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Dr Massimo Bollasina

Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland College Park
Surface and Aerosol Effects on the South Asian Monsoon Hydroclimate
Doctor of Science, Department of Physics, University of Milan
Study of Transport, Dispersion, and Precipitation of Effluents from Cooling Towers

Professional Qualifications

Associate Research Scholar, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland College Park
Visiting Scientist, Experimental Climate Prediction Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Researcher, Epson Meteo Center, Milan

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseAerosol-Circulation-Precipitation Interactions, Regional Hydroclimate Variability and Change, Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Regional and Global Climate Modeling of the Atmosphere

Current Research Interests

The overarching goal of my research is to shed light on mechanisms and physical processes controlling (past and future, observed and simulated) changes in regional hydroclimate at seasonal to interdecadal time scales (and beyond). While one objective is to reduce the current uncertainty related to anthropogenic aerosol forcing, I aim at comprehensively investigating the (non-linear) relationships with other anthropogenic forcing agents (e.g., greenhouse gases, land-use changes) and with the underlying natural climate variability. I am interested in conducting studies in a multidisciplinary framework, in which the interactions between climate and other disciplines (e.g., air quality, ecosystems and environment, water and energy management) are also investigated. To achieve these goals, I use a variety of tools, from observations to a range of models of various complexities, supported by a solid theoretical analysis.

Research activities & awards

  1. Advances in Meteorology (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  2. Climate Variability and Change Committee

    Activity: ConsultancyContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

  3. James Holton Award Committee

    Activity: ConsultancyContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

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