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Giorgia Di Capua

Giorgia Di Capua
PhD student
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A62 / S06
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 2514
Email: dicapua[at]
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam



SacreX - Atmospheric circulation and its relation to extreme weather

GOTHAM - Globally Observed Teleconnections and their role and representation in Hierarchies of Atmospheric Models

PhD dissertation : The Indian Monsoon and its interaction with the mid-latitude circulation

Research Interests

Indian Summer Monsoon

Mid-latitude circulation


Causal discovery tools

Statistical forecasts

Selected Publications

*** 2019 ***

Di Capua et al. (2019b) "Tropical and mid-latitude teleconnections interacting with the Indian summer monsoon rainfall: A Theory-Guided Causal Effect Network approach", Earth System Dynamics  DOI:

Vellore et al. (2019) "Sub‑synoptic circulation variability in the Himalayan extreme precipitation event during June 2013", Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, DOI:

Umakanth et al. (2019) "Meridionally Extending Anomalous Wave Train over Asia During Breaks in the Indian Summer Monsoon", Earth System and Environment. DOI:

Di Capua et al. (2019) "Long-lead statistical forecasts of the Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall based on causal precursors ", Weather and Forecasting  - American Meteorological Society

*** 2018 ***

Coumou et al. 2018 "The influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude summer circulation", Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 2959 (2018)

*** 2016 ***

Di Capua and Coumou 2016  "Changes in meandering of the Northern Hemisphere circulation" Environ. Res. Lett. 11 094028


The code for the Meandering Index as defined in Di Capua and Coumou (2016) is availble on Github.

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