Dr Maria Vittoria Guarino

Dr Maria Vittoria Guarino

Research interests

I study the atmosphere (lower- and upper- layers) and the coupled atmosphere-ice-ocean system by the mean of numerical models. I am particularly interested in (and I have published about) atmospheric gravity waves propagation and breaking, and large-scale coupling between the atmosphere and the ocean.   

I am currently working on the WAVECHASM project. I look at how gravity waves generated in the lower layers of the atmosphere propagate upwards, up to ~120km above the ground, and influence the chemical and dynamical structure of the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere. 

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  • PhD in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate, University of Reading, GB, 2017
  • MSc in Environmental Science, Universit√† del Salento, Lecce, IT, 2013
  • BSc in Environmental Science, Universit√† del Salento, Lecce, IT, 2011

Professional memberships

  • Honorary Fellow at the British Antarctic Survey
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union

Research groups and institutes

  • Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry