Modelling weather & climate: challenges and applications.

Date: March 10, 2023 - at 02.30 PM (Italian time)Where: Aula Rostagni, Via Paolotti 9, 35131, Padova

Understanding and predicting the weather and climate variability is fascinating as much as challenging. Here we highlight some of the key aspects associated with the study of this subject, and describe the hierarchy of models that are currently employed to disentangle such a complex problem. The potential applications will also be discussed, with a specific focus on the energy sector.

conference speaker

Dr. Giacomo Masato, Ph.D

Giacomo graduated in physics at the University of Padua in 2006, with a thesis on the Rossby waves vertical propagation and their role in the onset of the Sudden Stratospheric Warmings. He then moved to the UK where he continued his studies at the Department of Meteorology (University of Reading). He spent many years studying the large-scale circulation at the mid-latitudes and he collaborated, among others, with Prof Sir Brian Hoskins, one of the world leading figures in atmospheric physics. In 2015 he moved to the private sector, first in the UK and subsequently in Italy. He now works for Illumia, a retailer company within the energy space, and leads the analytical department of the firm, where his team develops statistical and fundamental models to predict the weather and energy behaviour.