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Samuel Albani


Associate Professor

Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences
University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

contact: samuel.albani@unimib.it



PhD in Polar Sciences (2009) - University of Siena, Siena, Italy
MSc in Environmental Sciences (2006) - University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Postdoctoral experience
Dep. of Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2010-12)
Dep. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA (2012-15)
Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Germany (2015-16)
Marie Curie Fellow at LSCE/IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (2016-2018)



Scopus:    36105812700

ISI ResearcherID:     G-5329-2015

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Research interests

Mineral dust; climate models; paleoclimate; ice cores

I have been working for a few years on dust records from ice cores since my master project within the EuroCold Lab (Valter Maggi & Barbara Delmonte) at the University of Milano-Bicocca, where I was involved in the TALDICE and HOLOCLIP projects. 

Later I joined Natalie Mahowald's group at Cornell University, where my activity included work with dust in the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and the compilation of paleodust datasets.

Next I worked at the University of Cologne, where I held a position as Research Associate in Yaping Shao's research group.

Thanks to a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship I worked at LSCE with Yves Balkanski on the project DUSC3 (DUST, CLIMATE AND THE CARBON CYCLE).
 

Highlights

Holocene dust database released
We recently released a global compilation of quality controlled, time- and size-resolved records of paleodust deposition during the Holocene, complemented by observation-constrained model reconstructions of dust deposition (Albani et al. 2015, Clim. Past)

Dust improvements for CAM4-BAM and CAM5-MAM3
We made several modifications to the code and input data to improve the dust model in the CAM4 and CAM5 releases, as reported in the CGD forum, and documented in Albani et al. 2014 (J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.). The improvements for CAM4-BAM and CAM5-MAM dust are available to the community – contact us.