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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Ambrogio Volonté

Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Research Scientist in the Dynamics of Arctic Cyclones

Current Research Projects:

    Arctic Summertime Cyclones - Dynamics and Sea-Ice Interaction (PDRA - NERC Standard Grant) Project website
    A global climatology of sting-jet cyclones (Researcher Co-I - NERC EtF Grant)
    MiLCMOP - Mid-Latitude Controls on Monsoon Onset and Progression (Researcher Co-I - NERC Standard Grant)

Previous Research Projects:

  • COSMIC: COnvective-Scale Modelling In China - forcings, variability and upscale effects (CSSP-China)
  • INCOMPASS: Interaction of Convective Organisation with Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea (jointly funded by NERC in the UK and by the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India)
  • Sting jet windstorms in current and future climates (AXA Research Fund)

Research Interests:

  • Arctic, extratropical, mediterranean cyclones
  • Sting jets and other cyclone airflows
  • Dynamics of monsoons
  • Synoptic and mesoscale meteorology
  • Lagrangian analysis of air masses
  • Process-based analysis of weather phenomena

Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016
Number of items: 9.


Volonté, A. ORCID:, Turner, A. G. ORCID:, Schiemann, R. ORCID:, Vidale, P. L. and Klingaman, N. P. ORCID: (2022) Characterising the interaction of tropical and extratropical air masses controlling East Asian summer monsoon progression using a novel frontal detection approach. Weather and Climate Dynamics, 3 (2). pp. 575-599. ISSN 2698-4024 doi:


Menon, A., Turner, A. G. ORCID:, Volonte, A. ORCID:, Taylor, C. M., Webster, S. and Martin, G. (2021) The role of mid-tropospheric moistening and land surface wetting in the progression of the 2016 Indian monsoon. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi:

Volonte, A. ORCID:, Muetzelfeldt, M. ORCID:, Schiemann, R., Turner, A. ORCID: and Klingaman, N. ORCID: (2021) Magnitude, scale, and dynamics of the 2020 Mei Yu rains and floods over China. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. ISSN 0256-1530 doi:


Volonté, A., Turner, A. G. ORCID: and Menon, A. (2020) Airmass analysis of the processes driving the progression of the Indian summer monsoon. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 146 (731). pp. 2949-2980. ISSN 1477-870X doi:

Turner, A. G. ORCID:, Bhat, G. S., Martin, G. M., Parker, D. J., Taylor, C.M., Mitra, A. K., Tripathi, S. N., Milton, S., Rajagopal, E. N., Evans, J. G., Morrison, R., Pattnaik, S., Sekhar, M., Bhattacharya, B. K., Madan, R., Govindankutty, M., Fletcher, J. K., Willetts, P. D., Menon, A., Marsham, J. H., Hunt, K. M. R. ORCID:, Chakraborty, T., George, G., Krishnan, M., Sarangi, C., Belusic, D., Garcia-Carreras, L., Brooks, M., Webster, S., Brooke, J. K., Fox, C., Harlow, R. C., Langridge, J. M., Jayakumar, A., Boeing, S. J., Halliday, O., Bowles, J., Kent, J., O'Sullivan, D., Wilson, A., Woods, C., Rogers, S., Smout-Day, R., Tiddeman, D., Desai, D., Nigam, R., Paleri, S., Sattar, A., Smith, M., Anderson, D., Bauguitte, S., Carling, R., Chan, C., Devereau, S., Gratton, G., MacLeod, D., Nott, G., Pickering, M., Price, H., Rastall, S., Reed, C., Trembath, J., Woolley, A., Volonté, A. and New, B. (2020) Interaction of convective organisation with monsoon precipitation, atmosphere, surface and sea: the 2016 INCOMPASS field campaign in India. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 146 (731). pp. 2828-2852. ISSN 1477-870X doi:

Volonté, A., Clark, P. A. and Gray, S. L. (2020) Idealised simulations of cyclones with robust symmetrically-unstable sting jets. Weather and Climate Dynamics, 1 (1). pp. 63-91. ISSN 2698-4024 doi:


Volonté, A., Clark, P. A. and Gray, S. L. (2018) The role of mesoscale instabilities in the sting-jet dynamics of windstorm Tini. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (712). pp. 877-899. ISSN 1477-870X doi:

Volonté, A. (2018) Dynamics of sting jets and their relation to larger-scale drivers. PhD thesis, University of Reading.


Davolio, S., Volonté, A., Manzato, A., Pucillo, A., Cicogna, A. and Ferrario, M.E. (2016) Mechanisms producing different precipitation patterns over north‐eastern Italy: insights from HyMeX‐SOP1 and previous events. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (S1). pp. 188-205. ISSN 1477-870X doi:

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