Blanca Ayarzagüena


Current position: Researcher at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Personal postdoctoral en formación en docencia e investigación en la UCM).


Scientific Interests: large-scale dynamics, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, sea ice loss, climate variability and change


e-mail: bayarzag@ucm.es     Google Scholar


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


Former affiliations

Postdoctoral Research Fellow. University of Exeter, UK, 2015-2017.

Postdoctoral Researcher. Institut für Meteorologie, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2012-2015.

PhD Student. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2008-2012.

Peer-reviewed Publications


Ayarzagüena B., et al (2018): No Robust evidence of future changes in major stratospheric sudden warmings: A Multi-model assessment from CCMI Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2018-296, accepted

Ayarzagüena B., L«Ñpez-Parages, J., Iza, M., Calvo, N. and Rodr«¿guez-Fonseca, B. (2018): Stratospheric role in interdecadal changes of El Ni«Ðo impacts over Europe Climate Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4186-3 PDF.


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


Rodriguez-Fonseca, B., Suarez-Moreno, R., Ayarzagüena B., Lopez-Parages, J., Gomara,I., Villamayor, J., Mohino, E., Losada, R. and Castaño-Tierno A. (2016): A Review of ENSO Influence on the North Atlantic. A Non-Stationary Signal. Atmosphere, 7, 87, doi:10.3390/atmos7070087. PDF.

Ayarzagüena B., and J. A. Screen (2016): Future Arctic sea ice loss reduces severity of cold air outbreaks in midlatitudes.Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 2801–2809, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068092. PDF.


Lopez-Bustins, J.A., Serrano E., Ayarzagüena B. , and Sanchez-Lorenzo, A. (2015): Spatial and temporal temperature trends in the lower stratosphere during the extended boreal winter from reanalyses. International Journal of Climatology, 35, 3888-3901, doi: 10.1002/joc.4253.

Ayarzagüena B., Orsolini, Y.J., Langematz, U., Abalichin J. and Kubin A. (2015): The Relevance of the Location of Blocking Highs for Stratospheric Variability in a Changing Climate. Journal of Climate, 28, 531–549, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00210.1. PDF.


Ayarzagüena B., Langematz, U., Meul, S., Oberländer, S., Abalichin, J., and Kubin A. (2013): The role of climate change and ozone recovery for the future timing of major stratospheric warmings. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2460–2465, doi:10.1002/grl.50477. PDF.


Ayarzagüena B., Langematz, U., and Serrano E. (2011): Tropospheric forcing of the stratosphere: A comparative study of the two different major stratospheric warmings in 2009 and 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 116, D18114, doi: 10.1029/2010JD015023. PDF.


Ayarzagüena, B., and Serrano E. (2009): Monthly Characterization of the Tropospheric Circulation over the Euro-Atlantic Area in Relation with the Timing of Stratospheric Final Warmings. Journal of Climate, 22, 6313-6324, doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI2913.1. PDF.


Book Chapters and other publications

Langematz, U., Ayarzagüena B. , Birner, T., Budde, M., Garny, H., Gerber, E., Godin-Beekmann, S., Hitchcock, P., Hubert, D., Lossow, S., Meul, S., Oberländer, S., Riese, M., and Stenke, A. (2016): Stratospheric change and its role for climate prediction (SHARP2016),. SPARC newsletter, 47, 20-23, ISSN: 1225-4680.

Rodríguez-Fonseca B., Rodríguez-Puebla C. (Ayarzagüena, B. , contributing autor) (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.