Joaquin Blanco

Joaquin Blanco
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • PhD., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami (RSMAS), USA, 2018
  • MSc., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, University of Miami  (RSMAS), USA, 2015
  • Lic., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011
Work Experience
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018-present), IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
  • Graduate Research Assistant (2012-2018), University of Miami (RSMAS), USA
  • Teaching Assistant: MSC 406: Atmospheric Dynamics II (Fall 2016) and MSC 405: Atmospheric Dynamics I (Spring 2017), University of Miami (RSMAS), USA
  • Research Assistant (2008-2012), National Meteorological Service, Argentina
Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
  • NRC RAP Postdoctoral Research Associate award, The National Academies, USA, 2018(declined)
  • Invitation for participation and travel funding, "WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity: 2nd Meeting on Monsoons and Tropical Rain Belts", at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, July 2018
  • Student award for “A simplified model for the study of smoke plume dispersion from grassfires and a methodology for forecasts validation with satellite images”, sponsored by CSIRO (publisher of the International Journal of Wildland Fire) at the AMS Ninth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Palm Springs, USA, October 2011. 
Research Interests
  • Climate modeling
  • Tropical dynamics (ENSO, MJO, CCEWs, SCCs)
  • Idealized simulations
  • Atmospheric dispersion
  1. Blanco, J.E., D.S. Nolan and B.E. Mapes (2016): Simulations of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on Aquachannels: 2. Life cycle and dynamical-convective coupling. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025022
  2. Blanco, J.E., D.S. Nolan and S. N. Tulich (2016): Simulations of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on Aquachannels: 1. Propagation speeds, composite structures, and comparison with aquaplanets. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025004
  3. Nolan, D.S., S.N. Tulich, and J.E. Blanco (2016): The Structure of the ITCZ with Parameterized and Resolved Convection in Aquachannel and Aquapatch Simulations. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst, 8, DOI: 10.1002/2015MS000560
  4. Blanco, J.E. and G.J. Berri (2013): New indices for the spatial validation of plume forecasts with observations of smoke plumes from grassfires. Atmospheric Environment, 67, 313-322, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.10.061