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Sciascia Roberta

Sciascia Roberta

Master of Science cum laude in Environmental Physics at the University of Turin, Italy (2008).
Ph.D. in Fluid dynamics at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy and visiting PhD student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole, MA, USA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA) (2013). Post doctoral associate at the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (Cambridge, MA, USA).
Research fellowhip for the Italian National Research Council since 2015, 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


Study the high-latitude dynamics and in particular the ice-ocean interaction using high-resolution hydrodynamical simulations together with idealized and theoretical models.

Study the interaction between marine ecosystems and mesoscale/ submesoscale structures to evaluate their transport.

Develop idealized models of marine ecosystem growth and dynamics.


Scientific secretary of the XVIII and XIX Alpine Summer School, Valsavarenche, Aosta Italy


Author so far of 4 papers within refereed ISI journals

  • Sciascia, R., C. Cenedese, D. Nicoli, P. Heimbach, and F. Straneo (2014), Impact of periodic intermediary flows on submarine melting of a Greenland glacier, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 7078–7098, doi:10.1002/2014JC009953
  • R. Sciascia, F. Straneo, C. Cenedese, P. Heimbach Seasonal variability of subma- rine melt rate and circulation in an East Greenland fjord, (2013) Journal Geophysical Research Oceans, 118,2492-2506, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20142
  • U. Magnea, R. Sciascia, F. Paparella, R. Tiberti, A. Provenzale A model for high- altitude alpine lake ecosystems and the effect of introduced fish Ecological Modelling (2013), Volume 251, Pages 211–220
  • R. Sciascia, S. De Monte, A. Provenzale Physics of sinking and selection of plankton cell size, Physics Letters A (2013), Volume 377, Issue 6, Pages 467–472
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