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Samuel Albani

Marie Curie Fellow
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
LSCE/IPSL, CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

contact: samuel.albani@lsce.ipsl.fr

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)

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 am now at LSCE working with Yves Balkanski on the project DUSC3 (DUST, CLIMATE AND THE CARBON CYCLE).


Paleodust session at the DUST 2018 Conference (29-31 May 2018 in Bari, Italy)   new
Session chairs: Samuel Albani, N. Mahowald, V. Maggi, T. Stevens.
Interested colleagues are invited to join us and register before 31 March 2018.

PEACETIME cruise time !
An exciting oceanographic cruise in the Mediterranean Sea in the framework of the PEACETIME (ProcEss studies at the Air-sEa Interface after dust deposition in the MEditerranean sea) Project.

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.