Valentina Aquila

Associate Research Scientist

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Dr. Aquila has been a research scientist at Johns Hopkins University since February 2013. From 2010 to 2013 she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics (Code 614) of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. D. Aquila holds a PhD in meteorology from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, and an MS in physics from the University of Genoa, Italy.

Dr. Aquila's principal research interest is understanding the climate effect of atmospheric aerosol. Using the NASA GEOS-5 Chemistry Climate Model and measurements from several satellites, Dr. Aquila is investigating the sources of the stratospheric aerosol, and its effects of stratospheric aerosol from volcanic eruptions and geoengineering on the stratospheric chemistry and dynamics.

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D Visioni, G Pitari, V Aquila, S Tilmes, I Cionni, GD Genova, E Mancini
Sulfate geoengineering impact on methane transport and lifetime: results from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (18), 11209-11226, 2017

P Colarco, V Buchard, A Darmenov, E Nowottnick, A da Silva, V Aquila, ...
Update on the NASA GEOS-5 Aerosol Forecasting and Data Assimilation System

L Polvani, L Wang, V Aquila, D Waugh
Why has the tropical lower stratosphere stopped cooling since 1997?
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 19, 5159, 2017

LM Polvani, L Wang, V Aquila, DW Waugh
The Impact of Ozone-Depleting Substances on Tropical Upwelling, as Revealed by the Absence of Lower-Stratospheric Cooling since the Late 1990s
Journal of Climate 30 (7), 2523-2534, 2017

D Visioni, G Pitari, V Aquila
Sulfate geoengineering: a review of the factors controlling the needed injection of sulfur dioxide
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (6), 3879-3889, 2017

CI Garfinkel, V Aquila, DW Waugh, LD Oman
Time-varying changes in the simulated structure of the Brewer–Dobson Circulation
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (2), 1313-1327, 2017

CI Garfinkel, SW Son, K Song, V Aquila, LD Oman
Stratospheric variability contributed to and sustained the recent hiatus in Eurasian winter warming
Geophysical Research Letters 44 (1), 374-382, 2017

V Aquila, WH Swartz, DW Waugh, PR Colarco, S Pawson, LM Polvani, ...
Isolating the roles of different forcing agents in global stratospheric temperature changes using model integrations with incrementally added single forcings
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (13), 8067-8082, 2016

AC Jones, JM Haywood, A Jones, V Aquila
Sensitivity of volcanic aerosol dispersion to meteorological conditions: A Pinatubo case study
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121 (12), 6892-6908, 2016

M Chin, H Bian, T Diehl, T Kucsera, V Aquila, P Colarco
Anthropogenic and volcanic contributions to aerosol composition and decadal variations in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 18, 9905, 2016

C Timmreck, G Mann, V Aquila, C Bruehl, M Chin, S Dohmse, J English, ...
ISA-MIP: A co-ordinated intercomparison of Interactive Stratospheric Aerosol models
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 18, 13766, 2016

L Lee, G Mann, K Carslaw, M Toohey, V Aquila
Pinatubo Emulation in Multiple Models (POEMs): co-ordinated experiments in the ISA-MIP model intercomparison activity component of the SPARC Stratospheric Su...
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 18, 17438, 2016

PR Colarco, V Aquila, AN LeGrande, K Tsigaridis, PA Newman
Model guidance for deployment of observational resources following a major volcanic eruption
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2016

Q Tan, M Chin, V Aquila, G Chen
Evaluation of Modeled Vertical Distribution of Atmospheric SO2 and Sulfate in UTLS
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2016

PK Bhartia, NA Krotkov, V Aquila, EJ Hughes, C Li, BL Fisher
Modern Day Re-analysis of Pinatubo SO2 Injection, Cloud dispersion and Stratospheric Aerosols
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2016

X Zhu, JH Yee, M Cai, WH Swartz, L Coy, V Aquila, R Garcia, ER Talaat
Diagnosis of Middle-Atmosphere Climate Sensitivity by the Climate Feedback–Response Analysis Method
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 73 (1), 3-23, 2016

P Whelley, PR Colarco, V Aquila, NA Krotkov, JE Bleacher, WB Garry, ...
Optical Properties of Volcanic Ash: Improving Remote Sensing Observations
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2015

PA Newman, V Aquila, PR Colarco
Airborne stratospheric observations of major volcanic eruptions: past and future
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2015

Q Tan, M Chin, H Bian, G Chen, V Aquila, AB Early
Evaluation of Modeled SO2 in the UTLS Region with Both Satellite and Aircraft Data
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2015

X Zhu, W Swartz, JH Yee, V Aquila
Indicators of Climate Change in the Middle Atmosphere using a New Climate Feedback-Response Analysis Method
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2015