Paolo De Luca

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My research interests extend around the domains of weather and climate extremes (WCE), climate dynamics and Earth-like exoplanet atmospheres.
I am actively working on:
- decadal to multi-decadal predictions of WCE;
- univariate and compound WCE in observations, reanalyses and climate models;
- mechanisms and dynamics of WCE;
- climate dynamics and WCE in Earth-like exoplanets.
2022-present MSCA Postdoctoral Fellow, Barcelona Supercomputing Center 
2021-2022 Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center 
2019-2021 Postdoc, VU Amsterdam 
Research visits
March-April 2024 Universidad de Buenos Aires
12-25 November 2023 Freie Universität Berlin 
July-August 2023 University of Bergen 
June 2023 Max Planck Institute for Meteorology 
18-26 March 2023 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
2018-2020 (~6 months) Uppsala University 


2016-2019 NERC PhD, Loughborugh University 
2013-2015 MSc, Polytechnic University of Marche 
2015 ERASMUS+ Trainee, Hamburg University - Meteorological Institute 
2011-2013 BSc, University of Perugia 
2012-2013 Trainee, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) 


Peer-reviewed publications
*paper without supervisor(s)/PI(s)
^PhD student
#21 De Luca. P., Delgado-Torres, C., Mahmood, R., ^Aranyossy, A., Keenlyside, N.S., Samso-Cabre, M., and Donat, M.G. (in prep)
#20* Vilela, I., Koseki, S., De Luca, P., Luiz, T., Veleda, D., and Keenlyside, N.S. (in prep)

#19 De Luca. P., Jimenez-Esteve B., Degenhardt L., Schemm, S., and Pfahl, S. Geophys. Res. Lett. (in prep)

#18* De Luca, P.°, Chen, H.°, Hochman, A., and Komacek, T.D. A deep dive into the impacts of stellar flares on the thermal structure of slowly-rotating exo-Earths, Astronom. J. (in prep) °equal contributing authors
#17* De Luca, P., Braam, M., Komacek, T.D., and Hochman, A. The impact of Ozone on Earth-like exoplanet climate dynamics: the case of Proxima Centauri b, Mon. Notices Royal Astron. Soc. (under review)
#16 Materia, S., Palma-Garcia, L., van Straaten, C., O, S., Mamalakis, A., Cavicchia, L., Coumou, D., De Luca, P., Kretschmer, M., and Donat, M.G. Artificial intelligence for predictions of climate extremes: state of the art, challenges and future perspectives, Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Clim. Change (under review)
#15* Campana, P.E., Stridth, B., Hörndahl, T., Svensson, S.-E., Zainali, S., Ma Lu, S., Zidane, T.E.K., De Luca, P., Amaducci, S., and Colauzzi, M. (2024) Experimental results, integrated model validation, and economic aspects of agrivoltaic systems at northern latitudesJ. Clean. Prod., 437, 140235
#14 De Luca, P., Delgado-Torres, C., Mahmood, R., Samso-Cabre, M., and Donat, M.G. (2023) Constraining decadal variability regionally improves near-term projections of hot, cold and dry extremesEnviron. Res. Lett., 18, 094054

#13 Donat, M.G., Delgado-Torres, C., De Luca, P., Mahmood, R., Ortega, P., and Doblas-Reyes, F.J. (2023) How credibly do CMIP6 simulations capture historical mean and extreme precipitation changes?Geophys. Res. Lett., 50, e2022GL102466

#12* Hochman, A., Komacek, T.D., and De Luca, P.  (2023) Analogous response of temperate terrestrial exoplanets and Earth's climate dynamics to greenhouse gas supplement, Sci. Rep., 13, 11123

#11 De Luca, P., and Donat, M.G. (2023) Projected changes in hot, dry and compound hot-dry extremes over global land regions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 50, e2022GL102493

#10* Hochman, A., De Luca, P., and Komacek, T.D. (2022) Greater climate sensitivity and variability on TRAPPIST-1e than Earth, Astrophys. J., 938(2), 114
#9 Pastori, M., Margheriti, L., De Gori, P., Govoni, A., Lucente, F.P., Moretti, M., Marchetti, A., Di Giovambattista, R., Anselmi, M., De Luca, P., Nardi, A., Piana Agostinetti, N., Latorre, D., Piccinini, D., Passarelli, L., and Chiarabba, C. (2021) The 2011-2014 Pollino seismic swarm: complex fault systems imaged by 1D refined location and shear wave splitting analysis at the Apennines- Calabrian arc boundaryFront. Earth Sci., 9, 90
#8 Messori, G., Bevacqua, E., Caballero, R., Coumou, D., De Luca, P., Faranda, D., Kornhuber, K., Martius, O., Pons, F.M.E., Raymond, C., Ye, K., Yiou, P., and Zscheischler, J. (2021) Compound climate events and extremes in the mid-latitudes: dynamics, simulation and statistical characterisationBull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 102(4), E774–E781
#7 De Luca, P., Messori, G., Faranda, D., Ward, P.J., and Coumou, D. (2020) Compound warm-dry and cold-wet events over the MediterraneanEarth Syst. Dynam., 11, 793–805
#6* Thandlam, V., Udaya Bhaskar, T.V.S., Hasibur, R., De Luca, P., Sahlée, E., Rutgersson, A., Ravichandran, M., and Ramakrishna, S.S.V.S. (2020) A sea-level monopole in the equatorial Indian OceanNPJ Clim. Atmos. Sci., 3, 25
#5 De Luca, P., Messori, G., Wilby, R.L., Mazzoleni, M., and Di Baldassarre, G. (2020) Concurrent wet and dry hydrological extremes at the global scaleEarth Syst. Dyn., 11, 251–266
#4* De Luca, P., Messori, G., Pons, F.M.E., and Faranda, D. (2020) Dynamical systems theory sheds new light on compound climate extremes in Europe and Eastern North AmericaQ. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 146: 1636– 1650
#3 De Luca, P., Harpham, C., Wilby, R.L., Hillier, J.K., Franzke, C.L.E., and Leckebusch, G.C. (2019) Past and projected weather pattern persistence with associated multi-hazards in the British IslesAtmosphere, 10(10):577
#2 De Luca, P., Hillier, J.K., Wilby, R.L., Quinn, N.W., and Harrigan, S. (2017) Extreme multi-basin flooding linked with extra-tropical cyclonesEnviron. Res. Lett., 12, 114009
#1 Wilby, R.L., Clifford, N.J., De Luca, P., Harrigan, S., Hillier, J.K., Hodgkins, R., Johnson, M.F., Matthews, T.K.R., Murphy, C., Noone, S.J., Parry, S., Prudhomme, C., Rice, S.P., Slater, L.J., Smith, K.A., and Wood, P.J. (2017) The “dirty dozen” of freshwater science: detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errorsWiley Interdiscip. Rev. Water, 4: e1209

De Luca, P. (2020) Concurrent Hydroclimatic Hazards from Catchment to Global Scales, PhD Thesis, Loughborough University