Chiara Uglietti

Dr. Chiara Uglietti
OFLB / 111
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

Phone2: +41 (0) 56 310 24 01
Fax: +41 (0) 56 310 44 35
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Key Publications of Chiara Uglietti (up to ten) :
  • “Comparison between real time and flask measurements of atmospheric O2 and CO2 performed at the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch, Switzerland”. C. Uglietti, M. Leuenberger and F. L.Valentino. Science of the Total Environment, Elseviere special issue, 2007.
  • “Measurements and trend analysis of O2, CO2 and δ13C of CO2 from the high altitude research station Junfgraujoch, Switzerland - A comparison with the observations from the remote site Puy de Dôme, France”. F. L. Valentino, M. Leuenberger, C. Uglietti, P. Sturm. Science of the Total Environment, Elseviere special issue, 2007.
  • “Atmospheric O2 and CO2 observations from a four year campaign of regular aircraft flights over Griffin forest, Perthshire, UK.” F. L. Valentino, C. Uglietti, M. Leuenberger, P. Sturm. Submitted to Tellus.
  • Uglietti C., Leuenberger M., and Brunner D., Large-scale European source and flow patterns retrieved from back-trajectory interpretations of CO2 at the high alpine research station Jungfraujoch, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, 813-857, 2011.

    Expertise of Chiara Uglietti:
    Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
    Topic AtmosphereClimate
    Global Warming
    Topic CryosphereGlaciers
    Topic Integrated SystemsCarbon Cycle
    Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
    Marine Ecosystems
    Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
    Open Ocean
    Time FramePast
    Recent / Today
    Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
    MethodsData Collection - Measurement
    Data Analysis
    PolarHigh Altitude

    Specialties of Chiara Uglietti:
    My research interests are varied and mainly related to the study of the earth’s climate system and its history in the past and at the present time and the role that humans played and play in the environment. I'm also very fascinated by the role that atmospheric gases and aerosols play in the biogeochemical processes involving the biosphere and ocean.
    During the Master thesis I studied the chemical composition and the microparticle concentration of an ice core retrieved in the Italian Alps within the European project ALPCLIM (Environmental and Climate Records from High Elevation Alpine Glaciers) with the aim of studying climatic parameters recorded in several alpine ice cores.
    During the Ph.D. I worked within the European project CARBOEUROPE IP on high precision atmospheric carbon dioxide, isotopic composition of carbon dioxide (?13C) and oxygen observations from the high altitude research station Jungfraujoch (Bernise Alps, Switzerland) in order to comprehend the partitioning of atmospheric carbon dioxide between biosphere and ocean and to assess the carbon sources and sinks at the European continental scale.
    During the Ph.D. time period I got the opportunity to participate to the NEEM ice core drilling project. I joined the Swiss and US teams to drill an ice core and to sample firn air with the purpose of studying recent changes in the isotopic composition of trace gases and interpreting the firn gas records.
    Before the current research fellow position, I had a post doc position at Arctic Center (Rovaniemi, Finland). That research focused on the chemical analysis of a horizontal ice core retrieved from an Antarctica blue ice area with the intention of recovering high-resolution (annual) paleoclimate record.
    My current research is focusing on the trace metal analysis of an ice core retrieved from Quelccaya ice cap, Peru. I plan to analyze a suit of trace elements including toxic metals in order to reconstruct the past history (spanning the last 500 years) of trace elements in the tropics. This ice core represents a distinctive opportunity to constrain the environmental variability of the tropics, in particular of the Peruvian Andes, which was affected by experienced pollution also in the past due to metals exploitation (for instance mercury used in silver extraction mines).

    Last update: 8/8/17
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