Dorotea Iovino holds a Ph.D. in physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen (Norway).
She expanded her knowledge and experience in polar oceanography and numerical modeling during the post-doctorate at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du climat: Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) in Paris (France), and is currently a researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), in Bologna, where she cooridnates the “Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling” group.
She is member of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Regional Panel (NORP). As NEMO Officer, she leads the CMCC effort within the NEMO System Team in developing the model system.
Her research is mainly aimed at the dynamics of the polar oceans (water mass transformation, dense water formation and its connection with the large-scale circulation; circulation in marginal seas), thermodynamic and dynamic sea ice processes, and the role of sea ice in climate variability.
Her activities at the present include high-resolution ocean modeling and improvements of numerical sea-ice models.
- Increasing Atlantic Ocean Heat Transport in the Latest Generation Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models: The Role of Air-Sea Interaction
- An assessment of ten ocean reanalyses in the polar regions
- Impacts of freshwater changes on Antarctic sea ice in an eddy-permitting sea-ice–ocean model
- Benchmarking the mesoscale variability in global ocean eddy-permitting numerical systems