MIT EAPS Directory

Lodovica Illari

Senior Lecturer

Lodovica Illari is a meteorologist, who teaches large-scale dynamics and synoptic meteorology to graduate and undergraduate students. She is responsible for the Synoptic Laboratory. Her research interests are in synoptic meteorology, severe weather and atmospheric blocking. She is also involved in developing innovative teaching methods and outreach to the public and schools - see Weather in a Tank.


Illari, L., Marshall, J., and W. D. McKenna, 2017: Virtually Enhanced Fluid Laboratories for Teaching Meteorology. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 1949-1959, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0075.1

Mackin, K.J., Cook-Smith, N., Illari, L., Marshall, J., and P. Sadler, 2012: The Effectiveness of Rotating Tank Experiments in Teaching Undergraduate Courses in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate Sciences. Journal of Geoscience Education: 60, 67-82, doi:10.5408/10-194.1.

Illari, L., and Coauthors, 2009: “Weather in a Tank”—Exploiting Laboratory Experiments in the Teaching of Meteorology,
Oceanography, and Climate.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1619-1632, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2658.1.