de la Cámara

Alvaro de la Cámara

Current position: Research fellow at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Scientific interests: Middle atmosphere dynamics and modeling, gravity wave parameterizations, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, climate variability

e-mail: acamarai@ucm.es     ORCID, Google Scholar, Personal website

Education: Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Former affiliations

ASP Postdoctoral Fellow. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO, USA, 2015-2017.

Postdoctoral Researcher. Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD, ENS), Paris, and Centre de Mathématiques et des Leurs Applications (CMLA, ENS de Cachan), France, 2013-2015.

PhD Student. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2009-2012.

Graduate researcher. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2006-2008.


In preparation or submitted

de la Cámara, A., M. Abalos, and P. Hitchcock: Changes in stratospheric transport during sudden stratospheric warmings. Submitted to J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.

Plougonven, R., A. de la Cámara, A. Hertzog and F. Lott: How much does knowledge of the gravity waves in the lower stratosphere constrain their parameterizations in climate models? In preparation for submission to Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc.

Published (peer-reviewed)


de la Cámara, A., J. R. Albers, T. Birner, R. R. García, P. Hitchcock, D. E. Kinnison, and A. K. Smith (2017): Sensitivity of sudden stratospheric warmings to previous stratospheric conditions. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 2857-2877, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-17-0136.1.

Díaz-Durán, A., E. Serrano, B. Ayarzagüena, M. Abalos, A. de la Cámara (2017): Intra-seasonal variability of extreme boreal stratospheric polar vortex events and their precursors. Clim. Dyn., 49, 3473–3491, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3524-1.

Plougonven, R., A. de la Cámara, A. Hertzog, V. Jewtoukoff, and F. Lott (2017): On the relation between gravity waves and wind speed in the lower stratosphere over the Southern Ocean. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 1075–1093, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0096.1. PDF.

García, R. R., A. K. Smith, D. E. Kinnison, A. de la Cámara, and D. Murphy (2017): Modification of the gravity wave parameterization in the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model: Motivation and results. J. Atmos. Sci., 74, 275-291, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-16-0104.1. PDF.

Berner, J., and 26 other Co-authors, including A. de la Cámara (2017): Stochastic parameterization: Towards a new view of weather and climate models. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 565–588, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00268.1. PDF.


de la Cámara, A., F. Lott, and M. Abalos (2016): Climatology of the middle atmosphere in LMDz: Impact of source-related parameterizations of gravity wave drag. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 8, 1507–1525, doi:10.1002/2016MS000753. PDF.

de la Cámara, A., F. Lott, V. Jewtoukoff, R. Plougonven, and A. Hertzog (2016): On the gravity wave forcing during the southern stratospheric final warming in LMDz. J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 3213-3226, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-15-0377.1. PDF.


Jewtoukoff, V., A. Hertzog, R. Plougonven, A. de la Cámara, and F. Lott (2015): Comparison of gravity waves in the Southern Hemisphere derived from balloon observations and the ECMWF analyses. J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 3449-3468, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-14-0324.1. PDF.

García-Serrano J., C. Frankignoul, G. Gastineau, and A. de la Cámara (2015): On the predictability of the winter Euro-Atlantic climate: lagged influence of autumn Arctic sea-ice. J. Clim., 28, 5195–5216, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00472.1. PDF.

de la Cámara, A., and F. Lott (2015): A parameterization of gravity waves emitted by fronts and Jets. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2071–2078, doi:10.1002/2015GL063298. PDF.


de la Cámara, A., F. Lott, and A. Hertzog (2014): Intermittency in a stochastic parameterization of nonorographic gravity waves. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 11905-11919, doi:10.1002/2014JD022002. PDF.

Before 2014

de la Cámara, A., C. R. Mechoso, A. M. Mancho, E. Serrano, and K. Ide (2013): Isentropic transport within the Antarctic polar vortex: Rossby wave breaking evidence and Lagrangian structures. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2982-3001, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-12-0274.1. PDF.

de la Cámara, A., A. M. Mancho, K. Ide, E. Serrano, and C. R. Mechoso (2012): Routes of transport across the Antarctic polar vortex in the southern spring. J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 741-752, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-11-0142.1. PDF.

García-Serrano, J., B. Rodríguez-Fonseca, I. Bladé, P. Zurita-Gotor, and A. de la Cámara (2011): Rotational atmospheric circulation during North-Atlantic European winter: The influence of ENSO. Clim. Dyn., 37, 1727-1743, doi:10.1007/s00382-010-0968-y. PDF.

de la Cámara, A., C. R. Mechoso, K. Ide, R. Walterscheid, and G. Schubert (2010): Polar night vortex breakdown and large-scale stirring in the southern stratosphere. Clim. Dyn., 35, 965-975, doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0632-6. PDF.

Book Chapters and other publications

Rodríguez-Fonseca B., Rodríguez-Puebla C. (de la Cámara, A., contributing author) (2010): Climate teleconnections affecting Iberian Peninsula climate variability. Predictability and expected changes. [in The Spanish CLIVAR Report - Climate in Spain: Past, Present and Future. CLIVAR and MICINN (F. F. Pérez, R. Boscolo Eds.)], ISBN: 978-84-614-8115-6, pp. 53-67.

de la Cámara, A., J. García-Serrano, B. Ayarzagüena, M. Abalos, B. González, and E. Serrano (2009): ENSO influence on the variability modes of the boreal winter stratosphere. Física de la Tierra, 21, 167-178. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. PDF.