Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography

Research Interests

I study high latitude oceanic processes and their role in the climate system, including:

  • Ice Sheet/Ocean Interactions
  • Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
  • Freshwater and meltwater export from the polar regions
  • Dense water formation and poleward heat transport
  • Icebergs


  • PhD, Physical Oceanography, University of Washington
  • Laurea cum Laude, Physics, Universita' Statale Milano, Italy

Selected Fellowships and Honors

  • Sverdrup Award Lecture, AGU Ocean Sciences, 2016
  • Leopold Leadership Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, 2013
  • Bjerknes Fellow, Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Norway
  • Ferruccio Mosetti Prize, Univ. of Trieste, Italy, 2002
  • WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar, 1999–2001
  • WHOI Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, 1995