Dr. Anastasia Romanou

Dr. Anastasia Romanou

  • Research AST, Oceanographic Studies
  • 212.678.5520
  • NASA GISS
  • 2880 Broadway
  • New York , NY 10025
  • Employer: NASA
  • Research Interests

    Global carbon cycle and climate

    ocean biology and biogeochemistry modeling

    Ocean circulation

    meridional overturning

    Air-sea interactions and variability

    gas-exchanges through the air-sea interface

    Climate variability

    Modeling

    ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere
    General Circulation Models
    Earth System Models
     

    Positions/Employment

    2016 - Present

    Research Scientist

    Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia Univ., and NASA GISS, New York
    2007 - 2016

    Associate Research Scientist

    Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia Univ., and NASA GISS, New York
    2006 - 2007

    Research Scientist

    Academy of Athens, Greece
    2003 - 2007

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia Univ., and NASA GISS, New York
    2001 - 2003

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York Univ., New York
    1999 - 2001

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Univ. Miami and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Florida
    1992 - 1999

    Research Scientist

    Florida State University, Florida

    Current Projects

    NASA-GISS ocean carbon cycle model

    (in collaboration with Watson Gregg, NASA-GSFC)

    Subpolar N. Atlantic air-sea fluxes associated with mid-latitude cyclones and their effect on AMOC

    (in collaboration with Susan Lozier, Duke U.)

    Quantifying rates of heat and carbon uptake in ocean models and their implication for climate change

    (in collaboration with John Marshall, MIT)

    Modeling and Observations of Atmospheric Circulation,
Cloud and Aerosol Processes, Ocean Circulation and the Carbon Cycle

    (APAM-GISS cooperative agreement, PI)

    Education

    Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1999
    M. Sc., Oceanography, University of Athens, Greece, 1992
    B. A. Physics, University of Athens, Greece, 1989
     

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Marshall, J., J. R. Scott, K. C. Armour, et al. J. M. Campin, M. Kelley, and A. Romanou. 2015. "The ocean's role in the transient response of climate to abrupt greenhouse gas forcing." Clim. Dyn., 44 (7-8): 2287-2299 [doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2308-0]

    Romanou, A., and J. Marshall. 2015. "Ocean heat and carbon uptake in transient climate change: Identifying model uncertainty." US CLIVAR Variations, 13 (2): 8-11.

    Nazarenko, L., G. A. Schmidt, R. L. Miller, et al. N. L. Tausnev, M. Kelley, R. A. Ruedy, G. L. Russell, I. Aleinov, M. P. Bauer, S. E. Bauer, R. Bleck, V. M. Canuto, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, A. D. Del Genio, G. S. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. LeGrande, J. Lerner, K.-W. Lo, S. Menon, V. Oinas, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, D. H. Rind, A. Romanou, M. Sato, D. T. Shindell, S. Sun, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M.-S. Yao, and J. Zhang. 2015. "Future climate change under RCP emission scenarios with GISS ModelE2." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7 (1): 244-267 [doi:10.1002/2014MS000403]

    Jiao, N., C. Robinson, F. Azam, et al. H. Thomas, F. Baltar, H. Dang, N. J. Hardman-Mountford, M. Johnson, D. L. Kirchman, B. P. Koch, L. Legendre, C. Li, J. Liu, T. Luo, Y.-W. Luo, A. Mitra, A. Romanou, K. Tang, X. Wang, C. Zhang, and R. Zhang. 2014. "Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean — Future research directions." Biogeosciences, 11: 5285-5306 [doi:10.5194/bg-11-5285-2014]

    Miller, R. L., G. A. Schmidt, L. Nazarenko, et al. N. L. Tausnev, S. E. Bauer, A. Del Genio, M. Kelley, K.-W. Lo, R. A. Ruedy, D. T. Shindell, I. Aleinov, M. P. Bauer, R. Bleck, V. M. Canuto, Y. Chen, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, G. S. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. Legrande, J. Lerner, S. Menon, V. Oinas, C. Perez Garcia Pando, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, D. Rind, A. Romanou, G. L. Russell, M. Sato, S. Sun, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M.-S. Yao, and J. Zhang. 2014. "CMIP5 historical simulations (1850-2012) with GISS ModelE2." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6 (2): 441-477 [10.1002/2013MS000266]

    Schmidt, G. A., M. Kelley, L. Nazarenko, et al. R. A. Ruedy, G. L. Russell, I. Aleinov, M. P. Bauer, S. E. Bauer, M. K. Bhat, R. Bleck, V. M. Canuto, Y. Chen, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, A. D. Del Genio, R. de Fainchtein, G. S. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. LeGrande, J. Lerner, K.-W. Lo, E. E. Matthews, S. Menon, R. L. Miller, V. Oinas, A. O. Oloso, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, W. M. Putman, D. H. Rind, A. Romanou, M. Sato, D. T. Shindell, S. Sun, R. A. Syed, N. L. Tausnev, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M.-S. Yao, and J. Zhang. 2014. "Configuration and assessment of the GISS ModelE2 contributions to the CMIP5 archive." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6 (1): 141-184 [10.1002/2013MS000265]

    Romanou, A., J. Romanski, and W. W. Gregg. 2014. "Natural ocean carbon cycle sensitivity to parameterizations of the recycling in a climate model." Biogeosciences, 11 (4): 1137-1154 [10.5194/bg-11-1137-2014]

    Romanou, A., W. W. Gregg, J. Romanski, et al. M. Kelley, R. Bleck, R. Healy, L. Nazarenko, G. Russell, G. A. Schmidt, S. Sun, and N. Tausnev. 2013. "Natural air-sea flux of CO2 in simulations of the NASA-GISS climate model: Sensitivity to the physical ocean model formulation." Ocean Modelling, 66: 26-44 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.01.008]

    Romanski, J., A. Romanou, M. Bauer, and G. Tselioudis. 2012. "Atmospheric forcing of the Eastern Mediterranean Transient by midlatitude cyclones." Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (3): L03703 [10.1029/2011GL050298]

    Romanou, A., G. Tselioudis, C. Zerefos, et al. C. A. Clayson, J. A. Curry, and A. Andersson. 2010. "Evaporation–Precipitation Variability over the Mediterranean and the Black Seas from Satellite and Reanalysis Estimates." J. Climate, 23 (19): 5268-5287 [10.1175/2010JCLI3525.1]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Marshall, J., J. R. Scott, K. C. Armour, et al. J. M. Campin, M. Kelley, and A. Romanou. 2015. "The ocean's role in the transient response of climate to abrupt greenhouse gas forcing." Clim. Dyn. 44 (7-8): 2287-2299 [doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2308-0]

    Romanou, A., and J. Marshall. 2015. "Ocean heat and carbon uptake in transient climate change: Identifying model uncertainty." US CLIVAR Variations 13 (2): 8-11

    Nazarenko, L., G. A. Schmidt, R. L. Miller, et al. N. L. Tausnev, M. Kelley, R. A. Ruedy, G. L. Russell, I. Aleinov, M. P. Bauer, S. E. Bauer, R. Bleck, V. M. Canuto, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, A. D. Del Genio, G. S. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. LeGrande, J. Lerner, K.-W. Lo, S. Menon, V. Oinas, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, D. H. Rind, A. Romanou, M. Sato, D. T. Shindell, S. Sun, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M.-S. Yao, and J. Zhang. 2015. "Future climate change under RCP emission scenarios with GISS ModelE2." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 7 (1): 244-267 [doi:10.1002/2014MS000403]

    Jiao, N., C. Robinson, F. Azam, et al. H. Thomas, F. Baltar, H. Dang, N. J. Hardman-Mountford, M. Johnson, D. L. Kirchman, B. P. Koch, L. Legendre, C. Li, J. Liu, T. Luo, Y.-W. Luo, A. Mitra, A. Romanou, K. Tang, X. Wang, C. Zhang, and R. Zhang. 2014. "Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean — Future research directions." Biogeosciences 11 5285-5306 [doi:10.5194/bg-11-5285-2014]

    Miller, R. L., G. A. Schmidt, L. Nazarenko, et al. N. L. Tausnev, S. E. Bauer, A. Del Genio, M. Kelley, K.-W. Lo, R. A. Ruedy, D. T. Shindell, I. Aleinov, M. P. Bauer, R. Bleck, V. M. Canuto, Y. Chen, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, G. S. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. Legrande, J. Lerner, S. Menon, V. Oinas, C. Perez Garcia Pando, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, D. Rind, A. Romanou, G. L. Russell, M. Sato, S. Sun, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M.-S. Yao, and J. Zhang. 2014. "CMIP5 historical simulations (1850-2012) with GISS ModelE2." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 6 (2): 441-477 [10.1002/2013MS000266]

    Schmidt, G. A., M. Kelley, L. Nazarenko, et al. R. A. Ruedy, G. L. Russell, I. Aleinov, M. P. Bauer, S. E. Bauer, M. K. Bhat, R. Bleck, V. M. Canuto, Y. Chen, Y. Cheng, T. L. Clune, A. D. Del Genio, R. de Fainchtein, G. S. Faluvegi, J. E. Hansen, R. J. Healy, N. Y. Kiang, D. Koch, A. A. Lacis, A. N. LeGrande, J. Lerner, K.-W. Lo, E. E. Matthews, S. Menon, R. L. Miller, V. Oinas, A. O. Oloso, J. P. Perlwitz, M. J. Puma, W. M. Putman, D. H. Rind, A. Romanou, M. Sato, D. T. Shindell, S. Sun, R. A. Syed, N. L. Tausnev, K. Tsigaridis, N. Unger, A. Voulgarakis, M.-S. Yao, and J. Zhang. 2014. "Configuration and assessment of the GISS ModelE2 contributions to the CMIP5 archive." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst. 6 (1): 141-184 [10.1002/2013MS000265]

    Romanou, A., J. Romanski, and W. W. Gregg. 2014. "Natural ocean carbon cycle sensitivity to parameterizations of the recycling in a climate model." Biogeosciences 11 (4): 1137-1154 [10.5194/bg-11-1137-2014]

    Romanou, A., W. W. Gregg, J. Romanski, et al. M. Kelley, R. Bleck, R. Healy, L. Nazarenko, G. Russell, G. A. Schmidt, S. Sun, and N. Tausnev. 2013. "Natural air-sea flux of CO2 in simulations of the NASA-GISS climate model: Sensitivity to the physical ocean model formulation." Ocean Modelling 66 26-44 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.01.008]

    Romanski, J., A. Romanou, M. Bauer, and G. Tselioudis. 2012. "Atmospheric forcing of the Eastern Mediterranean Transient by midlatitude cyclones." Geophysical Research Letters 39 (3): L03703 [10.1029/2011GL050298]

    Romanou, A., G. Tselioudis, C. Zerefos, et al. C. A. Clayson, J. A. Curry, and A. Andersson. 2010. "Evaporation–Precipitation Variability over the Mediterranean and the Black Seas from Satellite and Reanalysis Estimates." J. Climate 23 (19): 5268-5287 [10.1175/2010JCLI3525.1]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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