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Laura Mariotti

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Assegni di ricerca


PhD in Physics at L’Aquila University in collaboration with the ICTP of Trieste (Italy)


Degree in Physics at L’Aquila University



Mar 2016 - present


Post-Doc (Assegno di ricerca) c/o Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C - 34010 - Sgonico ( TS ) - Italy

Aug 2010-Feb 2016

Post-Doc c/o The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste Italy

Jan 2008 - Jul 2010

Fellowship c/o The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical
Physics (ICTP), Trieste Italy


Skills & Interests: 

·      Data Assimilation

·      Climate change impact studies in different countries

·      Water resources studies

·      Calibration and modeling of the regional climate model REGCM

·      Calibration and modeling of the CETEMPS Hydrological Model  CHyM


Major projects: 

·      MASSIMILI: development of a multi-data assimilation scheme to integrate Bio-Argo floats data with Ocean Colour satellite data into the biogeochemical modelling systems of the CMEMS Monitoring and Forecasting Centres.

·      CORDEX: climate simulations over Africa and South Asia

·      NEXTDATA: climate scenario simulations over different domains; census of climate simulations


·      ACQWA: climate scenario simulations and hydrology simulations over the Alps

·      EU-INDIA GRID: scientific collaborations to address new e-Infrastructure for Climate Change from Europe to India

·      ENSEMBLE: climate simulations over Africa

·      WATCH: Land-use change experiment over the Sahel Region

PUBLICATIONS  [ HI Google Scholar 17]

  • Cossarini G., L. Mariotti, L. Feudale, A Mignot, S. Salon, V. Taillandier, A. Teruzzi, F. D'Ortenzio, 2018 " Towards operational 3D-Var assimilation of chlorophyll Biogeochemical-Argo float data into a biogeochemical model of the Mediterranean Sea"  Ocean Modelling
  • Nikulin, G., C. Lennard, A. Dosio, E. Kjellström, Y. Chen, A. Hänsler, M. Kupiainen, R. Laprise, L. Mariotti, C. Fox Maule, E. van Meijgaard, Panitz, Hans-Jürgen, J. Scinocca, S. Somot, 2018 "The effects of 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on Africa in the CORDEX ensemble" Special Issue in Environmental Research Letters
  • Sitz LE, F Di Sante, R Farneti, R Fuentes‐Franco, E Coppola, L Mariotti, M Reale, G Sannino, M Barreiro, R Nogherotto, G Giuliani, G Graffino, C Solidoro, G Cossarini, F Giorgi, 2017: "Description and evaluation of the Earth System Regional Climate Model (RegCM-ES) " J. of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9, 1863–1886, DOI: 10.1002/2017MS000933
  • Querin, S., M. Bensi, V. Cardin,
C. Solidoro, S. Bacer, L. Mariotti, F. Stel, and V. Malacˇicˇ, 2016: "Saw-tooth modulation of the deep-water thermohaline properties in the southern Adriatic Sea", J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/ 2015JC011522.
  • Diallo I., Giorgi F., Déme A., Mariotti L., Sylla MB., Tall M., Gaye AT, 2016: "Projected changes of summer monsoon extremes and hydroclimatic regimes over West Africa for the twenty-first century", Climate Dynamics, pp 1-24, DOI 10.1007/s00382-016-3052-4
  • Sushil K. Dash, Saroj K. Mishra, Kanhu Charan Pattnayak, Ashu Mamgain, Laura Mariotti, Erika Coppola, Filippo Giorgi, Graziano Giuliani, 2014: "Projected seasonal mean summer monsoon over India and adjoining regions for the twenty-first century"Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 11/2014, DOI: DOI 10.1007/s00704-014-1310-0
  • L. Mariotti, I. Diallo, E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, 2013: “Seasonal and intraseasonal changes of African monsoon climates in 21st century CORDEX projections”. Climatic Change  Change July 2014, Volume 125, Issue 1, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1097-0
  • E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, F. Raffaele, R. Fuentes-Franco, G. Giuliani, M. LLopart-Pereira, Ashu Mamgain, L. Mariotti, G.Tefera Diro and C. Torma, 2013: “The bias and climate change signal in the Phase I CREMA experiment”. Climatic Change July 2014, Volume 125, Issue 1,  DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1137-9
  • F. Giorgi,E. Coppola, F. Raffaele, G.Tefera Diro, R. Fuentes-Franco, G. Giuliani, A. Mamgain. M. LLopart-Pereira, L. Mariotti and C. Torma, 2013: “Changes in extremes and hydroclimatic regimes in the CREMA ensemble projections”. Climatic Change July 2014, Volume 125, Issue 1,  DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1117-0
  • P. Brandmayr, Giorgi F., Casale A., Colombetta G., Mariotti L., Vigna Taglianti A., Weber F. and Pizzolotto R., 2013: “Hypogean carabid beetles as indicators of global warming?” Environ. Res. Lett. 8 (2013) DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044047
  • Nogherotto R., E. Coppola, F. Giorgi and L. Mariotti, 2013: “Impact of deforestation of the Congo Basin on the African monsoon climates”. Atmospheric Science Letters. 14: 45–51 DOI: 10.1002/asl.416
  • M.B. Sylla, F. Giorgi, E. Coppola, L.Mariotti, 2012: “Uncertainties in daily rainfall over Africa: assessment of gridded observation products and evaluation of a regional climate model simulation”. International Journal of Climatology DOI: 10.1002/joc.3551
  • E. Coppola, F. Giorgi, L. Mariotti, X. Bi, 2012: “RegT-Band: a tropical band version of RegCM4”. Climate Research, vol.52. DOI: 10.3354/cr01018
  • V.S. Nair, F. Solmon, F. Giorgi, L. Mariotti, S. Suresh Babu and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2012: “Simulation of South Asian aerosols for regional climate studies”. Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 117, D04209, 17 PP., DOI:10.1029/2011JD016711
  • Giorgi F., E.Coppola, F.Solmon, L.Mariotti, et al., 2012: “RegCM4: Model description and preliminary tests over CORDEX domains”. Climate Research, vol.52 DOI: 10.3354/cr01018
  • Mariotti L., E. Coppola, M.B.Sylla, F.Giorgi and C.Piani, 2011:"Regional climate model simulation of projected 21st century climate change over an all Africa domain: Comparison analysis of nested and driving model results"Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.116, D15111, DOI:10.1029/2010JD015068
  • F. Giorgi, E.-S. Im, E. Coppola, N.S. Diffenbaugh, X.J. Gao, L. Mariotti, Y. Shi: “Higher hydroclimate intensity with global warming.”, Journal of Climate, vol.24. DOI: 10.1175/2011JCLI3979.1
  • Sylla M.B, E.Coppola, L. Mariotti, F. Giorgi, P.M.Ruti, A.Dell’Aquila and X. Bi, 2010: “Multiyear simulation of the African climate using a regional climate model (RegCM3) with the high resolution ERA-Interim reanalysis.” Climate Dynamics, vol. 35, pp231-247, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-009-0613-9.
  • E. Coppola, B. Tomassetti, L. Mariotti, M. Verdecchia and G. Visconti,   Cellular automata algorithms for drainage network extraction and rainfall data assimilation, Hydrological Science Journal, June 2007. Vol. 52, N.3 pp. 579-592.


CO-ORGANIZER of the Workshop

  • April-May 2015 - 3nd Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in Face of Hydroclimatological Extremes and Variability: "CHyM around the world " (talk)     Gave tutorial: the CETEMPS Hydrological Model CHyM  and the graphical tools.
  • May 2013 - CO-ORGANIZER Conference 2nd Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in a Climate Change Scenarios: "Climate change impact on water resources for several river basins: a European, Asian and African case study" (talk)  Gave tutorial of: the CETEMPS Hydrological Model CHyM  and the graphical tools
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Spoken languages: 
Italian (native); English