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Valentina Aquila Asst Professor Department of Environmental Science

Ph.D. in Meteorology, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

Laurea in Physics (equivalent to MS), University of Genoa, Italy

Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Spanish, German
Favorite Spot on Campus
The little pond in front of Roper
I am an atmospheric scientist focused on the role of aerosols in the climate system. My main focus is stratospheric aerosol, mostly from volcanic eruptions but also from pollution, forest fires, and geoengineering, i.e. human intervention in the climate system to offset the impacts of climate change.
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Spring 2023

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Confronting Climate Change

  • ENVS-460 Climatology

  • ENVS-494 Comm Service Learning Project: Climatology

  • ENVS-689 Seminar Environmental Science

Fall 2023

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Confronting Climate Change

  • ENVS-489 Seminar Environmental Science

  • ENVS-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Environmental Modeling