School of Earth and Environment

Giorgio Taverna Giorgio Taverna

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: eegst@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 10.128j

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Biography

I joined the Institute of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (ICAS) in October 2014. I graduated in Physics at “Sapienza” University of Rome, in June 2006. I continued with a MSc in the Physics in the same university. I conducted my his master research in the Department of Physics of the “University of Roma Tre” on the analysis of a GeoRadar data (20 Mhz) to study the composition of two Martian equatorial regions. I graduated from my MSc in Feb 2013.

My PhD project here in Leeds involves a modelling study of the transport of halogenated and sulfur species to the Upper Troposphere Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) via the Asian Summer Monsoon. I aim to evaluate the radiative impact of this transport, too. This project is linked to the EU Stratoclim Tropical Campaign, planned for August 2016.

I also study the impact of TiO2 particles on the stratospheric ozone concentration. This is a joint project with Department of Chemistry of the University of Leeds.

I like to study mathematical physics problems, in the context of the fractional calculus of variation.

I am a current reviewer of the Tbilisi Mathematical Journal.

Qualifications

2006-2013

* Master of Science MSc. at “Sapienza” University of Rome. Thesis topic: Dieletric estimation of the Martian Surface by using a HF Radar Sounder.

2001-2006

* Bachelor of Science, BSc., at “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy).

Research Interests

Climate Change, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Mathematical Physics

Project details

Project title

Stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes for better climate predictions

Supervisors

Professor M. Chipperfield, Dr S. Arnold and Professor P. Forster

Funding

LARS, University of Leeds and EU Stratoclim project

Start date

1st October 2014

Project outline

My PhD project here in Leeds involves a modelling study of the transport of halogenated and sulfur species to the Upper Troposphere Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) via the Asian Summer Monsoon. I aim to evaluate the radiative impact of this transport, too.

Publications

Taverna, G. S. and Torres, D. F.M. (2014), Generalized fractional operators for nonstandard Lagrangians. Math. Meth. Appl. Sci.. doi: 10.1002/mma.3188

Publications