Gianluca Redaelli, PhD

Atmospheric physicist

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Gianluca Redaelli, PhD
Associate Professor
Dip. di Scienze Fisiche e Chimiche
Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
Centro di eccellenza CETEMPS
Via Vetoio, Coppito 
67010 L'Aquila - Italy
Tel: (+39) 0862 433054
Fax: (+39) 0862 433033


About me

I have a Laurea degree in Physics and a PhD in Geophysics. I joined the Atmospheric Physics Group of the University of L'Aquila in 1991, and now I'm a member of the Department of Physical And Chemical Sciences and of the Center of Excellence CETEMPS. I teach courses on Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Modelling and Climate Changes.



My research interests centre on numerical modeling of chemical and dynamical processes in the atmosphere. My work has focused on developing and using global models of the stratosphere based on lagrangian approaches (CAS, DFT, Trajectory Mapping), and three-dimensional atmospheric chemical-transport models (CTMs) containing a detailed description of the chemical processes of the stratosphere. I also use a General Circulation Model (GCM) to study the impact of oceanic surface temperature trends and variabilities on the atmosphere and a Regional Climate Model (RegCM) for seasonal predictions. My Research activities includes participation to various international field campaigns. 


Most of my research activity is developed in the framework of the Center of Excellence for the integration of remote sensing TEchniques and numerical Modelling for the Prediction of Severe weather (CETEMPS), where I am in charge of the Climate Modelling branch.

Check out the various activities of the centre!

Recent Works


ULF geomagnetic activity and the dynamics of the atmosphere at high latitudes


Evaluating hydrological response to climate change projections


Bayesan Climate Prediction and
models’ multi-decadal predictive capability

Selected Publications

  • L. Sangelantoni, B. Tomassetti, V. Colaiuda, A. Lombardi, M. Verdecchia, R. Ferretti, G. Redaelli (2019) On the Use of Original and Bias-Corrected Climate Simulations in Regional-Scale Hydrological Scenarios in the Mediterranean Basin, Atmosphere, 10(12), 799, DOI:10.3390/atmos10120799
  • L. Sangelantoni, R. Ferretti and G. Redaelli (2019) Toward a Regional-Scale Seasonal Climate Prediction System over Central Italy based on Dynamical Downscaling, Climate, 7(10), 120, DOI:10.3390/cli7100120
  • M. Regi, M. De Lauretis, G. Redaelli, P. Francia (2018) ULF Geomagnetic Activity Signatures in the Atmospheric Parameters in Antarctica, Antarctica-A Key To Global Change, DOI:10.5772/intechopen.81106
  • M. Regi, G. Redaelli, P. Francia, M. De Lauretis (2017) ULF geomagnetic activity effects on tropospheric temperature, specific humidity, and cloud cover in Antarctica, during 2003-2010 J. Geophys. Res.DOI:10.1002/2017JD027107
  • M. Regi, M. De Lauretis, G. Redaelli, P. Francia (2016) ULF geomagnetic and polar cap potential signatures in the temperature and zonal wind re‐analysis data in Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/2015JA022104
  • Leroy S.S., G. Redaelli, B. Grassi (2014), Prioritizing Data for Improving the Multi-decadal Predictive Capability of Atmospheric Models, Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/jcli-d-14-00444.1
  • Canziani P.O., A. O'Neill, R. Schofield, M. Raphael, G.J. Marshall and G. Redaelli (2014), World Climate Research Program Special Workshop on Climatic Effects of Ozone Depletion in the Southern Hemisphere, Bull. of the American Meteorological Society, 95, ES101–ES105, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00143.1
  • Grassi B., G. Redaelli and G. Visconti (2013), Arctic sea-ice reduction and extreme climate events over the Mediterranean region, Journal of Climate, 26, 10101–10110, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00697.1
  • Grassi B., G. Redaelli, P. O. Canziani and G. Visconti (2012) Effects of the PDO phase on the tropical belt width, Journal of Climate, vol. 25, p. 3282-3290, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00244.1
  • Grassi B., G. Redaelli, and G. Visconti (2009), Evidence for tropical SST influence on Antarctic polar atmospheric dynamics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L09703, doi:10.1029/2009GL038092 
  • Payan S. et al. (2009), Validation of version-4.61 methane and nitrous oxide observed by MIPAS, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 413-442, doi:10.5194/acp-9-413-2009
  • Grassi B., G. Redaelli and G. Visconti (2008), Tropical SST preconditioning of the SH polar vortex during winter 2002, Journal of Climate, 21(20), 5295-5303, doi:10.1175/2008JCLI2136.1
  • Wang D. Y et al. (2007), Validation of MIPAS HNO3 operational data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 7, pp. 4905-4934 ISSN: 1680-7316, doi:10.5194/acp-7-4905-2007
  • Cortesi U. et al. (2007), Geophysical validation of MIPAS-ENVISAT operational ozone data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 7, pp. 4807-4867 ISSN: 1680-7316, doi:10.5194/acp-7-4807-2007
  • Grassi B., G. Redaelli and G. Visconti (2006), A physical mechanism of the atmospheric response over Antarctica to decadal trends in tropical SST, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L17814, doi:10.1029/2006GL026509
  • Grassi B., G. Redaelli, and G. Visconti (2005), Simulation of Polar Antarctic trends: influence of tropical SST, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L23806, doi:10.1029/2005GL023804