My name is Kyriaki, I come from Greece and this summer I completed my master’s degree in the Department of Marine Sciences of the University of Aegean. My master’s thesis was about the projected wind regime over Mediterranean sea and more specific the regional phenomenon that is called etesian winds (using results from 2 models of the CMIP5 project).
Following these results about the changes of surface wind speed, I did a three months internship at NOCS (National Oceanography Centre of Southampton) studying the projected surface temperature and salinity and their correlation between them and surface wind speed.
Extreme weather conditions or changes in the sea temperature are just two out of many impacts of climate change I am interested in. Understanding environmental changes is my driven force and my interest lies in studying the cause of them and the future impact they will have on our planet. The next step for me will be to make my contribution on the extensively discussed debate about how much the sea level will rise.