Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr. Massimo Bollasina

Department / group: School of Geosciences
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Research interests:

The overarching goal of my research is to shed light on mechanisms and physical processes controlling (past and future, observed and simulated) changes in regional hydroclimate at seasonal to interdecadal time scales (and beyond). While one objective is to reduce the current uncertainty related to anthropogenic aerosol forcing, I aim at comprehensively investigating the (non-linear) relationships with other anthropogenic forcing agents (e.g., greenhouse gases, land-use changes) and with the underlying natural climate variability. I am interested in conducting studies in a multidisciplinary framework, in which the interactions between climate and other disciplines (e.g., air quality, ecosystems and environment, water and energy management) are also investigated. To achieve these goals, I use a variety of tools, from observations to a range of models of various complexities, supported by a solid theoretical analysis.

Career history:

Present: Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Active research projects:

Securing Multidisciplinary UndeRstanding and Prediction – Hegerl, G. & Bollasina, M. 1/12/15-31/03/16, NERC

Global Dynamics of Climate Variability and Change (WP2) – Bollasina, M. 1/07/15-31/03/16, other

Attribution analysis of long term trends in China – CSSP (WP1.5) – Tett, S., Bollasina, M. & Hegerl, G. 1/10/14-31/07/16

UK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities

Global climate dynamics: Teleconnections WP2.2. – Bollasina, M., Hegerl, G. & Tett, S. 1/10/14-31/07/16

UK central government bodies/local authorities, health and hospital authorities

Porting and enabling use of the Community Earth System Model on ARCHER – Bollasina, M. & Mineter, M. 1/04/14-1/11/14

Recent publications:

Polson, D., Bollasina, M., Hegerl, G.C. and Wilcox, L.J., 2014. Decreased monsoon precipitation in the Northern Hemisphere due to anthropogenic aerosols. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(16), pp.6023-6029.

Bollasina, M.A., 2014. Hydrology: Probing the monsoon pulse. Nature Climate Change, 4(6), pp.422-423.

Bollasina, M.A., Ming, Y., Ramaswamy, V., Schwarzkopf, M.D. and Naik, V., 2014. Contribution of local and remote anthropogenic aerosols to the twentieth century weakening of the South Asian Monsoon. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(2), pp.680-687.

Bollasina, M.A., Ming, Y. and Ramaswamy, V., 2013. Earlier onset of the Indian monsoon in the late twentieth century: The role of anthropogenic aerosols. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(14), pp.3715-3720.

Bollasina, M.A. and Ming, Y., 2013. The general circulation model precipitation bias over the southwestern equatorial Indian Ocean and its implications for simulating the South Asian monsoon. Climate dynamics, 40(3-4), pp.823-838.

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