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Dr. Daniela Flocco

Senior Research Fellow


Research Interests


  • Sea ice predictability
  • Atmosphere to ocean momentum transfer by sea ice 
  • Sea ice thermodynamics
  • Sea ice modelling
  • Polar oceanography



Responsibilities


  • Examine the physical mechanisms responsible for Arctic sea ice and ocean variability, on seasonal to decadal timescales, in a range of climate models, observations and reanalyses
  • Examine Arctic sea ice predictability on seasonal to decadal timescales using an updated version of the CICE sea ice model
  • Improvement and understanding of the physics of melt ponds in the CICE code
  • Internal wave drag implementation in the CICE code.
  • Improvement of the form drag parameterization in CICE through the use of ice topography data.



Publications


Buzzard, S., Feltham, D., and Flocco, D. (2018), Modelling the fate of surface melt on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, The Cryosphere, 12, 3565-3575, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3565-2018, 2018


Buzzard, S. C., Feltham, D. L. and Flocco, D. (2018), A mathematical model of melt lake development on an ice shelf. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017ms001155

Horvat C., Jones D. R., Iams S., Schroeder D., Flocco D., Feltham D.L., (2017), The frequency and extent of sub-ice phytoplankton blooms in the Arctic Ocean, Science Advances 3 (3), e1601191.


Petty A.A., Schröder D., Stroeve J.C., Markus T., Miller T., Kurtz  N.T., Feltham D.L., Flocco D., (2017), Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations

Earth's Future 5 (2), 254-263.


Sansiviero M., Maqueda MAM, G Fusco, G Aulicino, D Flocco, G Budillon (2017), Modelling sea ice formation in the Terra Nova Bay polynya, Journal of Marine Systems 166, 4-25.


Tsamados M., D Feltham, A Petty, D Schroeder, D Flocco, (2015), Processes controlling surface, bottom and lateral melt of Arctic sea ice in a state of the art sea ice model, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373 (2052), 20140167.


Flocco D., Feltham D., Bailey E., Schroeder D., (2015), The refreezing of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice, Journal of Geophys. Res. 120, 647–659, doi:10.1002/2014JC010140. 


Lecomte, O., Fichefet, T., Flocco, D., Schroeder, D., Vancoppenolle, M., (2014), Impacts of wind-blown snow redistribution on melt ponds in a coupled ocean - sea ice model. Ocean Modelling 12/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.12.003.


Schröder D., D. L. Feltham, D. Flocco, M. Tsamados, (2014), September Arctic sea-ice minimum predicted by spring melt-pond fraction. Nature Clim. Change, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2203.


Tsamados M., D. L. Feltham, D. Schröder, D. Flocco, S. Farrell, N. Kurtz, S. Laxon, and S. Bacon, (2014), Impact of variable atmospheric and oceanic form drag on simulations of Arctic sea ice. J. Phys. Oceanogr. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13- 0215.1.


Flocco, D., D. Schroeder, D. L. Feltham, and E. C. Hunke (2012), Impact of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice simulations from 1990 to 2007, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C09032, doi:10.1029/2012JC008195.


Flocco, D., D. L. Feltham, and A. K. Turner (2010), Incorporation of a physically based melt pond scheme into the sea ice component of a climate model, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C08012, doi:10.1029/2009JC005568.


Flocco, D., and D. L. Feltham (2007), A continuum model of melt pond evolution on Arctic sea ice, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C08016, doi:10.1029/2006JC003836.


Flocco D., Falco P., Wadhams P. Spezie G., 2003, Surface current measurements in Terra Nova Bay by HF radar, Antarctic Science 15 (1), 57,61


Fusco G., Flocco D., Budillon G., Spezie G., Zambianchi E., 2002, Dynamics and variability of Terra Nova Bay polynya, P.S.Z.N.: Marine Ecology, 23, 1, 201-209.


Other


EBook


Sandells M., Flocco D., (2014), The physics of the cryosphere, E-book series edited by the Institute of Physics / Morgan Claypool, (ISBN-10: 1627053026).

Technical reports

2011 GLOBICE (II)- technical report: Product validation report. The job consisted in the validation and statistical analysis assessment of the newly acquired GLOBICE dataset: ice motion data were validated against lagrangian buoys data from the IABP project and ice concentration data were compared to SSMI data and CICE model outputs.

2010 GLOBICE (I) - technical report: Preliminary Validation & Assessment Report. The job consisted in a preliminary assessment of the newly acquired GLOBICE dataset. Deformation products were compared against model results while ice concentration data were validated against SSMI sea ice concentration.

2006     Technical report: MiCSER - Surface current measuremens in the bay of Naples by HF radar, Buonocore B., Flocco D., Zambianchi E.



Co-supervisor of three PhD students


  • Samantha Buzzard - University of Reading - Melt lakes on ice sheets
  • Naomi Smith - University of Reading - Modelling underice melt ponds
  • Manuela Sansiviero - University of Naples Parthenope - Modelling the Terra Nova Bay polynya (PhD awarded)



Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 9.

2018

Buzzard, S. C., Feltham, D. L. and Flocco, D. (2018) A mathematical model of melt lake development on an ice shelf. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10 (2). pp. 262-283. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017ms001155

Buzzard, S., Feltham, D. and Flocco, D. (2018) Modelling the fate of surface melt on the Larsen C Ice Shelf. The Cryosphere, 12 (11). pp. 3565-3575. ISSN 1994-0424 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3565-2018

2017

Horvat, C., Jones, D. R., Iams, S., Schroeder, D., Flocco, D. and Feltham, D. (2017) The frequency and extent of sub-ice phytoplankton blooms in the Arctic Ocean. Science Advances, 3 (3). e1601191. ISSN 2375-2548 doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1601191

Petty, A. A., Schroeder, D., Stroeve, J. C., Markus, T., Miller, J., Kurtz, N. T., Feltham, D. L. and Flocco, D. (2017) Skillful spring forecasts of September Arctic sea ice extent using passive microwave sea ice observations. Earth's Future, 5 (2). pp. 254-263. ISSN 2328-4277 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016EF000495

2015

Tsamados, M., Feltham, D., Petty, A., Schroeder, D. and Flocco, D. (2015) Processes controlling surface, bottom and lateral melt of Arctic sea ice in a state of the art sea ice model. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373 (2052). 20140167. ISSN 1364-503X doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0167

Flocco, D., Feltham, D. L., Bailey, E. and Schroeder, D. (2015) The refreezing of melt ponds on Arctic sea ice. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120 (2). pp. 647-659. ISSN 2169-9291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010140

Lecomte, O., Fichefet, T., Flocco, D., Schroeder, D. and Vancoppenolle, M. (2015) Interactions between wind-blown snow redistribution and melt ponds in a coupled ocean–sea ice model. Ocean Modelling, 87. pp. 67-80. ISSN 1463-5003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.12.003

2014

Tsamados, M., Feltham, D., Schroeder, D., Flocco, D., Farell, S., Kurtz, N., Laxon, S. and Bacon, S. (2014) Impact of variable atmospheric and oceanic form drag on simulations of Arctic sea ice. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (5). pp. 1329-1353. ISSN 0022-3670 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-13-0215.1

Schröder, D., Feltham, D. L., Flocco, D. and Tsamados, M. (2014) September Arctic sea-ice minimum predicted by spring melt-pond fraction. Nature Climate Change, 4 (5). pp. 353-357. ISSN 1758-6798 doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE2203

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Last update: 6th January 2020

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