Antonio Navarra (Naples, 1956) has graduated in Physics in Bologna on 1980 and has come back to Italy on 1986, after getting a Ph.D. at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the Princeton University. He is Research Head at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, where he carries out his activity in the field of the climate simulation with general circulation of numerical models. He is now President of the CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici, an interdisciplinary center for climate change studies and their impacts (www.cmcc.it).
The scientific interests of Dr. Navarra focuses on the investigation of the dynamical mechanisms which control climate on the global scale, particularly regarding the climate variability of the atmosphere-ocean system on interannual, decadal and centennial scales using statistical methods, numerical simulations and simplified models. Antonio Navarra is also teaching a course at the University of Venice, in the context of the PhD in Science and Management of Climatic Changes. He is the author of several books and articles of general interest and has given a contribution to articles of national newspapers.