Branko Grisogono

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Branko Grisogono received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics (geophysics with meteorology) from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, Reno, USA, in physics (physics of the atmosphere) in 1992. After a short postdoctoral period, he moved to the Department of Meteorology at Uppsala University, Sweden, combining his experience in boundary-layer (BL) physics and wave dynamics through numerical mesoscale modeling and asymptotic methods. As he became an Associate Professor there in 1997, he moved to the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University where he remained until 2003 working on mesoscale and BL dynamics, especially on waves and turbulence in stable BLs and severe downslope windstorms. There he also taught a few courses, supervised students, and became a Member of Tellus Advisory Board. He continued his work on coastal and mountain meteorology at the Department of Geophysics, University of Zagreb, Croatia, at the end of 2003, teaching a few courses and tutoring several Ph.D. students at the department and the Croatian Weather Service. Coorganizing a few conferences and workshops and reviewing for peer-journals and funding agencies, he became a Guest Coeditor for special issues of Meteorologische Zeitschrift and Boundary-Layer Meteorology in 2006 and 2007, respectively. He became an Editorial Board Member of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics and Geofizika, and a Full Professor and a Member of ICAM Steering Committee. His main contributions pertain to airflow over double bell-shaped mountains, inclusion of the WKB method into geophysical BL studies, Coriolis effects on sloped BLs, behind orographic-wave breaking, mixing length-scale over sloped terrain, and so forth.

Biography Updated on 11 September 2008

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