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GREENCYCLES Biogeochemistry and Climate Change Research and Training Network


Valentina Sicardi

Phone: +49 (0)3641 57 63 63
Email: vsicardi -atnospam-

Postal Address:
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
Postfach 10 01 64
07701 Jena, Germany

current research | curriculum vitae | publications | carrer development plan (internal)

Current Research: Global atmospheric CO2 remote sensing data assimilation

The main objective of this research, on global atmospheric CO2 remote sensing data assimilation, is to develop and apply techniques for the assimilation of remote-sensing and in situ based observations into a global atmosphere/land-surface/ocean carbon cycle model framework.

Possible work areas encompass the assimilation of multiple atmospheric carbon cycle tracer observations (CO2, O2 and carbon isotopes), the implementation of an improved subgrid scale representation of point measurements in the global model, or the optimization of simple land and ocean surface models using observations with strongly different spatio/temporal characteristics.

This project contributes to science objective 1 (Quantify feedbacks in the global carbon cycle) of GREENCYCLES.

Curriculum Vitae

since Feb. 2006 Greencyclist and PhD student at Max Planck for biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
2005 - 2006 Grant holder in the filed of Air quality meteorology at the Chemical Department, University of Trieste, Italy

Stagier at European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy Project title “Simulation of Land sea breeze over Sardinia Island using MM5 mesoscale model”

1998 - 2004 Environmental Sciences (MSc) at the University Parthenope, Napoli, Italy with specialization on physics of the atmosphere


Sicardi V., Galmarini S., Riccio A., Steyn D. (2005). Simulation of Land-sea Breeze Circulation on Sardinia Island using MM5 Mesoscale Model Conference Proceeding 2005 1st Conference on Harbours and Air Quality, Genova 15th-17th June 2005.