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Personal Information


Educational Background

  • 2018 - PhD in Earth & Environmental Sciences (Modeling volcanic ash fallout resuspension for operational forecast purposes), University of Buenos Aires
  • 2012 - University Degree in Physics, University of Buenos Aires

Research experience and employment history

  • 2023: Postdoctoral researcher, Geosciencies Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2019-2022: Recognized Researcher (R2), Barcelona Supercomputing Center Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012-2019: Researcher, National Weather Service, Argentina


Research Interests

  • Volcanic ash transport and dispersion models
  • Numerical Weather Prediction models
  • Data assimilation
  • Windblown Dust/Volcanic Ash
  • Atmospheric Physics


Ongoing Projects

Currently working as postdoctoral researcher in the projects DT-GEO: A Digital Twin for GEOphysical extremes and ChEESE: European HPC Centre of Excellence in Solid Earth






Mingari, L., A. Folch, A. T. Prata, F. Pardini, G. Macedonio, and A. Costa. 2022. “Data Assimilation of Volcanic Aerosol Observations Using FALL3D+PDAF.” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 22 (3): 1773–92.

Folch, Arnau, Leonardo Mingari, and Andrew T. Prata. 2022. “Ensemble-Based Forecast of Volcanic Clouds Using FALL3D-8.1.” Front. Earth Sci. 9.

Titos, M., B. Martı́nez Montesinos, S. Barsotti, L. Sandri, A. Folch, L. Mingari, G. Macedonio, and A. Costa. 2022. “Long-Term Hazard Assessment of Explosive Eruptions at Jan Mayen (Norway) and Implications for Air Traffic in the North Atlantic.” Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 22 (1): 139–63.

Dillon, María Eugenia, Paula Maldonado, Paola Corrales, Yanina García Skabar, Juan Ruiz, Maximiliano Sacco, Federico Cutraro, et al. 2021. “A Rapid Refresh Ensemble Based Data Assimilation and Forecast System for the RELAMPAGO Field Campaign.” Atmos. Res. 264: 105858.

Prata, A. T., L. Mingari, A. Folch, G. Macedonio, and A. Costa. 2021. “FALL3D-8.0: A Computational Model for Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Particles, Aerosols and Radionuclides – Part 2: Model Validation.” Geosci. Model Dev. 14 (1): 409–36.

Mingari, Leonardo, Arnau Folch, Lucia Dominguez, and Costanza Bonadonna. 2020. “Volcanic Ash Resuspension in Patagonia: Numerical Simulations and Observations.” Atmosphere 11 (9): 977.

Folch, A., L. Mingari, N. Gutierrez, M. Hanzich, G. Macedonio, and A. Costa. 2020. “FALL3D-8.0: A Computational Model for Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Particles, Aerosols and Radionuclides – Part 1: Model Physics and Numerics.” Geosci. Model Dev. 13 (3): 1431–58.

Dominguez, Lucia, Costanza Bonadonna, Pablo Forte, Paul Antony Jarvis, Raffaello Cioni, Leonardo Mingari, Donaldo Bran, and Juan Esteban Panebianco. 2020. “Aeolian Remobilisation of the 2011-Cordón Caulle Tephra-Fallout Deposit: Example of an Important Process in the Life Cycle of Volcanic Ash.” Front. Earth Sci. 7: 343.

Dominguez, Lucia, Eduardo Rossi, Leonardo Mingari, Costanza Bonadonna, Pablo Forte, Juan Esteban Panebianco, and Donaldo Bran. 2020. “Mass Flux Decay Timescales of Volcanic Particles Due to Aeolian Processes in the Argentinian Patagonia Steppe.” Sci. Rep. 10 (1): 1–15.

Papandrea, Sebastian, Yoshitaka Jin, Estela Collini, Leonardo Mingari, Hernan Ciminari, Juan Lucas Bali, M. Alejandra Salles, et al. 2018. “Aerosol monitoring with a lidar observation network in the southern South America.” In Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XVI, edited by Upendra N. Singh and Nobuo Sugimoto, 10779:200–205. International Society for Optics; Photonics; SPIE.

Mingari, L., Estela A Collini, Arnau Folch, Walter Báez, Emilce Bustos, Marı́a Soledad Osores, Florencia Reckziegel, Peter Alexander, and José G Viramonte. 2017. “Numerical Simulations of Windblown Dust over Complex Terrain: The Fiambalá Basin Episode in June 2015.” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17 (11): 6759–78.

Toyos, Guillermo, Leonardo Mingari, Gloria Pujol, and Gustavo Villarosa. 2017. “Investigating the Nature of an Ash Cloud Event in Southern Chile Using Remote Sensing: Volcanic Eruption or Resuspension?” Remote Sens. Lett. 8 (2): 146–55.

Reckziegel, F, E Bustos, L Mingari, W Báez, G Villarosa, A Folch, E Collini, J Viramonte, J Romero, and Marı́a Soledad Osores. 2016. “Forecasting Volcanic Ash Dispersal and Coeval Resuspension During the April–May 2015 Calbuco Eruption.” J. Volcanol. Geoth. Res. 321: 44–57.

Folch, A., L. Mingari, Marı́a Soledad Osores, and E. Collini. 2014. “Modeling Volcanic Ash Resuspension – Application to the 14-18 October 2011 Outbreak Episode in Central Patagonia, Argentina.

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