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Eduardo Moreno-Chamarro

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral associate in John Marshall’s group, my research interests lie primarily in better understanding climate variability from decadal to millennial time scales, especially throughout the Quaternary, using a combination of proxy data and climate model simulations. I am currently exploring interhemispheric asymmetries in climate, focusing on ITCZ migrations associated with changes in ocean circulation in present and glacial climates, as well as climate changes in glacial–interglacial transitions. During my Ph.D. research, I investigated the main physical mechanisms underlying natural climate variability on decadal to multi-centennial time scales in the North Atlantic/Arctic region during the past millennium, with a particular focus on the dynamics of the subpolar gyre. I amalso interested in the validation and assessment of climate proxies using climatemodel (pseudo-proxies)


Moreno-Chamarro, E., Zanchettin, D., Lohmann, K., Luterbacher, J., & Jungclaus, J. H. (under review). Amplification of the European Little Ice Age cooling by the subpolar gyre

Moreno-Chamarro, E., Zanchettin, D., Lohmann, K., & Jungclaus, J. H. (2016). An abrupt weakening of the subpolar gyre as trigger of Little Ice Age-type episodes. Climate Dynamics, 48(3), 727-744

Moreno-Chamarro, E., Ortega, P., González-Rouco, P., and Montoya, M. (2016). Assessing reconstruction techniques of the Atlantic Ocean circulation variability during the last millennium. Climate Dynamics, 48(3), 799-819

MorenoChamarro, E., Zanchettin, D., Lohmann, K., & Jungclaus, J. H. (2015). Internally generated decadal cold events in the northern North Atlantic and their possible implications for the demise of the Norse settlements in Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(3), 908–915

L. Bush, Ö. Can, E. Chamarro, I. J. Illers, A. Lauss, J. Maxwell, L. Pettit, C. Sheldon, K. Thirumalai. (2013). Module 3 The ocean in the climate system” in: Dummermuth, A. and Grosfeld, K. (eds.): “Climate change in the marine realm: an International summer school in the framework of the European Campus of Excellence”, Berichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung = Reports on polar and marine research, Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, 662, 75 p. hdl:10013/epic.41554


Young Scientists’ Outstanding Poster Award. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria. 2014

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Ph.D., Natural sciences, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (via Hamburg University), 2016
MSc, Geophysics and Meteorology, Complutense University of Madrid, 2012
BSc, Physics, Complutense University of Madrid, 2011