Maria Vittoria Guarino
I study the atmosphere (lower- and upper- layers) and the coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system by means of numerical models. I am particularly interested in (and I have published about) atmospheric gravity waves propagation and breaking, and large-scale coupling between the atmosphere and the ocean.
My research at the ICTP concerns the coupling between the atmosphere and the ocean at the polar regions via sea ice. In particular, I look at how sea ice is affected by changes in the parameterised orographic gravity wave drag in current climate models.
On the topics of gravity wave modelling and climate at the polar regions I collaborate with researchers across various international institutions, among these: University of Leeds, UK Met Office, British Antarctic Survey.
2014 - 2017 GLIMFLO - Global to Local IMpacts of FLow over Orography (Phd Student)
2017 - 2020 Retreat of Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice, 127 000 years BP (Lead Post-doc)
2017 - 2021 CMIP6 - Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (Contributing Author to PMIP)
2020 - 2022 WAVECHASM - Wave-Induced Transport of Chemically Active Species in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (Research Fellow)
2022 - present WAVECHASM (Project Collaborator)
2022 - present Sensitivity of Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice to Orographic Gravity Wave Drag (Lead Researcher)