Marianna Benassi is a PostDoc fellow in the Climate Simulation and Prediction division.
In 2017 she obtained her PhD with honours at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in the programme of “Science and Management of Climate Change” under the supervision of Dr Antonio Navarra, with a research project on “Defining the Time and Spatial Scale of Climate Response to CO2 changes”. In 2009 she graduated magna cum laude in Physics at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, where in 2012 she earned a two-year Master Degree in Physics, with a specialization in Solid Earth Physics. As her final dissertation, she presented a thesis on “Temperature and CO2 relations in ensemble climate change scenarios”, which has been awarded with maximum grade and earned a magna cum laude.
Her present area of interest is the study of climate variability over the Euro-Mediterranean region. The main focus of her research is investigating possible sources of predictability at the seasonal-to-interannual time scale, but also the study of possible drivers of climate variability on multi-annual to decadal time scale.