2021 – Programma d’intervento per l’analisi della rete meteorologica umbra e suo adeguamento agli standard internazionali. This project has been founded by Umbria regional authorities. In particular, the atmospheric modeling section of CRC, in collaboration with HIMET(http://www.himet.it/it/)-CETEMPS has outlined a regional strategy in order to develop an integrated modeling system to provide reliable weather forecasts in central Italy.

2018 – Open-IFS Project. The CRC is among the licensed institutions (https://confluence.ecmwf.int/display/OIFS/OpenIFS+licensed+institutions) of the Open-IFS project (https://confluence.ecmwf.int/display/OIFS). OpenIFS provides research institutions with an easy-to-use version of the ECMWF IFS (Integrated Forecasting System). Currently we use this model to perform idealized experiments of Radiative-Convective Equilibrium.

2010 – African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA)
The University of Perugia took part as partner in the AMMA project to investigate the role of the African monsoon in determining the global climate and the future of West Africa. The project produced important results on the influence of the monsoon on the formation of Atlantic hurricanes and on local impacts on disease and food crises in Sahelian Africa.

Publications

Silvestri, L., Saraceni, M., & Bongioannini Cerlini, P., Links between precipitation, circulation weather types and orography in central Italy. International Journal of Climatology, 1– 19. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.7563, (2022).

P.B. Cerlini, F. Cotana, F. Rossi, F. Asdrubali, Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric Water Content and Probability Evaluation. Part II, Procedia Engineering, Volume 70, Pages 330-338, ISSN 1877-7058, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.037, (2014).

P.B. Cerlini, F. Cotana, F. Rossi, F. Asdrubali, Numerical Modeling of Atmospheric Water Content and Probability Evaluation. Part I, Procedia Engineering, Volume 70, Pages 321-329, ISSN 1877-7058, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.036, (2014).

Taylor, C.M., Parker, D.J., Kalthoff, N., Gaertner, M.A., Philippon, N., Bastin, S., Harris, P.P., Boone, A., Guichard, F., Agusti-Panareda, A., Baldi, M., Cerlini, P., Descroix, L., Douville, H., Flamant, C., Grandpeix, J.-Y. and Polcher, J., New perspectives on land–atmosphere feedbacks from the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis. Atmosph. Sci. Lett., 12: 38-44. https://doi.org/10.1002/asl.336, (2011).

Bongioannini Cerlini, P., Emanuel, K. A., and Todini, E.: Orographic effects on convective precipitation and space-time rainfall variability: preliminary results, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 285–299, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-9-285-2005, (2005).