Annalisa Cherchi, in 2004, got a Ph.D. degree in geophysics with a thesis titled "The Asian Monsoon System and Its Teleconnections" at Bologna University, Bologna, Italy. Her professional experience started in 1999 with research collaboration contracts at the National Research Council (CNR) in Bologna. In 2000 she moved to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) in Bologna as a technical collaborator for research activities, where in 2003 she got a permanent position. During that period she has been in charge of the management of the computing activity of the Bologna division. In the same period she started the research activity of her Ph.D. degree, which was concluded in 2004. In 2006 she has been involved in the activity of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) in Bologna where she is still working as scientist and leader of the earth system modeling research unit. Her scientific activity focuses mainly on the climate variability of the tropical sector with specific emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region, where the dominant events are the Asian summer monsoon and the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and their teleconnections. Another aspect of her research activity is dedicated to the study of the climate system and the processes associated with climatic states different from the present. From October 2008 to September 2012, she has been the PI for the CMCC activities within the CLARIS-LPB FP7 EU-project for the studies associated with long-term climate variations and extremes over South East South America (SESA). From February 2012, she is the PI for the CMCC activities within INDO-MARECLIM INCO project for the studies of the Indian summer monsoon and the influence of the Indian Ocean and its teleconnection. From 2008 to 2012, she held a class on introduction to atmospheric sciences within the SGCC Ph.D. at Ca'Foscari University in Venice, Italy, and in 2013 she held a class on general circulation models: atmosphere in the same Ph.D. program.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2016