast the evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak is online here.
- Nov 2019: All CMIP6 simulations are completed and published on the esgf-cnr.hpc.cineca.it archive.