Graciela Raga
Academic Editor

Graciela B Raga


Undergraduate degree in Meteorology from University of Buenos Aires in 1983 and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1989. After postdoctoral positions in Canada and UK, joined UNAM in 1995. Her initial research interests in cloud microphysics and aerosol-cloud interactions shifted to urban air quality after moving to Mexico City, organizing a first field campaign in 1997 focused on particle composition including black carbon, potentially affecting regional climate and cloud droplet activation and precipitation development. She is author of 85 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised 5 PhD, 10 Masters and 2 undergraduate students, and 9 postdoctoral associates.

Member of scientific advisory panels of the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Programme, World Climate Research Programme, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), Mexican Academy of Sciences and is a Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Member of the Editorial Board of Atmosfera since 2008, serving as Editor in Chief from 2010 to 2012.

Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributing to Chapter 2, Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers. In 2007, the IPCC was awarded a joint Nobel Peace Prize. Co-chair of the Regional Assessment of Short Lived Climate Pollutants for Latin America and Caribbean.

Atmospheric Chemistry Biosphere Interactions Ecohydrology Environmental Contamination & Remediation Environmental Impacts

Work details

Head of Microscale and Mesoscale Interactions Reseach Group

Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
February 2017
Atmospheric Sciences
As part of the responsibilities as head of the research group, I coordinate the activities of two young scientists on the main research topics of the group. One of them works on mesoscale convective processes from observations and a large numerical modeling component. The other one works on natural aerosol (biological and dust) as well as anthropogenic (e.g. black carbon in megacities such as Mexico City and also in smaller tropical cities, e.g. Merida on the Yucatan peninsula). This research component involves the coordination of field work and laboratory analyses. The research is funded typically by Mexican grants, but occasionally also by international agencies. There are several graduate and undergraduate students associated with the group, who carry out work on the different projects, in field campaigns, and laboratory work and numerical simulations. Personal responsibilities also include supervision of students and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels at least one semester per year.

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