My research looks into the implications that physical parametrization and diffusive processes have on high resolution non-hydrostatic climate models and the large scale circulations they develop. I am working with ICON, the Icosahedral and non-hydrostatic climate model of the German Weather Service and the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, to understand the implications and optimal ways to setup its damping and physical parameterizations for kilometer scale simulations.
- Ortega, Sebastián, Peter J. Webster, Violeta Toma, and Hai‐Ru Chang. "The effect of potential vorticity fluxes on the circulation of the tropical upper troposphere." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 144, no. 712 (2018): 848-860.
- Ortega, Sebastián, Peter J. Webster, Violeta Toma, and Hai-Ru Chang. "Quasi-biweekly oscillations of the South Asian monsoon and its co-evolution in the upper and lower troposphere." Climate Dynamics 49 (2017): 3159-3174.
- Ortega Arango, Sebastián. "The planetary scale circulation of the upper tropical troposphere and its influence on tropical weather." PhD diss., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016.
- Ph.D. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)
- M.Sc. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)
- B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2010)