Om 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.
- the Regional Climate Group (RCG) of the University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)
- the Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación of Spanish National Research Council (CIDE-CSIC) (Valencia, Spain)
- the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) at the Politecnico and University of Turin (Turin, Italy).
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
Shifting of summertime weather extremes in Western Europe during the last
Evaluation of global terrestrial near-surface wind speed simulated by CMIP6 models and their future
Terrestrial Stilling Projected to Continue in the Northern Hemisphere
HomogWS-se: a century-long homogenized dataset of near-surface wind speed observations since 1925 rescued in
Changes of Southern Hemisphere westerlies in the future warming
Wind stilling-reversal across Sweden: The impact of land-use and large-scale atmospheric circulation
Climatology of Near-Surface Daily Peak Wind Gusts Across Scandinavia: Observations and Model
Uneven Warming Likely Contributed to Declining Near-Surface Wind Speeds in Northern China Between 1961 and
Global Near-Surface Wind Speed Changes over the Last Decades Revealed by Reanalyses and CMIP6 Model
Variability of Daily Maximum Wind Speed across China, 1975–2016: An Examination of Likely
Changes in near-surface winds across Sweden over the past decades - Observations and
Effects of sensor response and moving average filter duration on maximum wind gust
Near-surface mean and gust wind speeds in ERA5 across Sweden: towards an improved gust
Wind speed variability over the Canary Islands, 1948–2014: focusing on trend differences at the land–ocean interface and below–above the trade-wind inversion
Recent trends in wind speed across Saudi Arabia, 1978-2013: a break in the
Evaluating anemometer drift: A statistical approach to correct biases in wind speed
Homogenization and assessment of observed near-surface wind speed trends across Sweden,