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Magaldi Marcello Gatimu

Magaldi Marcello Gatimu

Laurea cum laude in Environmental Sciences at the University of Genoa (Genoa, Italy).
Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, (Miami, Florida, USA).
PostDoc Fellow in the Earth and Planetary Science Department, the Johns Hopkins University, (Baltimore, Maryland, USA).
Research scientist for the Italian National Research Council since 2011, at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Pozzuolo di Lerici (La Spezia, Italy).

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Scienze Marine U.O.S. di Pozzuolo di Lerici Forte S.Teresa 19032, Pozzuolo di Lerici - Lerici (SP), Italy

Phone +39 0187 1788914


His work relies on using high-resolution hydrodynamical simulations to study the physical oceanography of coastal and subarctic environments. Specifically, his current research interests are in assessing water mass exchanges south of Denmark Strait for climatic reasons and in studying the physical processes in coastal areas which are important for its correct management.

  • Subarctic circulation and dynamics: specifically in the sensitive areas of Denmark Strait and Irminger Sea for a quantification of the subarctic ocean fluxes and a better understanding of their role in climate change scenarios.
  • Impact of coastal coherent structures on dispersion and transport of substances: specifically in the assessment of turbulent flow regimes around capes and headlands and in the fate of wastes coming from marine fish farms.
  • Member of the ASOF (Arctic/Subarctic Ocean Fluxes) group.
  • Advisor on 1 MSc thesis project in liaison with the University of Genoa.

Author so far of 9 papers within refereed ISI journals

  • Magaldi M. G., Haine T. W. N., Pickart R. S., 2011. On the nature and variability of the East Greenland Spill Jet: a case study in summer 2003. J. Phys. Oceanogr., In press, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-10-05004.1.
  • De Gaetano P., Vassallo P., Bartoli M., Nizzoli D., Doglioli A. M., Magaldi M. G., Fabiano M., 2011. Impact of new measured Mediterranean mineralisation rates on the fate of simulated aquaculture wastes. Aquaculture Res., 42 (9), pp. 1359-1370, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2010.02724.x.
  • Magaldi M. G., Özgökmen T. M., Griffa A., Rixen M., 2010. On the response of a turbulent coastal buoyant current to wind events: the case of the Western Adriatic Current. Ocean Dyn., 60 (1), pp. 93-122, doi:10.1007/s10236-009-0247-9.
  • Mercatini A., Griffa A., Piterbarg L., Zambianchi E., Magaldi M. G., 2010. Estimating surface velocities from satellite data and numerical models: implementation and testing of a new simple method. Ocean Modell., 33 (1-2), pp. 190-203, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.01.003.
  • Poje A. C., Haza A. C., Özgökmen T. M., Magaldi M. G., Garraffo Z. D., 2010. Resolution dependent relative dispersion statistics in a hierarchy of ocean models. Ocean Modell., 31 (1-2), pp. 36-50, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2009.09.002.
  • Magaldi M. G., Özgökmen T. M., Griffa A., Chassignet E. P., Iskandarani M., Peters H., 2008. Turbulent flow regimes behind a coastal cape in a stratified and rotating environment. Ocean Modell., 25 (1-2), pp. 65-82, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2008.06.006.
  • De Gaetano P., Doglioli A. M., Magaldi M. G., Vassallo P., Fabiano M., 2008. FOAM, a new simple benthic degradative module for the LAMP3D model: an application to a Mediterranean fish farm. Aquaculture Res., 39 (11), pp. 1229-1242, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2008.01990.x.
  • Doglioli A. M., Griffa A., Magaldi M. G., 2004. Numerical study of a coastal current on a steep slope in presence of a cape: the case of the Promontorio di Portofino. J. Geophys. Res., 109, C12033, doi:10.1029/2004JC002422.
  • Doglioli A. M., Magaldi M. G., Vezzulli G., Tucci S., 2004. Development of a numerical model to study the dispersion of wastes coming from a marine fish farm in the Ligurian Sea (Western Mediterranean). Aquaculture, 231 (1-4), pp. 215-235, doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2003.09.030.
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