carlos mechoso

Carlos R. Mechoso

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

7127 Math Sciences Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565

Campus Mailcode: 156505

(310) 825-3057

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Carlos Roberto Mechoso is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Dynamics in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research interests are ocean-atmosphere interactions, numerical weather prediction, meteorology and climatology of the Southern Hemisphere, and high performance computing. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications in his fields of interest. The goal of Professor Mechoso’s research is to increase the understanding of climate variability using analyses of highly realistic simulations with numerical models complemented by studies with observational data. Targeted topics have been El Nino/Southern Oscillation and its impacts, American monsoon systems, stratospheric warnings, atmospheric frontogenesis and fronts, and distributed computing for climate modeling.


  • D. Princeton University (1979)
  • A. Princeton University (1977)
  • Industrial Engineer, University of Uruguay (1974)

Research Interests

  • Ocean-atmosphere interactions
  • Numerical weather and climate prediction
  • Meteorology and climatology of the Southern Hemisphere
  • High performance computing