Dr. Carolina Cavazos-Guerra

Research Fellow
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IASS Project(s)

  • The impact of black carbon on air quality and climate in the Arctic using numerical models

Research Interests

  • Climate change and interactions
  • Atmospheric modeling
  • Radiative forcing of atmospheric aerosols
  • Mesoscale meteorology

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013 – Present   
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IASS
  • 2010 – 2013       
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow within Fennec (The Saharan Climate System), University of Sussex, UK
  • 2012 - 2013        
    Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCertHE), University of Sussex, UK
  • 2006 – 2010       
    PhD in Climate Science on Modelling the atmospheric controls and climate impact of mineral dust aerosols in the Sahara Desert, University College London, UK
  • 2009                  
    Part-time Research Assistant within the UNDP Climate Change Country Profiles and CARIBSAVE projects, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2004 -  2005       
    Research Assistant, Laboratory of meteorology, Research Centre on Environmental Sciences, University of Colima, Mexico
  • 2001 -  2003       
    MSc Coastal Oceanography on the analysis of El Niño events 1982-84 and 1997-98 using SeaWiFS and AVHRR satellite data, University Autonomous of Baja California, México
  • 1996 – 2001       
    BSc. Chemical Oceanography on water masses off the coast of Manzanillo, Colima, México, University of Colima, Mexico

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • M.C. Todd, C.J.T Allen, M. Bart, M. Bechir, J. Bentefouet, B.J. Brooks, C. Cavazos-Guerra, T. Clovis, S. Deyane, M. Dieh, S. Engelstaedter, C. Flamant, L. Garcia-Carreras, A. Gandega, M. Gascoyne, M. Hobby, C. Kocha, C. Lavaysse, J.H. Marsham, J.V. Martins, J.B. McQuaid, J.B. Ngamini, D.J. Parker, T. Podvin, A. Rocha-Lima, S. Traore, Y. Wang and R. Washington, (2013) Meteorological and dust aerosol conditions over the Western Saharan region observed at Fennec supersite-2 during the Intensive Observation Period in June 2011. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50470
  • JH Marsham, M Hobby, CJT Allen, JR Banks, M Bart, BJ Brooks, C Cavazos-Guerra, S Engelstaedter, M Gascoyne, AR Lima, JV Martins, JB McQuaid, A O'Leary, B Ouchene, A Ouladichir, DJ Parker, A Saci, M Salah-Ferroudj, MC Todd, R Washington, (2013). Meteorology and dust in the central Sahara: Observations from Fennec supersite-1 during the June 2011 Intensive Observation Period.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50211
  • Cavazos-Guerra, C. and Todd, M.C. (2012). Model Simulations of Complex Dust Emissions over the Sahara during the West African Monsoon Onset. Advances in Meteorology. ISSN 1687-9309
  • Cavazos, C., Todd, M.C., Schepanski, K. (2009). Numerical model simulation of the Saharan dust event of 6-10th March 2006 using the RegCM3 model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011078
  • Todd, D. Bou Karam, C. Cavazos et al. (2008). Quantifying uncertainty in estimates of mineral dust flux: An intercomparison of model performance over the Bodélé Depression, northern Chad, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1029/2008JD010476
  • Morales-Blake, A., Cavazos-Guerra, C. and Hernández-Becerril, D. (2001). Unusual HAB ́s in Manzanillo Bay, Colima, Mexico. Harmful Algae News. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. UNESCO.
  • Cavazos-Guerra, C., Elías-Figueroa S. and Morales-Blake, A. (1999). Oceanographic variability in the Coastal Zone of Manzanillo, Colima, Mex. In: Compilation of extended abstracts. VII Latinoamerican Congress of Marine Sciences. Trujillo, Perú. A. Tresierra- Aguilar and Z. Culquichicon-Malpica (Ed) Vol. II p. 713-714.

Further Information

  • Idea, coordination and script of short documentary Into the Cauldron: A metereological adventure for science outreach. The film was screened at the European Geosciences Union Assembly 2013 and can also be watched in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0nre1Zs-R4

Honors and Awards

  • 2009. First Prize Winner. UCL Graduate School Research Poster Competition
  • 2006-2009. PhD scholarship awarded by the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).
  • 2001-2003. MSc scholarship awarded by the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT).