I recently defended my PhD thesis within the PalMA research group, in the FTA dept. of the Physics Fac. (UCM). The topic of my thesis was focused on the climatological analysis of the surface wind over the region of northeastern North America.
Part of this research involved the compilation of large observational databases and the subsequent development and application of quality control and homogenization methodologies. These procedures are specifically oriented towards surface wind speed and direction variables.
Additionally, the climatological study involved the application of statistical downscaling methodologies, used to increase the spatial resolution of AOGCMs/reanalysis/gridded datasets relating them to observational data. These methodologies allows for the understanding the regional climatological behaviour in relation with the mechanisms that govern the large scale dynamics. The established large-to-local relationships can also be further extended beyond the observational data period for a reconstruction of the past variability and to extrapolate it to non-climatological variables such as wind production, among others.
I have been recently working at the Unit KU24C in DWD Hamburg within the EXTREMENESS (Extreme North Sea Storm Surges and Their Consequences) project. My studies were centred in the analysis of an ensemble of dynamically downscaled model runs driven by various CMIP5 AOGCM under different RCPs to identify extreme storm tides and related meteorological conditions over the German Bight through the 21st century. Additionally, and with the help of observational data, I also studied known historical particularly damaging events.