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Michela Biasutti

Lamont Associate Research Professor

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W - P.O. BOX 1000
Palisades, NY 10964-8000

phone:     845.365.8512
fax:         845.365.8736
biasutti 'at' ldeo.columbia.edu

My academic history:  I graduated with a "laurea" diploma in physics from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 1995. After short stints at COLA (Calverton, MD) and IMGA (Modena, Italy, now INVG),  I went to Seattle for  graduate school.     I received my MS (2000) and PhD (2003) from the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Washington. David Battisti and Ed Sarachik were my advisors.

Since January 2004 I work at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, first as a post-doc under the supervision of Adam Sobel and Yochanan Kushnir, and from 2007 as a Doherty Associated Research Scientist and Lamont Associate Research Professor.

Current research interests:

Precipitation extremes in TRMM data (with Adam Sobel)

Future changes in the seasonal cycle: Mechanisms and Implications (with Adam Sobel)

Detection and Attribution of 20th Century Drying of the Tropical Atlantic Sector (with Mingfang Ting and Alessandra Giannini)

Mechanisms of 21st Century Changes in Sahel Precipitation in the CMIP3 Climate Models (with Adam Sobel)

Forcing Mechanisms for Tropical Rainfall in GCMs (with Yochanan Kushnir and Adam Sobel)

CV and Journal Publications

WORKSHOP ON SAHEL CLIMATE CHANGE Columbia University, New York, March 19-21 2007

Upcoming: Workshop on MONSOONS and ITCZs Columbia University, New York, September 15-19, 2015