Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Gabriel Jorda-Sanchez

Gabriel Jordà is a visiting fellow from Mallorca (Spain) where he holds a Ramón y Cajal research position at the University of the Balearic Islands. His field of expertise is the physical oceanography and particularly the sea level variability and the interaction between marine climate and ecosystems. During his stay in Boulder, he is working with Steve Nerem (CIRES-CCAR) and Gil Compo (CIRES-NOAA) in the modelling of sea level variability since 1850. In particular, he is interested in the characterization of the water mass redistribution due to the atmospheric mechanical forcing. This is important in order to better interpret the long term records of sea level obtained at coastal stations where many different processes occur. The new simulations will allow a better assessment of how much sea level has changed during the instrumental period and if significant changes on extreme events characteristics have happened in the past. This exciting project has been a perfect alibi to spend a year with his family in a wonderful place like Boulder, a place with amazing landscapes around and plenty of nice and interesting people from all around the world.