Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992
    PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, USA

  • 1992 – 2002
    Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany. Founded the Middle and Upper Atmosphere Group

  • 2002 – 2006
    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna, Italy

  • 2006 – 2009
    Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Bologna, Italy; and Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Bologna, Italy.

  • Since 2010
    Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Reichler, T., J. Kim, E. Manzini, and J. Kröger, 2012: A stratospheric connection to Atlantic climate variability, Nature Geoscience, Letters, doi:10.1038/ngeo1586, published online.

  • Karpechko, A.Y. and E. Manzini, 2012: Stratospheric influence on tropospheric climate change in the Northern Hemisphere. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05133, doi:10.1029/ 2011JD017036.

  • Manzini, E., C. Cagnazzo, P.G. Fogli, A. Bellucci and W. Müller, 2012: Stratosphere – Troposphere coupling at inter-decadal time scales: Implications for the North Atlantic Ocean Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L05801, doi:10.1029/2011GL050771

  • Johns, T.C., J.-F. Royer, I. Höschel, H. Huebener, E. Roeckner, E. Manzini, W. May, J.-L. Dufresne, O.H. Otterå, D.P. van Vuuren, D. Salas y Melia, M. Giorgetta, S. Denvil, S. Yang, P.G. Fogli, J. Körper, J.F. Tjiputra, E. Stehfest, C.D. Hewitt, 2011: Climate change under aggressive mitigation: the ENSEMBLES multi-model experiment. Climate Dynamics, 37, 1975-2003. DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1005-5.

  • Cagnazzo, C., and E. Manzini, 2009: Impact of the startosphere on the winter tropospheric teleconnections between ENSO and the North Atlantic and European Region. J. Climate 22, 1223-1238. DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2549.1.

  • Manzini, E., M.A. Giorgetta, M. Esch, L. Kornblueh, and E. Roeckner, 2006: The influence of sea surface temperatures on the Northern winter stratosphere: Ensemble simulations with the MAECHAM5 model. J. Climate, 19, 3863-3881.

  • Manzini, E., B. Steil, C. Brühl, M.A. Giorgetta, and K. Krüger, A new interactive chemistry-climate model: 2. Sensitivity of the middle atmosphere to ozone depletion and increase in greenhouse gases and implications for recent stratospheric cooling. 2003: J. Geophys. Res., 108(D14), 4429, DOI: 10.1029/2002JD002977

  • Giorgetta, M.A., E. Manzini, and E. Roeckner, 2002: Forcing of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation from a broad spectrum of atmospheric waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(8), DOI: 10.1029/ 2002GL014756.

Selected projects

  • SPARC DynVar: Modelling the Dynamics and Variability of the Stratosphere-Troposphere System. The DynVar Activity is part of the Stratospheric Process and their Role in Climate Project (SPARC). SPARC is a core project of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

  • COMBINE: Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection. COMBINE is a collaborative and large-scale integrating project of the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Coordinator of the SPARC/DynVar Activity: Modelling the Dynamics and Variability of the Stratosphere-Troposphere System. SPARC is a core project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

  • Member of the International Commission on the Middle Atmosphere (ICMA/IAMAS), 2008-2012

  • Member of the International Space Science Institute International Team: The Gravity Wave Project: Merging Space- and Ground-based Observational Constraints for Gravity Wave Parameterizations in Climate Models, 2010 – 2011

  • Member of the Scientific Steering Group of SPARC/WCRP, 2005 – 2010

  • Member of the Panel Review for the Report of the World Meteorological Organization / United Nations Environment Programme: Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, 2006 and 2010


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