Annalisa Cherchi is scientist at CMCC (ODA division). She got her PhD in Geophysics in 2004 at Bologna University with a thesis titled “The Asian monsoon system and its teleconnections”.
Her scientific activity focuses mainly on the climate variability of the tropical sector with specific emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region, where the dominant events are the Asian summer monsoon and the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), and their teleconnections. Other aspects of her research activity are dedicated to the study of the climate system and the processes associated with climatic states different from the present. In the past, her studies have been included in the INGV activities for international projects like ENSEMBLES, the Italy-US cooperation, DYNAMITE, C20C CLIVAR.
At CMCC she has been Principal Investigator (PI) of the EU-project CLARIS-LPB (Oct 2008-Sep 2012), and she is currently PI of the EU project INDO-MARECLIM (Feb 2012-Jul 2015). Since January 2015, she is leader of the “Earth system modeling” research unit within ODA division.