Aleksander Lacima Nadolnik

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  • 10/2020 - 09/2021: MSc in Meteorology, University of Barcelona (UB): Faculty of Chemistry and Physics.
  • 09/2013 - 06/2019: BSc in Physics with a Mention in Fundamental Physics, University of Barcelona (UB): Faculty of Chemistry and Physics.


Most relevant on-going activities:

  • DESTINATION EARTH (DE_340106 Urban): Around 75% of Europeans live in urban environments, contributing more than 70% of CO2 emissions in Europe. At the same time, a significant proportion of city dwellers are vulnerable to climate risks. Heatwaves are the extreme weather event with the highest impact on human well-being, and they are projected to become more frequent, longer, and more severe with warming. In urban areas, the heat island effect exacerbates the impact of temperature stress in summer. ESMs with kilometre scale meshes offer an ability to study heat-waves globally, and with a better (more physical) representation of the global circulation systems (which for instance depend on the effects of remote convection and topography) that give rise to heat-waves.
    To improve our understanding on how extreme events can be described for present and future conditions, within CATs heat stress index indicators for extreme heat conditions will be derived from the GSV. The indicators and the definition of long-term developments to better assess the impact of heatwaves in urban areas will be discussed with practitioners of urban planning.
  • EARLY-ADAPT (ERC Consolidator Grant; 02/2021-01/2026): Led by Joan Ballester from ISGlobal, the EARLY-ADAPT project aims to jointly analyse the environmental, socioeconomic and demographic drivers of recent trends in human health. In the frame of this project, we are collaborating with ISGlobal to investigate how to bias-correct the long-term CAMSRA reanalysis of the atmospheric composition over Europe, using the extensive network of air quality monitoring stations available. Combined with a very detailed health database, this will allow Joan Ballester's team to investigate the associated health impacts of air pollution.

Current research lines:

  • Urban Climate
  • Heat Waves
  • Air Quality

Main research interests:

  • Climate Dynamics and Teleconnections
  • Troposphere-Stratosphere Coupling
  • Sea Ice Variability and Predictability
  • Climate Variability of Polar and High Mountain regions
  • Atmosphere-Land-Ocean Coupling
  • 2022
    • ​​​Long-term evaluation of surface air pollution in CAMSRA and MERRA-2 global reanalyses over Europe (2003-2020)
      Aleks Lacima, Hervé Petetin, Albert Soret, Dene Bowdalo, Oriol Jorba, Zhaoyue Chen, Raul F. Méndez Turrubiates, Hicham Achebak, Joan Ballester, and Carlos Pérez García-Pando
      Journal: Geoscientific Model Development 

      DOI: (In revision)