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.
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
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
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
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
Climate Dynamics, 45, 2255-2271. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2471-y
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
Tropical Influence on the Summer Mediterranean Climate.
Atmospheric Science Letters, Vol. 13, pp. 36 - 42. DOI: 10.1002/asl.359
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Variabilidad climática: desde los patrones globales a las escalas sinópticas.
Revista Española de Física. Vol. 26, pp. 18 - 24. 2012. ISSN 0213-862X
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.
Influence of the tropical oceanic basins on the African monsoon.
Porceedings de la 6ª asamblea hispano-portuguesa de geodesia y geofísica, pp. 163-164.
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.
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
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
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
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
Model characterization of WAM seasonal cycle.
Model characterization of WAM seasonal cycle.
Simulations of the 2000 and 2003 african monsoon seasons with the UCLA AGCM.
Proceedings of the 1st AMMA International Conference, pp. 318-320.
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.
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
Tropical Atmospheric Response to Decadal Changes in the Atlantic Equatorial Mode
Climate Dynamics, 47, 1211–1224
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
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:
The Teleconnection of the Tropical Atlantic to Indo-Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures on Inter-Annual to Centennial Time Scales: A Review of Recent Findings
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
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
Can reducing the incoming energy flux over the Southern Ocean in a CGCM improve its simulation of tropical climate?
Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 11057-11063
Impact of dynamical regionalization on precipitation biases and teleconnections over West Africa
Climate Dynamics,50, 4481-4506. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3886-4
Is there evidence of changes in Tropical Atlantic Variability modes under AMO phases in the observational record?
Victoria Gil, Miguel Ángel Gaertner, Claudia Gutierrez, and Teresa Losada 2018 Published
Impact of climate change on solar irradiation and variability over the Iberian peninsula using regional climate models.
International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5916
Equatorial Atlantic variability—Modes, mechanisms, and global teleconnections
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 9, e527
Revisiting the CMIP5 Thermocline in the Equatorial Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
Geophysical Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL079847
Relationships among Intermodel Spread and Biases in Tropical Atlantic Sea Surface Temperatures
Predictability of the Southern Hemisphere Circulation anomalies and Precipitation over Subtropical South America due to different El Niño patterns
Int. Journal of Climatology
Gregory R Foltz, Peter Brandt, Ingo Richter, Belén Rodríguez Fonseca, Fabrice Hernandez, Marcus Dengler, Regina R Rodrigues, Jörn Oliver Schmidt, Lisan Yu, Nathalie Lefevre, L Cotrim Da Cunha, Michael James Mc Phaden, M Araujo, Johannes Karstensen, Johannes Hahn, Marta Martín Rey, Christina M Patricola, Paul Poli, Paquita Zuidema, Rebecca Hummels, Renellys C Perez, Vanessa Hatje, Joke F Lübbecke, Irene Polo, Rick Lumpkin, Bernard Bourlès, Francis E Asuquo, Patrick Lehodey, Anna Conchon, Ping Chang, Philippe Dandin, Claudia Schmid, A Sutton, Herve Giordani, Yan Xue, Serena Illig, Teresa Losada, Sa Grodsky, Florent Gasparin, Tong Lee, Elsa Mohino, Paulo Nobre, Rik Wanninkhof, N Keenlyside, Veronique Garcon, Emilia Sanchez Gomez, Hyacinth Nnamchi, Marie Drevillon, Andrea Storto, Elisabeth Remy, Alban Lazar, Sabrina Speich, M Goes, Tarquin Dorrington, William E Johns, James N Moum, Carol Robinson, Coralie Perruche, Rb De Souza, At Gaye, Jorge López Parages, P A Monerie, Paola Castellanos, Nsikak U Benson, Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou, J Trotte Duhá, R Laxenaire, and N Reul 2019 Published
The tropical atlantic observing system
Frontiers in Marine Science
Sarah M Kang, Matt Hawcroft, Baoqiang Xiang, Yen Ting Hwang, Gabriel Cazes, Francis Codron, Traute Crueger, Clara Deser, Øivind Hodnebrog, Hanjun Kim, Jiyeong Kim, Yu Kosaka, Teresa Losada, Carlos R Mechoso, Gunnar Myhre, Øyvind Seland, Bjorn Stevens, Masahiro Watanabe, and Sungduk Yu 2019 Published
ETIN-MIP Extratropical-Tropical Interaction Model Intercomparison Project–Protocol and Initial Results
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Ocean dynamics shapes the structure and timing of Atlantic Equatorial Modes
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans