Anastasia Romanou  

Anastasia Romanou

Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Physical Research Scientist

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025


Research Interests

Global carbon cycle and climate. Large-scale circulation of the oceans, meridional overturning, air-sea interactions and variability, gas-exchanges through the air-sea interface, climate variability, turbulence and mixing parameterizations, ocean and coup


  • B.A., Physics, 1989, University of Athens, Greece
  • M.Sc., Oceanography, 1992, University of Athens, Greece
  • Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, 1999, Florida State University

Selected Publications

Marshall, J., J. R. Scott, K. C. Armour, et al. 2015. "The ocean's role in the transient response of climate to abrupt greenhouse gas forcing." Clim. Dyn., 44 (7-8): 2287-2299 [doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2308-0]

Romanou, A., and J. Marshall. 2015. "Ocean heat and carbon uptake in transient climate change: Identifying model uncertainty." US CLIVAR Variations, 13 (2): 8-11.

Nazarenko, L., G. A. Schmidt, R. L. Miller, et al. 2015. "Future climate change under RCP emission scenarios with GISS ModelE2." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7 (1): 244-267 [doi:10.1002/2014MS000403]

Jiao, N., C. Robinson, F. Azam, et al. 2014. "Mechanisms of microbial carbon sequestration in the ocean — Future research directions." Biogeosciences, 11: 5285-5306 [doi:10.5194/bg-11-5285-2014]

Miller, R. L., G. A. Schmidt, L. Nazarenko, et al. 2014. "CMIP5 historical simulations (1850-2012) with GISS ModelE2." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6 (2): 441-477 [10.1002/2013MS000266]

Schmidt, G. A., M. Kelley, L. Nazarenko, et al. 2014. "Configuration and assessment of the GISS ModelE2 contributions to the CMIP5 archive." J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6 (1): 141-184 [10.1002/2013MS000265]

Romanou, A., J. Romanski, and W. W. Gregg. 2014. "Natural ocean carbon cycle sensitivity to parameterizations of the recycling in a climate model." Biogeosciences, 11 (4): 1137-1154 [10.5194/bg-11-1137-2014]

Romanou, A., W. W. Gregg, J. Romanski, et al. 2013. "Natural air-sea flux of CO2 in simulations of the NASA-GISS climate model: Sensitivity to the physical ocean model formulation." Ocean Modelling, 66: 26-44 [10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.01.008]

Romanski, J., A. Romanou, M. Bauer, and G. Tselioudis. 2012. "Atmospheric forcing of the Eastern Mediterranean Transient by midlatitude cyclones." Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (3): L03703 [10.1029/2011GL050298]

Romanou, A., G. Tselioudis, C. Zerefos, et al. 2010. "Evaporation–Precipitation Variability over the Mediterranean and the Black Seas from Satellite and Reanalysis Estimates." J. Climate, 23 (19): 5268-5287 [10.1175/2010JCLI3525.1]