Gianpaolo Balsamo

Principal Scientist
Research Department, Earth System Modelling Section, Coupled Processes Group

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Summary: 

I contribute to the development of ECMWF Integrated Forecasting Systems in the Research department. Representing the Earth surface (soil, snow, vegetation, water and ice contrasts) at kilometric scale has sizeable scientific and technological challenges and large scope to enhance Earth system monitoring and predictive skills.

Professional interests: 
  • Numerical weather prediction and Earth system science
  • Surface-Atmosphere interactions and predictability
  • Climate-change and low-frequency variability
Career background: 
  • Team-leader, Earth System Modelling/Coupled Processes, ECMWF 2016-present
  • Senior scientist, Model Division/Physical Aspects, ECMWF 2009-2015
  • Scientist, Model Division/Physical Aspects, ECMWF 2006-2009
  • Visiting scientist at the Meteorological Service of Canada, RPN  2004-2005
  • ALATNET (PhD/postdoc) researcher at CNRM/Météo-France, GMAP  2000-2003
  • Weather forecasting and land modelling at the ARPA 1999-2002
External recognitions: 
  • WMO/GCW World Meteorological Organization, Global Cryosphere Watch, Steering Group member
  • WCRP/GEWEX Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges, Science Steering Group member
  • WCRP/NTCP Grand Challenge on Near-Term Climate Prediction, Steering Group member
  • EUMETSAT/LSA-SAF Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility, Steering Group member
  • EUMETNET/SRNWP Short-Range Numerical Weather Prediction, Land expert team member
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Contact Details:
gianpaolo . balsamoecmwf . int
Tel. +44 (0) 118 9499246