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 in Leeds is based on a modelling study to quantify the transport of VSLSs to the Upper Troposphere Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) via the Asian Summer Monsoon. To pursue this aim I used artificial and idealized tracers designed to required fast transport to allow VSLSs to survive the transport to the UTLS. This project is part-funded by to the EU Stratoclim Project. Also, I study the impact of TiO2 particles on the stratospheric ozone concentration and other climate-relevant species in the context of a reduced stratospheric chlorine burden scenario. A paper partially based on this study has been publishe in ACP in a joint project with Department of Chemistry of the University of Leeds.

Also, I am interested in Mathematical-Physics problems particularly in generalized di ffusion equations linked with aspects of the Fractional Calculus.

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).

Memberships/Fellowships

Member of the European Geoscience Union and Royal Meteorological Society

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 and Professor P. Forster

Funding

LARS, University of Leeds and EU Stratoclim project

Start date

1st October 2014

Project outline

Evaluation of the transport of relevant chemical species via the Asian Summer Monsoon and geo-engineering impact of injection of TiO2 particles.

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