Short CV/Education and training

  • I am an associate professor of meteorology at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana.

  • I received my BSc in physics and and MSc in atmospheric physics from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Zagreb and my PhD from the Department of Meteorology at the Stockholm University . The title of my doctoral dissertation was "Dynamical aspects of atmospheric data assimilation in the tropics". My post-doctoral fellowship was awarded by the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, where I worked on the large-scale dynamics and data assimilation.

Selected publications

  • Ceglar, A., L. Honzak, N. Žagar, G. Skok, R. Zabkar and J. Rakovec, 2014: Evaluation of precipitation in the ENSEMBLES regional climate models over the complex orography of Slovenia. Int. J. Climatology, in print.

  • Podglajen, A., Hertzog, A., Plougonven, R. and N. Žagar, 2014: Assessment of the accuracy of (re)analyses in the equatorial lower stratosphere. J. Geophys. Res. – Atmosphere, 119, 11166–11188, DOI: 10.1002/2014JD021849.

  • Cardinali, C., Žagar, N. , Radnoti, G., and Buizza, R., 2014: Representing model error in ensemble data assimilation. Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 21, 971-985, doi:10.5194/npg-21-971-2014.

  • Žagar, N. , L. Honzak, R. Žabkar, G. Skok, J. Rakovec, and A. Ceglar, 2013: Uncertainties in a regional climate model in the mid-latitudes due to the nesting technique and the domain size. J. Geophys. Res. – Atmosphere, 118, 6189–6199, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50525

  • Žagar, N. , L. Isaksen, D. Tan and J. Tribbia, 2013: Balance properties of the short-range forecast errors in the ECMWF 4D-Var ensemble. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 139, 1229-1238. DOI: 10.1002/qj.2033

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Modal analysis of atmospheric balance, predictability and climate

  • Mesoscale wind profiles and data assimilation for numerical weather prediction

  • Multivariate relationships between the aerosols, moisture and winds in four-dimensional data assimilation for the global monitoring for environment and security

  • Interpreting and forecasting Adriatic surface currents by an artificial brain

  • Next Generation of Young Scientists: Towards a Contemporary Spirit of Research and Innovations

  • Center of Excellence SPACE-SI

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Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • vice-chair of COST TN1301 SciGeneration,


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