AS Atmospheric Sciences
The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Nikolaos Mastrantonas for the poster/PICO entitled:
Predictability of large-scale atmospheric flow patterns connected to extreme precipitation in the Mediterranean (Mastrantonas, N.; Magnusson, L.; Pappenberger, F.; Matschullat, J.)
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Nikolaos (Nikos) Mastrantonas is a Ph.D. student at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, and an Early Stage Researcher at the European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasts. He is supervised by Linus Magnusson, Florian Pappenberger, and Jörg Matschullat. His research focuses on the sub-seasonal predictability of large-scale atmospheric flow patterns connected to extreme precipitation in the Mediterranean and is part of the CAFE project, funded by the EU under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Nikos explains his project in this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idWnrXLg-Ao.
At vEGU21, Nikos presented results on the sub-seasonal predictability of large-scale patterns over the Mediterranean and their use for the indirect predictability of extreme precipitation at medium- and extended-range forecasts. The results show that the patterns can be skilfully predicted up to 3 weeks ahead. Using the predicted patterns can furthermore support skilful predictions of extreme precipitation up to 1-2 weeks ahead for most of the locations in the Mediterranean.