Dr. Michela Biasutti

Pronouns: she/her

Lamont Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Lecturer, M.A. in Climate and Society

Adjunct Professor, M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy

School of International and Public Affairs

206C Oceanography
P.O. Box 1000
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964


I was born and raised in Udine, Italy. I went to college in Trieste to study Physics and eventually fell in love with climate science. Thanks to good mentors at ICTPCOLA, and CMCC, I ended up getting my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.  I came to Lamont in 2004 as a postdoc and never left. I live in NYC with my husband, my son, and my cat Emma.


Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
Climatology and Variability of Tropical Rainfall in the 20th Century Reanalysis 9/1/11 8/31/13
Cooperative Institute for Climate Application and Research (CICAR) 7/1/08 6/30/14
Desertification or "re-greening": Adaptation lessons learned in coping with late 20th century drought in West Africa 7/18/16 7/17/20
Future Changes in the Seasonal Cycle: Mechanisms and Implications 1/1/10 2/28/15
Sea Surface Temperature-Forced Monsoon Evolution and Variability in West Africa 11/1/16 10/31/19
The Essential Dynamics of Tropical Rain Belts: Monsoons and Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in a Multi-model Ensemble of Idealized Simulations 11/1/16 10/31/19
The role of greenhouse gases in the forcing of 20th century precipitation changes in the African Sahel 8/1/11 6/1/13
Travel Support for an International Meeting on Monsoons and Tropical Rain Belts: Trieste, Italy 4/1/18 3/31/19
Type 1-L02170337: Collaborative Research: Use of Climate Information in International Negotiation for Adaptation Resources 11/29/10 3/31/15
Understanding recent global hydroclimate change using multivariate detection & attribution techniques and GCM Experiments 8/1/15 7/31/19
Workshop Monsoons & ITCZ: the annual cycle in the Holocene and the future 5/1/15 4/30/16
Forced Precipitation Response in a Single Column Model with Parameterized Dynamics 3/1/20 2/28/23
Insolation Gradients and Eastern Mediterranean Aridity: Impacts on Winter Storms and Implications for Climate Projections 9/1/23 8/31/26
How do Energy Fluxes Link Precipitation Variability Across the Tropical Weather-Climate Continuum? 12/1/21 11/30/24