Dr. Di Lorenzo, Emanuele


Dr. Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Dr. Di Lorenzo, Emanuele

Adjunct Professor

Research Interests

  • Oceanography
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Inverse and Ocean Modeling
  • Ecosystems and Climate Change
  • Ocean Solutions & Coastal Resilience


  • Class of 1964 Teaching Award, Georgia Tech, 2012
  • Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, Georgia Tech, 2009
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence, Georgia Tech, 2007
  • Regents Graduate Fellowship, University of California San Diego, 2000




SELECTED RECENT (bold = Di Lorenzo Research Group)
  • Di Lorenzo, E., T. Xu, Y. Zhao, M. Newman, A. Capotondi, S. Stevenson, D. Amaya, B. T. Anderson, R. Ding, J. C. Furtado, Y. Joh, G. Liguori, J. Lou, A. J. Miller, G. Navarra, N. Schneider, D. Vimont, S. Wu and H. Zhang, 2022: Modes and Mechanisms of Pacific Decadal-Scale Variability. Annual Reviews of Marine Science, https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-040422- 084555 

  • Liguori, G., S. McGregor, M. Singh, J. Arblaster and E. Di Lorenzo, 2022: Revisiting ENSO and IOD Contributions to Australian Precipitation. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(1) 12, doi:10.1029/2021gl094295.

  • Park, K., I. Federico, E. Di Lorenzo, T. Ezer, K. M. Cobb, N. Pinardi and G. Coppini, 2022: The contribution of hurricane remote ocean forcing to storm surge along the Southeastern US coast. Coastal Engineering, 173 20, doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2022.104098
  • Navarra, G. and E. Di Lorenzo (2021). "Poleward shift and intensification of Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension and North Pacific Transition Zone under climate change " Climate Dynamics, 18, doi:10.1007/s00382-021-05677-0.
  • Joh, Y., E. Di Lorenzo, L. Siqueira and B. Kirtman (2021). "Enhanced interactions of Kuroshio Extension with tropical Pacific in a changing climate." Nature Scientific Reports, 11 (6247), doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85582-y.
  • Zhao, Y. Y., E. Di Lorenzo, D. X. Sun and S. Stevenson, 2021: Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability and ENSO Precursor in CMIP5 Models. Journal of Climate, 34(3) 1023-1045, doi:10.1175/jcli-d-20-0158.1. [PDF]

  • Zhao, Y. Y., M. Newman, A. Capotondi, E. Di Lorenzo and D. X. Sun, 2021: Removing the Effects of Tropical Dynamics from North Pacific Climate Variability. Journal of Climate, 34(23) 9249-9265, doi:10.1175/jcli-d-21-0344.1. 

  • Zhao, Y. and E. Di Lorenzo, 2020: The impacts of Extra-tropical ENSO Precursors on Tropical Pacific Decadal-scale Variability. Nature Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-59253-3.
  • Joh, Y. and E. Di Lorenzo, 2019: Interactions between Kuroshio extension system and Pacific meridional mode enhances a decadal peak in North Pacific Variability. Nature Scientific Reports, 9:13558,https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-49927-y.
  • Liguori, G. and E. Di Lorenzo: 2019 Separating the North and South Pacific Meridional Modes contributions to ENSO and tropical decadal variability. Geophysical Research Letters, DOI 10.1029/2018GL080320.
  • Sainz, J. F., E. Di Lorenzo, S. Gaines, T. W. Bell, H. Lenihan and R. J. Miller: Spatial planning of Marine Aquaculture under Climate Decadal Variability: A case study for Mussel Farms in California. Frontiers of Marine Science, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00253.
  • Liu, Z. Y. and E. Di Lorenzo, 2018: Mechanisms and Predictability of Pacific Decadal Variability. Current Climate Change Reports, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40641-018-0090-5.
  • Liguori, G., and E. Di Lorenzo (2018), Meridional Modes and Increasing Pacific decadal variability under greenhouse forcing, Geophys. Res. Lett., DOI 10.1002/2017GL076548.
  • Joh, Y. and E. Di Lorenzo2017: Evidence for stronger and more prolonged Northeast Pacific marine heatwaves. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(22), 11663-11671, doi:10.1002/2017gl075930.
  • Pozo Buil, M. and E. Di Lorenzo, 2017: Decadal predictability of coastal hypoxia in the Northeast Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL072931.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., and N. J. Mantua (2016), Multi-year persistence of 2014/15 North Pacific marine heatwave, Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate3082.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., G. Liguori, N. Schneider, J. C. Furtado, B. T. Anderson, and M. A. Alexander (2015), ENSO and meridional modes: A null hypothesis for Pacific climate variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42(21), 9440-9448, doi:10.1002/2015gl066281.
  • Di Lorenzo, E. (2015), The future of coastal ocean upwelling, Nature, 518(7539).
  • Di Lorenzo, E., and M. D. Ohman (2013), A double-integration hypothesis to explain ocean ecosystem response to climate forcing, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(7), 2496-2499, doi:10.1073/pnas.1218022110.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., D. Mountain, H. P. Batchelder, N. Bond, and E. E. Hofmann (2013), Advances in Marine Ecosystem Dynamics from US GLOBEC The Horizontal-Advection Bottom-up Forcing Paradigm, Oceanography, 26(4), 22-33.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., et al. (2013), Synthesis of Pacific Ocean Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics, Oceanography, 26(4), 68-81.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., K. M. Cobb, J. C. Furtado, N. Schneider, B. T. Anderson, A. Bracco, M. A. Alexander, and D. J. Vimont (2010), Central Pacific El Nino and decadal climate change in the North Pacific Ocean, Nature Geoscience, 3(11), 762-765, doi:10.1038/ngeo984.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., et al. (2009), Nutrient and salinity decadal variations in the central and eastern North Pacific, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, doi:10.1029/2009gl038261.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., et al. (2008), North Pacific Gyre Oscillation links ocean climate and ecosystem change, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35(8), L08607, doi:10.1029/2007gl032838.
  • Di Lorenzo, E., A. M. Moore, H. G. Arango, B. D. Cornuelle, A. J. Miller, B. Powell, B. S. Chua, and A. F. Bennett (2007), Weak and strong constraint data assimilation in the inverse Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS): Development and application for a baroclinic coastal upwelling system, Ocean Modelling, 16(3-4), 160-187, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2006.08.002.



Contact Information

ES&T 3252


  • Co-Founder, Program in Ocean Science & Engineering (OSE)

  • Chairman, Ocean Visions (OV)