Federico Grazzini is a senior meteorologist with a degree in Physics (University of Bologna, 1995) and a long experience in operational forecasting. He started working at the regional weather service of Emilia-Romagna (Italy) in 1991. Between 2001 and 2005 he obtained a position at ECMWF as a synoptic analyst and worked in close collaboration with the diagnostic group. At that time he became interested in model error propagation and he developed diagnostic tools to track Rossby wave trains. He was also interested in severe weather predictability and contributed to set up a number of graphic displays, including tools for monthly forecast visualisation. As a forecaster, Federico took part in the international field campaigns MAP (Mesoscale Alpine Program) and THORPEX TReC. Back in Bologna in 2006, Federico coordinated the physical parametrization working group of the COSMO small-scale modelling consortia (2008-2012).
His current research interests are on predictability aspects related to Rossby wave propagation and characteristics. He is also interested in climate change induced effects on Rossby waves propagations.
Federico Grazzini was an invited guest scientist at the Meteorological Institute at the LMU from September 2016 to September 2017. He is now a PhD student in the transfer project T1.
He gave a talk at the Meteorological Colloquium at the LMU on October 18th 2016. Click here to find out more.
Federico Grazzini at the LMU