Marianna Benassi is a PhD student in the PhD program “Science and Management of Climate Change” at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari/CMCC.
She graduated magna cum laude in Physics at University of Bologna, with a final dissertation on the role of elastic dislocations in the theory of volcanism.
She holds a two-year Master Degree in Physics (with a specialization in Solid Earth Physics) at the University of Bologna. As final dissertation she presented a thesis on “Temperature and CO2 relations in ensemble climate change scenarios”, which has been awarded magna cum laude.
Her current field of research is the study of climate response to variations in the atmospheric carbon dioxide content. By properly setting some idealised numerical simulations of the Earth’s climate, the typical time scale and spatial signature of climate response to CO2 forcing are investigated.