Paolo Davini

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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.

My Scholar profile is here and my nerdy Github account here



  • 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 archive.