Joaquin Blanco

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Phone: +82-51-510-7641

Research Interests

  • Tropical dynamics (TIWs, CCEWs, SCCs, MJO, ENSO)
  • Idealized simulations
  • Atmospheric dispersion


2018 PhD., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami (RSMAS), USA
2015 MSc., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, University of Miami (RSMAS)
2011 Lic., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Work Experience

2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP), Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
2012 2018 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Miami (RSMAS), USA
2016 2017 Teaching Assistant: MSC 406: Atmospheric Dynamics II (Fall 2016) and MSC 405: Atmospheric Dynamics I (Spring 2017), University of Miami (RSMAS), USA
2008 2012 Research Assistant, National Meteorological Service, Argentina

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

2018 NRC RAP Postdoctoral Research Associate award, The National Academies, USA (declined)
2018 Invitation for participation and travel funding, "WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity: 2nd Meeting on Monsoons and Tropical Rain Belts", at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
2011 Student award for “A simplified model for the study of smoke plume dispersion from grassfires and a methodology for forecasts validation with satellite images”, sponsored by CSIRO (publisher of the International Journal of Wildland Fire) at the AMS Ninth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Palm Springs, USA


  1. Blanco, J.E., D.S. Nolan and B.E. Mapes (2019): Nonlinear zonal propagation of organized convection in the tropics. J. Atmos. Sci., DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-19-0082.1
  2. Blanco, J.E., D.S. Nolan and B.E. Mapes (2016): Simulations of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on Aquachannels: 2. Life cycle and dynamical-convective coupling. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025022
  3. Blanco, J.E., D.S. Nolan and S. N. Tulich (2016): Simulations of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on Aquachannels: 1. Propagation speeds, composite structures, and comparison with aquaplanets. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025004
  4. Nolan, D.S., S.N. Tulich, and J.E. Blanco (2016): The Structure of the ITCZ with Parameterized and Resolved Convection in Aquachannel and Aquapatch Simulations. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst, 8, DOI: 10.1002/2015MS000560
  5. Blanco, J.E. and G.J. Berri (2013): New indices for the spatial validation of plume forecasts with observations of smoke plumes from grassfires. Atmospheric Environment, 67, 313-322, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.10.061