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Giovanni Liguori

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Academic discipline: GEO/12 Oceanography and Physics of the Atmosphere

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I received my PhD in Climate Dynamics and Oceanography with minor in Applied Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, in 2018. During my doctoral studies, I investigated the mechanisms that generate interannual to decadal-scale climate variability and climate change in the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, 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. In view of recent studies that highlighted the importance of inter-basin linkages in determining the phase evolution of the Pacific decadal variability, I expanded my research to include the role of inter-basin interactions (work carried out as a research fellow at Monash University, Australia. Aside from my main research topic, Climate Variability, I have great interest in ocean modeling, regional climate modeling, climate extremes, and paleoclimatology.


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Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali
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