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I am an associate professor of meteorology at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Ljubljana.
I received my BSc in physics and and MSc in atmospheric physics from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Zagreb and my PhD from the Department of Meteorology at the Stockholm University . The title of my doctoral dissertation was "Dynamical aspects of atmospheric data assimilation in the tropics". My post-doctoral fellowship was awarded by the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, where I worked on the large-scale dynamics and data assimilation.
My research interests range from modelling the mid-latitude mesoscale weather for the purpose of numerical weather prediction to large-scale tropical variability and data assimilation. My two main research topics are the representation of the background-error covariances for data assimilation in the tropics and the application of normal-mode function representation to 3D global datasets. A real-time view of atmospheric energy spectra and unbalanced circulation analyzed by using the normal-mode function representation is available on the MODES pages. More information about ongoing projects and collaborations is available on related pages.
I am teaching several courses at the Bacherol, Master and PhD level at the University of Ljubljana including atmospheric thermodynamics, dynamical meteorology, weather analysis and forecasting and general circulation.
My services include an associate editorship of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society . I am also a vice-chair of the COST network TN1301 Sci-Generation and a member of the Young Academy of Europe .
N E W S:
- On 1 March 2014 Damjan Jelic joined the MODES team. Welcome Damjan!
- On 1 January 2014 Blaz Jesenko joined the group. Welcome Blaz!
- Center of Excellence SPACE SI completed its first phase on 31 December 2013. More on SPACE-SI .