Montserrat Costa Suros

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Dr. Montserrat Costa Surós graduated with an Extraordinary Award from a BSc Degree in Environmental Sciences (2005), and with a Master’s Degree in Environment (2009) from the University of Girona (UdG, Spain). During her doctoral studies (FPI fellow, 2008-2012), she did a research stay at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA, 2011) where she worked within the ARM program team, and another research stay at the company Vaisala Oyj. (Finland, 2012). After obtaining her PhD in Experimental Sciences and Sustainability (UdG, Spain, 2014), she had her first postdoctoral position at the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Warsaw (Poland, 2014-2016), where she was mainly involved in observations of aerosols, clouds, and water vapor by the means of a multi-wavelength Raman depolarization Lidar. She was also involved in the “MULTIPLY Project for the development of a European HSRL airborne facility”, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). From 2006 until the end of 2019, she held a postdoctoral position at the Remote Sensing Group of the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology of the University of Cologne (Germany). She was involved in the High Definition of Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction (HD(CP)2) German Project analyzing the effects of aerosols on clouds and precipitation through model simulations and observations, investigating the sensitivity of aerosol perturbations to observables, and evaluating the ICON-LES model performance by comparing its output to several kinds of observations. In 2020, she joined the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain) as a Research Scientist in Climate Data Quality Control at the Earth Sciences Department performing a technical assessment of the climate datasets served by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). In 2021, she obtained a STARS fellowship (Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Action COFUND, within the H2020 Programme) for investigating the mineralogy in dust-cloud interactions and associated radiative forcing in the Atmospheric Composition group at the BSC. At the same time, she is also a Teaching Fellow at the UdG.

Interests: aerosol-cloud interactions, radiative effects upon climate, aerosol and cloud observations, model evaluation.