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GOTHAM Investigators

Prof. Lesley Gray

Lead PI

University of Oxford and National Centre for Atmospheric Science

United Kingdom

  Dr Scott Osprey

Project Coordinator

University of Oxford and National Centre for Atmospheric Science

United Kingdom

  Dr Dim Coumou

Partner PI

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Vrije Universitiet Amsterdam

Germany and Netherlands

Dr Reik Donner

Partner PI

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Germany

Reik Donner holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics/Nonlinear Dynamical Systems from the University of Potsdam. After different postdoctoral positions, he is currently leading a research group at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, where he and his team are developing complex systems concepts for investigating the causes and consequences of past, present and future climate change.

  Prof. Eric Guilyardi

Partner PI

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

France

  Dr Raghavan Krishnan

Partner PI

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)

India

  Dr Francois Lott

Partner PI

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

France

  Dr Sarah Sparrow

Data Manager

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

  Dr Ramesh Vellore

Partner PI

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)

India

  Prof. David Wallom

Data Director

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Dr Shingo Watanabe

Partner PI

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Japan

Shingo Watanabe has a PhD in Earth and Planetary Science from the Kyushu University. He is currenty leading the department of seamless enviromental prediction research at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

  Dr Bo Wu

Partner PI

Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP)

China

GOTHAM Researchers

Giorgia de Capua

Researcher

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Germany

Giorgia Di Capua has a BSc (2012) and a MSc in Physics (2014) from the University of Turin and I am currently a PhD student at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the VU University of Amsterdam. During her master thesis, she developed a new metric to measure the meandering of mid-tropospheric planetary waves, and assess whether large meandering states (often associated with extreme weather events) have increased in the last decades. In 2016 she started my PhD within the GOTHAM WP 4, under the supervision of Dr Dim Coumou, Prof. Bart van den Hurk and Dr Reik Donner. Her PhD focuses on the study of far-away causal drivers of the Indian summer monsoon (ISM) rainfall and the interaction of the mid-latitude flow with the ISM circulation system, with a particular focus on extreme rainfall events. Applying a new causal discovery algorithm, it is possible to identify casual precursors of the ISM rainfall over different regions and at different time scales and use these precursors to build a seasonal forecasting model.

Eftychia (Efi) Rousi

Researcher

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Germany

I am a Geographer with a master and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2015 I moved to Germany to work as a postdoc, first at the Meteorology Institute of Freie Univestität Berlin, and currently in the research group of Dim Coumou, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, for the GOTHAM project. My work has focussed on climate variability, atmospheric teleconnections -particularly the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Mediterranean climate, extreme events, etc. In GOTHAM, I work for WP4, looking at different patterns of variability in the North Atlantic, including atmosphere and ocean, using machine learning and clustering techniques and trying to understand their interaction and also their alterations under a changing climate. I am trying to disentangle the drivers and effects of the warming hole over the North Atlantic (often referred to as “cold blob”), and to study its impacts on weather and climate, including extremes events, over Europe and North America. I am also working on a spatial consideration of the NAO pattern, taking into account different NAO spatial flavors and examining their varied effects on climate of the Northern Hemisphere.

Yann Planton

Researcher

Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)

France

 

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