I received my PhD from the University Complutense of Madrid in 2005. Since 2007 I work in TROPA-UCM group on climate variability, especially on the West African Monsoon, from intra-seasonal to decadal time scales. I am also interested in predictability at these time scales. I have participated in a number of projects (national and European) and directed one of them, and I have several publications on my research (more details in CV summary). I have also collaborated in cooperation projects focused on West Africa.
I have teaching experience at degree and master's level and I have directed and participated in academic innovation projects. I currently supervise the PhD thesis of Julián Villamayor, and I co-advice the PhD thesis of Coumba Niang from the University Cheik Anta Diop in Dakar-Senegal.
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
Marco Gaetani and Elsa Mohino 2013 Published
Decadal prediction of the Sahelian precipitation in CMIP5 simulations
Journal of Climate, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00635.1
Tropical SST and Sahel rainfall: A non-stationary relationship
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, pp. L12705. DOI: 10.1029/2012GL052423
Elsa Mohino, Serge Janicot, Hervé Douville, and Laurent Li 2012 Published
Impact of the Indian part of the summer MJO on West Africa using nudged climate simulations
Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1206-y
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
Impacts of the Tropical Pacific/Indian Oceans on the Seasonal Cycle of the West African Monsoon
Journal of Climate, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011JCLI3988.1
Emmanouil Flaounas, Serge Janicot, Sophie Bastin, Rémy Roca, and Elsa Mohino 2011 Published
The role of the Indian monsoon onset in the West African monsoon onset: observations and AGCM nudged simulations
Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-011-1045-x
Elsa Mohino, Serge Janicot, and Juergen Bader 2011 Published
Sahel rainfall and decadal to multi-decadal sea surface variability.
Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0867-2
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.
Climate Dynamics, 45, 2255-2271. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2471-y
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.
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
Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062473
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
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
Elsa Mohino, Noel Keenlyside, and Holger Pohlmann 2016 Published
Decadal prediction of Sahel rainfall: where does the skill (or lack thereof) come from?
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
Coumba Niang, Elsa Mohino, Amadou T. Gaye, and Bayo Omotosho Published
Impact of the Madden Julian Oscillation on the summer West African monsoon in AMIP simulations
Impact of dynamical regionalization on precipitation biases and teleconnections over West Africa
Clim. Dyn. CLDY-D-17-00273