• 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 climatology section of CRC has outlined a regional strategy in order to develop an integrated database to provide reliable climate information in central Italy.

  • 2018 – 2020 – Spatialmeteo DSS. This project has been founded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (2014-2020). UNIPG was in charge of developing automatic procedures for the spatial interpolation of agro-meteorological data. (https://www.lungarotti.it/files/spatialmeteo.pdf)

  • 2018 – 2020 – SMARTMETEO: Network for the development of an innovative agro-meteorological and phytopatological monitoring system. This project has been founded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (2014-2020). The goal was to implement a regional network aimed to support phytopathological modeling and smart alert systems in order to: increase farm resilience to adverse meteorological phenomena; increase resilience by means of intelligent identification and early treatment of plant-pathology technologies; reduction in the use of pesticides. UNIPG was in charge of developing automatic procedure for meteorological data quality control. (https://www.smartmeteo.it/)

  • 2014 – 2015 – MeteoWine. Monitoring of climatic and environmental conditions for the development of meteorological models and plant protection models for the production of high quality grapes in Umbria. UNIPG was in charge of introducing and developing innovative methods and technologies for the monitoring of meteorological conditions in Umbria. (https://www.parco3a.org/progetti/il-monitoraggio-delle-condizioni-climatico-ambient)

  • 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.

research project climatology

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).

 Bongioannini Cerlini, P. B., Saraceni, M., Orlandi, F., Silvestri, L., & Fornaciari, M., Phenological response to temperature variability and orography in Central Italy. International journal of biometeorology, 66(1), 71-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-021-02190-1, (2022).

 Bongioannini Cerlini, P. & Silvestri, L., Validation of a regional agro-meteorological network in Central Italy using ECMWF ERA5 reanalysis. Earth and Space Science Open Archive ESSOAr, https://www.essoar.org/doi/abs/10.1002/essoar.10500963.1, (2019).

 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).