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Lorenzo Minola

Postdoctor

Department of Earth
Sciences
Visiting address
Guldhedsgatan 5a
41320 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 460
40530 Göteborg

Associate Researcher

Department of Earth
Sciences
Visiting address
Guldhedsgatan 5a
41320 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 460
40530 Göteborg

About Lorenzo Minola

Research interest: Changes in extreme winds and their impact on coastal areas across mid- and high- European latitudes (title of my current postdoctoral project)

After completing my Ph.D. on changes in near-surface winds across Sweden, and after my first postdoc on the modelling of near-surface winds across the Tibetan Plateau, I am now conducting a 3-years International Postdoc granted by the Swedish Research Council (VR).

This postdoctoral project aims at increasing the knowledge of changes and variations in extreme winds under global warming and to quantify their impacts on sea level changes across the Baltic and western Mediterranean Sea regions. With this overall aim, three specific objectives are defined to identify changes in extreme winds and evaluate their impact on sea level rise:

  • to rescue and homogenize of extreme wind observation;
  • to assess and attribute changes and variabilities in observed and simulated extreme wind datasets;
  • to quantify and risk assess the impact of extreme wind variability on sea level changes.

Research groups

During this 3-years project, I will mostly be located at the DIST in Turin (Italy), and visit the CIDE-CSIC in Valencia for 6 months..

Keywords for my research: Mean and gust wind speed, extreme wind speed, sea level rise, climate change, stilling-reversal phenomena, regional climate models, climate reanalyses, extratropical cyclones, risk assessment