Massimo A. Bollasina

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS)
Princeton University & Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (GFDL/NOAA)
E-mail: massimo.bollasina@noaa.gov
Page: http://www.princeton.edu/aos/people/research_staff/bollasina/index.xml

Fields of Interest:

  • Global-to-regional analysis and modeling of the hydrological cycle of the South Asian summer monsoon from intraseasonal to decadal time-scales, with focus on land-atmosphere and air-sea interactions
  • Understanding of the mechanisms of aerosol-driven changes in regional hydroclimate and atmospheric circulation, especially over South Asia

 

Recent publications:

Bollasina, M., and Y. Ming, 2011:
Precipitation Bias over the Western Indian Ocean in an Atmospheric GCM: Role of the Meridional SST gradient.
In preparation.

Bollasina, M., Y. Ming, and V. Ramaswamy, 2011:
Anthropogenic aerosols and the weakening of the South Asian summer monsoon. Submitted.

Nigam, S., and M. Bollasina, 2011:
Reply to Comments on "The Elevated Heat Pump Hypothesis for the Aerosol-Monsoon Hydroclimate Link: "Grounded"
in Observations?" by K.M. Lau and K.M. Kim. J. Geophys. Res.(in press).

Bollasina, M., and S. Nigam, 2011:
Regional Hydroclimate Change over the Indian Subcontinent: Impact of the Expanding Thar Desert n the Summer Monsoon.
J. Climate (in press).

Bollasina, M., and S. Nigam, 2010:
The Summertime “Heat” Low over Pakistan / Northwestern India : Evolution and Origin.
Clim. Dynam.doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0879-y.

Nigam, S., and M. Bollasina, 2010:
The “Elevated Heat Pump” Hypothesis for the Aerosol-Monsoon Hydroclimate Link: “Grounded” in Observations?
J. Geophys. Res., 115, D16201, doi:10.1029/2009JD013800.

Bollasina, M., and S. Nigam, 2009:
Absorbing Aerosols and Pre-Summer Monsoon Hydroclimate Variability over the Indian Subcontinent: The Challenge in Investigating Links.
Atmos. Res., 94, 338-344, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2009.06.008.

Bollasina, M., and S. Nigam, 2009:
A new pathway for absorbing aerosols' influence on the interannual variability of the South Asian monsoon.
GEWEX News, 19, 10-11.

Bollasina, M., and S. Nigam, 2008:
Indian Ocean SST, evaporation, and precipitation during the South Asian Summer Monsoon in IPCC-AR4 coupled simulations.
Clim. Dyn., 10.1007/s00382-008-0477-4.

Bollasina, M., S. Nigam, and K.-M. Lau, 2008:
Absorbing aerosols and summer monsoon evolution over South Asia : An Observational Portrayal.
J. Climate, 21, 3221-3239.