Mailing address: 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder 80305, CO
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I am a postdoctoral fellow within the Advanced Study Program (ASP) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research .
I received my BSc and MSc in physics/atmospheric physics from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Zagreb and my PhD from the Department of Meteorology at the Stockholm University . The title of my doctoral dissertation was "Dynamical aspects of atmospheric data assimilation in the tropics" (pdf).
My research interests range from modelling the mid-latitude mesoscale weather to large-scale variability.
My main research topic at present is data assimilation. I am interested in (im)balances which (do not) exist at large scales in the tropics and their manifestation in data assimilation. The goal is to improve understanding of the mass-wind couplings in the tropics and understanding of the flow-dependency of background-error covariances and thereby to improve the data assimilation procedures and to reduce uncertainties in the tropical analysis fields.
Žagar, N., A. Stoffelen, G.-J. Marseille, C. Accadia and P. Schluessel, 2008: Impact assessment of simulated Doppler wind lidars with a multivariate variational assimilation in the tropics. Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, No. 7, 2443-2460 more info
Vilibic, I., G. Beg Paklar, N. Zagar, H. Mihanovic, N. Supic, M. Zagar, N. Domijan, M. Pasaric, 2008: Summer breakout of trapped bottom dense water from the northern Adriatic. JGR Oceans, accepted.
Beg Paklar, G., N. Zagar, M. Zagar, R. Vellore, D. Koracin, P.-M. Poulain, M. Orlic, I. Vilibic, V. Dadic, 2008: Modeling the trajectories of satellite-tracked drifters in the Adriatic Sea during a summertime bora event. JGR Oceans, accepted.
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