Marta Ábalos

After obtaining my PhD in Physics at UCM, I worked as a postdoc at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France, and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. I currently hold a Talento CAM fellowship at UCM.

My research is focused on different aspects of dynamics and transport in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Some questions of interest that I address in my research are: how will climate change impact the global atmospheric circulation and the transport of pollutants? What is the impact of
the ozone hole and its recovery on the global circulation? How does climate variability affect the frequency of air stagnation and associated extreme events in Europe.

Trends from 1960-2100 in the concentration of an artificial tracer with constant global emissions, obtained from a chemistry-climate model simulation. Due to enhanced upward transport in the tropics, the concentrations of pollutants emitted at the surface are expected to increase in the stratosphere. Adapted from Abalos et al. (2017, JAS)