Teresa Losada

Teresa Losada

Postdoctoral Researcher

tldoval@fis.ucm.es

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I received the B.Sc. degree in Marine Sciences from University of Vigo (UV), Spain, in june, 2000. During the academic year 2000-2001 I attended to the post-graduate courses of the program “Oceanography and Coastal Geology” in the same university.
I re-started my research career in 2004, after a 3-year break, when I joint the TROPA-UCM group, in the Faculty of Physics of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain. My main task at that stage was to compile and run the UCLA AGCM that was recently acquired by the group in 2003. This was of great significance in my training, as allowed me to acquire many computer and numerical skills, leading me to the knowledge of different programming languages, as MATLAB, Fortran and GrADS, as well as Linux Scripting. During this stage of my career I also developed skills in atmospheric physics and dynamics, completing the training received during my degree studies.
My PhD dissertation, presented in June 2010, was focused in the study of the impacts of the Atlantic Equatorial Mode in the WAM monsoon and the rest of the tropical basins, as well as in the summer Mediterranean climate, by the analysis of observations and AGCM simulations. Working with observational data, I learnt how to deal with large amounts of data, as well as the use of different statistical methods, such as EOF and MCA. Part of this work was performed within the European Project AMMA-EU, in which I worked on the impact of the SST in the different ocean basins on WAM.
During my PhD I researched for short periods at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, in the University of California in Los Angeles (USA), during years 2004 and 2007. During both stays, I worked with the UCLA-AGCM, studying the impact of the Tropical Atlantic Variability on the European winter climate and on the West African Monsoon.
Also, in the first half of year 2009, I joined the research group MOMAC (MOdelización para el Medio Ambiente y el Clima), the most experienced group in regional climate modeling in Spain. During this collaboration I also acquired skills in the use of the PROMES-RCM, with which I performed several simulations within the AMMA-EU project.
During the summer of 2009, I stayed at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in Trieste (Italy), where I learnt how to use the ICTP-AGCM, uncoupled and also coupled to a SOM and to an Ocean Model.
As a postdoctoral researcher, in 2011 I worked during five months at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, in the University of California in Los Angeles (USA) in the framework of the project entitled “The Southern Subtropical Anticyclones”, studying the impact of the Atlantic Warm Pool in the southern Pacific.
After that, I gained a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where I worked on the study of the impact of the climate change in the renewable resources in the Iberian Peninsula. During my stay in the University of Castilla-La Mancha, from October 2011 to January 2014, I also gained teaching experience both in theoretical and practical subjects.
From February 2014, I re-joined TROPA-UCM group as a postdoctoral researcher within the European project PREFACE (Enhancing Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Climate and its impact).
My research interests are climate variability, ocean-atmosphere interactions, atmospheric and ocean modeling, and the impact of the climate change in the climate variability.

  • Elsa Mohino, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Teresa Losada, Sevastien Gervois, Serge Janicot, Juergen Bader, Paolo Ruti, and Frabrice Chauvin 2011 Published

    Changes in the interannual SST-forced signals on West African rainfal. AGCM intercomparison

    Climate Dynamics, Vol. 37, pp. 1707 - 1725. DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1093-2

  • Jorge López Parages, Julián Villamayor, Iñigo Gómara, Teresa Losada, Marta Martín Rey, Elsa Mohino, Irene Polo, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Roberto Suárez 2013 Published

    Nonstationary interannual teleconnections modulated by multidecadal variability

    Física de la Tierra: Climate variability and teleconnections in West Africa and the Mediterranean. 25, pp. 11 - 39. PUBLICACIONES UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, 2013. ISSN0214-4557

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Elsa Mohino, Juergen Bader, Serge Janicot, and Carlos R. Mechoso 2012 Published

    Tropical SST and Sahel rainfall: A non-stationary relationship

    Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, pp. L12705. DOI: 10.1029/2012GL052423

  • Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Serge Janicot, Elsa Mohino, Teresa Losada, Juergen Bader, Cyril Caminade, Fabrice Chauvin, Bernard Fontaine, Javier García Serrano, Sebastien Gervois, Mathieu Joly, Irene Polo, Paolo Ruti, Pascal Roucou, and Aurore Voldoire 2011 Published

    Interannual and decadal SST-forced responses of the West African monsoon

    Atmospheric Science Letters, Vol. 12, pp. 67-74. DOI: 10.1002/ASL.308

  • Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Irene Polo, Javier García Serrano, Teresa Losada, Elsa Mohino, Carlos R. Mechoso, and Fred Kucharski 2009 Published

    Are Atlantic Niños enhancing Pacific ENSO events in recent decades?

    Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 36, L20705. DOI 10.1029/2009GL040048.

  • Noelia López Franca, Enrique Sánchez, Teresa Losada, Marta Domínguez, Raquel Romera, and Miguel Ángel Gaertner 2014 Published

    Markovian characteristics of dry spells over the Iberian Peninsula under present and future conditions using ESCENA ensemble of regional climate models.

    Climate Dynamics, 45, 661-677. DOI 10.1007/s00382-014-2280-8

  • Elsa Mohino and Teresa Losada 2015 Published

    Climate Dynamics, 45, 2255-2271. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2471-y

  • Javier García Serrano, Irene Polo, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Teresa Losada 2013 Published

    Large-scale atmospheric response to eastern Mediterranean summer-autumn SST anomalies and the associated regional impact.

    Climate Dynamics, Vol 41 - 9-10, pp. 2251 - 2265. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1940-4

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Fred Kucharski 2012 Published

    Tropical Influence on the Summer Mediterranean Climate.

    Atmospheric Science Letters, Vol. 13, pp. 36 - 42. DOI: 10.1002/asl.359

  • Javier García Serrano, Teresa Losada, and Belén Rodríguez Fonseca 2011 Published

    Extratropical atmospheric response to the Atlantic Niño decaying phase.

    Journal of Climate, Vol. 24, pp. 1613 - 1625. DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3640.1

  • Ruti P.M., J.E. Williams, F. Hourdin, F. Guichard, A. Boone, P. Van Velthoven, F. Favot, I. Musat, M. Rumukkainen, M. Domínguez, M.A. Gaertner, J.P. Lafore, Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, J. Polcher, F. Giorgi, Y. Xue, I. Bouarar, K. Law, B. Josse, B. Barret, X. Yang, C. Mari, and A.K. Traore 2011 Published

    Modeling the West African climate system: a review of the AMMA inter-comparison initiatives.

    Atmospheric Science Letters, Vol. 12, pp. 116-122. DOI: 10.1002/ASL.305

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Serge Janicot, Sebastien Gervois, Fabrice Chauvin, and Paolo M. Ruti 2010 Published

    A multimodel approach to the Atlantic ecuatorial mode. Impact on the West African monsoon.

    Climate Dynamics, Vol. 35, pp. 29-43. DOI 10.1007/s00382-009-0625-5.

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Irene Polo, Serge Janicot, Sebastien Gervois, Fabrice Chauvin, and Paolo M. Ruti 2010 Published

    Tropical response to the Atlantic Equatorial mode: AGCM multimodel approach.

    Climate Dynamics, Vol. 35, pp. 45-52. DOI 10.1007/s00382-009-0624-6.

  • Marta Domínguez, Miguel Ángel Gaertner, Patricia De Rosnay, and Teresa Losada 2010 Published

    A regional climate model simulation over West Africa: parameterization tests and analysis of land surface fields.

    Climate Dynamics, Vol. 35, pp. 249-265. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0769-3.

  • Bernard Fontaine, Javier Garcia Serrano, Pascal Roucou, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Teresa Losada, Fabrice Chauvin, Sebastien Gervois, Sivarajan Sijikumar, Paolo M. Ruti, and Serge Janicot 2010 Published

    Impacts of Warm and Cold situations in the Mediterranean Basins on the West African monsoon: observed connection patterns (1979-2006) and climate simulations.

    Climate Dynamics, Vol. 35, pp. 95-114. DOI 10.1007/s00382-009-0599-3.

  • F. Hourdin, I. Musat, F. Guichard, P. Ruti, F. Favot, M.A. Filiberti, M. Pham, J.Y. Grandpeix, P. Marquet, A. Boone, J.P. Lafore, J.L. Redelsperger, A. Dell'aquila, Teresa Losada, A.K. Traore, and H. Gallée 2010 Published

    AMMA-Model Intercomparison Project.

    Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 91, pp. 95–104. DOI: 10.1175/2009BAMS2791.1.

  • Irene Polo, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Teresa Losada, and Javier García Serrano 2008 Published

    Tropical Atlantic Variability modes (1979-2001). Part I: time-evolving SST modes related to West African rainfall.

    Journal of Climate, Vol.21, pp. 6457-6475. DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2607.1.

  • Javier García Serrano, Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Irene Polo 2008 Published

    Tropical Atlantic Variability modes (1979-2001). Part II: time-evolving atmospheric circulation related to SST-forced tropical convection.

    Journal of Climate, Vol. 21, pp. 6476-6497. DOI: 10.1175/2008JCLI2191.1

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, C. Roberto Mechoso, and Hsi Yen Ma 2007 Published

    Impacts of SST anomalies on the North Atlantic atmospheric circulation: a case study for the northern winter 1995/96.

    Climate Dynamics, Vol. 29, pp. 807-819. DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0261-x.

  • María Jesús Casado Calle, Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Ernesto Rodríguez Camino 2012 Published

    Variabilidad climática: desde los patrones globales a las escalas sinópticas.

    Revista Española de Física. Vol. 26, pp. 18 - 24. 2012. ISSN 0213-862X

  • Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Irene Polo, Javier García Serrano, Teresa Losada, and Elsa Mohino 2009 Published

    The Equatorial Mode. A new regional and global perspective from the 70’s.

    Revista Física de la Tierra, 21,179-189, Servicio de publicaciones Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ISSN: 0214-4557.

  • Teresa Losada, Elsa Mohino, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Irene Polo 2008 Published

    Influence of the tropical oceanic basins on the African monsoon.

    Porceedings de la 6ª asamblea hispano-portuguesa de geodesia y geofísica, pp. 163-164.

  • Javier García Serrano, Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Irene Polo 2008 Published

    Time-evolution atmospheric response to tropical convection over Euro-Atlantic sector.

    Porceedings de la 6ª asamblea hispano-portuguesa de geodesia y geofísica, pp. 122-124.

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and C. Roberto Mechoso 2007 Published

    Impacto de las anomalías de temperatura de la superficie del mar sobre la circulación del Atlántico Norte: Estudio del invierno de 1995/96.

    Proceedings del 8º encontro luso-espanhol de meteorología de la APMG, pp. 68-72. ISBN: 978-989-95660-0-2

  • Javier García Serrano, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Irene Polo, and Teresa Losada 2007 Published

    Evolución mensual de la respuesta atmosférica interanual al Niño Atlántico.

    Proceedings del 8º encontro luso-espanhol de meteorología de la APMG, pp. 79-84. ISBN: 978-989-95660-0-2

  • Teresa Losada, Hsi Yen Ma, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and C. Roberto Mechoso 2006 Published

    Respuesta atmosférica del Atlántico Norte a anomalías de temperatura de la superficie del mar durante el invierno de 1995/96.

    Actas de la V Asamblea Hispano-Portuguesa de Gedesia y Geofísica (en CD). ISBN 84-8320-373-1

  • Javier García, Teresa Losada, and Belén Rodríguez Fonseca 2006 Published

    Modulación de las teleconexiones sobre Europa: Pacífico y Atlántico Tropical.

    Actas de la V Asamblea Hispano-Portuguesa de Gedesia y Geofísica (en CD). ISBN 84-8320-373-1

  • Teresa Losada, Javier García, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Hsi Yen Ma 2005 Published

    Model characterization of WAM seasonal cycle.

    Proceedings of the 1st AMMA International Conference, pp. 315-317.
  • Teresa Losada, Javier García, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Hsi Yen Ma 2005 Published

    Model characterization of WAM seasonal cycle.

    Proceedings of the 1st AMMA International Conference, pp. 315-317.
  • Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Teresa Losada, Javier García, and Irene Polo 2005 Published

    Simulations of the 2000 and 2003 african monsoon seasons with the UCLA AGCM.

    Proceedings of the 1st AMMA International Conference, pp. 318-320.

  • Irene Polo, Teresa Losada, and Belén Rodríguez Fonseca 2004 Published

    La variabilidad del Atlántico tropical y su teleconexión extra-tropical.

    Revista Física de la Tierra, Vol. 16, pp. 37-47, Servicio de publicaciones Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ISSN: 0214-4557.

  • Jesús M. Torres Palenzuela, María Del Mar Sacau Cuadrado, and Teresa Losada 2002 Published

    Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll and Temperature in Coastal Upwelling System.

    Observing our environment form space. New solutions for a new millennium. A. A. Balkema pub. pp. 73-77. ISBN: 9058092542.

  • Teresa Losada, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Fred Kucharski 2012 Published

    Influencia de los océanos tropicales en el clima Mediterráneo durante el periodo 1979-2001

    Cambio climático. Extremos e impactos. Publicaciones de la Asociación Española de Climatología (AEC), 2012, Serie A, nº 8. Salamanca, 998 pp. ISBN: 978-84-695-4331-3

  • Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Elsa Mohino, C. Roberto Mechoso, C. Caminade, M. Biasutti, M. Gaetani, J.Garcia Serrano, E. K.Vizy, K. Cook, Y. Xue, Irene Polo, Teresa Losada, L. Druyan, B. Fontaine, J. Bader, F. J.Doblas Reyes, L. Goddard, S. Janicot, A. Arribas, W. Lau, A. Colman, D. P. Rowell, F. Kucharski, and A.Voldoire 2014 Published

    Variability and Predictability of West African Droughts. The role of SST.

    Journal of Climate, 28, 4034–4060

  • Teresa Losada and Belén Rodríguez Fonseca 2015 Published

    Tropical Atmospheric Response to Decadal Changes in the Atlantic Equatorial Mode

    Climate Dynamics. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2897-2

  • Verónica Torralba, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Elsa Mohino, and Teresa Losada 2015 Published

    The non-stationary influence of the Atlantic and Pacific Niños on North Eastern South American rainfall

    Frontiers in Earth Science, 3, 55. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2015.00055

  • Irene Polo, Albin Ullman, Bernard Fontaine, Teresa Losada, and Pascal Roucou 2013 Published

    Changes in the frequency of the Weather Regimes over the Euro-Atlantic and Mediterranean sector and their relation to the anomalous temperatures over the Mediterranean Sea

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_FITE.2013.v25.43438Física de la Tierra, 25, 103-121. DOI: 

  • Fred Kucharski, Afroja Parvin, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Riccardo Farneti, Marta Martín Rey, Irene Polo, Elsa Mohino, Teresa Losada, and Carlos R. Mechoso 2016 Published

    The Teleconnection of the Tropical Atlantic to Indo-Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures on Inter-Annual to Centennial Time Scales: A Review of Recent Findings

  • Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Roberto Suárez, Blanca Ayarzagüena, Jorge López Parages, Iñigo Gómara, Julián Villamayor, Elsa Mohino, Teresa Losada, and Antonio Castaño Tierno 2016 Published

    A Review of ENSO Influence on the North Atlantic. A Non-Stationary Signal

    Atmosphere, Special Issue "El Niño Southern Oscillation", 7, 87, doi:10.3390/atmos7070087

  • Jorge López Parages, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Elsa Mohino, and Teresa Losada 2016 Published

    Multidecadal Modulation of ENSO teleconnection with Europe in late winter: Analysis of CMIP5 models

    Journal of Climate. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0596.1

  • Carlos R. Mechoso, Teresa Losada, Shunya Koseki, Elsa Mohino, Noel Keenlyside, Antonio Castaño Tierno, Timothy A. Myers, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, and Thomas Toniazzo 2016 Published

    Can reducing the incoming energy flux over the Southern Ocean in a CGCM improve its simulation of tropical climate?

    Geophysical Research Letters,

    DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071150

  • Iñigo Gómara, Elsa Mohino, Teresa Losada, Marta Domínguez, Roberto Suárez, and Belén Rodríguez Fonseca 2017 Under review

    Impact of dynamical regionalization on precipitation biases and teleconnections over West Africa

    Clim. Dyn. CLDY-D-17-00273