Research Interests

Large-scale atmospheric dynamics and variability from decadal to longer timescales, with an emphasis on Hadley Circulation in paleoclimate simulations and future scenarios. Monsoon dynamics. Atmospheric hydrological cycle. Paleoclimate simulations and sensitivity experiments. 

 

Academic

POST-DOC, MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR METEOROLOGY, HAMBURG, GERMANY – 11/2016 - present

PAlaeo-Constraints on Monsoon Evolution and Dynamics project under the supervision of Dr. Johann Jungclaus, Jochem Marotzke’s Group, Ocean in the Earth System Department.

AFFILIATED SCIENTIST AT EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE – 2014 – 2017. CSP – Climate Simulation and Prediction Division led by Dr. Silvio Gualdi.

GUEST SCIENTIST, BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, MELBOURNE, Australia – 10/2018 Climate DynamicsCollaborators Dr Hanh Nguyen and Dr Aurel Moise.

ACADEMIC GUEST, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, PASADENA, US – 12/2016 Climate Dynamics. Supervisor Prof. Tapio Schneider.

ACADEMIC GUEST, ETH ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND – 2015/2016 Climate Dynamics. Supervisor Prof. Tapio Schneider. 

PH.D STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF SALENTO, LECCE, ITALY – 2013/2016 Climate Dynamics. Thesis: Response of the Hadley Circulation to climate change. Supervisor Prof. Piero Lionello.

M.SC, PARTHENOPE UNIVERSITY, NAPLES, ITALY – 2009/2012 Science and Technologies of the Navigation (Climatology) - summa cum laude. Thesis: Relationship between Sahel Rainfall and Mediterranean Summer Climate. Supervisors: Prof. Giannetta Fusco and Prof. Giorgio Budillon.

B.SC, PARTHENOPE UNIVERSITY, NAPLES, ITALY – 2004/2009 Oceanography and Meteorology, magna cum laude. Thesis: Doppler Radar, Tornadoes and Storm Chasing in the US. Supervisor: Prof. Giannetta Fusco.

 

Work Experience

TEACHING, DE MARCO-VALZANI HIGH SCHOOL, BRINDISI, ITALY – 2015-2016 – Maths and Physics. 

TEACHING, CRISTOFORO COLOMBO HIGH SCHOOL, T. DEL GRECO, ITALY – 2012-2013 –  Maritime Science.

ONLINE SURVEYOR, RESEARCH VESSELS (Italian National Council of Research) – 2006/11, 2007/07, 2010/11, 2011/05. Geophysical data acquisition. Multibeam, chirp, sparker.

 

Fellowships & Awards

Early Career Scientist Best Poster Award, SPARC General Assembly, Kyoto (1 - 5 October 2018): Moisture budget decomposition and mechanisms behind monsoon response in the mid-Holocene and future climate scenario.

Green Cross Italy, Naples (May 2018). Women in Science: Award for academic career and scientific activity.

PAGES Open Science Meeting financial support, Spain (May 2017).

 

Publications

D’Agostino R, Bader J., Bordoni S., Ferreira D., Jungclaus J.: Northern Hemisphere monsoon response to mid-Holocene orbital forcing and greenhouse-induced global warming. Geophysical Research Letters (submitted).

D’Agostino R, Lionello P., Adam O., Schneider T., 2017: Factors controlling Hadley Circulation changes from the Last Glacial Maximum to the end of the 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters.

D’Agostino R. and Lionello P., 2017: Evidence of global warming impact on the evolution of the Hadley Circulation in ECMWF centennial reanalyses. Climate Dynamics

 

Seminars

D’Agostino R, 2018: Past and future response of Cross-equatorial Hadley Circulation and monsoon dynamics: the mid-Holocene does not represent an analogue for future warming at:

  • Meteorological Research Institute (Tsukuba, Japan)
  • University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Bureau of Meteorology (Melbourne, Australia)
  • University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)

 

D’Agostino R, 2017: Hadley circulation extent and strength in a wide range of simulated climates at:

  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, CMCC (Lecce, Italy) 
  • Parthenope University (Naples, Italy)

 

D’Agostino R, 2016: Hadley circulation extent and strength in a wide range of simulated climates at:

  • ETH Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland)

 

D’Agostino R, 2015: Oceanography of marginal seas and the coastal zone at University of Salento, Italy.