Carmen holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Pablo de Olavide (Spain). The general subject of her research is to better understand the role of the atmospheric circulation in the occurrence of extreme events and the study of their predictability. Her PhD thesis was about the development of an index, using documentary sources, to measure westerlies in the English Channel to study the atmospheric circulation in the North Atlantic region during the past. She has gained more experience in the study of the atmospheric circulation and extreme events during her postdoc (3 yrs) at LSCE-IPSL: dealing with techniques to study analogs of circulation and weather regime classifications, applying the dynamical system theory to extreme events studies, and using some bias correction techniques. Currently, she is postdoc at CMCC in the Climate Prediction and Simulation Division working in the predictability of extreme events and applying dynamical/statistical techniques for seasonal forecast. She has participated in ERC (A2C2, Atmospheric flow Analogues for Climate Change ) and other International projects as Salva-Sinobas ( Caracterización de la variabilidad climática en la Península Ibérica durante el periodo 1750-1850), MedCLIVAR (Mediterranean Climate Variability), MILEX (Extratropical climate variability during the last millennium, atmospheric circulation and extreme events), and MEDSCOPE (MEDditerranean Services Chain based On climate PrEdictions). She was a visiting researcher at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and TNA-University of Sunderland (United Kingdom) with research grants. She was also a researcher in the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Italy.
- The hammam effect or how a warm ocean enhances large scale atmospheric predictability
- On the low-frequency variability of wintertime Euro-Atlantic planetary wave-breaking