Ugo Cortesi

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy


Ugo Cortesi was born on August 19, 1966. He obtained a 4-year Undergraduate degree in physics (Laurea in fisica) from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1993; a 2-year Graduate degree in optics (Specializzazione in ottica) from Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Florence, Italy, in 1995. Dr. Cortesi currently works as a Research Scientist at The “Nello Carrara” Institute of Applied Physics of the Italian National Research Council (IFAC-CNR). His occupational field is atmospheric science research. Since 2006, he has worked as a researcher in the atmospheric radiative transfer modelling. His work responsibilities include the development and application of forward and inverse models for sensitivity studies and processing of nadir and limb sounding measurements of the Earth’s atmosphere in the spectral range from mm wave to mid-IR. From 2003 to 2004, he served as a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His activities included the study of the water vapour continuum in the FIR spectral region and the validation of geophysical products of MIPAS and SCIAMACHY spectrometers aboard the ENVISAT satellite. From 2001 to 2006, he was a researcher in the remote-sensing of atmospheric chemistry and physics, FT spectroscopy in the FIR and sub-mm, and scientific coordination of satellite validation activities with stratospheric aircraft. From 1996 to 2001 he held a temporary position as a researcher in the airborne campaigns for the study of stratospheric O3 chemistry and observation of minor atmospheric constituents by FT-FIR spectroscopy. From 1996 to 2001, he served as a research fellow in the development, integration, and testing of an FT-FIR spectrometer for atmospheric composition measurements from high altitude aircraft. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Cortesi was a research fellow in the design and development of an FT-FIR spectrometer for atmospheric composition measurements from high altitude aircraft and feasibility study for an mm-wave satellite sensor. From 1993 to 1994, he served as a technical and scientific consultant in the FT spectroscopy for atmospheric emission measurements in the FIR: instrument design and application; and stratospheric-balloon observation of minor atmospheric constituents.

Biography Updated on 2 November 2012

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