Contact

Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology

Bundesstr. 53,

D-20146 - Hamburg, Germany.

 

Room: B120

Phone: +49-40-41173-181

Email: virna.meccia@we dont want spammpimet.mpg.de

 

Department: The Ocean in the Earth System

Research Group: Ocean Physics

Project: PalMod

 

Curriculum Vitae

PostDocs

2016/06 - present: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Hamburg, Germany.

2014/03 - 2016/05: Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), Trieste, Italy.

2012/01 - 2013/02: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venice, Italy.

2009/11 - 2011/05: Oceanographic Institute - University of São Paulo (IO-USP), São Paulo, Brazil.

2008/09 - 2009/08: National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - International Centre for Theoretical Physics (OGS-ICTP),Trieste, Italy.

Ph.D.

2008: School of Sciences - University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thesis title: Studies of the wind forced circulation in the Río de la Plata estuary and its implication on stratification: results of the analysis of data and numerical simulations.

Degree

2003: Diploma in Physical Oceanography. School of Sciences - University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Publications

Meccia V.L., Simoncelli S. and Sparnocchia S., 2016. Decadal variability of the Turner Angle in the Mediterranean Sea and its implications for double diffusion. Deep-Sea Research I, 114, 64-77, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.04.001.

Bensi M., Velaoras D., Meccia V.L. and Cardin V., 2016. Effects of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea circulation on the thermohaline properties as recorded by fixed deep-ocean observatories. Deep Sea Research Part I, 112,1-13, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.015.

Meccia V.L., Borghini M. and Sparnocchia S.,2015. Abyssal circulation and hydrographic conditions in the Western Ionian Sea during Spring-Summer 2007 and Autumn-Winter 2007-2008. Deep-Sea Research I, 104, 26-40, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.06.007.

Brigolin D., Meccia V.L., Venier C., Tomassetti P., Porello S. and Pastres R., 2014. Modelling biogeochemical fluxes across a Mediterranean fish cage farm. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 5, 71-88, doi:10.3354/aei00093.

Meccia V.L., Wainer I., Tonelli M. and Curchitser E., 2013. Coupling a thermodynamically active ice shelf to a regional simulation of the Weddell Sea. Geoscientific Model Development, 6, 1209-1219, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1209-2013. Previously in Geoscientific Model Development Discussion.

Meccia V.L., Simionato C.G. and Guerrero R.A., 2013. The Río de la Plata estuary response to wind variability in synoptic timescale: salinity fields and salt wedge structure. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(1), 61-77, http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00063.1.

Meccia V.L., Simionato C.G., Fiore M.E, D’Onofrio E.E. and Dragani W.C., 2009. Sea surface height variability in the Río de la Plata estuary from synoptic to inter-annual scales: Results of numerical simulations. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 85(2), 327-343, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2009.08.024.

Simionato C.G., Meccia V.L. and Dragani W.C., 2009. On the path of plumes of the Río de la Plata estuary main tributaries and their mixing scales. Geoacta, 34(2), 87-116.

Simionato C.G., Berasategui A., Meccia V.L., Acha M. and Mianzan H., 2008. Short time-scale wind forced variability in the Río de la Plata Estuary and its role on ichthyoplankton retention. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 76(2), 211-226, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2007.07.031.

Simionato C.G., Meccia V.L., Guerrero R.A., Dragani W.C. and Nuñez M.N., 2007. Rio de la Plata estuary response to wind variability in synoptic to intraseasonal scales: 2. Currents’ vertical structure and its implications for the salt wedge structure. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C07005, doi:10.1029/2006JC003815.

Simionato C.G., Meccia V.L., Dragani W.C. and Nuñez M.N., 2006. On the use of the NCEP/NCAR surface winds for modelling barotropic circulation in the Río de la Plata Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 70(1-2), 195-206, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2006.05.047.

Simionato C.G., Meccia V.L., Dragani W.C., Guerrero R.A. and Nuñez M.N., 2006. The Río de la Plata estuary response to wind variability in synoptic to intra-seasonal scales: Barotropic response. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, C09031, doi:10.1029/2005JC003297.

Simionato C.G., Meccia V.L., Dragani W.C. and Nuñez M.N., 2005. Barotropic tide and baroclinic waves observations in the Río de la Plata Estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110 C06008, doi:10.1029/2004JC002842.

Simionato C.G., Dragani W.C., Meccia V.L. and Nuñez M.N., 2004. A numerical study of the barotropic circulation of the Río de la Plata Estuary: Sensitivity to bathymetry, the Earth’s rotation and low frequency wind variability. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 61(2), 261-173, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2004.05.005.