About

Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018.
BIO

I received my PhD in Climate Dynamics and Oceanography with minor in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, in 2018. My research activity is largely directed towards understanding the mechanisms that generate decadal-scale climate variability and climate change in the Pacific Ocean. During my PhD I diagnosed the role of extra-tropical El Niño precursor dynamics (e.g., Meridional Modes) in generating tropical decadal variability, and examined different mechanisms through which changes in mean state associated with anthropogenic forcing impact the dynamics of Meridional Modes. More recently, in view of recent studies that highlighted the importance of inter-basin linkages in determining the phase evolution of the Pacific decadal variability, I expanding my Ph.D. research to include the role of inter-basin interactions. Specifically, I investigated the influence of inter-basin tropical sea surface temperatures on a Walker-like circulation using both realistic and idealized modelling frameworks, which is necessary because of the complexity of the interactions that characterize this circulation. Aside from my main research topic, I have great interest in ocean modeling, regional climate modeling, climate extremes, and paleoclimatology.