Dr Diego Bruciaferri
Understanding and trying to improve the way numerical ocean models represent the turbulent multi-scales dynamics of the oceans.
Areas of expertise
- Numerical ocean modelling
- High resolution and process-oriented numerical modelling
- Ocean models’ evaluation
- NEMO ocean model
Diego is a senior scientist of the Ocean Modelling team of the Oceans, Cryosphere and Dangerous Climate Change (OCDC) group.
His research interests include: the impact of resolution and vertical coordinate systems on the ocean models’ representation of the bottom topography influence on the oceanic flow (e.g., gravity currents, currents steering); accurate numerical schemes for computing horizontal pressure forces in generalised vertical coordinates; the interplay between the shelf seas and the deep ocean and how to represent the coastal dynamics in large scale coarse models.
Diego joined the Met Office in 2019 as a shelf seas scientist of the Ocean Forecasting R&D group, working on developing and evaluating high-resolution ocean-only as well as ocean-waves coupled regional models. In 2021, Diego moved to the Ocean Modelling team to work on developing global and regional ocean configurations and the NEMO ocean model code.
Diego is a physical oceanographer holding a MSc in Environmental Sciences (with majors in Numerical Modelling and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics) from the University of Bologna (Italy) and a PhD in Physical Oceanography and Ocean Modelling from the University of Plymouth (UK).
- Member of CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP; 2023-2025)
- Ocean Modelling journal young editorial board member (since 2022)