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Griffa Annalisa

Griffa Annalisa

Senior researcher
Secondary appointment: Research Professor at RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida
Phd in Oceanography, 1988, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Master in Oceanography, 1983, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Laurea cum laude in Physics, 1978, University of Torino

ADDRESS
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici
Forte S.Teresa 19032, Pozzuolo di Lerici - Lerici (SP), Italy

CONTACT
Phone +39 0187 978305

INTERESTS

Study of the ocean general circulation in relationship to  transport problems, dispersion processes and climatic implications. Main focus is on the study of transport processes  using Lagrangian techniques, development of asssimilation techniques for ocean model prediction, modelling of coastal processes, mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics.

ACTIVITY
  • Member of the Commissione Oceanografica Italiana (COI) (2009-present)

  • Served on the Marine Board of the European Science Foundation (ESF) (2006-2009).

  • Contractor and task Coordinator in 3 EU projects, and Principal Investigator in 3 NSF (National Science Foundation) and 5 ONR (Office Naval Research) projects

  • Coorganizer (with T. Ozgokmen, A. Mariano, A. Molcard and E.Zambianchi) of LAPCOD (Lagrangian Analysis and Predictability of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics),

  • Advisor of 6 PhD thesis and 5 Postodoctoral Fellowships  in liaison with the University of  Genova and University of Miami, Florida.

PUBLICATIONS

Author of more than 50 papers in ISI referred journals and co-editor with T. Rossby, D. Kirwan, T. Ozgokmen and A. Mariano of the international book “Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of the Coastal Ocean”, (2007), Cambridge University Press.

SELECTED PAPERS
  • Chang, Y., D. Hammond, A. Haza, P. Hogan, H.S. Huntley, A.D. Kirwan, Jr, B.L. Lipphardt, Jr.,  V. Taillandier, A. Griffa, T.M.  Ozgokmen, 2011.  Enhanced Estimation of Sonobuoy Trajectories by Velocity Reconstruction With Near-Surface Drifters. Oc. Modelling, 36, 179-197

  • K. Schroeder, A.C. Haza, A. Griffa , T.M.Ozgokmen, P.M. Poulain, R. Gerin, G. Peggion,M. Rixen, 2011, Relative dispersion in the Liguro-Provencal basin: From sub-mesoscale to mesoscale, Deep Sea  Res., 58, 209-228.

  • Magaldi M.G., T.M. Ozgokmen, A. Griffa, M.Rixen, 2010. On the response of a turbulent coastal buoyant current to wind events, Ocean Dynamics,  60, 93

  • Mercatini A.,  A. Griffa, L Piterbarg, E. Zambianchi,  M. Magaldi, 2010. Estimating surface velocities from satellite tracer data and numerical models: implementation and testing of a new simple method, Ocean Modelling,  33, 190-203.

  • Taillandier V., S. Dobricic, N. Pinardi , P. Testor, A. Griffa, L. Mortier,  ,G.P. Gasparini, 2010.  Integration of ARGO trajectories in the MFS assimilation scheme, and impact on the regional analysis of the North Western Mediterranean circulation J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03007, doi:10.1029/2008JC005251.

  • Haza, A.C., T.M. Ozg̈okmen, A. Griffa, A. Molcard, P.M. Poulain, and G. Peggion: Transport properties in small scale coastal flows: relative dispersion from VHF radar measurements in the Gulf of La Spezia. Ocean Dynamics, 60, 861

  • Magaldi M.G., T.M. Ozgokmen, A. Griffa, M.Rixen, 2010. On the response of a turbulent coastal buoyant current to wind events, Ocean Dynamics,  60,93

  • Mercatini A.,  A. Griffa, L Piterbarg, E. Zambianchi,  M. Magaldi, 2010. Estimating surface velocities from satellite tracer data and numerical models: implementation and testing of a new simple method, Ocean Modelling,  33, 190-203.

  • Taillandier V., S. Dobricic, N. Pinardi , P. Testor, A. Griffa, L. Mortier,  ,G.P. Gasparini, 2010.  Integration of ARGO trajectories in the MFS assimilation scheme, and impact on the regional analysis of the North Western Mediterranean circulation J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03007, doi:10.1029/2008JC005251.

  • Haza, A.C., T.M. Ozgokmen, A. Griffa, A. Molcard, P.M. Poulain, and G. Peggion: Transport properties in small scale coastal flows: relative dispersion from VHF radar measurements in the Gulf of La Spezia. Ocean Dynamics, 60, 861

  • Molcard A., P.M. Poulain, P. Forget, A. Griffa, Y. Barbin, J. Gaggelli, J.C. De Maistre, M. Rixen. 2009.  Comparison between VHF radar observations and data from drifter clusters in the Gulf of La Spezia (Mediterranean Sea), J. Mar. Sys., 78, S79-S89,  Doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009

  • Taillandier V., S. Dobricic, N. Pinardi , P. Testor, A. Griffa, L. Mortier,  ,G.P. Gasparini, 2009.  Integration of ARGO trajectories in the MFS assimilation scheme, and impact on the regional analysis of the North Western Mediterranean circulation J. Geophys. Res., in press

  • Magaldi M.G., T.M. Ozgokmen, A. Griffa, M.Rixen, 2009. On the response of a turbulent coastal buoyant current to wind events, Ocean Dynamics,  in press .

  • Griffa, A., R. Lumpkin, and M. Veneziani , 2008. Cyclonic and anticyclonic motion in the upper ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L01608, doi:10.1029/2007GL032100.

  • Taillandier, A. Griffa, P.M. Poulain, R. Signell, J. Chiggiato, S. Carniel, 2008..  Variational analysis of drifter positions and model outputs for the reconstruction of surface currents in the Central Adriatic during fall 2002.  J. Geophys. Res., 113, C04004, doi.1029/2007/JC004148

  • Magaldi, M., T.M.  Ozgokmen, A. Griffa, E. Chassignet, M. Iskandarani and H. Peters,  2008. Turbulent flow regimes behind a coastal cape in a stratified  and rotating environment. Oc. Modelling, 25, 65-82

  • Veneziani M., A. Griffa and P.M. Poulain, 2007. Historical drifter dataand statistical prediction of particle motion: a case study in the Adriatic Sea, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech, 24, 235-254

  • Haza A.C.,  L.I. Piterbarg, P. Martin, T.M.  Ozgokmen and A. Griffa, 2007. Lagrangian Subgridscale Model  for Particle Transport Improvement and Application in the Adriatic Sea  Using the Navy Coastal Ocean Model, Oc. Modelling,  17, 68-91

  • Haza, A., A. Griffa, P. Martin, A. Molcard, T.M. Ozgokmen, A.C. Poje, R.  Barbanti, J. Book, P.M. Poulain, M. Rixen, and P. Zanasca, 2007:  Model-based directed drifter launches in the Adriatic Sea: Results from the DART experiment. Geophys. Res. Letters, 34, L10605, doi:10.1029/2007GL029634.

  • Piterbarg, L.I., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa, and A.J. Mariano, 2007: Predictability of Lagrangian motion in the upper ocean. In: Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics, Eds: A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwan, A.J. Mariano, T.M. Özgökmen and T. Rossby , Cambridge University Press, 500 pg.

  • Molcard, A,T.M. . Özgökmen , A. Griffa, L. Piterbarg,   T.M. Chin, 2007: Lagrangian data assimilation in  ocean general circulation models.  In: Lagrangian Analysis Predictability of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics, Eds A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwan, A.J. Mariano,  T.M. Özgökmen and T. Rossby , Cambridge University Press, 500 pg.

  • Poulain, P.-M., R. Barbanti, J. Font, A. Cruzado, C. Millot, I. Gertman, A. Griffa, A. Molcard, V. Rupolo, S. Le Bras, and L. Petit de la Villeon, 2007 : MedArgo: a drifting profiler program in the Mediterranean Sea. Ocean Sci., 3, 379-395.

  • Taillandier, V., A Griffa and A. Molcard, 2006. A variational approach for the reconstruction of regional scale Eulerian velocity fields from Lagrangiandata.  Ocean Modelling, 13(1), 1-24

  • Taillandier V., A. Griffa, P.M. Poulain, K. Beranger, 2006. Assimilation of ARGO float positions in the North Western Mediterranean Sea and impact on ocean circulation simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett.,  33, L11604, doi:10.1029/2005GL025552.

  • Doglioli A.M., M. Veneziani, B. Blanke, S. Speich and A.Griffa., 2006 Lagrangian analysis of     indian-Atlantic interocean exchange in a regional model.  Geophys. Res. Lett,  33,     LXXXXX, doi.10.1029/2006GL026498

  • Griffa A.,  A. Molcard, F. Raicich and V. Rupolo, 2006: ~Assessment of the impact of TS        assimilation from Argo floats in the Mediterranean Sea.  Ocean Science, 2, 237-248

  • Taillandier V. and A.  Griffa, 2006.  Implementation of position assimilation from ARGO floats in a realistic Mediterranean Sea OPA model and twin experiment testing. Ocean Science, 2, 223-236.

  • Veneziani M., A. Griffa, A. Reynolds, Z. Garraffo and E. Chassignet, 2005.     Parameterization     of Lagrangian spin  statistics and particle dispersion in the presence of     coherent vortices.  J.  Mar. Res.  63, 1057-1084

  • Veneziani M., A. Griffa, Z. Garraffo and E. Chassignet, 2005. Lagrangian spin parameter and     coherent structures from trajectories released in a high-resolution ocean model. Mar. Res.,    63, 753-788

  • Molcard A., A. Griffa, T.M. Ozgokmen, 2005 Lagrangian data assimilation in multi-layer primitive equation ocean models,  J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 22, No. 1, 70-83,

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